Need your input

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by spitfire, Nov 15, 2002.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Hi Gaugers!

    I'd like to get your input on what kind of business signs you need for your layout. What's missing or what should there be more of? Examples might be bowling alley, Chinese restaurant, tavern, dry cleaner etc. Feel free to repeat any of these examples if that's what you want.

    Thanks in advance!

    Cheers
    :D Val
  2. NYCentral

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    All of your's and
    Grocery Stores,
    Ice cream parlor
    5 and 10
    barber shop
  3. billk

    billk Active Member

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    Nice if it's for something that might logically be near the tracks, maybe providing goods and services for the train crews, such as a cheap diner or hotel, etc.
  4. absnut

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    RailRoad Diner, small fuel oil distributor, lumber yard, cement business, or something like "Consolidated Freight Distibutors".

    Dick
  5. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Modern signs; video rentals, computer and wireless phone stores antique shop, bookstores, hobby shops, pizza parlors, furiture rentals,karate schools.
  6. Ravensfan

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    accountants, lawyers, financial planners, barbershop, check cashing
  7. msh

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    bars, taverns, head shops and mortuaries! :D :p
  8. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    How about grocers, hardware stores, gas stations appropriate for 1920s and 30s small towns?

    Maybe farm equipment dealer, coal dealer, and "billboard-style" ads that were painted on the sides of buildings for photographers, Coca-Cola, tailors, etc, etc.

    Andrew
  9. Topo

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    Hummm... How about: "Tex-Mex Food", "Spanish restaurant", "Coors", "Press&Tobacco", "Bada-Bing" :D :rolleyes:
  10. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    A couple more......
    Bakery, coffee shop, realtor,mortgage company, tatoo shop, record store....oops.....music store(Did I just date myself) military recruitment, bicycle shop.
  11. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Hey Val,
    Great idea! Most of my thoughts have already been listed above by others but how about beer signs that would hang off the front of bars?
    Ralph
  12. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Did anyone say: candle / craft store. or "Hand made (anything)"
    ~~ Mikey
  13. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Alright! Some great ideas there. Thanks everyone. If you've got any more signs on your wishlist, keep'em coming.

    (msh, those are some twisted ideas, dude! :p )

    cheers
    :p Val
  14. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Hey Val,how about some modern gas station signs

    Admiral ,Clark,Speedway, Shell ,BP, etc.

    Modern drugstores

    Rite Aid,Walgreens ,CVC etc

    Modern discount stores

    Meijer,K Mart .Big K (yeah I know same company) Walmart

    Modern fast food joints

    Modern dine in resturants

    Denny's, Applebys,