Vanity License plates

SJ Z-man Sep 7, 2021

  1. SJ Z-man

    SJ Z-man TrainBoard Member

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    Many States allow of personalized license plates. Here in California, they are called Vanity plates.
    I got “Z 1:220” (you can’t order with the colon so I left a space and then used yellow vinyl dots.

    I also ordered a Germany plate from Amazon, Spur Zed (could not find a supplier that would do Upper/lower case. One could do ü but the plate design was crappy.
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    So I was going to the local markets and when I merged into traffic I soon hear this awesome loud horn! Sound like a multi-tone train horn (the UP mains are quite close by). Looking behind me, no big Rig trucks just the typical ‘I have to have a big truck’. About half mile ahead, we again slow down in traffic when I hear this even better AWESOME 40 year skilled horn puller that was now behind me !

    Musta figured out my plates and a local railroader!
     
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  2. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Not to mention your license plate frame!!:p

    When I bought my 2016 Camaro, the state plates issued to me started with AZL, thought that was pretty cool!:rolleyes:
     
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  3. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    We should all be so lucky the DMV's generic plates would be significant to us!
    Very cool Jeff! Once upon more than a decade ago, I had Montana plates that said DRGW FAN...
     
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  4. in2tech

    in2tech TrainBoard Member

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    Can you imagine non model railroad people trying to figure out what that means :) Just saying! To be honest, not even sure I would have?

    But really cool license plate!
     
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  5. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    My old late friend Emmett DeVaney had "N GAUGE" on his Buick Electra plates back in the seventies and then on various cars through the early 2000's when he passed away.

    Doug
     
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  6. ztrack

    ztrack TrainBoard Supporter Advertiser

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    Found the perfect parking spot one day...
     

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  7. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    I think the ideal vanity plates for Z or T scale would be "2 SMALL 2 C"

    :ROFLMAO:

    Doug
     
  8. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    husafreak TrainBoard Member

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    Very cool plates Jeff!
     
  10. eXact Modellbau

    eXact Modellbau TrainBoard Member

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    Hi
    Looks good!
    Can You put any combination of 6 charcters on Your license plate?
     
  11. acptulsa

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

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    It varies from state to state, but in most states it's seven or eight. Vanity plates cost extra. And no, not just anything; in fact they would not make one that said scheisse, if the local bureaucrats were on the ball.
     
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  12. Doug A.

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    I'm surprised they allow/tolerate the added punctuation. In Texas, you would get pulled over and ticketed within a week probably...big no-no.
     

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