shingle road bed?

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  1. who_dat73

    who_dat73 Member

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    has anybody ever thought of using shingles for road bed?? It might sound dumb but I am using ami instant bed and was thinking what about shingles then you already have the ballist in place. You might want to add a little over the tops to make it look right but might work !!:confused:

    What yall think? just somthing that crossed my mind:)
  2. hminky

    hminky Member

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    Time warp back to the 1940's, that was a method then.
    Just a thought
    Harold
  3. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    I use it for my roads. I've seen it used as a road bed in yards as it comes fairly close to the right height to match cork roadbed.
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    All those cedar splinters... besides, how do you deal with the fact that are tapered. (grin)
  5. theBear

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    Haven't you heard about the new non splintering shingles?

    They are very irritating but no splinters .... [​IMG] you didn't mean that particular kind of shingles [​IMG] .

    Ya never know what ya will larn on that thar internet type thingy (technical term) do ya????
  6. Kim Paynter

    Kim Paynter New Member

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    Isn't one of the reasons for cork or a foam road bed also to dampen the sound of the trainpassing over it? I bet shingles don't have much of a sound superssing charicteristic!

    I also think it would be difficult to bend a shingle around a 18" radius curve.

    Besides shingles are old news I am using tin on all the roof's I have.

    Kim
  7. COX 47

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    I laid a yard on some rolled roofing left over from roofing my home at the time. it worked well was easy to cut, It was grey so I went ahead and ballasted with Cambells Cinder Fill The contrast with the grey and black looked good. I had no problems with it. I think I would use it again With a large yards. I never tryed it on the main line but I think it would be fine.Cox 47
  8. Roger Wellman

    Roger Wellman New Member

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    I have been using old roofing shinges for highways for a while. The older the better, because it shows wear and tear on the highways. I really like the way it looks, and I can put a lot together and cut out curves.

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  9. who_dat73

    who_dat73 Member

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    the shingle highways

    I think that looks cool good work on that
  10. Kim Paynter

    Kim Paynter New Member

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    Yea that does look good Kinda reminds me of what it would look like if you were modeling a race track that was build out of an old air strip. The way things look at that corner.

    Kim