Finally bit the DPM Bullet

bremner Apr 27, 2021

  1. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    The last six months have been a unique challenge for me, I have not even had the motivation to move Playa Desnuda inside to my home office/loft, even though there is a perfect place for it. I have been thinking about building the new roundy round, Arroyo Tortuga a lot. I have all of the crossings and switches for this little layout…

    This week, I pulled the trigger and I purchased the Woodland Scenics Town and Factory Building Set, and I am looking at ways to build/print interiors and add lights.

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    The best thing about this is that I have found the turret building in Los Angeles!

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    Next up is choosing what colors to paint the buildings….
     
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  2. mtntrainman

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    THE WIFE bought this set for 'Jeans Valley'. We like the buildings a lot. (y) I still have to put sheet plastic in for the windows. That's on a NEW 'honey-do' list.:rolleyes:
     
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  3. sd90ns

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    The thing to do with those DPM Downtown buildings is to go-to-town . . . see what I did there . . . on the roofs.
    Just because they show them as having flat roofs doesn't mean they have to be.

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  4. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    It's L.A....most roofs are flat
     
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  5. sd90ns

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    That's because; It Never Rains in Southern California . . . somebody should write a song about that.
     
  6. JMaurer1

    JMaurer1 TrainBoard Member

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    Born and raised in So Cal...it really never rains...but girl don't they warn you. It pours, man, it pours.
     
  7. bremner

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    First DPM kit....I prefer spraying all parts....
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  8. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    You should talk with the geniuses with big box retail chains. They come to the colder, northern States, and build flat roof stores. Then when there is a heavy or even moderate rain, or the snows melt, the roofs leak. You wander through the buildings, and dodge around buckets...... You see roofing companies busy wading through the snows atop stores, trying desperately to patch those leaks... and failing.
     
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  9. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    I try to add something like turban vents, sky lights, roof access doors, swamp coolers and such. Not much in this photo but there is a bank in Richmond, Texas that does have a very close example of the turret building. You can only see the turret from the back in this shot. Need more sewer pipe vents.
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  10. sd90ns

    sd90ns TrainBoard Member

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    That's a lot of roofs to detail.
     
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  11. John Moore

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    A long time back I detailed all my roofs with access hatches on the flats and sewer stack pipes on all of them, A while back there was a kit to convert some of the roofs to a pitched roof and it may have been a DPM release.
     
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  12. Keith

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    The Walmart I worked at, was this way for a LONG time, after opening!!
    Walk around the store, and you’d have to avoid buckets and wet floor signs all over!
    7 1/2 years later, when I quit, still had the occasional bucket sitting around!
    Made scrubbing the floor interesting!
     
  13. Rich_S

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    Are you sticking with the Playa Desnuda or is this a first glimpse at the new Arroyo Tortuga (Turtle Creek?) layout?
     
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  14. bremner

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    First glimpse...waiting on Flex track to start actually building it
     
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  15. Inkaneer

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    A lot of larger buildings in these parts have 'flat' roofs. Actually they are not flat but have a small pitch to them to channel the water to a scupper or downpipe. If done correctly they will do the job. If not, well then, plan B is initiated. It is called plan B because buckets and barrels begin with the letter "B".
     
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