I'm excited!!!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by spitfire, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member


    Is there nothing that ye' canna' do?

    Real nice work Val. I'm proud to know you.

  2. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Congratulations, Val, for your success. Those signs look just great!

    It must be a tremendous feeling to see something in catalogs and in shops which you designed yourself. I'm sharing your happiness, and I hope that you'll produce many more designs to liven up the downtown streets on many layouts. :thumb:

  3. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks a lot my friends!!! Ron, it is a great feeling and one I'll never tire of.

    Chris, I've spent my life as a graphic designer, so it's really not that much of a stretch going from package design to signs. As I mentioned before, I love the retro style, but for my corporate and packaging clients it just didn't fit the bill. That's why this project was such fun for me - I finally got to do something I love!

    Anyway, thanks again everyone!

  4. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    He He He am I glad for you Val,, You did good gal!!!!!!:D
  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Val, your creativity, patience and energy to design amazes me. Good for you.
  6. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Very cool Val, great looking signs.
  7. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Rexall Drugs :) :)

    Brings back memories, Val!!:)

    Are they still around??
    Beautiful signs!!!
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    WOW!!!!! Way to go Val!!!! Congratulations!!!!!
  9. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Outstanding Val!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Way to go!!!!!!!!
    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  10. mojo

    mojo Member

    :thumb: PROPS!!!! :thumb:
  11. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Congrats Val. As Cid said, Those signs bring back old memories and they look so real.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  12. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    Congratulations Val

    Very happy for you Val, will have to get some of those.
    :thumb: :wave: :thumb:
  13. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

    You GO Girl! :thumb: :thumb: How VERY cool to have realized such a dream!! I'm so happy for you--CONGRATS!!

    The animation gif is moving..haha..brings back memories. :D

    Now, forgive my 'rivet counting' but, I have a technical question. I can't help it!! I see something like this and gotta ask how'd they DO that!!

    Are these actually gas filled neon tubes?? I thought those signs were incadescent bulbs that were controlled somehow to turn them on/off to produce the 'movement'?? How do they DO that?!?!?

    I also wondered..there are part numbers for left and right, does that mean that these signs are one-sided? Would you need two mounted together to have a two-sided sign?

    Again..CONGRATS Val!!! ;)

    EDIT Well, I just answered my own question about the two-sidedness by looking farther into the website :rolleyes: and seeing their other 'neon' signs. Very intriguing, I might have to get the experimenters kit just to check it out, they really DO look like neon!!!
  14. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member


    What a RUSH it is going to be to open the pages of (for example...)Model Railroader and see layout pictures with your artwork right there.

    A very well-earned :thumb: :thumb: congratulations:thumb: :thumb: to you, Val!!
  15. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Uh, um..... I have NO idea!!! I'm just the flaky artist - I don't know how the technical end works. In fact, you'd probably know better than I would. Just to let you know, the animated gif really doesn't do justice to all the different chase patterns there are - all the other parts of the sign can be made to flash on and off as well as the running lights. They're very cool when you see them in real life.

    As you found out, they are one-sided, available either left or right. Most people will probably set it up so that you view the sign from one direction only - that's what I'll be doing.

    Anyway, thanks again everyone for your heartfelt congratulations!!!!!!!

  16. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Hey Val, I'm excited for you too. Good luck on future projects, the first one is usually the toughest.:thumb: :thumb:
  17. Drew Toner

    Drew Toner Member

    Right On!!

    Congatulation Val, kinda feels like getting a pic of your layout on the cover of MR eh?

    Lke EZ said, whats next?

  18. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    So, Val, do you get a free sample for your own layout?
  19. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Drew, there are a few more designs in the works.

    David, yes I do get samples for my layout. They'll be perfect for the downtown part!!

  20. Raildog

    Raildog Member

    Beautiful work! I love those signs!

    I also checked out your web-site and found a great list of links too.

    I have been looking for some 1930's era trucks and found them through your site.


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