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HO scale
Tar Paper Roofing
Tar-bitumen Roof
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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RailRoad Modeling

Tar-bitumen roof weathered, 1 mm thick
Item: 56006
Size: 7 14/16 in. x 4 5/16 in. (20 x 11 cm)


Laser-Cut Textured Building Sheets
NOCH laser-etches these sheets in high quality cardboard. The thin sheets are custom painted.

NOCH currently catalogs 25 sheets in the following scales:

1/48 - O scale
HO scale - 1/87
TT scale - 1/120
N scale - 1/160

The subjects are tar paper, wood and slate shingles, cobblestones, brick work, stucco (ashlar) walls and tile roofing.

Tar-bitumen Roof
Advertised for HO scale - 1/87, Tar-bitumen Roof can easily be applied models ranging from 1/72 to 1/100.

In HO the 7 14/16 in. x 4 5/16 in. sheet will roof residential and small industry sized buildings, while two sheets will roof most lineside sized structures.

Conclusion
Tar-bitumen Roof sheets are realistic weathered tar paper roofing.

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SUMMARY
Highs: Realistic weathered tar paper roofing.
Lows:
Verdict: This will be useful for scratchbuilders and kitbashers.
Percentage Rating
92%
  Scale: HO Scale
  Mfg. ID: 56010
  Suggested Retail: 7.99
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  PUBLISHED: Oct 21, 2013
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.22%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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Comments

Thanks, Fred. I've seen sandpaper strips used before. I have had success using masking tape, painted with gray or black primer, then dry-brushed with downward strokes with a lighter gray paint. This company has done all that for us! -Sean
OCT 21, 2013 - 09:52 PM
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