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Post Thu Aug 21, 2003 2:10 pm

hand painted signage: shunters cafe bar

This is what I wanted the steam train wheel for, :) well folks what do you think, its going to be all vinyl on cream painted medite board, that is if the customer goes for it :roll: .
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Post Thu Aug 21, 2003 3:32 pm

Once again, excellent Steve. How are the staff going to get the barman/waiter mannequin back indoors at night though? :roll:
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Post Thu Aug 21, 2003 4:10 pm

that's a beaut Steve :wink: Its gotta nice period feel about it and the colours work really well...I saw the whell you'd done from earlier and that was a job well executed too.

Not only should it do them nicely but it compliments the station as a whole...very ' Murder on the Orient Express' :D

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Post Thu Aug 21, 2003 4:29 pm

Nice job Steve, hope the customer goes for it.
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Post Thu Aug 21, 2003 6:00 pm

Great job Steve

As Mike says its period.
Age of the old steam engines.

I can just make out the pinstripe on the wheel around its rim and hub
are there any along its spokes?

Can anyone remember sticking their heads out of the train window and watching the steam go by.

The wires from the telegraph poles going up then down in the middle then up again. Quite hypnotic!

Of course this is what my Grandad tells me :lol: :lol:

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Post Thu Aug 21, 2003 10:08 pm

Good one Steve,
Let's hope no little vandal changes the 'un' to an 'i' :lol:
Is this all vinyl, 2 vinyl colours on the shade?? nice idea,

Cheers, Steve
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Post Thu Aug 21, 2003 10:39 pm

Tidy, like the layout and the colours. Perhaps they'll get some business now Steve Re: the phone call earlier....

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Post Fri Aug 22, 2003 1:28 pm

Brilliant Steve! I cannot possibly think of how it could be improved upon, very nicely done.
The only "murder" that should occur is of the customer if they don't like the design.
How will you do the "double" shadow? (or whatever you call the effect).
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Post Fri Aug 22, 2003 4:50 pm

Gray , burgundy vinyl on top of red for the shadow, all I did was make the shadow red then duplicate a burgundy one on top and then mess about with the vector in each section till it looked right, welding out certain sections to get the 45 degree angles and similar, took a while, bout an hour but looks flippin good though I say so myself :D
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Post Fri Aug 22, 2003 5:20 pm

I like it Steve, the colours and lay-out just seem so very relavent.

Nice one

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Post Tue Aug 26, 2003 10:32 pm

shunters

well steve! dont think you could do any more to that one, the client should be well pleased :wink:
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Post Fri Nov 07, 2003 5:43 pm

Well finally got around to taking some photos of the finished thing, they were fitted using Alans suggested way here https://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.p ... ght=#25742 I used the angled batten one, oh boy is it easy :D all you have to do is get the batten true then plonk the sign on, and when the 8x4 one weighs about 30lb it was a lot easier for me on me tod to fit this way that faffing around trying to fix through and quicker too.
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Post Fri Nov 07, 2003 6:05 pm

Said it before and i`ll say it again, i just love the feel of this project. The old brickwork on the walls add even more character.

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Post Fri Nov 07, 2003 6:17 pm

Hey Steve,

that looks great, I especially like the use of the two tones of red on the - drop shadow?
(it probably isn't called a d.s. at all, is there another term for lettering this effect/style?)
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Post Fri Nov 07, 2003 6:24 pm

Hi Steve,
Looking good.

I see you had your younger brother there to lend a hand :lol:

Why the wider left and right cream border on the external sign!!
I can’t make up my mind if I prefer it to the other or not?


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Post Fri Nov 07, 2003 6:39 pm

Alan wrote:Why the wider left and right cream border on the external sign!!
I can’t make up my mind if I prefer it to the other or not?
Alan


Ah yes there's a real technical reason for that, err I err FFff*****ed up on the sizing, its made from one 8x4 and i would have had to put together 2 bits to get a proportional 8ft wide but it would have made a 51 inch depth, and its bloody miles from the main road so I left it like that, the customer was happy as Larry so it was ok.

Rod those are flippin engineering bricks, I got through 3 drill bits on 14 holes :lol:

trust you to notice that Alan :)
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Post Fri Nov 07, 2003 9:26 pm

nice work Steve - a classic feel and a quality finish :wink:

I'll tell ya' what - take the weekend off!

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Post Fri Nov 07, 2003 10:58 pm

Well done Steve

I didn't notice the borders until I read Alan's post, but it looks fine for a 'technical' hitch

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Post Fri Nov 07, 2003 11:16 pm

That looks brilliant, You must be well chuffed.
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Post Sat Nov 08, 2003 9:42 pm

Nice one Steve,
Sorry to be picky mate but where's the red rule line before & after the 'Cafe Bar' text on the sign with the wider left & right borders? :-?
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Post Sat Nov 08, 2003 10:42 pm

Steve Thurlow wrote:Sorry to be picky mate but where's the red rule line before & after the 'Cafe Bar' text on the sign with the wider left & right borders? :-?


Bugger I mist that :x

On the other hand, bearing in mind how Steve B handles his no paying customers, do you think it wise mentioning it (?)
I recon he could be with you in less than a couple of hours on that bike of his (hot) (:) (:)


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Post Mon Nov 10, 2003 11:47 am

:oops: :oops: boy I know had a bad day that day, got back to work, tidied up a bit , thought what are these two red strpes for ?????? AWWWWWW!!!!! F!!!!******!!!!!!!!!********* :lol: :lol: :lol: ladders back on the roof Saturday for 2 F!!!********in stripes Hee Hee :roll:
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Post Mon Nov 10, 2003 1:48 pm

Hi Steve like I said earlier this is a good looking job. A couple of questions though:

i) When handling/working Medite what kind of health/safety precautions do you take

ii) What kind of life expectancy would you expect these boards to have.

iii) Did you do anything else to secure the signs once they were resting on the split baton?

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Post Mon Nov 10, 2003 2:16 pm

When sawing or routing I wear a dust mask, thats it, expectancy 10 yrs, screw through the top batten into the bottom from behind the sign as in Alans drawing.

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