Here Comes Sally! ... Really?

  Here we are just a couple of days from the start of Fall and our News Weather person said there are five "named" storms in the Atlantic Ocean & the Gulf of Mexico--YUK! And there are nine west coast states with wild fires and some states with so many fires all we see on the news is smoke that appears tinted orange from the sun?!
  All that said, we've got a bunch of casting "in-process"to get caught up including Corrugation replenished. We spoke with some more folks interested in our business since the last Newsletter and there are still quite a few interested prospects despite the Pandemic. We're wrapping up the process of interviewing High School students and as a safety factor we're leaning towards students doing Distance Learning rather than face-2-face class rooms. A resent story in the AARP magazine reported that autoimmune disorders such as my Rheumatoid Arthritis have extremely poor recovery rates with COVID-19 infections..better safe than sorry!
  More bad USPS News is the temporary rate hikes beginning early October through the Holiday Season into 2021. And if you are in a hurry for something something that you do NOT want to do is try to save a couple of bucks by choosing Parcel Post instead of Priority Package. The USPS says it 6-9 Business Days for Parcel and 3-5 Business Days and it's Insured ($50 or $100 depending on Paypal or Ebay)!
  That's it for today. We'll see you in the Hobby Room ... we'll be the once wearing masks with freshly washed hands!!
Canvas Covered Machinery/Pallet #2 (2pc) N, HO, S & O Scales
Scale Model Masterpieces

Former California Freight & Details Co
Canvas Covered Machinery/Pallet #2 (2pc)... . Scale Model Masterpieces DETAIL PARTS are composed of UNFINISHED/UNASSEMBLED Color-Cast resin and/or Labstone parts. Assembly using most plastic cements and painting may be completed by hand or an air.. More Info Here
Stacks 'O Sacks-Corner/L-Shape/Large (2pcs) N, HO, S & O Scales
Scale Model Masterpieces

Former California Freight & Details Co
Canvas Covered Machinery/Pallet #2 (2pc)... . Scale Model Masterpieces DETAIL PARTS are composed of UNFINISHED/UNASSEMBLED Color-Cast resin and/or Labstone parts. Assembly using most plastic cements and painting may be completed by hand or an air...More Info Here
Got Weathering Questions?
  We receive lots of weathering & finish questions every week and every so often we receive a question that i feel other modelers may be interested in reading:
  "I have some of your black weathering solution/stain. I want to use it (or something more effective) to highlight the seams and gaps around the various panels and doors on a Galloping Goose model without leaving much residue on the main part of the panels."
 REPLY:  After stirring the Doctor Ben's product real well, use a spoon to move some of the Doctor Ben's into a small cup and add half as many spoons of Isopropyl Alcohol (70%) into the same cup and stir. The use a small round brush to pick up the mixture and aim the brush into the seams and gaps around the various panels and doors.
  Wet a clean paper towel with the alcohol to wipe off any Doctor Ben's from where you don't want it. Allow it to dry and if it's not dark enough, repeat until you like what you see.
  Pretty simple, huh? Send us some pics of the finish model we can post on our website! Got more questions? ASK!
Roof Top Access Stairway Shed (4pcs) N/Nn3/1:160-Scale
Scale Model Masterpieces

Former California Freight & Details Co.

Detail Parts are composed of UNFINISHED/UNASSEMBLED Natural Labstone parts-Assembly & Finish Required. Assembly using Doctor Ben's Hypo-Cement for tiny delicate parts as well as most... More info Here

the Rustic Stone & Frame Factory Kit HO & O Scales

Thomas A. Yorke Enterprises is now Scale Model MasterpiecesThomas A. Yorke Enterprises is now Scale Model Masterpieces

 Currently, a "work in  progress", this 1978 Thomas A. Yorke Ent kit (Now Scale Model Masterpieces) is receiving whole  new (and some original) update. Most everything you  see in the images as well as  quite a bit of other stuff that you don't see as this update progresses. Keep checking back at our website Blog for the updates—we've got some great ideas planned!

   All of the casting for this model are made from  "original" Thomas A. Yorke molds/masters and cast in Labstone/Dental (Buff) for much more  superior detail than casting made of Hydrocal© can produce.
  The windows, doors,  and some other details are Grandt Thomas A. Yorke Enterprises is now Scale Model Masterpieces Line product molded plastic. Doctor Ben's  Roofing material is provided as well as the instruction for its  application.
 Each kit has updated instructions are to make construction more applicable  to changes of materials and modeling techniques.

This brand new update includes  detailed construction drawings (SEE  adjacent THUMBNAILS), scale lumber, Precision Cut template & content sheThomas A. Yorke Enterprises is now Scale Model Masterpieces ets, barrels and boxes, outhouse/privy (pictured), weathering instructions, color photos, instruction booklet, and much more.

 The original 1978 #O-9105 kit  was originally produced in the produced by Thomas A Yorke and although there have been some variations, this craftsman kit includes the best aspects of previous versions..

And yes, Doctor Ben's Weathering would look good on the roof. At right is the Front Elevation view of this kit. Booklet Instruction include is a color photographs!

Instant Age Weathering Solution 8oz
Doctor Ben’s Scale Consortium

It's Back! Available Again!
Doctor Ben's Instant Age Ready-To-Use Weathering Solution #1153-8oz Jar... About This Auction... 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...More Info Here .

2020 PIEDMONT PILGRIMAGE is Coming Online! 

This event is FREE to the public!

  Because of COVID-19 concerns, the Piedmont Pilgrimage is going "virtual" for 2020.  Regrettably, there will be no "open house" tours this year.  As an alternative, we are preparing a series of virtual layout tour videos, which will be made available through this website.  Many will feature brand new, never before seen work by our accomplished modelers.  In addition to these pre-recorded video programs, we hope to have live, interactive question and answer sessions online with some of the featured modelers.  The first videos will go online here on Saturday, October 31, with others to follow every Saturday and Sunday, through November 22.

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