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Just got the Woodland scenics movie theater and it is really nice.

I was wondering if anyone has suggestions on how I might be able to change the marquee.

I contacted Woodland Scenics and they replied the next day saying they were sorry but it was not designed to be changed. The movie and the posters can fit my era but would like to put up a different marquee if possible.

Would appreciate any thoughts and suggestions.

Thank you.

Tom

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Bill,

For the Woodland Scenics theater I think I will just use word processor software, probably Word

and make some title strips to insert. Not sure how it would look if lighted. 

The movie posters are easy, can find those on web and shrink to size. I think some of the other theaters  might have marquees that are easier to change. If I get brave enough I might try to get plastic strips out but for now will just use the paper strips.

 

Tom,     PS: Also BRHS member !!

 

Hi Tom:

Thanks for the response & please post some photos after your modification.  What movies will your theater be featuring ?  

I plan to attend the BRHS 2016 Spring Meet in Batavia on 04/16/2016.  I will wear my "CB&Q Bill" name badge (in addition to the BRHS-issued name badge for the meet).  Hope to see you there !  It would be great to share our O-gauge Q experiences.  

 

To all:

I am designing a movie theater for a customer. I used to make a light box (a complicated process), but now stumbled onto what are called LED light panels. You can get them as small as 4 x 3 inches (about 1/8 inch thick) from ImagiLux. I plan on using homemade dry transfers or decals on the front side and either blackout or put a design on the back side. A friend had Staples print a high quality design onto the clear foil used for presentations. He taped the edges around the panel.

The panels need a  24 volt DC power supply.

Joe

I don't know how or what Woodland Scenics theater is manufactured of, but if there is a way to cut out the marquee letter board you can replace it with a paper copy made from your computer or press type sandwiched between 2 pieces of clear plastic and glued into place. I scratch build all my buildings and light them all with strip LED's. The marquee is visible day and night.

 

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Cliff,

Thanks for reminding me !!  I did figure out a simple solution. I used Evergreen styrene strips. I had to experiment with a couple to get the size. I did the movie titles in Word, 3 point type, bold I think. The strips , once I got the right size, just pop in and stay. No glue. So I could change them out.  I also found and fit to size the Revenge of the Creature poster

I did glue the printed titles to the strips, just using white glue. I should have done a better job trimming the ends of the strips. They are for a and specific era/time.

When I was a kid the Cisco Kid really did come the LaGrange for the pet parade. I still have an autographed picture of him and his horse Diablo !! 

 

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I know this thread is two years old, but wanted to see if anyone else had additional photos or experiences to share.  I like the detail of the WS theater.  Printing issue is easy but I didn't know how difficult it would be to pop out and replace the translucent marquee (I guess they are strips?) and movie posters and replace them with custom prints.  Seems like it might actually be fairly easy?

I guess the other option would be the Atlas theater which has cool lighting effects and customizable marquee lettering, but has a lot less detail on the building overall.

Any more thoughts?

Thanks

If you have access to a color laser printer,  you can print on laser transparency plastic sheets, the kind for overhead projectors, and just cut them out to size..... You can do the same thing for the windows and curtain with sillouettes for old train cars also.



Can be done on an ink jet printer, too, and Micro Mark sells kits to make your own decals that way, too.

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Cliff,

Thanks for reminding me !!  I did figure out a simple solution. I used Evergreen styrene strips. I had to experiment with a couple to get the size. I did the movie titles in Word, 3 point type, bold I think. The strips , once I got the right size, just pop in and stay. No glue. So I could change them out.  I also found and fit to size the Revenge of the Creature poster

I did glue the printed titles to the strips, just using white glue. I should have done a better job trimming the ends of the strips. They are for a and specific era/time.

When I was a kid the Cisco Kid really did come the LaGrange for the pet parade. I still have an autographed picture of him and his horse Diablo !!



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How did you make the custom La Grange theater sign?

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