"D. A. Karp" wrote:
> Agreed. Has anyone played with Woodland Scenics' paving tape/flex
> paste? I need something for those winding mountain roads...
Something like this?: http://tappi.me.tut.fi/~ktanskan/photo/z2/p320.jpg
I have made road base from balsa wood, which is easy to cut to follow
I glued a thin cover of chinchilla bath sand over it. Go and check out a
pet shop. This is great stuff, very thin and white, so it is easy to dye
it to whatever colour you want.
I use watercolours. If it doesn't look right at first, just add an other
layer of colour. Darker shade could make it look like asphalt, though
it's impossible to paint road markings on top of sand. Those mountain
necessarily have them anyway.
> Noch makes some two-lane roads for Z-scale (essentially painted masking
> tape); they measure 1" wide (0.5" per lane). Cars look fine on the road,
> but the trucks (those made by Noch, for example), barely fit. I think
> perhaps adding another 15-20% plus a shoulder to the width would take care
> of it.
> Has anyone found a material that looks good for roads?
How about N scale road tape?
Kari Tanskanen ktanskan@...
Tampere University of Technology Machine Design Laboratory