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  Well it's a week later and we have finally received the news from the family of one of our high school students and family that everyone has tested Negative for the COVID-19 virus a second time. This two week isolation has hampered our capacity to make products and pack orders which means the bunch of our customers who have been patiently waiting for their orders will see Shipping Notifications in the next few days.
   We received an email from the assisted care facility where Debbie's Mom (soon to be 101 years young) has been safely quarantined for almost a year. Two weeks ago they had two residences who tested Positive and last week nine residence tested Positive and on Monday Mom's only surviving sibling (a few years younger) passed away in a long term facility. Debbie was close to her Aunt and will sorely be missed.
 A potential opportunity for being "weathered in" during this Pandemic is the potential to do some model weathering ... usually the final step after completing a model! We repeatedly receive messages from folks about the water tank used in our Doctor Ben's logo (shown above right) No, it's *exactly* a SMM/Yorke tank (Part Number: SMM9002 is VERY similar),  other SMM tanks that are easily substituted. I'm hoping that one day I'll have to time to make a construction and weathering video to demonstrate the simplicity of weathering a model to make it more realistic. And for the record, this tank & base was originally a Schomberg Scale Models Product Review from way back in the eighties. 
  Hope to see you in the Hobby Room sometime soon...always wearing a face mask and freshly washed hands!
Old Tree Stumps-Large #2 (12pcs)
Scale Model Masterpieces Multi Scale

Scale Model Masterpieces Large #2 Tree Stumps (12pcs-LabStone)  UNFINISHED LABSTONE/GYPSUM 1/48-1/32-1/64-1/87... This Doctor Ben's Fine Scale Product is a color-cast resin casting using the same high quality material that we use to cast the parts for our... Part Number: SMM9364 Read More Here ...

the Shed & Boiler Kit Short Line Freight

HO & O ScaleThomas A. Yorke Enterprises is now Scale Model Masterpieces

Thomas A. Yorke Enterprises is now Scale Model Masterpieces

We have added several Options to chose or NOT chose when purchasing this kit. 1) The Option of adding Doctor Ben's Weathering Stains and/or Weathering Solutions used for the finish & weathering of the Pilot Model (10% savings when purchased with this kit); and/or 2) Roof Material-Choices of either Corrugated Metal or Seamed Tarpaper (Grey or Red Oxide) are available instead of the Doctor Ben's Precision "Square City Shake Shingles (#DBZ6153) included in this kit.

  Thomas A. Yorke Enterprises is now Scale Model Masterpieces  A side note of "what other stuff" is included with this kit. Well, everything seen in the picture as plus: (3) Boxes—#5045, (3) Boxes—#5050, (2) Covered Stack—#5180, (2) Stack o' Sacks—#5106, and (2) Stack o'Sacks—#5085 which are all cast in our Labstone gypsum just like our Scale Model Masterpieces kits.

Be sure to keep checking back at our website Blog for the updates—we've got some great ideas planned!  United States Postal Service has announced that postal rates will increase in January 21, 2018!

Timberline Green Weathering Stain-4oz
Doctor Ben's Scale Consortium

Ready-To-Use Weathering Stains for Wood, Plastic, Hydrocal, Metal & Much More... Are you tired of the costly, smelly petroleum based weathering and painting products that seemingly evaporated overnight? Do you like paying $5.00 for a half ounce of these very same products? Good news, Doctor... Part Number: DBZ1065 Read More Here ...

Thomas A. Yorke Enterprises is now Scale Model MasterpiecesBrick Chimney Kit HO Scale (3 kits)

Thomas A. Yorke Enterprises is now Scale Model Masterpieces

SIZE: About 1/4" square x 1" tall Plus 1/2"long pipe extension (may be shortened)

SMM/Yorke Detail Parts are composed of UNFINISHED / UNASSEMBLED Resin, Wood, Plastic, and/or White Metal parts-Assembly & Finish Required. Assembly using most plastic cements and painting may be completed by hand or an air brush. Want to know how to weather your finished model? Just Ask!  

There are quite a few Doctor Ben's Resellers spread around the world... some are a little my active than other. Either way, we would like to share with you a recent Tips & Tricks from Jim & Anna Cleveland, owners of Frenchman River Model Works ...

Can Dr. Ben's Weathering Products be used on resin?        by Jim Cleveland
 You may have used alcohol based weathering solutions with fantastic results on wood, or plaster kits in the past, but we are here to attest that they can also be used with fabulous results on resin kits as well! 
  True, the process is different because the resin is not porous, however, this can, in fact, work to your benefit. Keep reading and you'll see what we're saying. ... Read More Here 
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... Continued on website
  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. O Scale Grocery 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!. 
Doctor Ben's Industrial Fresh Dry Rust Weathering Pigment-2oz Resealable Jar ... Only from Doctor Ben's!!
  Fresh dry rust is that color that rust becomes when a steel metal door slides across the the steel surface which leaves a fine residue of iron particles. Morning dew moistens the fine iron particles and the hot sun completes the oxidation process. No industry is immune to this process!
  Doctor Ben's Weathering Pigments are intensely strong but easily thinned with Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol (or water) to reduce its preferred intensity. Using Doctor Ben's Weathering Pigments is ideal for adding the realistic weathered look by applying this product dry with a stiff hobby brush or using the lid for the jar to create a pallet from which various intensities may be created to flow into cracks and crevasses creating the illusion of shadows and depth. All this and much, much more is found in our Doctor Ben's How-To: #3 instructional booklet!
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