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I use roofing shingles purchased at home improvement stores.  Some stores sell single shingles.   I cut the shingles to size. I use the course side up which gives a tar and chip sort of effect since I model the late 1940s - late 1950s.   One could use the reverse side which gives a smooth new asphalt effect.

Here I've used the shingles as part of an unloading/loading area. IMG_0871

Here is one of my main drags.  IMG_0569

Here is a narrow country road.  IMG_0567

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I use roofing shingles purchased at home improvement stores.  Some stores sell single shingles.   I cut the shingles to size. I use the course side up which gives a tar and chip sort of effect since I model the late 1940s - late 1950s.   One could use the reverse side which gives a smooth new asphalt effect.

Here I've used the shingles as part of an unloading/loading area.

Here is one of my main drags.  IMG_0569

Here is a narrow country road.  

Nice looking roads  - how are you able to hide the seams?

Or do you use one long piece?

I used craft foam for asphalt roads. It’s very easy to work with, cut with scissors. At road crossings, I lay a shed over the tracks and run a freight car over it using the wheel flanges to mark where my cut should be. You can easily cut cracks into it or emboss it to add manhole covers or details.

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I also like Sintra. It’s a harder to work with, but has a good texture for concrete and can be embossed easily to rough it up.

B7F4F567-4E33-49EE-BF9E-396CFAEFAFF3The deck on this bridge is Sintra. The roads below are craft foam.

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