Leaves Are Fall-ing in Georgia!

  WOW! What a time it's been since last week's Newsletter when I mentioned that my left hip decided to dislocate--on Columbus Day morning! We've received a cold blast of Canadian air making the leaves fall off the maple tree in our front lawn; and Debbie & I are celebrating our 22nd Anniversary without our annual 1-day pilgrimage to Helen, Georgia! Helen is closed this year due to the Pandemic!
 We would like express a very gracious Thank You to all our Well Wishers who sent a message about my health issue. Each day I am able to move around a little better and the pain from the dislocation and stretched muscles and tendons eases a little bit as the healing process progresses. My Doctor appointment is Friday and hopefully we can find out why and if anything can be done to restrict this hip joint from reoccurring a third time.
 So I apologies for a late newsletter I do have a bunch of updates to post but there's only so much time in the day. By the way, if you have DeBenLLC website duplicate Account, please remove the older account that you do not want to keep so that the system doesn't have to make the decision for you. We have almost 6,000 contact and it's easy to get lost in the crowd.
  All that said, have a great week and feel free to call with questions or assistance... just not tomorrow! See you in the Hobby Room with washed hands and a face mask ... BTW  At right is our Single Stall Shortline/Industrial Engine Shed Craftsman Kit... SEE Here
Doctor Ben's Weathering Stain "Flavor of the Week!"!

Nautical Teak Weathering Stain Details

   One of my many favorite Doctor Ben's Weathering Stains is Natural Teak #1084. I will confess that some modelers are scared of from using this stain because of the color that they see in the jar. Little do most folks realize is that acrylic colors dry a different color that the color that
  Using this Doctor Ben's Product: Ever since 1991 we have offered Doctor Ben's Aged Driftwood Weathering Stain as a non-petroleum, identical color match replacement for the long defunct Floquil Flo-Stains© products; especially Floquil Driftwood stain made famous by the Fine Scale Miniatures kit instructions of the 1970s to present. Thousands of jars of Doctor Ben's Aged Driftwood Weathering Stain have been sold with equally thousands of satisfied customers. 
 Piggyback/Intermodal Concrete Loading Yard Ramp Kit N & HO
Scale Model Masterpieces/Thomas A Yorke Product

High Quality Light Weight Labstone/Dental Stone Casting Material
Size: SEE Image
  This Piggyback/Intermodal Loading Ramp Kit is assembled and ready to weather and install. You will receive 5 pieces: the Ramp, Two Boxes & Two Metal Drums ....
 Instructions to Weather this Kit - Seriously, this is NOT rocket science-it’s just weathering! We applied two coats of Doctor Ben’s Instant Age Weathering Solution (#1152) diluted 50/50 with Isopropyl Alcohol (70%) allowing the IA to dry between coats & then applied diluted Doctor Ben’s Realistic Rust Weathering Solution (#1150) down the steel plates imbedded in the ramp.Read More ...

Inspection  Pits & Bridge Plates (2kits) Doctor Ben's 1/8
Scale  Model Masterpieces

   This Scale  Model Masterpieces Product is  an "unfinished LabStone casting using the same high quality material  that we use to cast the parts for our Thomas A. Yorke/Scale Model  Masterpieces kits.  All of the castings include the shown quality detail  (not too much) and all that is left  is to stain and install!. Really,  you don't know a really easy and fast way to stain Resin, Hydrocal &  LabStone castings? Just Ask Doctor Ben!

   Doctor Ben's 1/8These  Inspection Pits are easily modified to make either longer or for Narrow  Gauge HOn3/HOn2/HOn30....

More Information Here

Worn Brick Weathering Pigment 2oz Re-Sealable Jar
Doctor Ben’s Scale Consortium

  We sincerely believe that this is the most realistic topical application that you will ever find-guaranteed! Doctor Ben's Worn Brick Weathering Pigments are intensely strong but easily thinned with Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol (or water) to reduce its preferred intensity.
  Using Doctor Ben's Worn Brick 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 Read More ...

 Scale Model Masterpieces-Boxes & Blocks & Bricks--Oh My!
    A few years ago we purchase the California Freight & Details Co HO product line. And even with all the noise about bringing on board the Cal Freight N Scale Detailsbelieve it or not, we still have a number of the HO Scale 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.

Doctor Ben's How-To #4: "Hot Glue Casting" Booklet Available!   
  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 which if you were not aware is how many of our daily plastic products are made. I tried Terry's technique several times in my plethora of RTV rubber molds and I just could not get them to come out as well as his article discussed. One day I happened to be using a hot glue gun in my hobby room and I had an epiphany. And the rest is history....

  It has been nearly 30 years since my "Hot Glue Casting" technique was published in the "Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette" magazine. Although this innovative process hasn't changed much over time, the availability and cost of Room Temperature Vulcanizing Silicone (RTV) as well as weathering and finishes has had some significant innovations. Now is as good a time as any to refresh this article with additional information and lots more color photos than was in the original publication.             (16pgs color & B/W) Read More ..

 Railroad Relay/Electronics Cabinets-Large (4pcs)
Scale Model Masterpieces/Thomas A Yorke Product
  SCALE MODEL MASTERPIECES High Quality Light Weight Labstone/Dental Stone Casting Material
Size:  SEE Image
  Instructions to Weather this Product - Seriously, this is NOT rocket science-it’s just weathering! We applied two coats of Doctor Ben’s Instant Age Weathering Solution (#1152) diluted 50/50 with Isopropyl Alcohol (70%) allowing the IA to dry between coats & then applied diluted Doctor Ben’s Realistic Rust Weathering Solution (#1150) down the steel plates imbedded in the ramp.
   Scale Model Masterpieces Detail Parts are composed of UNFINISHED Natural Labstone castings & Finish Required. Read More ...

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