Weatherproof station signs.

Anglian

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I want to make my own station name signs Has anyone a simple way of producing waterproof signs for their buildings? Can't find anything in the Search Forums.
 

ebay mike

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I want to make my own station name signs Has anyone a simple way of producing waterproof signs for their buildings? Can't find anything in the Search Forums.
What sort of signs do you prefer? Adhesive printed ones. 'Board' type with raised lettering? BR totem type? Or something different?
 

Anglian

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Hi Mike. Thanks for responding. I just want self- adhesive ones as on the Piko 'Rosenbach' buildings. I want to rename two stations. Nothing fancy, just as permanent as possible. It's probably, hopefully, fairly easy, but nothing comes to mind with regard to the waterproof part.
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alcashj94

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Try a normal self adhesive label and once stuck in place spray over with an exterier Matt varnish.
 

Anglian

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Thank you both.
Best wishes,
Trevor
 

Paul M

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Does Dino tape work, I've never tried it myself though
 

Nodrog1826

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I've used one of those Brother label maker printers, the building has been out for at least two years still readable.

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dunnyrail

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Mine are printed on normal paper with a black border then I laminate them. Cut as close as you can to the edge but ensure a sealed edge. Hotel Silberhutte does not get much sun so the laminate has held up nicely, but Magdesprung is in the sun all day so the laminate has broken down some over the 7 years it has been in place.
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From normal distance view the excess of laminate is barely noticeable. I place my signs on Tinplate and the signs themselves have adhesive magnetic tape to that they can be easily replaces without having to rely on glue.
 

Hutch

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I use the Epson label printer. It is quite similar to the Brother label printer. Clear background with various print colors are available.
---Hutch