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    Default Where to get Sheets of N Scale Shingles

    Anybody know where I can get roofing shingles in sheet form and not individual strips which I have. Those are a bear to apply with my fat fingers.
    Peel-n-Stick or not doesn't matter.

    Doing searches I find some but they don't specify if they are in sheet form.

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    only thing i can think of is take a picture of some shingle roofs and print them to any size you need.

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    These work pretty good:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/JTT-Scenery...7/302273526020




    I've also been fortunate to find stamped card stock from a shoebox lid with a fish scale shingle-like pattern, and put that to use on a few buildings:




    Grandt Line also carried a three-tab shingle roof and a scalloped shingle roof. Not very big, but nice and sharp. These might be harder to find now that they've shut down.

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    In the "scenery" section of the Downloads there are 3 pages of shingle sheets you can print (N scale). Printing on thin tracing paper is sometimes better than label paper. You may have to manually feed this thin paper. Use thinned white glue to attach them to roofs.
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    Shingles? N-scale shingles?

    Ya'know, they have a vaccine for that ... Really small needles though ... 'Cause, you know, n-scale...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Shingles? N-scale shingles?

    Ya'know, they have a vaccine for that ... Really small needles though ... 'Cause, you know, n-scale...
    Sure is good to have your humor back, @Moose2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicago Rail View Post
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    Ender did you just butt the sheets at the roof peak together or did you use some sort of cap?
    I can't really make it out in the photo.
    Those JTT cedar shingles are butted together at the top. They came together pretty clean so I didn't do a ridge cap.

    It may be important to note: those styrene shingle sheets are pretty thin. So I did a thicker layer of plain styrene first, then glued the shingle sheets on top of that. Made for a stronger roof. Also, this roof can be removed as a whole so I can add lights and details later inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    Those JTT cedar shingles are butted together at the top. They came together pretty clean so I didn't do a ridge cap.

    It may be important to note: those styrene shingle sheets are pretty thin. So I did a thicker layer of plain styrene first, then glued the shingle sheets on top of that. Made for a stronger roof. Also, this roof can be removed as a whole so I can add lights and details later inside.
    @Ender

    Ok I installed the roof shingles from JTT and I must say I really like them.
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    I plan to weather the roof with powders like you see on the test sheet.

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