Mid-April Newsletter & Updates

  We’ve got a couple of extra treats farther down in this newsletter. First is an awesome sale of Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette magazines. And the second is an offer to the first ten (10) customers to log into their Doctor Ben’s website account (www.DrBens.com) and could earn 10% Off on the Doctor Ben’s website. Sounds too good to be true? Scroll on down!
  "We received a call from a customer earlier this week (Are you surprised that a hobby manufacturer answers the phone?) wanting to know about "tinting" the Doctor Ben’s Weathering Stains. The short answer is yes; especially if you are using another Doctor Ben's Weathering Stain." The customer was wanting to increase the green tint of Mossy Driftwood and we suggested Orbisonia Green.
  Another question came up about "... occasional, small pigment lumps from not stirring enough." Yes, some stains require a more stirring than others simply because of the pigment density. And sometimes room temperature slows the stiring/mixing process as well. The warmer the temperature; the easier the mixing process is to do.
 Amazingly, we continue to receive weekly inquiries from folks interested in purchasing one or both of the Business that we have for sale. It seems that there are quite a few folks who have lost their job no thanks to COVID and/or nearing retirement who don't like where their job is headed post-Pandemic. They find the potential to have their own business is very tempting. Some are surprised at the amount of “stuff” that has to be done and wonder how we do it.
 But quite honestly none of this happened overnight--we had a *LOT* of help from our adult kids, grand kids as well as a whole lot of help from friends that we made along the way of building this enterprise. We could NOT have gotten to where we are today without their assistance of time, knowledge and expertise that all we had to do was ask for help! We're hoping that the opportunity is there for us to assist the new owners (of one or both businesses) to take the businesses to a higher level of success.
  Guess we'll see you in the Hobby Room "still" wearing masks and Wash Our Hands! ... 

HO & O Scale Logging Camp Cookhouse & Portable House Kits

 Well, it was just a couple of years ago when we resurrected the long awaited HO & O Scale Logging Camp and immediately Reservations came pouring in. We're not sure whether it was the anxious anticipation of this series and although the sets are no longer available the individual structures are!
  Tons of requests in both scales for just the Cook House or just the Portable Cabins and possibly the Tool Shed and a Saw Sharpening Shed as well! We may have forgotten to mention about the last two kits to this set.
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”

Doctor Ben's Industrial Weathering Pigments
DOCTOR BEN'S Brownstone Weathering Pigment Plastic/Metal/Resin 2oz-*NEW* #1338
 This is a much bigger container of weathering product than the little thimble that other folks offer-PROMISE!
They're Not a Powder and They're Not a Chalk, They ARE Industrial!
 Using Doctor Ben's Industrial Weathering Pigments®
As a single component of the Doctor Ben's Weathering Products, the Industrial Weathering Pigments are an even more powerful *NEW* Doctor Ben's 4-Piece Special Weathering Solution Set-4-4 oz Bottles!tool in creating a realistic Model. Not a powder, not a chalk, the Doctor Ben's Industrial Weathering Pigments are very easily applied using a soft, but stiff, brush. However, be careful, a little bit goes a very long way!
I've been using the Doctor Ben's Industrial Weathering Pigments to tint Hydrocal© for years. Just a 1/4 teaspoon make a whole lot of difference when tinting white Hydrocal© to an earth tone color. Very cool! These are allDoctor Ben's 8-COLOR Railroad Pigment Weathering Pack-CLICK for larger image! great products and as we get more images we'll get them posted here as soon as possible!
The Doctor Ben's Weathering products work best in conjunction with other Doctor Ben's Weathering Products as well as competitors' products--Hey, why not?!
Have you got a result that you would like to share with our visitors? Send your pictures to us!
The Doctor Ben's 2oz individual pigment jar is a much bigger container of weathering product than the little thimble that other folks offer-PROMISE! 2oz. (volume) MOL - Use Sparingly -- Very Concentrated!

