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Mullioned windows for DPM modular walls
« on: February 07, 2016, 09:34:22 AM »
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Does anybody make many-paned replacement windows for the window openings of DPM modular? The 3-window wall sections are really close to looking like old NE textile mills, but they didn't have the 2-pane sash windows that come with the wall kits. I really don't want to have to install my own mullions in all these windows. Even if I can cut down and use windows from another kit that would help.
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Re: Mullioned windows for DPM modular walls
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2016, 09:52:47 AM »
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Get measurements and send a note to a 3D printing friend. Sounds like a perfect task for that application.
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Re: Mullioned windows for DPM modular walls
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2016, 10:12:55 AM »
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Better or call a friend that can make etching, unless you want mullions that are 1.88" thick.  0.3mm square ("wire" in Shapeways terms) is the thinnest cross section Shapwqys will allow.

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Re: Mullioned windows for DPM modular walls
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2016, 04:37:53 PM »
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Etched brass window inserts do exist.

Here are some:
http://www.brassmasters.co.uk/etched_windows_prices_specs_2mm.htm

And search the web for Ratio N Scale etched brass windows.  They make a variety of frets of N Scale windows.
You can find them on eBay right now as we speak (try "Ratio 310 Domestic Windows" for example).

I don't know how well these would adapt to DPM windows, but I have had these frets in the past and they are very finely done.



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Re: Mullioned windows for DPM modular walls
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2016, 08:18:49 PM »
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These may also be an option
http://www.ngineering.com/industrial.htm
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Re: Mullioned windows for DPM modular walls
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2016, 11:16:24 PM »
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The small divisions between window panes are called muntins. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntin
Mullions ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mullion )are something else.  :)

I was unaware of this (since everybody seems to be calling them mullions) until couple of years ago.

Micron Art sells several different types of photoetched windows. http://micronart.com/N_Scratch_contents.html
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Re: Mullioned windows for DPM modular walls
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2016, 07:31:12 PM »
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I'll upvote you for that, @peteski . I didn't know the distinction before.

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Re: Mullioned windows for DPM modular walls
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2016, 08:10:05 PM »
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I'll upvote you for that, @peteski . I didn't know the distinction before.

We're never too old to learn something new.  :D  I learned about this on one of the model RR forums (probably here). Another member corrected someone's misuse of the term mullion.
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Re: Muntined windows for DPM modular walls
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2016, 02:00:22 AM »
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Or I could try this:



It's nylon window screen -- a 3x8 windowpane arrangement but close enough for the backdrop building it's going to be in. Interesting because I can cut pieces to match the screen alignment of the far right upper floor window "panes", glue them on, then ACC clear plastic behind it for "glass".
And it's cheap!