Need to Weather? Let's Weather!

  Much of this Newsletter has been written before leaving Delaware because Mother Nature played havoc on the timing for our return last weekend. As we mentioned in earlier Newsletters, we experienced some mechanical difficulties with our van resulting in a one week delay getting to Maryland to spend the Holidays with family. Our second attempt of a trip went well at just over a 12 hour trip and no problems.Now we finally have a small window hoping to get around most of the weather in our way and it will be a messy drive on a return-to-work Monday.
 One of the best things about being "weathered" in is the opportunity to do some model building! I repeatedly receive message from folks about the water tank used in our Doctor Ben's logo (shown right) No, it's NOT a SMM/Yorke tank, but we do have several that are easily substituted. I'm hoping that one day I'll have to time to make a construction and weathering video. And for the record, this tank & base is a Schomberg Scale Models kit from way back in the eighties. 
   Over the Holidays we began the construction of our Doctor Ben's and SMM/Yorke websites. As you can imagine, we returned home to a plethora of Orders and after we get caught up, I'll get back on finishing the websites including their activation in preparation for the sale of each of the businesses. Stay tuned! See you in the Hobby Room ...
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 
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