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Speedy Andrews Repair Shop Sign

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Speedy Andrews Repair Shop Sign
Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, September 18, 2022 2:01 AM

Can somebody post a good quality scan or picture of the sign for Speedy Andrew's Repair Shop? The big one over the garage entrance.

I have looked all over, but can't seem to find one.

Thanks.

-Kevin

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Posted by Little Timmy on Sunday, September 18, 2022 8:12 PM

Is that sign in the Tyco kit ?

If so, I may have one ( or a few ) in my files somewhere.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, September 18, 2022 8:58 PM

Little Timmy
Is that sign in the Tyco kit ?

Yes, the same kit was sold by both Tyco and AHM. Probably others as well.

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

The sign on mine has become damaged, and I need to print a new one.

-Kevin

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Posted by hornblower on Monday, September 19, 2022 12:43 PM

Use Kevin's photo as a guide to re-creating this sign on your computer.  Could be a fun project for you.

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Posted by maxman on Monday, September 19, 2022 12:54 PM

See the source image

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, September 19, 2022 10:36 PM

hornblower
Use Kevin's photo as a guide to re-creating this sign on your computer.

I would prefer a scan of the actual sign if anyone has one.

A straight-on photo could work, but this is not preferable.

-Kevin

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 11:19 AM

Not that it will help in this situation, but I sometimes scan the decal sheets before starting a kit so I have some backup.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 11:26 AM

MisterBeasley
I sometimes scan the decal sheets before starting a kit so I have some backup.

I do that on expensive kits with nice period posters. I did not do it for the Tyco/AHM/Pola kit here.

I should have.

-Kevin

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Posted by Little Timmy on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 10:11 PM

I'm digging through my shop right now. ( it's incredibly disorganized right now.)

Give me another day, and I may have a set for you.

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 12:37 PM

Little Timmy
Give me another day, and I may have a set for you.

Thank you.

There is absolutely no hurry on my end. I appreciate the help.

-Kevin

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Posted by thomas81z on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 6:34 PM

maxman

See the source image

 

wow i have never seen this kit before 

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Posted by Little Timmy on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 8:28 PM

I'm sorry Kevin, no love.

I found some of the smaller Tyco advertising signs,  but no Speedy Andrews.

I will keep digging, but I'm running out of box's to shuffle.

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, September 22, 2022 2:05 AM

thomas81z
wow i have never seen this kit before 

It is one of those classics from train set layouts of the 1970s and 1980s. It was also released in a nearly identical version called "Ma's Place" and sold by several companies.

This kit, the Ramsey Journal Building, Bachmann Coaling Tower, and Atlas Passenger Station were practically required on all 4 by 8 HO layouts.

Little Timmy
I will keep digging, but I'm running out of box's to shuffle.

Thanks for looking.

This is the best one I have found so far, not very good.

-Kevin

Living the dream and happily modeling my STRATTON AND GILLETTE Railroad in HO scale. The SGRR is a freelanced Class A railroad as it would have appeared on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954, in my personal fantasy world of plausible nonsense.

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