Discussed In our Latest Newsletter...
*In the Newsletter: Here We Grow Again-Faded Reefer Orange Weathering Stain*
Some More New Products
California 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 website
St. Matthew's School House Kit by Scale Model Masterpieces #3136-HO/HOn3/HOn30/1:87-Scale
Now Available! The prototype for this structure was one of the hundreds of photographs done for the Farm Security Administration by Walker Evans. The photo for this particular inspiration was about 1936 somewhere in Alabama. This structure is a complete freestanding structure that may be used alone or combined with other period structures
Argent Lumber Co. Pump House Kit by Scale Model Masterpieces #3364-O/On3/On30/1:48-Scale
Now Available! Based on Mallory Hope Ferrell's book "ARGENT: Last of the Swamp Rats". Simple but detailed structure that will fit many applications!Hydrocal Castings, rewritten instructions & details to make this a fun little model. Every water tower should have one just in case.
Doctor Ben's Corrugated & Standing Seam Roofing & Siding Metal (HO, S, & O Scales)
Each package of HO Corrugated Metal contains five (5) individual sections/sheets of Corrugated Roofing/Siding Material (1-1/2" x 8"). O & S Scales are two (2) sheets (3" x 8") ready to be cut to your size, applied and then weathered. All you have to do is cut to size and glue to your roof! Metal is easily cut to smaller widths with a sharp X-Acto knife. You are going to want to use Doctor Ben's Super Sticky Adhesive #2924 to apply this material to literally any surface. Applying roofing/siding has NEVER been easier. Coloring & Weathering techniques are recommended using Doctor Ben’s Weathering & Stain Products!
Only HO Standing Seam is available at the moment. O & S Scale will follow shortly.
Doctor Ben's *Structure Stain Set* (aka Weathering Stain Set #3) #1079
This Brand New 8-Color Ready-To-Use Weathering Stain Set includes the How-To#2 "The ABCs of Staining Castings" Booklet!You would think that with all our focus on weathering and finishing Structures that I would have thought about doing this by now. Doctor Ben's How-To Booklet #2 is included in the set. Got an idea for a new stain color? Let's here it. BTW Congratulations to all those who took advantage of last week's "Gimme the GREEN!" promotion.
What's Next? How about a rolling stock Stain Set?
It's Official!California 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!
Scale 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.
Scale Model Masterpieces "Bordello & Pool Hall Kit HO-Scale
Have you read the latest NG&SL Gazette with the *new* HO Pool Hall & Bordello kit in it? 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.
Want to know 'more' including why this is such a terrific new kit? The Pilot Model (Foot Print: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4") is now on-line! CLICK the 'above' image to see our progress!
Coke Oven Kits for HO, S & O Scales
How about bringing in the heat from outside by building a Coke Ovens Kit inside!
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 a group 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 few S/Sn3
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 it.
Creosote 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!
Boiler House/ Machine Shop Kit by Scale Model Masterpieces #3314-O/On3/On30/1:48-Scale
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!
Faded 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!
Depot Buff #1068
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 us know!
Loading Dock Kit for Tom Yorke/SMM Rubbles Depot Kit HO
(& O, too!) #SMM3117L— *BRAND NEW* This Loading Dock kit consists of 16 Brick Pedestals, Scale Wood Lumber, Layout Drawing, & Plans to Update your old Rubbles Depot into a functional Station. This Loading Dock KIT is included in all O-Scale SMM Rubbles Depot Kits & Optional for HO Scale SMM Rubbles Depot Kits .
Vertical Round Steel 7-TANK Set #DBZ9010 (also available individually) This 7-Piece Tank Set includes: 2ea-#9001 Half-Buried Steel Tanks; 2ea-#9002 Small Vertical Steel Tanks; 1ea-#9007 Medium Vertical Steel Tank; 1ea-#9008 Large Vertical Steel Tank; & 1ea-#9009 X-Large Vertical Steel Tank.
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!