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    Default 1:1 DPM Buildings: Georgetown, KY

    Mrs. TwinDad treated me to a photog trip to Georgetown, KY. The main focus of the trip was to get pictures of the Victorian storefronts on Main Street. The place looks like it's straight out of a DPM catalog.

    I got over fifty shots, so here's a link to the Flickr set if you want to see them all. But here are a few highlights...

    Scott County Courthouse


    Random storefronts:






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    It looks like you took a walk through DPMville. I'm sure this gives a lot of us ideas on how to paint these structures. Thanks for all the neat pics TD.

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    Excellent! Looks like a lot of the buildings in the older parts of many towns and small cities across the continent.

    This has been my point about these buildings all along ... you will find some weathering in alleys and on sides and backs of some of these buildings but for the most part, too much weathering just looks like a town that has fallen upon hard times and no one cares any more.

    Those buildings, especially in heritage areas, are well kept. Also, if we are modelling 40's, 50's, etc, this is what these building ought to look like. Those were prosperous years and people took great pride in their businesses and buildings.
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    Sure gives credibility to the DPM models on a layout. Great pix - what kind of camera are you using?
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    Fantastic...you must have been in Disneyland. The photos are great and the colors are a definite clue as to the "old days". Thanks for the pics they are very interesting.
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    TD, downtown Delaware is a lot like DPM. lol I will attach the link to one of my delaware photo galleries. http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthr...-Delaware-Ohio
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    Thanks, guys! I've been wanting to grab these for months, but the weather and the schedule just haven't cooperated. I could hit any of a hundred towns around here and they all look like this. Even downtown Lexington still has a bunch of these, not to mention "Victorian Square", which almost doesn't count since it's really a big shopping center with a bunch of these facades (as opposed to original buildings as-is).

    Gene, that's my Canon A710is point & shoot, which was working well yesterday. All of those were just "snapped" in full-auto mode. It was just a beautiful day for photography.

    I especially like the Subway restaurant. It's neat to me how they incorporated this thoroughly modern fast food joint into the old building. I think it would make for one of those nice "Hey, look!" details in a town.
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    Thanks TD, it sure give me ideas for future painting colors!
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    I have to say a Big Thank You too TD I went to your flicker link and got copies of them all for future reference and ideas. Apparently you live in a nice area of the country with all those picturesque buildings and city scenes. I've been in the general area I really liked Gatlinburg they say it's touristry (not really a word) but I still like the town even if it's not in Kentucky. All the people up in your area and those that surround it are generally so friendly not anything like Florida. Keep up the good pics they are appreciated.

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