Show Us Your DPM.

sd90ns May 14, 2021

  1. sd90ns

    sd90ns TrainBoard Member

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    Not wanting to tread all over the other DPM thread, I thought I'd start this one as a place to show-off all the DPM's on all your layouts.

    I'll begin with; "Geno Fish's* Seafood: Fresh, Frozen & Canned" a big brooding pile of bricks located at the end of the street trackage in Eureka.
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    Geno himself can be seen taking in the view where the right side of the structure comes to a point.
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    The bulk of the parts along with many of the detail bits came from DPM's "Wood's Furniture" kit.
    The mortar lines are an example of my use of thinned wallboard mud.
    *Short for Fishienne.
     
  2. Hansel

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    Not to be confused with the character "Gino Fish" from the Robert Parker "Spencer for Hire" book series? I think Gino and Spencer were from Boston.

    Very nice mortar work, what was your method?
     
  3. sd90ns

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    Thinned wallboard mud painted on and allowed to completely dry. Using one of those cheap rectangular cleaning sponges, synthetic, dampen slightly then wipe on the diagonals crosswise to the mortar lines. Allow to dry, repeat with the sponge until you have the desired affect.

    And yes, I am a reader of Robert Parker's "Spencer" books.
     
  4. Many Trains

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    Wow, that is really impressive! I always enjoy seeing different designs like this and the different ways scenes & buildings can be created. You are inspiring me to give a try at designing a custom DPM structure!
     
  5. Hardcoaler

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    Taken four years ago on my layout (since demolished) were these, which I think were DPM. I always wanted to put lights in them, but never got around to it.

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    There are quite a few DPM buildings scattered across THERR.

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    Nice kits. I am finally getting around to putting windows in them. Also putting new roofs on those that need it...along with some rooftop details...(y)(y)
     
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  9. nscalestation

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    Great idea this thread, seeing some great work here. I have always enjoyed the DPM buildings. Don't see many buildings like this in my area after a few earthquakes over the decades but when I travel to other parts of the country I swear I have seen some of the prototypes that these models are taken from. I have built quite a few myself with some being modified. Here are a couple photos of some modified ones.

    This first one was kit bashed from a Wilhelmi's Mercantile kit. Had this on an Ntrak module.



    An Otto's Parts kit was made into a single story and it and a Roadkill Cafe kit were both given an angled back wall to fit into their location on another Ntrak module.


    I've got plans for a few more of these on my current home layout.
     
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  10. SP-Wolf

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    My work in progress.
    Still need street signage, people, some roof details, business name signs and any other tid bit I can come up with.
    The street lights have yet to be set in place. So, they are a bit wonky at the moment.

    Downtown Oxnard
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    Downtown Saticoy
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    Yet to be named industry
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    And - the M T Arms Hotel
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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
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    This is perhaps the very first DPM structure I ever built and it is currently being used as a plastic products manufacturing industry.
    To the > is a tank for plastic resin while on the roof is an old covered hopper used to store plastic pellets. There are supposed to be three of them but I haven't gotten around to that yet.
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    The left side of the building showing various tanks and the electrical cabinet. I didn't notice at the time I took the photo that the brass pipe coming from the E-Box appears to be sprouting from the top of the light pole. Doh!

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    These two buildings have each had their back walls cut down to allow them to fit within the angle of the diamond-crossing you can see behind them.
    The right side wall of the BBQ Shack was left-off to reduce the total width of the two structures
     
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    From left (South) to right (North) along "Seaview Blvd."
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    There is an interior to the Laundry Mat and the lower level of the gray and orange building.
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    I added an ATM with a canopy to the outside of the red building along with a walk-up roof access way.
    The White and tan buildings each have roofs of my own making. If you cut the plastic to just the right width the curve will match the curve of the buildings fa├žade.

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    This building is supposed to represent "Trackside Trains" with rooftop access and a walkway that allows train-watchers to overlook action at Down Below Yard.

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    You either get this picture or you don't.

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    Marx Brothers Paint Co in action. Harpo parked the van. Zeppo, as usual, is off by himself and barely seen.
     
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  13. Many Trains

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    I really like the window treatments - they really add to the effect of making the buildings look occupied.
     
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    The lights are on in O'Malley's bar
     
  15. sd90ns

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    These are the last two BPM's I have on my layout. The "Great China Restaurant" is a chopped down version of the "Reed's Books" and what's
    Chinese restaurant without a seedy private eye as a tenant in one of the third floor offices.

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    This being the city of "Petrolia" shop space has to share acreage with a cricket pump.
     
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