DPM vs. Walthers Modulars

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by csxengineer, May 15, 2008.

  1. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member

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    For the same size building in N scale, which is the cheaper/better way to go? I am making a massive freight warehouse (7 sections wide by 4 sections high). Thanks.
  2. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    I have looked at both systems in HO, and I think it depends on what kind of building you are after. For the bulding I am planning on constrution, the style of the DPM system matches the prototype better, so I will use that.

    Kevin
  3. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    The DPM Modular Sections are LESS expensive, and nicely detailed. However, you'll probably have trouble painting all those windows.

    The Walthers have even sharper detail, better windows, and are 3 times more EXPENSIVE. However, the windows are seperate castings.
  4. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    I can't vouch for all of the DPM modulars, but those which I used to build National Grocers all had separate door and window castings, easy to paint while still on the sprues.
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    Wayne
  5. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    My HO DPM modular has seperate casted windows and I highly recommend DPM great kits.

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  6. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member

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    thanks

    mine will be very similar to Dr. Waynes awesome building in the background.
    (geez, that guy is good!)
  7. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Here's a close-up of the harbour side of mine. Seems like the DPM kits are winning this one. Does anyone have a Walthers Modular?

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    And the front

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  8. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    Whew...tough question. I like the solid feel of the DPM kits, but the doors/sills/windows are hard to paint well (at least for me). I like the way the DPM kits go together.
  9. ScratchyAngel

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    I don't think any of the N scale DPM kits have separately cast windows, right? I know most are responding about HO kits, but the OP asked about N.
  10. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Doh! No wonder I missed that point: N scale is so small I didn't notice mention of it. :p;):-D:-D

    Wayne