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RickF Posted - 05/11/2020 : 12:51:31 PM
I have an old TK Models Erie RR. interlocking tower under construction. The shingles that came with the kit 38 years ago are just terrible. I can't keep them straight, nor will they stick.

Are there any quality HO scale shingles available and from whom?


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RickF Posted - 05/17/2020 : 9:31:24 PM
I ended up using the BTS shingles and I'll never go back to the old style. They worked great!
RickF Posted - 05/12/2020 : 10:36:11 PM
Thank you all! I found that BTS has peel off shingles and ordered some from them.
k9wrangler Posted - 05/11/2020 : 9:49:29 PM
I made some for a building some moons ago using black poster board cut with pinking scissors. Looked good. Something thinner than poster board would be better, thinner, for a tower sized building.

Nice to remember back years ago when I used to finish projects[:-banghead]

Rhubarb in the garden is about ready to pick, I can see a pie in the near future.[:-bouncy]
mark_dalrymple Posted - 05/11/2020 : 9:00:00 PM
I like the look of those asphalt shingles.

Cheers, Mark.
Michael Hohn Posted - 05/11/2020 : 5:23:52 PM
Another vote for Minute Man. Iíve used their slate extensively and I expect their other products are as good. Louisí photo of asphalt shingles is very convincing.

desertdrover Posted - 05/11/2020 : 3:52:04 PM
I was going to say the Minuteman also. Here is a picture.

deemery Posted - 05/11/2020 : 3:41:19 PM
I use Minuteman Scale Models slates (they have asphalt shingles, too.) I used to use the Northeastern Scale Models sheets, which I would special-order unassembled. The NESL pre-assembled sheets don't work anywhere near as well for me. Motrak and Nick & Nora also have slate and asphalt shingles.

Generally, I assemble using Transfer Tape. Then I weather them by first drybrushing downwards with dark colors, then upwards with white/off white (to pick up the edges), and finally, i'll stipple pastels/pigments to get some variation in coloring.

RickF Posted - 05/11/2020 : 3:28:25 PM
I would say asphalt or maybe slate.
deemery Posted - 05/11/2020 : 1:26:44 PM
LOTS of choices. Wood, slate or 3-tab asphalt shingles? Rough or relatively smooth texture?


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