What a Week & Holidays Are Coming!

  Can You Remember the Very Last Time You had One of those Weeks where lot's of "stuff" happened??! ?? This time last year was Columbus Day and a Holiday and after a shower I started getting dressed and as I was putting a sock on my right foot, my left hip dislocated with no warning whatsoever. Six fire fighters and EMT folks arrived to take me in substantial pain to the ER. After six hours in the ER the Doctors got my hip back into place without having to use surgery.
  Fortunately for me this Columbus Day was quite a bit calmer, than last year. The long story short is that we are short-handed, again, and with all the news reports of product shortages and the upcoming Holidays panic buying is BACK! Know anyone interested in owning a hobby business or two?
  In case you've not read our USPS announcements about the  USPS *Holiday* package postal price increases. there is more bad news. Not only has the USPS changed the First Class Package deliver times from 1-3 business days to 3-5 business days. But he USPS is soon reducing the sizes of a number of USPS Standard Size Priority Boxes. 
  We've been fortunate with mild, dry weather for the past week or so and Fall Foliage colors are starting to pop up here and there. Weather forecasts are that come Sunday morning we can expect lows temperatures in the mid-40s & high only in the mid-60s. Yikes!  I better test the heating unit to be sure that the pilot light is still lit ... it's been a while since we last had to turn on the heat. Anyway, see you in the Hobby Room wearing masts and freshly washed hands ... after we get these Columbus Sale orders aught up!  ?? ...
 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 
Ash Pit & Details Kit for Enginehouse/Roundhouse HO & N
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!  
Z Scale “Brick, Wood, Cut Stone, Concrete & Rock” Tunnel Portal & "Optional Retaining Walls Z/1:220
Scale Model Masterpieces/Thomas Yorke Ent.

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!
Doctor Ben's Industrial Fresh Dry Rust Weathering Pigment-2oz
Resealable Jar #DBZ1374
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!
Rustic Scale Lumber-Natural Finish - Multi Scale
 Original Contest Proven Doctor Ben's Product!
  : We recommend that you save yourself some money by purchasing the Doctor Ben's Weathering Stain of your choice (Oak, Pine, Driftwood, Durty Black, Antique White, Barn Red and 18 other Stains) and thinning them down you can create your own original Rustic Lumber! Each Package Contains 300+ Pieces of 3/64''x 9/64''x 5-1/2'' for N, HO, S, O, G & Military Models, too
Scale Model Masterpieces (former Thomas A Yorke Ent.)  

Size: 1/4" to 5/8" diameter x 5/16" to 1/2" tall  #SMM9311

  This product includes one (1) set of 29 Old Tree Stumps shown at right and does NOT include the scenery. These detailed, high-quality Labstone Old Tree Stumps are a natural light tan color and accept paints and stains very well.

Want to know the easiest & fastest way to realistically stain & weather stumps?  We have the *Tips & Techniques* article for you in our Blog! 
Staining & Weathering Tree Stumps with Doctor Ben's, Blog Archives, August 2015

 HO & O Scale Logging Camp Cook House & Portable Cabin Houses Kit!

 Well, it was just a couple of year ago when we announced the long awaited HO & O Scale Logging Camp kits and almost immediately HO & O Scale Reservations came pouring in. We're not sure whether it was the anxious anticipation of these kits never being made available but, earlier this year it was time for a good thing to end to make room for the Cook House Kit and the Portable Camp House kits.
HO Scale Set Foot Prints: Each 1-1/2” x 3” (2 Cabins) & 5-1/2” x  10”
O Scale Set Foot Prints: Each 2-1/2” x 5-1/4” (2 Cabins) & 5-1/2” x  10” 

   This Cook & Portable Cabin House Set includes one Cook House and two Camp House kits. Both Cabin Houses have windows in the front walls and the rear walls instead of the original side walls and the windowless front and rear walls.

  Included in kit ... A ton of Details continued here ... 
Not Since 1982! May be you last chance to Save!

Doctor Ben's Weathering Solution Spotlight:

   Instant Age #1152 Ready-To-Use Weathering Solution for Wood, Plastic, Hydrocal©, Metal & Much More-4oz Jar & 8oz, too!

  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 weathering. Nothing irked me more than to build a model in a brand new, pristine condition. I began looking for something more that what the FSM instructions offered. Don't get me wrong, I owe a great deal of what I learned about building models from building early Thomas A. Yorke kits, Model Masterpieces kits, Builders in Scale kits, Timberline kits; heck, there's even a thing or two to learn from building the Campbell kits.
  In my quest for the ultimate weathering process I remember that back in the 1980s India Ink and Alcohol were all the rave thanks to a number of popular modelers. And if not careful, it was very easy to "over" apply the mixture resulting in a dark, goth look when viewed under normal lighting covered up much of the model's detail.
  The Doctor Ben's Instant Age takes the original technique one step further with the inclusion of a Doctor Ben's Weathering Pigment. NOTE: Using another dry product to add to
Doctor Ben's 8-Color Solution Set #2 the India Ink technique may not work as well as using the Doctor Ben's because of quality and fillers in the other pro duct. 

 My addition of the Doctor Ben's Weathering Pigment to the Instant Age Weathering Solution results in significant improvement creating a more dimensional look instead of just the India Ink laying on the surface of the model. But there are a couple of notes when using Instant Age. Originally, we packaged Instant Age as a "Ready-to-Use" produHow To #1 Bookletct and customers complained it was too thin or diluted. Today's Instant Age is twice a strong as the original which allows the modeler more flexibility in the level of coverage when applying Instant Age. There is very light by simply slightly mixing the Instant age and dipping the brush tip in the very top of the Weathering Solution, or the other extreme is shake the heck out of the jar (lid tightly screwed on) and you've got really dark. I prefer to apply several light coats being sure to wait till each coat is dry and if I'm in a hurry, a hair dryer or heat gun with dry the Instant Age real quick.Much more detail is discussed in our Doctor Ben's How-To #1: Turning Toys into Models booklet and in our Blog Archive June 2015. More Here!
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)

USPS *Holiday* Postage Increase through December 26, 2021!
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