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SCRATCHBUILDING PARTS
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SCRATCHBUILDING PARTS,
MATERIALS and SUPPLIES

Builders In Scale provides the craftsman model builder with these extraordinary to unique materials, parts and supplies.


TrueWood Shake Shingles - HO-scale
Our HO Scale Shake Shingles - self-adhesive kraft paper strips


LASER-CUT SELF-ADHESIVE SHINGLES

We've got what you need to keep the rain out. Our laser-cut shingles include paper or our TrueWood premium. Styles include Rustic and City, short reveal, ridge-caps- in a variety of veneers.

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SELF-ADHESIVE PAPER SHINGLES

HO, S & N SCALE PAPER ROOFING

Laser cut Shake Shingles - N-scale
Shake Shingles - N-scale

N SCALE SHAKE SHINGLES

These natural wood-colored, self-adhesive, laser cut shingles are perfect for detailing a structure's roof or shingled wall. Each package coveres up to 8 square inches.

  Part #400 (N)   -   Shake Shingles- Roofing Strips    


Shake Shingles - HO-scale
Shake Shingles - HO-scale

HO SCALE SHAKE SHINGLES

Natural wood-colored, self-adhesive, laser cut shingles- Covers over 12 square inches and offer a more affordable option to our TrueWood shingles (see those below).

We have added " City " -style HO to the list, which have a straight end cut. Our shake-style, as with our " Rustic " TrueWood shingles, end at random lengths.

  Part #513 (HO)   -   Shake Shingles- Roofing Strips    
  Part #514 (HO)   -   "City" Shingles- Roofing Strips    


S SCALE SHAKE SHINGLES

Natural wood-colored, self-adhesive, laser cut shingles- Covers about 24 square inches and offer a more affordable option to our TrueWood shingles (see those below).

  Part #812 (S)   -   "City" Shingles- Roofing Strips    
  Part #813 (S)   -   Shake Shingles- Roofing Strips    


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TrueWood roofing material illustration

LASER-CUT TRUEWOOD SHINGLES

TRUEWOOD STRIP SHINGLES

First, a note about our veneers.
We have minimal control over future availability of our veneer stocks. Since the wood is both a natural product and their harvest/cut changes the next batch may or may not match our current, past or future stocks. We attempt to be consistent but there is no guarantee. You would be wise to purchase more than enough shingles to cover your entire project else risk a mismatch later on.

Anegre
ANAGRE

Western Red Cedar
WESTERN RED CEDAR

Oak
OAK

Birch
BIRCH

We are currently using FOUR types of WOOD VENEER:

ANEGRE - an African Cherry, rich light brown color, smooth tight grain. Used on our TrueWood shingles: City, Rustic and Victorian styles. Thinner of the veneers.
BIRCH
- light color, smooth. We offer this on our larger scale City shingles. Thicker than Anegre.
OAK
- we offer American White or Red Oak on our larger scale Rustic shingles. Nice thick rough look.
WESTERN RED CEDAR
- our premium grade LARGE SCALE shingles. Nice smooth tight grain, rich color, smells good too. Grown right here in the Northwest!

TrueWood Shake Shingles - HO-scale
TrueWood Shake Shingles - HO-scale

HO SCALE SHAKE SHINGLES

Laser cut, self-adhesive, real wood shingles. Each package covers over 15 sq. inches depending upon the amount of reveal. Nothing looks better than real wood, adds dimension and realism to a structure's roof.

We have added " City " -style HO to the list, which have a straight end cut. The " Rustic " -style end at random lengths, is the same as our old #508 Shake Shingles, which will be phased out (re-named and re-numbered) but they are one in the same.

We've also added a wider short reveal style. It's a variation on our Rustic-style.

And to top it all off we have our Ridge Cap shingles which are a uniform 8 inch width. Use these to more easily cover the ridge sections of your new roof. Anegre is standard. Cedar, oak and birch is available for O and S to match a project. One sheet should cover the ridge for several standard sheets.

  Part #501 (HO)   -   TrueWood HO "Rustic" Shingles- Roofing Strips    
  Part #502 (HO)   -   TrueWood HO "City" Shingles- Roofing Strips    
  Part #508 (HO)   -   re-named and re-numbered as our #501    
  Part #525 (HO)   -   TrueWood Wide/Short Shingles- Roofing Strips    
  Part #526 (HO)   -   TrueWood Ridge Cap Shingles    


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LASER-CUT TRUEWOOD SHINGLES

TRUEWOOD STRIP SHINGLES

FOR LARGER SCALES

TrueWood Red Cedar Shingles - O-scale
TrueWood Red Cedar Shingles - O-scale

TrueWood Red Cedar Shingles - G-scale
TrueWood Red Cedar Shingles - G-scale

TrueWood City Shingles - S-scale
TrueWood "City" Shingles - S-scale

TrueWood Rustic Shingles - S-scale
TrueWood "Rustic" Shingles - S-scale

TrueWood City Shingles - O-scale
New Short Reveal (wide) Shingles - O-scale

TrueWood Rustic Shingles - O-scale
TrueWood Ridge Cap Shingles - O-scale

TRUEWOOD SHINGLES - FOR O, S and G SCALES

Laser cut, self-adhesive, real wood shingles. Each package covers over 27 sq. inches depending upon the amount of reveal. The "City" shingles are perfect for recently roofed or well maintained buildings, while the "Rustic" shingles give a less than perfect, time-worn, weather-beaten look to your older buildings. (Garden railroader's please note that NONE of these are intended for outdoor use.)

