We recently had some bitumen roof sheet samples in our office which I have used as wagon loads in N gauge.
With some judicious use of weathering powders, these are very realistic with the added bonus of extra weight, much the same as Dapol incorporate into their closed wagons.
In the image you will see a couple of PECO wagon loads which look pretty flat in comparison. The stones on the roof sheets vary but are approx. 2mm average. Could also be used on other scales.
Very easy to cut from the underside and it really needs only one roof tile or shingle to prepare many wagon loads !
I’ll send a couple more images in separate email.
Just thought I would share with you, as I have enjoyed and appreciated your emails on many subjects over the past few weeks.
Thanks John, a great tip.
Now here’s a frustrating one. Remember Barry’s excellent basement railroad layout? Well, he’s added lights to the lay out – trouble is, taking pics of them in the dark is quite difficult.
Anyhow, here’s one that came out okay.
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