I recently undertook the enjoyable project of building and adding some billboards to the layout. The Empire City Chamber of Commerce recently petitioned the Office of Mayor Julius Fiorello (Big Julie to his cronies) to expand advertising throughout the city and take advantage of bare rooftops and building walls. The mayor being duly impressed with the presentation and the envelope left in his desk drawer approved a new Empire City Sign Ordinance.
So I hit the internet looking for suitable signs and printed them out on satin photo paper. Next stop was the local Hobby Lobby for some basswood strips. After a consultation with Ralph V. of K.P.D. fame http://kingsportdivision.blogspot.com/
I set out building some billboards.
Let's take a look at what's sprung up so far;
A rear view shows the card stock that I glued the picture to and the rest of the basswood structure.
Here is the UnCola billboard painted and with a painter adding the finishing touches.
The billboard structures now painted a woodland green. That's Pro Bowler DE Gerry Philbin #81 of the 1969 World Champion NY Jets eating that bowl of Campbell's Soup on top of the townhouse. It was a magical time for the NY sports fans. The NY Knicks would capture the Basketball Championship at the end of the 1969-70 season.