Brand New Updated Kit! HO/HOn3/HOn2/HOn30
Footprint: 2-1/2" wide x 4-1/2' long0Small in stature; huge in detail!
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.
This typical backwoods structure portraying a small town, one room school only differs in two ways from the original photograph. The original Thomas A Yorke Ent design had a tar paper roof instead of a shingle roof. Doctor Ben's Precision Rustic Shake Shingles have been included in this kit to better model the prototype. Secondly, the bell tower is slightly taller than to prototype in order to ease the construction by not having to construct a combine angled roof.
This Newly Updated Kit comes LabStone casting using the original Thomas A Yorke Hydrocal molds of very nicely detailed wood clapboard original carvings, Grandt Line windows & doors, smokejack/chimney, Kappler Lumber, scale drawings, detailed assembly instructions including painting & weathering, color photo o, AND Doctor Ben's Precision Rustic Shake Shingles. By the way, who says that it has to be a school house...how about a lighthouse or grain mill?
Some of our other HO Kits...
SR&RL Rubbles Depot & Loading DockKit by Thomas A. Yorke Enterprises/Scale Model Masterpieces HO/HOn3/HOn2/HOn30
*NEW* FEATURE! Hollow Cast Tower Sections included for a *LIGHTED* Tower!
This kit comes with the beautifully detailed Thomas A York casting of stone, wood, and brick. First offered in 1979. Tom Yorke based the design of this model from the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes 2 foot railroad in the State of Maine. This railroad pioneered the use of large 2-foot gauge rolling stock in North America. In addition to replacing the 'original' Thomas Yorke design of corrugated metal for the roof, the 'original' 1979 minimalistic staining and weathering instructions have been updated to currently available products including easy to learn techniques in the Doctor Ben's How-To #2:"The ABC's of Staining Castings" 8-page color booklet & instructional.
This kit includes full-size drawings (THUMBNAIL Right), nine castings from meticulously hand-carved master patterns, Kappler Scale Lumber, Grantline windows, doors & roof detail, Sequoia Model Products white metal castings, Smooth-On Color Cast Standing Seam Copper roofing material, full-page updated construction and weathering instructions, and Doctor Ben's "The ABC's of Staining Castings" for create a prize winning model. The foot print of this fantastic model is 4" wide by 3" deep. Construction should only take a few nights especially if you follow the instructions and use Doctor Ben's products to finish the model!
*NEW* FEATURE! Hollow Cast Tower Sections for a *LIGHTED* Tower! If you purchased an earlier version with solid Tower Section and would like to have a hollow-cast Tower, we have have available hollow-cast Tower Section for $14.95. This item comes with changes to the original instructions for the installation and finish of this addition. NOTE: You have to have purchased the SMM kit version prior to this announcement in order to purchase the hollow-cast Tower Sections. All Rubbles kits now come with the hollow-cast Tower Sections.
Want to know what others think about this kit? Read the Charlie Getz Review in the . Above is the the Drawing Sheet for this kit. Instructions are full-size LASER printed and included is a color image! This is an original Thomas A Yorke Enterprises casting now owned by DEBENLLC Products & Publications.
Backwoods Ramshackle Engine Shed Kit by Thomas A. Yorke Enterprises/Scale Model Masterpieces HO/HOn3/HOn2/HOn30
Yes, this kit is in production and yes, folks are purchasing it & (hopefully) building it. This is too beautiful of a kit to leave it in the box! The accompanying images showing the Ramshackle construction 'in-progress' is the "Practice" Pilot Model. We I am done with this practice model I will begin constructing the 'real' Pilot Model for this kit. The practice pilot will is NOW Available for purchase. This rare *illusive* Ramshackle Engine Shed kit will accommodate HOn2-1/2 / HOn30/HOn3 engines with a maximum length of 31'-10". The Interior footprint of this facility measures 1.425"W x 1.545"T x 4.400"L.
New Improvements to this kit are:
- Detailed Instructions
- Stone Foundation
- Stepped Shake Shingles
- Plotter-Cut Roofs
- Grandt Line Details
- Kappler Scale Lumber
- Easy-to-Do Weathering & Finishing Techniques
- Working Doors
- Full-Size Plans
This kit features beautifully detailed Thomas A York Hydrocal© castings, Grandt styrene details, plotter-cut roof sections to size, full-size drawings (THUMBNAIL BELOW shows reduced size), scale lumber and detailed construction and weathering instructions. The ladders, barrels & oil drums pictured are included in this kit. This is kit was produced in the early 1980s and is part of a four-piece set produced by Thomas A Yorke. The Water Tank, Fuel Tank & Turntable in the picture are NOT included & WILL be available separately very soon!
NOW Available: Industrial Engine Shed Craftsman Kit by Scale Model Masterpieces HO/HOn3/HOn2/HOn30
This kit comes with the beautifully detailed *original Thomas A York casting of stone, wood, and brick first offered in 1979 as the Industrial Engine House (re-release Coming Soon!). The construction, assembly, staining, and weathering instructions have been *significantly* updated to currently available products including easy to learn techniques in the Doctor Ben's instructional "The ABC's of Staining Castings" booklet.
This Craftsman kit includes 20-page Instructional booklet; full-size drawings (THUMBNAIL Right), Thomas A. Yorke *original* castings from meticulously hand-carved master patterns by the Master himself; Kappler Scale Lumber; Grantline windows doors & roof detail; Sequoia Model Products white metal castings; Doctor Ben's Tar Paper roofing material; PLUS all the Tips & Tricks of building an Award Winning Contest Model by Doctor Ben himself—Richard E. (Ben) Bendever.
The foot print of this fantastic model is 4" wide by 6" long with just enough room to park a Jordan Highway Miniatures 1922 MACK Railbus. And yes, we have Jordan kits in our store, too. Purchase both and save *lots* of shipping. Construction of this kit will enlighten you to working working with numerous techniques and materials that you ma that you may have never heard of let alone tried!
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||Other Thomas A. Yorke Ent Kits available:
||Transition Era Enginehouse with In-Ground Tank - (Ext Version)
||Transition Era Enginehouse with In-Ground Tank
||Transition Era Station & Platform
||Transition Era Wedge Shape Warehouse with Office
||Transition Era Yard Office
||Backwoods Ramshackle Engine Shed
||Rubbles Depot Kit HO/HOn3/HOn30 (based on SR&RL Depot)
||Industrial Engine Shed HO/HOn3/HOn30
||Williams Grocery (Thomas Yorke Design Studios) 2 Left!