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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Bryn666 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 15:45

Conekicker wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 20:22
Rambo wrote:
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Noticed this one a couple of times. https://www.google.com/maps/@53.401948, ... 384!8i8192 Still in good condition but rather faded. Complete with frame. Did this originally have a light at the top?
Top lighting? Pfft. Try this one:

https://www.google.com/maps/@53.6042964 ... 312!8i6656

Original concrete posts and arms to hold uplights (long since gone) and the remnant of a light baffle. The sign isn't the original and is now in much worse condition than the photo indicates.
That looks like the original sign to me, if not it is still VERY old. Doesn't explain the giant protrusions above it though.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by RichardA35 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 20:55

Bryn666 wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 15:45
Conekicker wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 20:22
Rambo wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 20:59
Noticed this one a couple of times. https://www.google.com/maps/@53.401948, ... 384!8i8192 Still in good condition but rather faded. Complete with frame. Did this originally have a light at the top?
Top lighting? Pfft. Try this one:

https://www.google.com/maps/@53.6042964 ... 312!8i6656

Original concrete posts and arms to hold uplights (long since gone) and the remnant of a light baffle. The sign isn't the original and is now in much worse condition than the photo indicates.
That looks like the original sign to me, if not it is still VERY old. Doesn't explain the giant protrusions above it though.
Looking at the back of the sign there is a type of secondary framing that I haven't ever built even with concrete posts so probably predates me. The other arms of the junction appear to have original concrete posts but with more modern horizontal framing with lots of sub posts holding the larger revised signs and junction name in place.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by crazyknightsfan » Tue Dec 17, 2019 01:02

Do UK signs have dates engraved, stamped or stickered on the rear?

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by the cheesecake man » Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:42

crazyknightsfan wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 01:02
Do UK signs have dates engraved, stamped or stickered on the rear?
I've never seen any such marking.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Octaviadriver » Tue Dec 17, 2019 16:18

I saw this one today heading north on the A4229 at North Cornelly approaching junction 37 with the M4. The Streetview is from 19 months ago and it's deteriorated more since then.
https://goo.gl/maps/KdUGxSgi6ZNzVEVh9

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Conekicker » Tue Dec 17, 2019 18:59

crazyknightsfan wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 01:02
Do UK signs have dates engraved, stamped or stickered on the rear?
Usually stickers, which fade reasonably quickly. Sometimes there are holes punched in for dates but the ink in the unpunched sections can fade, so you can't make out what the punched holes mean.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Bryn666 » Sat Dec 21, 2019 13:28

Conekicker wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 18:59
crazyknightsfan wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 01:02
Do UK signs have dates engraved, stamped or stickered on the rear?
Usually stickers, which fade reasonably quickly. Sometimes there are holes punched in for dates but the ink in the unpunched sections can fade, so you can't make out what the punched holes mean.
Despite being a requirement of CE and prior BS codes before 12899 came out, this still happens ridiculously frequently. France used to paint the dates on the back of their signs, and it is still legible today.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by roadsignfan » Sat Dec 28, 2019 23:19

First is old M531 sign from Birkenhead
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.31598 ... authuser=0
Next sign is from Shotwick, Obviously it see better day.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.23979 ... authuser=0
And finally some clearway sign in New Forest.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.85076 ... authuser=0
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Sat Dec 28, 2019 23:39

roadsignfan wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 23:19
First is old M531 sign from Birkenhead
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.31598 ... authuser=0
Next sign is from Shotwick, Obviously it see better day.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.23979 ... authuser=0
And finally some clearway sign in New Forest.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.85076 ... authuser=0
Well spotted with the first one. Notice to the right the google car doesn’t go through the open gate towards Ferry road, Eastham with it being private. The gate is normally only closed at certain times of day to stop Vauxhall workers using it as a cut through. But they go down Power house rd which is also private but ungated. You can see the private road Manchester ship canal sign looking rather sorry for itself on the floor.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by roadsignfan » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:51

The warning sign is starting to show its age.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.28340 ... authuser=0
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by the cheesecake man » Fri Jan 03, 2020 13:45

Conekicker wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 18:59
crazyknightsfan wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 01:02
Do UK signs have dates engraved, stamped or stickered on the rear?
Usually stickers, which fade reasonably quickly. Sometimes there are holes punched in for dates but the ink in the unpunched sections can fade, so you can't make out what the punched holes mean.
Yesterday I examined the backs of signs as well as the front. A few did indeed have such markings. Many more merely had the remains of markings weathered to illegibility or nothingness.

So apologies for any aspersions to sign designers, but my statement that I had never seen any such markings was technically accurate and likely to be confirmed by a small sample of signs!

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Fri Jan 03, 2020 20:51

This one in Liverpool is fairly manky.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by scragend » Sat Jan 04, 2020 14:15

roadsignfan wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 23:19
First is old M531 sign from Birkenhead
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.31598 ... authuser=0
According to PM it hasn't been the M531 since 1981, so that sign is probably over 40 years old. No wonder it's looking a bit scabby.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Tue Jan 07, 2020 21:02

A couple of rather 'manky' signs. Firstly along the A574 Birchwood way and the other nearby at the junction with the A50. Both perhaps dating back to the early 1970s.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by the cheesecake man » Wed Jan 08, 2020 13:18

There's still a sign here under this excellent display of rust and moss .

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Bryn666 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 20:42

roadsignfan wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 23:19
First is old M531 sign from Birkenhead
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.31598 ... authuser=0
Next sign is from Shotwick, Obviously it see better day.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.23979 ... authuser=0
And finally some clearway sign in New Forest.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.85076 ... authuser=0
The M531 sign was replaced like for like a few years ago, so now we have a brand new M531 sign lingering on.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Fri Jan 10, 2020 07:19

Bryn666 wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 20:42
roadsignfan wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 23:19
First is old M531 sign from Birkenhead
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.31598 ... authuser=0
Next sign is from Shotwick, Obviously it see better day.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.23979 ... authuser=0
And finally some clearway sign in New Forest.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.85076 ... authuser=0
The M531 sign was replaced like for like a few years ago, so now we have a brand new M531 sign lingering on.
Oops thats a bit of a goof. Surely whoever authorised the new sign knows the area?

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Bryn666 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 09:54

Local authorities have long since stopped caring I think. Old sign? Just replace it. Don't check it's actually right or not.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:04

Bryn666 wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 09:54
Local authorities have long since stopped caring I think. Old sign? Just replace it. Don't check it's actually right or not.
Methinks i need to go and capture that one next time i'm in the area. Even the tanker sign is a bit odd/rare.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Tue Jan 14, 2020 16:18

Saw this blue bordered beauty today.
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