FLASH WEDNESDAY Sale!  

  It that time of the year of the Sports Trifecta (baseball, football & basketball) wee to draw folks away from working in their hobby room or maybe its the coll Fall breeze (finally) that draws folks outside having been cooped up this very hot Summer; or perhaps it's a combination of both. Either way, it seem quite a few folks miss last weekend's Columbus Day Sale so we've put together a Flash Sale which may be our last sale until the Holidays the end of November. We'll see.
  We've been receiving a lot of calls from folks reading all about our selling our businesses. We have no plans to shutter the doors but if we're not able to solidify a buyer by early next year we will most likely contract a Business Broker which may mean increasing the prices to cover the Broke fees.
  Speaking of price increases, if you've not read the announcements the USPS is planning a 3-4% increase for postage costs for First Class package (included large envelopes) and all Priority mail and packages. The USPS says that it is doing this to cover their rising costs and still remain offering competitive pricing.
  Got some rain last night ... first time in a couple of months! Darn, now the weeds are going to start growing again. Anyway, see you in the Hobby Room ...
 Rooftop Flat-Top Power Vent Kit (6 kits)
Scale Model Masterpieces/Thomas Yorke Ent.

 N/1-160 Scale - HO/1:87 Scale - S/1:64 Scale - O/1;48 Scale
Click on your scale to see this product. Assembly, finish, & weathering  instructions are in the Product 
 
Ash Pit & Details Kit for Enginehouse/Roundhouse HO & N
Scale Model Masterpieces/Thomas Yorke Ent.
Kit includes: N Scale-3”x 2-5/8” x 1/2”tall / HO Scale 3”x 3-1/8” x 1/2”tall LabStone Casting, timber risers, (3) ash barrels, metal support bar, & NBWs
Click on the image at the right to see the N & HO product. Assembly, finish, & weathering  instructions are in the Product Description and as always, Doctor Ben's is highly recommended!  
Z Scale “Brick, Wood, Cut Stone, Concrete & Rock” Tunnel Portal & "Optional Retaining Walls Z/1:220
Scale Model Masterpieces/Thomas Yorke Ent.

Portal-2-11/16”wide x  2-1/8”tall &  Optional Retaining Wall(s) 2-1/4”wide x 1-7/8”tall
You would be surprised to know that Z Scale is very popular and according to one of our website visitors/customers; "Dude, you know that those Z Scale Tunnel Portals & Retaining Wall Sets make great bridges and overpasses in HO & O scale!" And I said. Yep!
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What's a FlasH Friday Sale?

  Our Flash Wednesday Sale starts today and ends tomorrow Midnight October 17, 2019 EDST where practically everything*--almost 1,000 items-- in our Website is 9% Off --> Doctor Ben's Scale Consortium - Scale Model Masterpieces/Thomas A. Yorke Ent. - California Freight & Details Company - Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette - Grandt Line Products - And many, Many more products... Practically 1,000 items!

   Sale Code to use at Checkout: flash9 needed! Just spend $20 and the website does all the rest for you. All Credit Cards- AMEX, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and Paypal, Checks, and Money Orders, where practically  everything* in  our Website is 9%  Off.   And, if you forget to  buy something,  you can use this Code  a Second  time!! Maybe the Last Chance for the Fall!

  * Please Note: There are only two  groups not included in this sale: OOP/Fine Scale Miniatures HO Consignment Kits & Smoky Mountain Built Up Dioramas. Also, this is a www.debenllc.com Website Only offer and is NOT available in our Ebay, Bonanza, or Ecrater Stores.

OLD TREE STUMPS-SMALL (LabStone-29pcs) MULTI-SCALE 
Scale Model Masterpieces (former Thomas A Yorke Ent.)  

Size: 1/4" to 5/8" diameter x 5/16" to 1/2" tall  #SMM9311

  This product includes one (1) set of 29 Old Tree Stumps shown at right and does NOT include the scenery. These detailed, high-quality Labstone Old Tree Stumps are a natural light tan color and accept paints and stains very well.

Want to know the easiest & fastest way to realistically stain & weather stumps?  We have the *Tips & Techniques* article for you in our Blog! 
Staining & Weathering Tree Stumps with Doctor Ben's, Blog Archives, August 2015

 HO & O Scale Logging Camp Cook House & Portable Cabin Houses Kit!

