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Here are almost all of my Standard Gauge Billboards. I worked with jpgs, right clicked pics, and scanned images of O gauge original billboards. The size was basically doubled to make it Standard Gauge size. Colors of original framing were changed, and images re-sized and text added, plinked in place working together with my best salesfolks in the print dept. at my local Office Depot. All were printed on card stock. My hubby and I worked together on on the “sitting“ and “standing“ wood frames.
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Last edited by Carey TeaRose

Carey,

American Flyer did make some Standard Gauge sized billboards back in the day (c. late 1920s and/or early 1930s) , but they are extremely rare and I have only seen them in a TCA Quarterly article.  I believe they simply used the catalog cover artwork and possibly the Standard Gauge box end labels.

I know the American Flyer O gauge billboards from c. 1923 used the end labels from the boxes of the era.  I think I pointed this one out on the layout, when you visited.

The billboard and motorcycles below are some of the few modern MTH items on my layout.  The reason for them, is that I had a Road King Classic when I bought the billboard and I had a blue Road King Classic, which is the color of the one that is in the set of motorcycles.  I couldn't resist.

Your billboards look nice!

NWL

Carey,

American Flyer did make some Standard Gauge sized billboards back in the day (c. late 1920s and/or early 1930s) , but they are extremely rare and I have only seen them in a TCA Quarterly article.  I believe they simply used the catalog cover artwork and possibly the Standard Gauge box end labels.

I know the American Flyer O gauge billboards from c. 1923 used the end labels from the boxes of the era.  I think I pointed this one out on the layout, when you visited.

The billboard and motorcycles below are some of the few modern MTH items on my layout.  The reason for them, is that I had a Road King Classic when I bought the billboard and I had a blue Road King Classic, which is the color of the one that is in the set of motorcycles.  I couldn't resist.

Your billboards look nice!

NWL

Thanks NWL for sharing these again with me, and everyone else here. Love your AF one especially. Great to hear the story behind your motorcycle billboard and the tiny motorcycles with them too!

Are you aware of the tinplate billboards that Hallmark produced about 20 years ago?  They had a line of tinplate pedal cars that they marketed.  They also produced a number of signs and buildings in tinplate to go with the cars under the name Kiddie Car Corner.  There were 3 double sided billboards that advertised other items in the collection.

This is the third billboard in the series.

Here is the billboard with several other items in the collection, some Hubley cars and an American Flyer Wide Gauge steamer.

I think that Steve Eastman uses these on his layout.

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

Are you aware of the tinplate billboards that Hallmark produced about 20 years ago?  They had a line of tinplate pedal cars that they marketed.  They also produced a number of signs and buildings in tinplate to go with the cars under the name Kiddie Car Corner.  There were 3 double sided billboards that advertised other items in the collection.

This is the third billboard in the series.

Here is the billboard with several other items in the collection, some Hubley cars and an American Flyer Wide Gauge steamer.

I think that Steve Eastman uses these on his layout.

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

terrific!!

Here are some actual tin-plate billboards . they measure 51/4" x 31/2" so they are probably o-scale .I have no idea who made them and there are no markings on them . I got them on the bay.

I also included a home- made billboard from the mid 1930's. made by my uncle who had a standard gauge lay out before the war .Half of my  family worked at Exide Battery  in Philadelphia Pa.AE33F9B2-FBC0-4139-8724-8676147B3576160A2425-F9BD-4512-9577-2F21F7F9189423C53C95-9001-41DD-B0F7-1AE67599D29E4BC276B2-92D7-4C46-94A4-B13E11E189D8CF3D7520-EEF4-4B82-8C41-FEC43E0E03134B14F696-858F-49D5-9F52-DDE0E278B5846D7D2260-204F-47E5-8881-A1EBEEF422B2C8B9C874-ABC2-469F-BFAE-9FF07580F67C

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Here are some actual tin-plate billboards . they measure 51/4" x 31/2" so they are probably o-scale .I have no idea who made them and there are no markings on them . I got them on the bay.

I also included a home- made billboard from the mid 1930's. made by my uncle who had a standard gauge lay out before the war .Half of my  family worked at Exide Battery  in Philadelphia Pa.AE33F9B2-FBC0-4139-8724-8676147B3576160A2425-F9BD-4512-9577-2F21F7F9189423C53C95-9001-41DD-B0F7-1AE67599D29E4BC276B2-92D7-4C46-94A4-B13E11E189D8CF3D7520-EEF4-4B82-8C41-FEC43E0E03134B14F696-858F-49D5-9F52-DDE0E278B5846D7D2260-204F-47E5-8881-A1EBEEF422B2C8B9C874-ABC2-469F-BFAE-9FF07580F67C

i believe the tin ones are by Skyline.

Steve

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