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These laser-cut Starter Strips & Ridge Caps come two (2) sheets to a package. Each package contains a total of 16 Starter Strips and 16 Ridge Cap Strips - each strips is 41.5 scale feet in length.
The Starter Strips and Ridge Caps are designed to be used together with any of the shingle styles available here at Rail-Scale-Models.
If you select the adhesive backing, the strips are permanent self-adhesive - just peel and stick.
With a light painting of alcohol/India ink solution, the shingles take on a nice aged appearance - use a bit more, get more aging - it's up to you.
Shingles are laser-cut from a heavy wood fiber content paper and resemble wood or asphalt shingles very well.
Use Start Strips at the lowest point on the roof to begin the roof shingles. Use the Ridge Caps to finish off the peak of the roof. The Ridge Caps have a fold line scribed down the center-line of the strip.
Use the same color as the selected shingle styles. Updated color chips; we've added some new colors for you to choose from !
If you've ordered a specific color of roofing before, that "color name" has not changed, so you may order it again and expect to receive the same color.
(But please note, there is some slight color variation from packet to packet from the vendor source for this material.)
You may be wondering, "what's the difference between 'Slate Gray' and 'Slate'".
There is just a subtle difference in these colors. The Slate Gray selection is the color that's been included in our color chart for several years - it's truly a gray color.
The new Slate color selection has a very subtle hint of green in the gray - a natural slate stone color.