They're Not a Powder and They're Not a Chalk, They ARE Industrial!
"We Turn Toys into Models!"
Products Developed Directly from the Creations of NMRA National Award Winning Dioramas by Richard E. (Ben) Bendever

Doctor Ben's Industrial Weathering Pigment 27 Color Set

Doctor Ben's Products are:
-  User friendly, Sticks to all materials-metal to plastic, all surfaces-flat to glossy
-  No complex processes, No Experience necessary,
-  Color fast—does not fade from sunlight or florescent lights,
-  Super concentrated, a little goes a very long way,
-  Clear, re-sealable 2 ounce (volume) containers,
-  Price Value, a huge savings over the little tiny containers that others offer,
-  It's Doctor Ben's, our reputation says it all!

Are you ready to do some weathering?
  Each year we attend numerous hobby shows and we have some basic techniques that we share with our visitor where folks can take our products home and begin using them just like at the show-no experience necessary! Now you have the chance to learn what many thousands of other folks have learned without having to pay a $7.00 (or more) admission fee to get in the door. In fact we won't even charge you for postage*.

  We are always looking forward to hearing original ideas & feedback from our friends & customers who have enjoyed using our products. Got a story to share, or am image that you are especially proud of? Send them in, we have thought that we should have more User photos. As always we are happy to return your requested material to you.

"Scale Products for Discriminating Modelers"  

Warehouse Shelving-Palleted Boxes/Sacks-Open (2pcs) Used for Multi Scale
Scale Model Masterpieces 

Super detailed & super easy to paint & stain since they are cast in High Quality Labstone Gypsum, the ver sa,e material that we cast our Craftsman kits!
Description for this item:... Warehouse Shelving-Palleted Boxes/Sacks-Open (2pcs)... Scale Model Masterpieces Multi-Scale... DETAIL PARTS are composed of UNFINISHED Labstone and Finish is Required. Assembly using most plastic cements and painting may be completed by hand or an air...

"Back Road Buildin's" 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!

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.

Weathering Stain Set #1 & Booklet #2 & #5536 Junk Pile 
Doctor Ben's Scale Consortium
  Using this Doctor Ben's Product: Ever since 1991 we have offered Doctor Ben's Aged Driftwood Weathering Stain as a non-petroleum, identical color match replacement for the long defunct Floquil Flo-Stains© products; especially Floquil Driftwood stain made famous by the Fine Scale Miniatures kit instructions of the 1970s to present. Thousands of jars of Doctor Ben's Aged Driftwood Weathering Stain have been sold with equally thousands of satisfied customers. 
Welcome to Doctor Ben's . com Anniversary Special 2-Day Event!

Everything* in this Doctor Ben's Website Anniversary 2-Day Website is 7% Off* till Midnight. April 16, 2022 Only! 
  Sale Code to use at Checkout:  dbz10 required!
 Just spend $49 and the website does all the rest for you. All Credit Cards- AMEX, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and Paypal, Checks, and Money Orders, too! Sale runs April 9, 2022 Midnight EST. Happy Savings! 

  * Code: dbz10 be used at time of purchase with a $49 Minimum www.DrBens.com Website Order of $49. Purchase must be made on www.drbens.com website - DeBenLLC.com. Ebay, Etsy, & eCrater purchases cannot be combined to amount to the $49 minimum.

  And Did you miss the "Flash Sale" Gazette Magazine-Some Subscribers did and they let us know that they didn't receive the email with the Flash Sale in it. So, this is a repeat of the 45% Off Sale of all remaining NG&SL Gazette magazine Individual Issues AND Annual Sets. The only limits are a Minimum $25 spend..
  Also, if two people purchase the last copy of any issue, the person who pays first gets the magazine & the other person gets a refund. Quantities are limited as is the time for this Flash Sale! Remember; Spend Minimum $25 AND Use the 
CODE: gaz45
Here is the direct link: NG&SL Gazette Magazines
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