Ready to Wander Outside?!

   Not me! We just saw on the news that the CDC has identified eight States when the COVID-19 has spiked up with the greatest group 18044 year old individuals.They are attributing the increase of cases to recent relaxing of social gathering limits and lack of social distancing. Looks like this could be going on for some time so we continue to self-isolate--yuck!
  On an even more disappointing note and the part that I hate the most about this job; our hobby has lost yet another talented modeler and phenomenal individual, Tony "Admiral Nelson" Burgess. (Photo at Right) I've been fortunate to have known Tony since the early 2000 exchanging tips and tricks as well as his use of Doctor Ben's weathering products and techniques. Tony's wife Sherry has organized an online meet at 2pm CST on Saturday 6/13/20, please use this link to join us, stay as long as you like. We would like this to be an informal come-and-go setting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89412474123

  I've linked one of Tony's favorite model builds from back in 2011 to his Facebook page where you can view many more of his models and read his thought as he describes his processes. Tony was an amazing individual. Tony will be sincerely missed by the plethora of souls he touched in his lifetime.I hope to see you in the Hobby Room and be sure to wash your hands ...
Firewood Stacks (4 Assorted Stacks)
Scale Model Masterpieces HO/1:87

Description for this item:... Firewood Stacks (4 Assorted Stacks) Scale Model Masterpieces HO/1:87... Scale Model Masterpieces HO/HOn3/HOn30-Scale... Scale Model Masterpieces 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... Part Number: SMM5055

 Logging Camp Portable Bunk House Kits!

Scale Model Masterpieces / Thomas A Yorke Ent. #SMM3123 & #SMM3123

 Not long ago we told you that we would make this kit once again available. It seems that many customers wanted to have more than just two Logging Bunk Houses for their Logging Camp. So we bumped up the re-introduction of this kit--actually two kits since there are two Bunk Houses in this kit.

  As we previously mentioned in and earlier Newsletter the Logging Cook House is also available. 

  You're gonna want to order multiples of this really neat structure set and details to be announced in the next week or so.

  Both kits are available in HO & O scales!

Save 12% over purchasing all four individually! Item #SMM5003

Boxes & Blocks & Bricks-Use for Multiple Scales!
    A few years ago we purchase the California Freight & Details Co HO product line. And believe it or not, we still have a number of the detail parts that we have yet to release. So, Here are four (4) newly released palleted sets: SMM5000-Palleted Boxes-Large w/Risers (2pcs)SMM5004-Palleted Boxes-Medium w/Risers (2pcs); SMM5010-Palleted Boxes-Small w/Risers (2pcs); &

SMM5075-Palleted Cement Blocks-w/Risers (2pcs). Save 12% over purchasing all four individually! Item #SMM5003. Watch for our upcoming How-To Tutorial on our website Blog Coming Very Soon
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Split Granite Stone Single-Tunnel Portal Scale Model Masterpieces HO/HOn3

Getting ready to build that empire and need safe passage through the mountains? You're going to want this awesome tunnel portal! Formerly, Doctor Ben's Scale Consortium Scale Tunnel Portal #9110 & #9111 (LabStone & Resin-both Unfinished Castings), this Split Granite Tunnel Portal is an original master creation utilizing the Doctor Ben's #8880 (3/32") Baby Building Blocs. More Information ...

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Doctor Ben's How-To #4: "Hot Glue Casting" Booklet by Richard Bendever!   A number of years ago I was browsing through my old Gazette magazines and I picked up the January/February 1982 issue where I found an interesting article. In this long-out-of print magazine, I found an article about casting detail parts. In that article Terry Metcalfe described how he cast parts by melting beads of a thermoplastic called “Makit and Bakit” beads in RTV molds using an ordinary kitchen oven. I decided that this process was definitely NOT going to work for me.
  As a former Mold Maker/Tool & Die maker, I am quite familiar with the plastic injection process...  Read More ...

Coke Ovens Kit
Scale Model Masterpieces/YORKE/ HO & O Scale
Coke Ovens by Thomas A. Yorke Enterprises/Scale Model Masterpieces ... This kit comes with the beautifully detailed Thomas A Yorke castings of stone, wood, and brick. First offered in 1979, the staining and weathering instructions have been updated to currently available products...
Part Number: SMM9115 & SMM3115
Faded Boxcar Red Weathering Stain-4oz
Doctor Ben's Scale Consortium

  FADED BOXCAR RED Ready-To-Use Weathering Stain #1069 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...Read More ...

Spotlight: Doctor Ben's Weathering  Solution Set #1 #1180 including How-To Booklet #1: "Turning  Toys into Models" - Four 4oz Jars

Not to be confused with the Doctor Ben's Weathering Stains; using Doctor Ben's Weathering Solutions will have your fellow modelers scratching their heads pondering just how you created that affect!

You may already know about our Doctor Ben's Realistic Rust, Instant Age & DBZ1180 - Doctor Ben's Weathering Solution SetWeathered Rust, the following is a detailed description about some of our equally as impressive Doctor Ben's Weathering Solutions also available in our Store:

  Granite Ballast Grey Weathering Solution #1056-4 oz. creates that light, dusty grey that is so difficult to achieve with opaque products. Additionally, this Weathering Solution reveals a 3-D effect for more realism rather than just a flat color wash. The Granite Ballast Grey Weathering Solution is also great for that silvery, grey driftwood color that is so hard to replicate in nature.  

  Grimy Dusty Buff Weathering Solution #1057 creates that light, dusty buff (tan) from road travel and wind that is so difficult to achieve with opaque products. Additionally, this Weathering Solution reveals a 3-D effect for more realism rather than just a flat color wash. The Grimy Dusty Buff Weathering Solution is great for use on vehicles, details and toning down that *new* look of fresh paint. 

  Huck’s White Wash Weathering Solution #1058 is just what it says.How To #1 BookletEverything from lime stains on a locomotive, to faded white washed wood and even the bright white lettering on a sign or on the side of a boxcar; the results are remarkable! Got more ideas for uses? Let us know & we try them out.

   Pond  Scum Weathering Solution #1059 looks just like to sounds. Picture a pond or small lake out in the country or an isolated inlet where there’s not much activity. You look up against the shore and you see this green crud; that’s Pond Scum. But don’t stop there. Look on the shady north side of many structures and you will see this green film of mold and mildew; that too is Pond Scum.  And only Doctor Ben’s has it! Click Here to find more about this product!

For Sale: Scale Model Masterpieces formerly Thomas A Yorke Ent, California Freight & Details, & Sequoia Scale Models (Limited Products)

This is a "turn key" operation. Just as quickly as you can get it set up you can be selling products immediately! Questions we have received:

  1) Is this Scale Model Masterpieces business profitable? Yes it is. Current product line is just over 300 SKUs.

  2) What can be done to make this business be more profitable? We have NOT attended a model convention and even in the past six years which we expect the new owner to return to the various conventions, events and shows which will bring much more exposure than what we currently do over the Internet and word of mouth... Got Questions Please Read On!

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