Depot name sign dimentions

Discussion in 'General' started by friscomike, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Howdy folks,

    Does anyone know the dimensions of the white name signs on the ends of depots? They are white with black lettering.

    Have fun,
    Mike C
     
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  2. Peddling Joe

    Peddling Joe Frisco Employee

    Mike, The Railroad Historical Museum, Inc. has a number of the A.R.E.A. yearbooks
    When we were researching for these dimensions for the full scale replica depot signs we found
    the dimensions in one of them.

    Saturday I definitely will be there from at least 2-4 P.M. for our public opening and will probably
    be over there tomorrow (Friday Oct. 18th) working on a 1940s era track motor car.
    If you still need the dimensions I will be glad to email a copy to you or if you are local come by for a visit and we will copy them
     
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  3. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks Joe, I really appreciate the help, and I would love to have an emailed copy. I live far away southwest of Fort Worth now, so email is the best bet for me. Have fun.
     
  4. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Mike, if I remember I will measure the Fort Scott depot sign tomorrow when I am at Rick McClellan's. I will also take a couple pictures to send.
     
  5. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Keith, would you be able to make a video of Rick's layout and post it, we have heard that he has a great one.

    Joe
     
  6. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I would think the length of the depot name sign would be a function of the name of the location. As to height of the sign, and lettering font, don't know.
    K
     
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  7. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks folks. I appreciate the help. ~mike c
     
  8. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

  9. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Mike, the Fort Scott depot name board is 12 1/2" tall, with 1 x 2 " material as the surround and a 3/4" flat piece that the name is painted on. The back of the flat piece is flush with the rear of the 1 x 2 surround.

    Attached are pictures of the sign, also pictures of the old brick depot, from whence it came, which was torn down sometime between 1970 and 1979.

    IMG_5359.JPG IMG_5360.JPG
    Fort Scott Frisco Depot 1951cropped.jpg Frisco Depot Ft Scott, KS 1970 cropped.JPG
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2019
  10. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Howdy folks,

    These photos and images are awesome. Thank you so much. I love FRISCo_Org!

    Mike Corley
     
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  11. Peddling Joe

    Peddling Joe Frisco Employee

    Mike, the A.R.E.A. year book does not list depot signs but a number of others. The Joplin sign board is what I recall created considerable discussion.
    The sign people for the MAX JAHN depot lettering came up with these dimensions:
    8ft wide, 15" high with 8" lettering. The width of the gable ends of the depot are 18'2"
    Sign is made out of white aluminum with black vinyl for the trim and lettering.
    Looks very nice!
     
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  12. Peddling Joe

    Peddling Joe Frisco Employee

    Here's a photo of the depot
     

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