Discussed In our Latest
*In the Newsletter: Purchase Your Stone Service
Station Kit Now!*
Brand New Products!
Stone Depot Kit HO/HOn3 - No, this is NOT the
“Fallberg Depot” kit; this Thomas A. Yorke “Rocopila Depot” kit has been
around much longer! (1976). This *original* Thomas A. Yorke kit has been
give a renewed life with lots of updates and additions including the
instructions, wood ramp & Precision Cut one-piece trusses! And, you will
be able to select which style of Doctor Ben’s Shingles or, Corrugated
Metal roofing that you would like for this fine model. Now Shipping!
Freight & Details Co-HO Scale now
Scale Model Masterpieces!
As we stated in the last Newsletter, we have had two
professional Resin Casters working on bringing our HO Details on-line
for the past month or so... and we finally have parts; well, they're
HERE! 20+ New HO & a few S and O Scale Cal Freight Details are on the
by Scale Model Masterpieces #3119-HO/HOn3/HOn30/1:87-Scale -
Finally! It here And it is AMAZING!! The design of this fantastic
Craftsman kit much more like the 'original' 1979 version (SEE Image)
than the southwestern version Tom Yorke did a number of years ago. But
that's almost where it ends. We have used Tom Yorke 'original'
hand-carved masters and created totally new castings to replace all that
wood and time-consuming construction of the 2nd Floor Bordello,
multi-pitched roofs, and both front facades. And, instead of just 10 or
so castings, there are now 27 LabStone high-quality castings, Precision
Cut Roofs, Glazing and Signs (the Baba O'Rileys Pool Hall sign is like
not other!), 4-Color Laser Signs and window glazing, meticulous
instructions and Options, lots of images, and Doctor Ben's How-To #2:
The ABCs of Staining Castings booklet.
RAILROAD BLACKSMITH SHOP Kit
by Scale Model Masterpieces #9112-O/On3/On30/1:48-Scale
Tom Yorke originally based this design on the Sierra Railroad’s
facility in Jamestown, California; high in the “mother loade.” Lots of
updates & some obvious changes... Large Precision Cut sliding doors may
be positioned inside or outside of the building; 2) We added a Loading
Dock for Railroad access; 3) There is a stone foundation with a cast
basement access (lower right of picture; 4) Precision Cut bracing in the
cupola vent to simplify the construction process.
Freight & Details Company-HO has a New Home!
I actually had quite a bit of information here and the "Constant
Contact" editor "lost" the text. @#*&$%#@!~+&%$#^% That said, I am
retyping the news that the California Freight and Details Company-HO is
a part of our family. We already have a bunch of items on our website
and much, much more to come.
And, Some of what you missed in Our previous Newsletters!
Model Masterpieces "Rio Grande La Jara Water Tank Kit HO/S/O-Scale
Originally offered by Thomas A Yorke Ent. as an HO Scale kit and part
of the "Ramshackle Series", we now have this "Rio Grande" legend
available in three scales. We have Color-Cast the bents and platform in
a light grey driftwood color. The tank is hollow-cast in LabStone. The
rest is wood, NBWs, a tank spout assembly, LabStone Foundation and
detailed instructions and images. Next will be the "Bellgrade Lumber Co"
Water Tank in a few months.
Oven Kits for HO, S & O Scales
How about bringing in the heat from outside by building a Coke Ovens Kit
Some Coke Oven Lore & History—In 1904, the Powhattan
Coal and Coke Co. opened a new mine at Sykesville. One year later, the
fledgling company sold out to agroup
of New York investors, who changed the name to the Cascade Coal and Coke
Co. At that time, under the direction of C.C. Gadd, 100 coke ovens were
built. Two years later, a local paper noted, "they are working regularly
at the Cascade mines. A good grade of coke is being made there, and
business is brisk."
Foot Print: HO & S -8"long x 6" deep (or so) & O-11"long x 8" deep
(or so) Heck, it's your Empire; make it as long & wide as you want-build
multiple kits for a really long Coke Yard. We'll bet that there are a
MOSSY DRIFTWOOD Ready-To-Use Weathering Stain #1067 for Wood, Plastic,
Hydrocal, Metal & Much More
Here we grow again! OK, maybe it was more of an OOPS!, and for the
record, Debbie and I like this color a lot. We already have one report
from a user that this makes a great weathering top coat for Worn
Concrete. I can't wait to try it.
Think that another color is needed? Let us know & we will consider
Stone Service Station Kit-Flying A, Shell Oil, & Sinclair
HC HO & O SCALE #SMM3109
& #9109— *BRAND
NEW* Imagine just what happens to a boom town depot when the
"rush" dries up and the beautiful stone depot and its activity are all
but abandoned. And then along come the automobile and the demand for
gasoline to run those automobiles and a need to occasionally fix the
automobile. Some thrifty entranpaneur decides to save a few bucks by not
having to build a Service Station and what better way to fill the Gas
Station tanks but to have its own siding--or not!
Three Versions available" Flying "A"; Shell Spirit, &
Sinclair HC. Bas and details including our 1229 Wayne Glass Top Gas
Pumps. Watch for daily updates on thiswebsite;
on our DEBENLLC Facebook
Page and in our SMM
Yahoo Group, too!
Weathering Solution #1063
This Ready-To-Use Weathering Solution looks just like it
sound with all the strength of Doctor Ben's Blackest Pigment with just a
splash of Dark, very Dark Brown. Only Doctor Ben’s has it and now you
can have it, too!
House/ Machine Shop Kit by Scale Model Masterpieces
Now Available! High
Quality LabStone castings by the master himself added to Brand New
Updates makes this kit easy to assemble with *amazing detail*. Grandt
Line details, including stack & door hinges, precision basswood, Doctor
Ben’s Rolled Tarpaper, Rewritten instructions & techniques, color photo,
and illustrations show how to frame an addition for the rear so that
this structure may store locos & critters inside!
Boxcar Red #1069 (aka Red Oxide/ Oxide Primer)
This is a color that is used for tarpaper, auto primer
and for faded red boxcars (know any other uses?) and one of my favorites
that I have 'hoarded' it to myself for some time. I suppose that it is
time to share it with the masses. I can already see using this as a base
coat and then dry brushing Rustic Barn Red on top!
When I am have needed this color in the past I have
quickly mixed it up with Country Hickory and Antique White. Obviously,
each batch is never the same as the previous or the following batch. It
is time for some consistency in this color & another Weathering Stain
Color. BTW Depot Buff will replace Country Hickory in the Structure
Stain Set #1079
Can you think of
another color that we should have? Let
This is it for now.
Got a problem, complaint, compliment? Fire off an email,
letter or phone call and we will do the best we can to get you fixed up.
Many thanks for your continued business. Happy Modeling!