Click on (enlarge) above to see the actual Real World Shingles in use. Photo provided by Bruce DeYoung.
These laser cut simulated Mixed style Slate shingles come on two sheets to a package. The strips are permanent self-adhesive, just peel and stick, real easy to install. The tabs are uniformly cut just like the real ones. With a light painting of alcohol/India ink solution the shingles take on a nice aged appearance, a little more, more aging, it's all up to you. Check the photo at top, half is stained the other half is not.
NOTE: the package contains sheets of laser cut strips of shingles that need to be layered up just like real shingles. These are not per-layered sheets.
These shingles where generally installed as you see in the photo; three rows of the square cut and then three rows of the fish scale shingles. This alternated going up the roof. Our Slate Grey is recommended to simulate real slate.
Shingles are laser cut from a heavy wood fiber content paper and resemble wood or asphalt shingles very well.
You get 2 sheets that measure 4 inches wide by 6 inches long. With a 50% overlap the shingles would cover the area of a single sheet. The two sheets have approximately 46 square inches of shingles which will cover approximately 23 square inches of area.
These shingles are fine for more modern buildings or homes.
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Be sure to also purchase the D5016 HO Scale Ridge Cap and Starter Sheet to start off and finish off your shingle installation in the same color as your shingles.