best bang for the buck building kits?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by jpcamb, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. jpcamb

    jpcamb New Member

    I've recently started building an N scale layout. I have a bachman engine facility built and a "kitbashed" garage from extra parts from that structure but no other buildings.

    I'm still active in HO and have built and detailed a few dozen kits in that scale and would now like to add some downtown structures to make an n scale town.

    Are DPM buildings any good in N scale or is there someone else that makes good kits at the roughly 10 price point?

    I don't like Pikestuff kits as I don't like trimming the walls and such to fit so anyone but them may work for me as well.

    thanks for any help in advance!
  2. belg

    belg Member

    I have used several DPM kits and always had no problem with fit and the details are excellent in my opinion.
  3. Lenny53

    Lenny53 New Member


    If you've done these kits in HO then you know what they are all about. The detail painting required is naturally a little finer. I have done a complete block and am working on another for a 6' N-trak module.

    Lenny :thumb:
  4. Bama Red

    Bama Red New Member

    I really like the DPM kits for several reasons:
    1. Very good quality
    2. Suits my time period (late 40's-early 50's)
    3. Easy to convert larger kits to flats for background structures
    4. Even in N-scale, kits are easily detailed
  5. uboat

    uboat New Member

    I stocked up on the mega cheap Bmann kits at the model expo closeout - these will be great for bashing large industrial structures.

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