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 Posted: Sun Jan 10th, 2021 08:05 pm
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Keith Pashina

 

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Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
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I made similar signs for my HOn30 model railroad.

I printed the signage on paper,
and glued it with ACC on top repainted railroad crossing signs (or cross bucks).

I used Vallejo white and black to paint some surplus metal signs I had picked up at a flea market.
I like these signs because they are unusual, and look nice next to the harp switch stands.






I put another similarly painted crossing sign,
down near the Clear Creek Supply Company crossing in Black Hawk.






Here is a close-up of the above.

These signs stand out out due to their atypical appearance.
I made 4 at one time, so I have 2 more crossings I can install these signs on.


Why were these signs white lettering on black, where most others were black lettering on white?
And, surviving painting standards from C&S and others always seem to show black lettering on white. 

On the C&SNG thread one of the posters guessed,
this coloring may have been easier to spot on a  snow-covered road.
I don't know if this is the real reason, but it seems plausible.


'til next time,

Keith


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