 Well, it was just a couple of year ago when we announced the long awaited HO & O Scale Logging Camp kits and almost immediately HO & O Scale Reservations came pouring in. We're not sure whether it was the anxious anticipation of these kits never being made available but, earlier this year it was time for a good thing to end to make room for the Cook House Kit and the Portable Camp House kits.
  
HO Scale Set Foot Prints: Each 1-1/2” x 3” (2 Cabins) & 5-1/2” x  10”
O Scale Set Foot Prints: Each 2-1/2” x 5-1/4” (2 Cabins) & 5-1/2” x  10” 

   This Cook & Portable Cabin House Set includes one Cook House and two Camp House kits. Both Cabin Houses have windows in the front walls and the rear walls instead of the original side walls and the windowless front and rear walls.

  Included in kit ... A ton of Details continued here ... 
Not Since 1982! May be you last chance to Save!

Doctor Ben's Weathering Solution Spotlight:

   Instant Age #1152 Ready-To-Use Weathering Solution for Wood, Plastic, Hydrocal©, Metal & Much More-4oz Jar & 8oz, too!

  When I first began building Fine Scale Miniatures kits  (manufactured by George Sellios) many years ago, the part that I enjoyed the most was the weathering. Nothing irked me more than to build a model in a brand new, pristine condition. I began looking for something more that what the FSM instructions offered. Don't get me wrong, I owe a great deal of what I learned about building models from building early Thomas A. Yorke kits, Model Masterpieces kits, Builders in Scale kits, Timberline kits; heck, there's even a thing or two to learn from building the Campbell kits.

In my quest for the ultimate weathering process I remember that back in the 1980s India Ink and Alcohol were all the rave thanks to a number of popular modelers. And if not careful, it was very easy to "over" apply the mixture resulting in a dark, goth look when viewed under normal lighting covered up much of the model's detail.
  The Doctor Ben's Instant Age takes the original technique one step further with the inclusion of a Doctor Ben's Weathering Pigment. NOTE: Using another dry product to add to the India Ink technique may not work as well as using the Doctor Ben's because of quality and fillers in the other pro duct. 
Doctor Ben's 8-Color Solution Set #2

 My addition of the Doctor Ben's Weathering Pigment to the Instant Age Weathering Solution results in significant improvement creating a more dimensional look instead of just the India Ink laying on the surface of the model. But there are a couple of notes when using Instant Age. Originally, we packaged Instant Age as a "Ready-to-Use" product and customers complained it was too thin or diluted. Today's Instant Age is twice a strong as the original which allows the modeler more flexibility in the level of coverage when applying Instant Age. There is very light by simply slightly mixing the Instant age and dipping the brush tip in the very top of the Weathering Solution, or the other extreme is shake the heck out of the jar (lid tightly screwed on) and you've got really dark. I prefer to apply several light coats being sure to wait till each coat is dry and if I'm in a hurry, a hair dryer or heat gun with dry the Instant Age real quick.Much more detail is discussed in our Doctor Ben's How-To #1: Turning Toys into Models booklet and in our Blog Archive June 2015.

The long story short is that although my formula has changed over the years, AND, a lot of folks have tried real hard to copy my Doctor BeHow To #1 Bookletn's products, but they still haven't come close. Several even posed as 'friends' to get the formulas. Today, you can buy various weathering powders (NOTE: some are just ground artists chalk and/or tempra finger paint powders), and there are folks are offering stuff used to tint wet concrete (yes, really!), but nobody—nope nobody— has a weathering solution OR an industrial weathering pigment that will perform anything like the Doctor Ben's products do.

And for the record, these are the very same Weathering Stains & Solutions that I have demonstrated in the many Clinics and Model Shows and used to finish the plethora of Fine Scale Miniatures (FSM), Master Creations, Sequoia Models, Downtown Deco, Thomas Yorke, Scale Structures Ltd, Evergreen Hill Designs, Model Masterpieces Ltd, South River Model Works, and many other kits (including quite a bit of Athearn rolling stock) Doctor Ben's How To Booklet #1over the years that have been recognized as award winning, museum quality models.

Using this Doctor Ben's Product: Weathered Rust differs from Realistic Rust in that it is more like the rust that you would see on old farm equipment sitting out in the field—dampened by the morning dew slowly etching away at the metal surface. This product is a topical application that does not affect the surface integrity of the model. This product has built in adhesive polymers that enable it to stick to any surface. Get too much on and want to remove it? Not a problem, read on about all the great uses in our How To #1 booklet and in our website Blog.. You will not be disappointed.

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