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daniel_leavitt2000

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N Scale Street Signs
« on: September 16, 2014, 07:54:56 PM »
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I finally finished a project I have been working on for a while. This link will bring you to a very large Word 97 file containing two pages of N scale street signs in various sizes. These were patterned after, and scaled to current DOT standards and should be useful for anyone modeling the mid 1970's and later.

These may take a while to load, they are very large files.

Page 1:
http://1drv.ms/1s5Fajs

Page 2:
http://1drv.ms/1BKo3Vv

Try printing these on a color laser printer with edge enhancement set to maximum and dithering set to minimum. If printing from a ink jet, use thin, glossy photo paper and set quality to maximum.

If you are looking to make faded yellow signs, you can print the on colored paper in black and white.

I usually seal my signs with Scotch tape and paint the back silver before gluing to a post of .015" bronze wire.

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Jeff AKA St0rm

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Re: N Scale Street Signs
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2014, 08:27:21 PM »
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Thanks. That could come in handy.


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Re: N Scale Street Signs
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2014, 09:01:53 PM »
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Let me know if the links don't work or if they do not come out clearly.
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Re: N Scale Street Signs
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2014, 01:57:56 AM »
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Thank you!
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Re: N Scale Street Signs
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2014, 02:48:50 AM »
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Thanks for sharing your work Daniel!

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Re: N Scale Street Signs
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2014, 09:37:11 AM »
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Thanks for sharing Daniel, the links worked fine for me,

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Re: N Scale Street Signs
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2014, 10:21:32 AM »
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Splendid, just what I needed for a finishing touch.

Thank you.

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Re: N Scale Street Signs
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2014, 10:39:33 AM »
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Great - thank you for sharing!

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Re: N Scale Street Signs
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2014, 10:56:18 AM »
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These are great, thanks for sharing.

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Re: N Scale Street Signs
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2014, 11:22:54 AM »
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Thanks Daniel! Those signs are great!

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Re: N Scale Street Signs
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2014, 04:09:49 PM »
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GREAT. Thank you very much!  :)

Does anybody know which signs can be used for 1965 to 1970? Or tell me where to look up what signs were used?

Javier

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Re: N Scale Street Signs
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2014, 01:32:43 AM »
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Javier:  I'd start here:
http://www.trafficsign.us/oldmutcd.html
They have the 1961 and 1971 traffic sign/marking manuals, and the 1961 should have everything you need. 

And, if you need a particular sign, many of them can be found on other pages of the site, starting from here
http://www.trafficsign.us/index.html

If you want particular higway route signs, many of them can be found, as large images, in Wikipedia, by searching for US or (state name) highways.  That's how I found the Montana secondary signs for my layout.  They look like a stone spear point, and wouldn't be easy to make myself.
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Re: N Scale Street Signs
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2014, 09:59:34 PM »
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Thanks Daniel, these are great.
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Re: N Scale Street Signs
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2014, 01:17:53 AM »
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Is anyone else having trouble with the resolution? Mine appear to be very bit-mappish(?) on close inspection.
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Re: N Scale Street Signs
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2014, 08:50:01 AM »
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Thanks Daniel. Great job.

I was able to open the second one, but the first one seems to hang. Any chance you could print it as a PDF, and email it to me?