Newsletter-August 31, 2016 ... Summer's almost over!

Posted by Blog Master on 8/31/2016

Labor Day is Comin'

"Back Road Buildin's" The Grocery Pilot Model is finally done!

 The Grocery
"Traveling the back roads years ago, one would happen across a tiny grocery store around every other bend in the road or over the next rise. Even today, these picturesque treasures can still be found. Wood siding deeply scarred by grain and rot and weathered a beautiful silver gray. Rusted tin roofing sheets all but covering the original wood shakes. Front porch sagging and with a decided lean. And as though in staunch defiance to this earthly appeal are a multitude of colorful metal signs plastered everywhere advertising the contents of the interior: colas, soaps, cigarettes, remedies, staples, and clothing." (Introduction from original 1980's advertising in the NG&SL Gazette magazine)

  The Grocery in O Scale is the first of this series with a bunch more to follow in both O Scale AND HO Scale. Above and at left is the "finished" Pilot Model images, where I finally found some spare time to finish applying the signs and adding the details that are included in this kit. If anyone is interested, this built-up model like some many other pilot models (still available) is For Sale.

And you will be amazed at all the "Options" of Extra Details, Doctor Ben's Stains & Solutions used for finish & weathering we have added to this kit which means huge $$$ savings for you!

This *original* 1987 Thomas A. Yorke Ent. kit has been slightly revamped with some modeling technique updates and details added as well as including a significant update of the instructions. Now, we know that we could have kept the price down even more if we cast this kit in Hydrocal©; and didn't have such high standards of casting quality (detail density bubbles, pits, voids, etc.), we just refuse to sell second quality castings. But, then if we did cut corners to save some money, you would not be able to appreciate een more the intricately, hand-carved details that Tom Yorke spent so many hours working on each and every original master pattern for this kit. Trust us, you would be able to tell the difference!

 This kit includes full-size drawings, scale lumber, Grandt Line windows & doors, and the detailed construction and weathering instructions that you've come to expect from Scale Model Masterpieces including a bunch more stuff! 

O Scale Foot Print: 3-1/8"wide x 5-1/16"" long. We'll bet that there are a few S/Sn3 Modeler who can adapt this kit to their scale, too! 

  Be sure to check out the website updates for this kit which now include options to add detail packages, and the Weathering Stains and Weathering Solutions described in the kit instructions used to complete this kit.

 
"Back Road Buildin's" Warehouse #2 Kit Update!
We began shipping the Warehouse #2 kit this week. If you've not yet received a Shipping Confirmation email, please be patient. Just like The Grocery Kit #9150 (above) we've been a little overwhelmed with orders. We expect to have the last of the Warehouse #2 kit shipped by tomorrow. Please read the information on the website as how your Club might use this kit as a fundraiser!
 

Have you Heard? California Freight & Details Co. N Scale is Now Scale Model Masterpieces!

Yep, that's right and our on-line median pages are exploding with questions & inquiries!

1) How soon before you have the HO Cal Freight details? Answer: Um, we've had the HO Cal Freight details since 2012. Many have already been incorporated into the SMM Details, some are still listed on our website (and Ebay Store) as Cal Freight, and even more are not yet in production.

2) How soon before the N Scale stuff is available? Answer: Actually, we have 70+ N Scale Cal Freight Details already available on our website and Ebay Store. Still there are hundreds more that will soon bemade available as we are able to sort through the hundreds and hundreds of product masters and the couple hundred production molds of products we do not yet have available. We'll make updated both in this Newsletter, on our Yahoo Groups Page, and on ourFacebook Fan Page.

Stay tuned; it's going to be a wild ride!

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