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I remember a RR/traffic sign that reads

Do Not
Stop On
Tracks

and I "remember" it as being a BLACK sign with white letters that have reflector "dots" (glass jewels) in the strokes of the lettering.

I have been searching the web for photos and cannot find any like I remember.

What I have found is every state and the feds have documentation available that shows this sign as being an "R8-8" sign that is white with black letters and a black border reading

DO NOT
STOP
ON
TRACKS

I am sure the glass jewel reflectors are expensive and were phased out many years ago, but I want my signage to be 1940's vintage...

Anybody have any photos or drawings showing these signs? I want to know font, size, and number of reflectors per character stroke, etc.
 

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RE: "Do not stop on tracks" sign

This is a modern one ... dimensionally: http://www.mhd.state.ma.us/downloads/trafficMgmt/signs/regulatory/r8-8.jpg

and: http://www.trafficsign.us/shs/reg/r8-8.pdfhttp://www.trafficsign.us/shs/reg/r8-8.pdf

No markings, and could probably be printed off as a sticker in the right size: http://www.trafficsign.us/pdf/reg/r8-8.pdf

Still haven't found the one with the round reflectors like you're talking about... but I'll keep looking. Seems like I have one someplace from when I was researching fonts on crossbucks..... (sigh) too many files!

Matthew (OV)
 

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Thanks, both of you. The photos do supply some ideas as to what the sign I want was like.

Greg, that second link you provided would not work directly to the web site... (got a different kind of error message I had never seen before)... but by going to the root of the web site (just http://www.coleauctionsinc.com/) and clicking links that kind of matched the successive parts of your link I got to a photo of a yellow crossbuck with the jewel reflectors... good for guessing how many jewels per letter stroke to use.
 

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RE: "Do not stop on tracks" sign

Being a UK site, it probably is a British sign, but I certainly remember seeing that style sign here in the States. And I now remember the "jewel reflectors" being called "Cat's eyes", too. Thanks.

Using the measurements given in SlateCreek's links I am getting a drawing that I like... just gotta figure out what size stick-on reflectors to use on the final sign... compromises, compromises, compromises!
 

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I remeber those signs with the jewels in them. They had them for Road Signs too. I borrowed ( stole) a bunch of them when I was courting Hildagard Dornhecker to spell her name out in jewels We were in High Sclool
 

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RE: "Do not stop on tracks" sign

That took a LOT of signs!
 

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HA! After several HOURS of googling around I finally find a tiny GIF file that has the sign:
http://www.laurellines.org/laurlines.htm

About 2/3s the way down on the left.

It would not have taken so long if the Greatful Dead had not done a song (?) of that title. Even telling Giggle to not include "Greatful" and "Dead", at least half the list was about them and not the sign I was seeking.

But, then, it is too late anyway, I have already made my copy of the sign and I made it a cross between the old sign and the modern one (modern layout, old colors (white on black) and with reflective jewels).
 
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