Here Comes Much Colder Weather!

Now that The Boys of Summer (MLB) finalized their season last night, here comes a Nor-Easter Blast to get us all ready for the fast coming Thanksgiving Holiday which means that all the Black Friday & Cyber Monday events are just around the corner. Already, a lot of Big Box  stores have been running commercials & advertising for products they have in stock and are hoping to get them in stock just as soon as they can unload those ships. We'll see how well that goes... fingers crossed..
  UPS has announces a 5.9% Rate increase starting up very soon. The UPS increase is quickly following the USPS from back in October and most likely FedEx will be next. We have a Australian customer wanting to place an order. Unfortunately, both AU and New Zealand also happen to be on the "Restricted Ship-To Countries" list. The complete list is on the USPS website.
  You may have seen this diorama at right before. This is s Contest model that I built back in the 1980s,  This is the "J.W. Wenrich Manufactory" diorama (SEE Here) that I entered in the Atlanta 1995 NMRA Model Contest. I posted an image of this diorama in Facebook stating that constructing & weathering a plastic model was not "Rocket Science" My post surprise a number of folks at this model is simply a 'detailed' plastic (Pola) kit. All of the details on the ground, dock, and roof (except for the figures) are all "Hot Glue".  See more about casting with Hot Glue below and originally published article in the NG&SL Gazette Nov/Dec 1996.
  Hopefully we'll see you in the Hobby Room wearing your mask & freshly washed hands, too!  

Weathering Stain Set #1 & How-To Booklet #2 & #5535 Junk Pile
Doctor Ben's Scale Consortium #DBZ1077

  Stains included in this Set: #1097-Aged Driftwood, #1081-Realistic Oak, #1082-Natural Pine, #1083-Hardwood Maple, #1084-Nautical Teak, #1089-Rustic Barn Red, #1087-Knotty Walnut, & #1090 Natural Basswood plus Booklet #2 & #5535 Junk Pile
  This product is designed to be applied as a stain and should not affect integrity of the material to which it is applied. A good rule of thumb that we feel best describes the coverage of the Doctor Ben's Weathering Stains is that one coat will provide a light coverage; two-three coats will provide a medium coverage and four or more coats with build up, the more porous the surface, the more difficult it is to remove, so test a small less noticeable area before the Doctor Ben's Weathering Stain is applied to the entire model/project. Although this product can be semi-permanent, Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol may be used to remove at varying degrees. Read about all the great uses in our How To #2 "The ABCs of Staining Models" booklet and in our website Blog. You will not be disappointed.

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Baby Building Blocs Split Granite TexDoctor Ben's 1/8tures
Doctor Ben's Scale Consortium - Two Pounder Spe
cial with and without Handy Blade Tool Size: 1/8"Thick x 1/4"Wide x 1/2" Long (all sizes are approximate)
  The colors may vary from the color that you are viewing on this screen due to individual computer monitor color resolutions. We also offer "bulk" purchases for those really BIG jobs. We can also provide custom lengths & widths. Please contact us for a quote on your specific project. Read More Here ...

Brand New! Logging Camp Portable Bunk House Kit Set

Scale Model Masterpieces / Thomas A Yorke Ent. #SMM3123
HO Foot Prints: 3" x 6" & 1-1/2" x 3" (2 structures)

 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 have bumped up the re-introduction of this kit--actually two kits since there are two Bunk Houses in this kit.

    Logging Camp Background: Logging Camps were established at the end of the railway line to house the workers because the workers had no way of getting ... More info Here!

Doctor Ben's Weathering  Pigment Sampler Set including How-To Booklet #3
Doctor Ben's Scale Consortium #DBZ1315

Pigments included in this set: #1341-Weathered Black, #1338-Durango Brown, #1352-Primer Red, #1364-Terra Cotta, #1337-Dark Damp Rust, #1376-Khaki Tan, #1331-Brown Brick, #1354-Red Brick, #1368-Sunbaked Clay, #1387-Titanium White, #1333-Pebble Dirt, & Isopropyl (Empty Jar) !
  This 11-Color Weathering Pigment Sampler Set consists of eleven assorted 1oz pigments which may vary slightly from the pigments listed in... More Here!

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
4-Jar Weathering Solution Set #3 w/How-To Booklet #1
Doctor Ben's Scale Consortium #DBZ1182
   This #Weathering Solution Set includes: Realistic Rust (#1150), Instant Age (#1152), Weathered Rust (#1154), & Muddy River Bottom (#1160) all of which are Ready-To-Use Weathering Solutions (4oz jar) for Wood, Plastic, Hydrocal©, Metal & Much More
  All of the products in this Solution set are topical applications that do not affect the surface integrity of the model. However, the more porous the surface, the more difficult it is to remove. This product has built in adhesive polymers that enable it to stick to any surface. Get too much on and want to remove it? Not a problem, ... More info Here!
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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 ...

Roof Cyclone Vents w/Square Base (6pcs) N, HO, S & O Scale
Scale Model Masterpieces/former California Freight & Details Co.

  Description for this item: 6pcs 7/16" tall x 1/4" diameter x 1/4" base. Scale Model Masterpieces DETAIL PARTS are composed of UNFINISHED Labstone Castings and Finish is Required. Assembly using most plastic cements and painting may be completed by hand or an air... Part Number: CAL2465 Read More ...
2021 Piedmont Pilgrimage

Tour Atlanta’s Great Model Railroads

  November is National Model Railroad Month!  The Piedmont Division of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRAcelebrates November with a public "tour" of great model railroads in the Atlanta Area.
  The Piedmont Division recognizes the late Bob McIntyre, who founded the concept of the Piedmont Pilgrimage in 2003.  Along with Howard Goodwin, Bob helped launch the inaugural Piedmont Pilgrimage that year with 12 model railroad layouts on tour.  Since then, the Piedmont Division has continued recognizing National Model Railroad Month every year with this event, which featured over 70 layouts in 2019.

GoFundMe - Help purchasing a model railroad business
Message GFM Update from Randell James
  "We are also looking for 5 or 6 people that would be interested in investing $10,000 to help us along. We are working on a package that will provide an investor a good return on money and a 5 year plan to receive your investment back to you. If all projections and plans go well, this will be low risk with good return. business plan almost completed and hope to have investment plan together and reviewed that all is done legally. Fill free to contact me...."
  Plans are to also... We want to give back to our community by supporting schools and non-profits. We also want dedicate some profits to GoFundMto help others as we have been helped.  CLICK HERE or Image at Right for much more information!
  Debbie & I hope that you will support Randy & Penny to reach their GFM Goal to purchase the Scale Model Masterpieces/Thomas A Yorke Ent. business! Please Share this Post so we can spread the word about this fantastic opportunity! (y)
  DeBenLLC is sharing this above Fund Raising information. Please contact Randy & Penny James directly by clicking the Links in the information.

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