WOW! What a Week

  Can You Remember the Very Last Time You had One of those Weeks where lot's of "stuff" happened??! ??
  For us it all started last week with Hurricane Delta coming ashore in Texas/Louisiana and then heading northeast to Tennessee and forecast to drop 2-4 inches of rain in Georgia. And then when Delta finally gets here it creates seven tornadoes all around us; one of which may have had some rain contributing to a 170 train derailment of the three locomotives and 38 cars--some of which had flammable fluids and at least two explosions .
  Other than the chaos from Saturday night, Sunday was mostly calm and some folks had a lot more cleanup than others. Monday 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.
  Debbie called 911 and 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. Needless to say, Monday and Tuesday were a total washout of any chance for me to work on orders that we had received over the weekend. Fortunately, I am a bit more mobile and we're still working on putting last weekend's Orders together as quickly as two old folks can possibly do. If you are one of the affected Customers, you will receive website Notifications of "In Process" and "Shipped" as we work on your order. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
  If you've not read the very latest USPS announcements that the USPS is planning another First Class Letters & Packages increase for January 2021. The USPS says that it is doing this to cover their rising costs and still remain offering competitive pricing. This is in addition to the Priority price increases scheduled for October 18, 2020.
  Got some rain last night ... first time in a couple of months! Darn, now the weeds are going to start growing again. Anyway, see you in the Hobby Room wearing masts and freshly washed hands after we get these 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
OLD TREE STUMPS-SMALL (LabStone-29pcs) MULTI-SCALE 
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 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. 
Doctor Ben's 8-Color Solution Set #2

 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" product 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.

The long story short is that although my formula has changed over the years, AND, a lot of folks have tried real hard to copy my Doctor BeHow To #1 Bookletn's products, but they still haven't come close. Several even posed as 'friends' to get the formulas. Today, you can buy various weathering powders (NOTE: some are just ground artists chalk and/or tempra finger paint powders), and there are folks are offering stuff used to tint wet concrete (yes, really!), but nobody—nope nobody— has a weathering solution OR an industrial weathering pigment that will perform anything like the Doctor Ben's products do.

And for the record, these are the very same Weathering Stains & Solutions that I have demonstrated in the many Clinics and Model Shows and used to finish the plethora of Fine Scale Miniatures (FSM), Master Creations, Sequoia Models, Downtown Deco, Thomas Yorke, Scale Structures Ltd, Evergreen Hill Designs, Model Masterpieces Ltd, South River Model Works, and many other kits (including quite a bit of Athearn rolling stock) Doctor Ben's How To Booklet #1over the years that have been recognized as award winning, museum quality models.

Using this Doctor Ben's Product: Weathered Rust differs from Realistic Rust in that it is more like the rust that you would see on old farm equipment sitting out in the field—dampened by the morning dew slowly etching away at the metal surface. This product is a topical application that does not affect the surface integrity of the model. 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, read on about all the great uses in our How To #1 booklet and in our website Blog.. You will not be disappointed.

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