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  Were you one of the 21,000+ that attended the 2020 Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show last weekend? Lucky you! Heard it was a good one!
  This time last year there were 34 mid & eastern states with sub-freezing temperatures. Of course, it was just six years ago that Atlanta experience "Snowmageddon". No chance of getting a layer of the white stuff on the ground in North Georgia any time soon. Just came in from outside and it felt a whole lot colder than the fifty degrees that my smart phone was telling me. Another good reason NOT to go outside.
  If you have not tried our website CRM (Customer Relations Management) message system, it is very easy to use for sending messages from your Smart phone, tablet or computer & your website account (must be logged in) as well as sending images attachments. Just last night we received a message from customer Mike F., "Not a railroad model. But, Barn Red and Maple do look good on a tugboat" which is one reason Frenchman River Model Works is a Doctor Ben's Reseller! And we have a bunch of other weathering products that also look great on tugboats, too! Now, how about using our CRM and sending us some pictures of your tugboat models adorned with Doctor Ben's!
  And finally, just in the past week or so we've had several conversations with very interested "potential" Buyers for one or both of our businesses that we have for sale. And not one of them has said anything to us about being referred to us buy one of our customers! Isn't that strange? Oh well, guess Debbie and I will save the two $2,500 Referral Rewards and take a cruise to Greece with the money we save!  WHEW! That's all for today. See you in the Hobby Room.

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!

 
Pacific Redwood Weathering Stain-4oz
Doctor Ben's Scale Consortium

Doctor Ben's Ready-To-Use Pacific Redwood Weathering Stain(#1088 4oz. jar)... A direct replacement for the no longer available Floquil Products!... If you want your models to look as bad as our models do, you have to use what we use Doctor Ben's!... It was just a few years ago that... Part Number: DBZ1088 More Info Here!
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Backwoods Ramshackle Engine Shed Kit 
Foot Print: HO - 1.93"W x 4.90"L 
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. Most likely, the practice pilot will end up here for sale. 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

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 Vertical Boiler & Water Tank Mini Scene Kit-Scale Model Masterpieces/Thomas Yorke Ent.
 N/1-160 Scale - HO/1:87 Scale S/1:64 Scale - O/1;48 Scale
Click on your scale to see this product. Assembly, finish, & weathering  instructions are in the Product Description.

Z Scale “Brick, Wood, Cut Stone, Concrete & Rock” Tunnel Portal & "Optional Retaining Walls Z/1:320-Scale Model Masterpieces/Thomas Yorke Ent. (More Portals & Walls coming shortly)
Portal-2-11/16”wide x  2-1/8”tall &  Optional Retaining Wall(s) 2-1/4”wide x 1-7/8”tall
You would be surprised to know that Z Scale is very popular and according to one of our website visitors/customers; "Dude, you know that those Z Scale Tunnel Portals & Retaining Wall Sets make great bridges and overpasses in HO & O scale!" And I said. Yep!
Rustic Scale Lumber-Natural Finish
Doctor Ben's Scale Consortium

  Listing is for One (1) Package Rustic Lumber-Natural... Original Contest Proven Doctor Ben's Product!... When I first began building Fine Scale Miniatures kits (manufactured by George Sellios) many years ago, the part that I enjoyed the most was the realistic weathering and scenicing. Nothing irked me more than to... Part Number: DBZ4300. More Info Here!

 Rooftop Flat-Top Power Vent Kit (6 kits)-Scale Model Masterpieces/Thomas Yorke Ent.
 N/1-160 Scale - HO/1:87 Scale - S/1:64 Scale - O/1;48 Scale
Click on your scale to see this product. Assembly, finish, & weathering  instructions are in the Product Description.

 Ash Pit & Details Kit for Enginehouse/Roundhouse HO & N Scales-Scale Model Masterpieces/Thomas Yorke Ent.
Kit includes: N Scale-3”x 2-5/8” x 1/2”tall / HO Scale 3”x 3-1/8” x 1/2”tall LabStone Casting, timber risers, (3) ash barrels, metal support bar, & NBWs
Click on the image at the right to see the N & HO product. Assembly, finish, & weathering  instructions are in the Product Description and as always, Doctor Ben's is highly recommended!  
Wooden Barrels/Casks (10pcs)
Scale Model Masterpieces/YORKE

Description for this item:... Wooden Barrels/Casks (10pcs- 5 Open & 5 Closed)... Scale Model Masterpieces Multi Scale... DETAIL PARTS are composed of UNFINISHED/UNASSEMBLED Color-Cast resin parts and Assembly & Finish are Required. Assembly using most plastic cements and painting may be completed by hand or an air... More Info Here!
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  And finally, Yes, the United States Postal Service has increased postal rates beginning January 26, 2020. And NO, we still do NOT add any Handling Fees to the postage calculator when you purchase products from this website! 

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