Fritz's House o' Model Billboards

Created: 17-JUN-2002

Sparky's Fireworks Emproium billboard - thumbnail

Set #9 - Sparky's Fireworks Emporium

What's a tourist trap without a fireworks dealer just watering at the mouth to sell to the out-of-state crowd?  A blazing cluster of brightly-painted fireworks stores has always been a reliable benchmark, suggesting that I'm getting close to the state line. The underlying idea, as codified into various state laws, has always struck me as a little disingenuous: "Buy all of these pretty, sparkly things you want from our state's fine dealers, but please, Please, PLEASE use them some place else!"

I've never really understood the appeal of the sorts of fireworks these places sell, but lots of people seem to enjoy them. And besides, it makes for a colorful billboard which provides a bit of color to offset the Roche Motel billboard. It's also a natural companion to the Mystery Place billboard.


The Artwork

Each of the three files below contains the artwork for one billboard.

sparkys-l.pdf     Lionel (O gauge)    
sparkys-mr.pdf Model Railways (HO scale)
sparkys-w.pdf Walthers and Athearn (HO scale)

To use any of these files, simply download it, load it into a graphics program, and print it.

All of these files are provided in 24-bit color at 300 dpi.

-Fritz Milhaupt

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