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Discussion Boards => HO => Topic started by: Bill Baker on February 08, 2007, 12:34:03 PM



Title: DPM vs Woodland Scenics
Post by: Bill Baker on February 08, 2007, 12:34:03 PM
Is it my imagination or are the Woodland Scenics structures smaller than DPM?  Which is truly 1:87?


Title: Re: DPM vs Woodland Scenics
Post by: Rich R on February 08, 2007, 01:53:19 PM
Dunno really,
Same company if you check however. Design Preservation Models and Woodland Scenics are the same or owned by a common company.
I think that Woodland scenics make more branch line/rural type structures as opposed to mainline big city types.

Cheers,
Rich R


Title: Re: DPM vs Woodland Scenics
Post by: jayl1 on February 08, 2007, 02:06:21 PM
I believe WS is more along the lines of scenery - grass, turf, trees, landscaping, & small scenes.  DPM is larger buildings although WS has a few smaller buildings.


Title: Re: DPM vs Woodland Scenics
Post by: SteamGene on February 08, 2007, 03:57:40 PM
Almost all HO structure are selectively compressed.  Apparently WS and DPM were once independent but are now connected in some way.  And yes, WS has structures that seem more small town, rural, than DPM.
Gene


Title: Re: DPM vs Woodland Scenics
Post by: jschmid on February 09, 2007, 01:05:37 AM
one of many companys that are one of bachmanns is woodland scenics, i also think that dpm is the same company of woodland scenics, making it also bachmann, dpm is just  flat put together kitbash your on models, and woodland, well scenics!


Title: Re: DPM vs Woodland Scenics
Post by: Len on February 09, 2007, 04:32:48 PM
I think Dave Osment, founder of Osment Models Inc., might be a bit surprised to find out Osment Models Inc. dba Woodland Scenics, DPM, etc. belong to Bachmann.

Len


Title: Re: DPM vs Woodland Scenics
Post by: Paul M. on February 09, 2007, 07:12:13 PM
Wow. I guess you learn something new everyday. I never knew that DPM, Woodland Scenics and Bachmann were somehow linked in ownership.


Title: Re: DPM vs Woodland Scenics
Post by: the Bach-man on February 10, 2007, 12:10:28 AM
Dear All,
Neither did we...
Not true.
Have fun!
the Bach-man


Title: Re: DPM vs Woodland Scenics
Post by: John C on February 10, 2007, 02:03:40 PM
Haven't seen any new Woodland Scenics stuff for a while.  All the WS structures that I have are old cast metal ones.  Any of the DPM ones that I have are plastic.  All are in kit form.  Maybe it's time to go back to the LHS!


Title: Re: DPM vs Woodland Scenics
Post by: Rich R on February 11, 2007, 06:50:33 PM
Haven't seen any new Woodland Scenics stuff for a while.  All the WS structures that I have are old cast metal ones.  Any of the DPM ones that I have are plastic.  All are in kit form.  Maybe it's time to go back to the LHS!

Hi John,

I believe that nothing has changed as to the type of material used in each line but check the website of WS and you'll see that there are lots of new things available or soon to be available. Your LHS might not have the newest stuff in stock yet.  But it’s good to know that you at least have a LHS. <sigh>

Cheers,
Rich R


Title: Re: DPM vs Woodland Scenics
Post by: John C on February 11, 2007, 07:11:23 PM
Haven't seen any new Woodland Scenics stuff for a while.  All the WS structures that I have are old cast metal ones.  Any of the DPM ones that I have are plastic.  All are in kit form.  Maybe it's time to go back to the LHS!

Hi John,

I believe that nothing has changed as to the type of material used in each line but check the website of WS and you'll see that there are lots of new things available or soon to be available. Your LHS might not have the newest stuff in stock yet.  But it’s good to know that you at least have a LHS. <sigh>

Cheers,
Rich R


Thanks Rich,  I'll take a look and see what I've been missing - or at least what I can expect.  We're fortunate to have 3 very well stocked hobby shops in Calgary.  Next weekend is SuperTrain - our annual train show and one of the largest in western Canada.  I expect that there'll be a lot of interesting things there.  Sure helps pass the time in the winter here.  Today it's about -4 F and snowing sideways!

Cheers!

John