I have finished work on the Dolores Flour Mill (see this earlier post for more details). The last step was lettering it. The prototype didn't seem to have a sign, at least not from the angles of existing photos. However, I intend my layout for operations, and it really helps guest operators to know which buildings are which. Thus - signs are helpful.
I was originally going to print a sign, using an appropriate vintage font (found a number after some web searching), but my dear wife pointed out a building like this perhaps wouldn't have spent the money for a board and painted sign, and perhaps wouldn't just painted the sign on the side. That lead to search for decals, and then possibly printing my own decal - all of which sounded like a lot of work.
Then I remembered Clover House, and their great sets of dry transfers. These look a lot like painted-on letters. So, I ordered a set and went to work. The results are below - by no means perfect, and more work to get straight than I thought (and it needs more work next time!). But, still, not too bad. Pan Pastels toned things down as a final touch.