Only 60+ Days Till Christmas!

 WOW! Just a year ago this time I was nursing a dislocated left hip (second time in four years) and thankfully I’ve not had to spend a day in the ER since—fingers crossed that I behave myself . Unfortunately, just like last year where Debbie & I would be celebrating our Anniversary and our annual 1\y pilgrimage to Helen, Georgia we’ll continue to play it safe and stay home. Hopefully we’ll get another chance next year!
 We received a message this past week regarding our sharing the GoFundMe and if we have any connection with Randy & Penny James. As I explained to this person we are simply passing on Fund Raising information and contact Randy & Penny James directly by clicking the Links in the information..
   As a Reminder, if you have DeBenLLC website duplicate Account, now would be a good time to 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.
  So have a great week and feel free to call with questions or assistance! We'll see you in the Hobby Room with washed hands and "still" wearing a face mask ... BTW  The image above is our Single Stall Shortline/Industrial Engine Shed Craftsman Kit. It is HO scale but we've had a lot of S scalers use it for Narrow Gauge as well!.. 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 ...
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.
2021 Piedmont Pilgrimage event, we are presenting about three dozen of our traditional open house, in person tours, along with a smaller group of our popular video layout tour productions.   The first in-person tours will be open on Saturday, October 23rd, and others will follow (weekend days only) through Sunday, November 21st.   The complete tour schedule and all of the latest details about these tours are posted here on this website, and will be updated promptly if anything changes.   Information about all of our new video tours will be posted here by mid-October , and those videos will all be available for viewing beginning October 23rd....CLICK  the Image for more Info!

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