Re: [MaineTwoFooters] Digest Number 919
- Bill, this link to the Walthers catalog should help find what you need.http://www.walthers.com/exec/search?category=&scale=H&manu=&item=&keywords=shingles&instock=Q&split=30&Submit=SearchThe easiest shingles for most projects that I assume you are doing are the Campbells "lick-n-stick" paper shingles that come in life time supply rolls with their kits. For some reason they are not listed but you might find some at a hobby shop with model RR building supplies.Good luck,GaryIn a message dated 1/1/2005 7:52:15 AM Eastern Standard Time, MaineTwoFooters@yahoogroups.com writes:
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 12:16:43 -0800
From: "W. Turner" <w_turner@...>
Subject: Shingle siding
I am building an HO scale shoebox diorama of a typical Maine scene. I
have noted that many of the buildings appear to use shingle siding. What
would one use to replicate this feature in HO?
- --- GARRARDA@... wrote:
> The easiest shingles for most projects that I assume you are doingThe Cambell shingles are still the best for representing New England
> are the
> Campbells "lick-n-stick" paper shingles that come in life time
> supply rolls with
> their kits. For some reason they are not listed but you might find
> some at a
> hobby shop with model RR building supplies.
shingles. However, Campbells was bought ought recently andf the
shingles were discountinued. The original owners were still cutting
them on a hand crank cutter. There are many alternatives but most of
them are too thick. I like Bill Banta's paper shingles that are
laser cut from a pumpkin colored paper. They have no adhesive though.
Precision Laser Craft and several other companies sell laser cut
shingles with an adhesive back.
Whatever, you use remember that New England building practices called
for the shngle rows to be even and the bottom of the shingles in a
straight line, and not random lengths. The random length stuff is a
decorative touch and was not, and still is not, the usual way of
doing things. -Jim
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