We offer birch veneer for our City shingles, and oak for our Rustic shingles, or ANEGRE for both styles. And we are making a special run of Western Red Cedar cut in the Rustic-style. These are really very nice.

If you prefer another wood veneer for your project please don't hesitate to ask. Also consider using other scale shingles for your model. Not all shingles were created equally! West coast shingles tend to be much larger than those found on the east coast.

We've added a wider short reveal style here too. It's a variation on our Rustic-style.

We also have Ridge Cap shingles for covering the ridge sections of your roof. Anegre is standard, with cedar, oak and birch available. One sheet will likely cover the ridge of several standard sheets.

  Part #702 (O)   -   TrueWood Red Cedar Strip Shingles    
  Part #703 (O)   -   TrueWood "City" Strip Shingles, BIRCH    
  Part #704 (O)   -   TrueWood "Rustic" Strip Shingles, OAK    
  Part #723 (O)   -   TrueWood "City" Strip Shingles, ANEGRE    
  Part #724 (O)   -   TrueWood "Rustic" Strip Shingles, ANEGRE    
  Part #725 (O)   -   TrueWood Wide/Short Shingles- Roofing Strips, ANEGRE    
  Part #726-A (O)   -   TrueWood Ridge Cap Shingles, ANEGRE    
  Part #726-B (O)   -   TrueWood Ridge Cap Shingles, BIRCH    
  Part #726-C (O)   -   TrueWood Ridge Cap Shingles, CEDAR    
  Part #726-O (O)   -   TrueWood Ridge Cap Shingles, OAK    

  Part #802 (S)   -   TrueWood Red Cedar Strip Shingles    
  Part #803 (S)   -   TrueWood "City" Strip Shingles, BIRCH    
  Part #804 (S)   -   TrueWood "Rustic" Strip Shingles, OAK    
  Part #823 (S)   -   TrueWood "City" Strip Shingles, ANEGRE    
  Part #824 (S)   -   TrueWood "Rustic" Strip Shingles, ANEGRE    
  Part #825 (S)   -   TrueWood Wide/Short Shingles- Roofing Strips, ANEGRE    
  Part #826-A (S)   -   TrueWood Ridge Cap Shingles, ANEGRE    
  Part #826-B (S)   -   TrueWood Ridge Cap Shingles, BIRCH    
  Part #826-C (S)   -   TrueWood Ridge Cap Shingles, CEDAR    
  Part #826-O (S)   -   TrueWood Ridge Cap Shingles, OAK    

  Part #902 (G)   -   TrueWood Red Cedar Strip Shingles    
  Part #903 (G)   -   TrueWood "City" Strip Shingles, BIRCH    
  Part #904 (G)   -   TrueWood "Rustic" Strip Shingles, OAK    
  Part #923 (G)   -   TrueWood "City" Strip Shingles, ANEGRE    
  Part #924 (G)   -   TrueWood "Rustic" Strip Shingles, ANEGRE    
  Part #925 (G)   -   TrueWood Wide/Short Shingles- Roofing Strips, ANEGRE    
  Part #926-A (G)   -   TrueWood Ridge Cap Shingles, ANEGRE    
  Part #926-B (G)   -   TrueWood Ridge Cap Shingles, BIRCH    
  Part #926-C (G)   -   TrueWood Ridge Cap Shingles, CEDAR    
  Part #926-O (G)   -   TrueWood Ridge Cap Shingles, OAK    


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TrueWood City Shingles - O-scale
TrueWood Birch "City" Shingles - O-scale

TrueWood Rustic Shingles - O-scale
TrueWood "Rustic" Oak Shingles - O-scale


TrueWood Rustic Shingles - HO-scale
TrueWood "Rustic" Shingles - HO-scale


TrueWood City Shingles - O-scale
TrueWood Red Cedar Shingles - O-scale

TrueWood Ridge Cap Shingles - O-scale
TrueWood Ridge Cap Shingles - O-scale


THE ORIGINAL TRUEWOOD SHINGLES

TrueWood City Shingles - O-scale
TrueWood "City" Shingles - O-scale

TrueWood Rustic Shingles - O-scale
TrueWood "Rustic" Shingles - O-scale

NOTE ON THE ORIGINAL TRUEWOOD SHINGLES

Way back before laser-cutting Builders In Scale pioneered scale shingles by offering die-cut self-adhesive TrueWood shingles. The dies are long gone (very very dull), replaced with laser-cut, in a multitude of varieties. Fishscale, Diamond-cut, Rustic, City- Unfortunately, we have had little success matching the older-styles with the new. We'd truly like to help you fix or finish that old model but it's nearly impossible to do remotely. In most cases you are better off to start over with fresh material. Or do what they often do in real life, fix it with something else. Cover it with corrugated metal. Put a quick patch-job on. How about some tar paper? That will get you by at least till next spring. Now go build your model!


NOTE ON COVERAGE

We estimate the coverage of our shingles at 60 percent. Your actual coverage will depend on the amount of reveal you choose, the complexity of your roofing, waste and other factors. A wise modeler, and a life-sized roofer for that matter, will always add 10-20 percent onto his estimate so as not to be caught short. The same material might not be available.

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 ALSO SEE OUR VICTORIAN SHINGLES