Re: HO scale shingles

Steve Summers

I hate to stir up trouble with all the references to great looking shingles, but the original email was about company houses. While I believe all the shingles mentioned are nice, company house weren’t always nice. The companies tried to keep the expense of building houses at a minimum, especially remote coal or lumber camp houses. Roll roofing was cheaper and easier to install, hence, many company houses had roll roofing when built. I suggest at least evaluating roll roofing for your company houses.

On Mar 29, 2022, at 8:29 PM, Jason P <gmo1515@...> wrote:

Cambell's shingles are classics in the model railroading community but they seem best for simulating wood shake style shingles but if he's trying to represent asphalt shingles then probably any of the suggestions that Larry mentioned below would be better suited for he'd need. 

On 03/29/2022 7:19 PM Larry Smith <wooddale@...> wrote:

They come in all shapes and sizes in HO.  Here's some of the companies who make shingles.  PS Campbell's still does and you can order them on line.  OK here goes: BTS, BEST, Builders in Scale, Bar Mills, Rail Scale, Fox Scale, KC's Workshop, Carolina Craftsman, Northeastern.  Take you pick.

Larry Smith

On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 06:51:37 PM CDT, James Brewer <jim.brewer.3611@...> wrote:

On Tue, Mar 29, 2022 at 7:19 PM Joseph <Mstl852@...> wrote:
Northeastern(I think) makes a sheet of paper shingles assembled so all you need to do is cut to size.  I have used on a couple of buildings 
Joe Binish, New Hope MN

On Tue, Mar 29, 2022 at 6:15 PM Patrick Wade <patwadesb@...> wrote:
Campbell's at one time made shingles that can in a long roll. As I recall they had glue on the back that you simply moistened.

Pat Wade
Santa Barbara, CA

On Tue, Mar 29, 2022 at 3:48 PM Gary McMills <santafe@...> wrote:

I am building several company houses in HO scale and I would like to model them with shingles for their roofs.

Is there a manufacturer that makes nice scale shingles in HO scale ?

best regards,

Gary McMills - Vicksburg Miss.

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