14 Days Until Fall Arrives!

  As Fall is quickly approaching, I’ve mentioned in the past few Newsletters, we had a couple really excited about purchasing our Scale Model Masterpieces) Business. Unfortunately, once again even with their success and experience operating a successful hobby business, they were not able to secured financing. Know anyone who could be interested? You could receive a substantial Referral Fee!
  When we first purchased Thomas A. Yorke Enterprises in 2009 my plan was not to re-offer the hundreds of kits and details Tom Yorke had offered during his time at Disney. I saw the wealth of raw structure components that had the potential of being re-combined into fresh new structure kits such as the Stone Service Station fit (shown in image). Although my plan to create new kits was usurped by the demand by customers wanting the original kits albeit with new, updated with instructions and techniques, and the rest is history. Besides the Stone Service Station, there are a few others in addition to the “Concrete Formed Tilt-Up Walls” at the bottom of this newsletter.
   Debbie and I will always remember where we were and what we were doing twenty-one years ago this Sunday on September 11, 2002. Although we will be working this weekend, we will be remembering the 2,900-plus lives lost; the bravery of the first responders, the thousands lives injured and/or lost bringing the perpetrators to justice; and the thousands of individuals who became sickened and lost in the rubble rescue efforts. Please be safe and wear a face mask when around folks and wash your hand and we'll see you in the Hobby Room....
Firewood Stacks (4 Assorted Stacks)
Scale Model Masterpieces HO/1:87

Description for this item:... Firewood Stacks (4 Assorted Stacks) Scale Model Masterpieces HO/1:87... Scale Model Masterpieces HO/HOn3/HOn30-Scale... Scale Model Masterpieces DETAIL PARTS are composed of UNFINISHED/UNASSEMBLED Color-Cast resin parts and Assembly & Finish are Required. Assembly using most plastic cements and painting may be completed by hand or an air... Part Number: SMM5055

Brand New! Logging Camp Portable Bunk House Kits!

Scale Model Masterpieces / Thomas A Yorke Ent. #SMM3123

HO Foot Prints: 3" x 6" & 1-1/2" x 3" (2 structures w/Details)

 Not long ago we told you that we would make this kit once again available. It seems that many customers wanted to have more than just two Logging Bunk Houses for their Logging Camp. So we have bumped up the re-introduction of this kit--actually two kits since there are two Bunk Houses in this kit. 
  PLUS! Shown in the image above, we are including a bunch of SMM Details in this kit: (2stacks) Fire Wood #5055, (2pcs-1 open/1 closed) Wooden Barrels #5048, Wood Boxes (2pcs) #5045, Wood boxes (2pcs) #5050, Hay Bales #5220 (3pcs)

Doctor Ben's Stains used for this kit: Aged Driftwood, Knotty Walnut, Antique White, Reefer White, Orbisonia Depot Green, Rail Brown, Depot Buff, Realistic Oak, and Pitch Black (if purchased with this kit Save 12%) Doctor Ben's Weathering Solutions used in this kit: Realistic Rust, Instant Age & Weathered Rust (if purchased with this kit Save 10%)   You're gonna want to order multiples of this really neat structure set and details to be announced in the next week or so.
More Info on our website!

Save 12% over purchasing all four individually! Item #SMM5003

Boxes & Blocks & Bricks-Use for Multiple Scales!
    A few years ago we purchase the California Freight & Details Co HO product line. And believe it or not, we still have a number of the 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. Watch for our upcoming How-To Tutorial on our website Blog Coming Very Soon
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Split Granite Stone Single-Tunnel Portal Scale Model Masterpieces HO/HOn3

Getting ready to build that empire and need safe passage through the mountains? You're going to want this awesome tunnel portal! Formerly, Doctor Ben's Scale Consortium Scale Tunnel Portal #9110 & #9111 (LabStone & Resin-both Unfinished Castings), this Split Granite Tunnel Portal is an original master creation utilizing the Doctor Ben's #8880 (3/32") Baby Building Blocs. More Information ...

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Doctor Ben's How-To #4: "Hot Glue Casting" Booklet by Richard Bendever!   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...  Read More ...

Faded Boxcar Red Weathering Stain-4oz
Doctor Ben's Scale Consortium

  FADED BOXCAR RED Ready-To-Use Weathering Stain #1069 for Wood, Plastic, Hydrocal, Metal & Much More... Are you tired of the costly, smelly petroleum based weathering and painting products that seemingly evaporated overnight? Do you like paying $5.00 for a half ounce of these very same products? Good news, Doctor...Read More ...

Spotlight: Doctor Ben's Weathering  Solution Set #1 #1180 including How-To Booklet #1: "Turning  Toys into Models" - Four 4oz Jars

Not to be confused with the Doctor Ben's Weathering Stains; using Doctor Ben's Weathering Solutions will have your fellow modelers scratching their heads pondering just how you created that affect!

You may already know about our Doctor Ben's Realistic Rust, Instant Age & DBZ1180 - Doctor Ben's Weathering Solution SetWeathered Rust, the following is a detailed description about some of our equally as impressive Doctor Ben's Weathering Solutions also available in our Store:

  Granite Ballast Grey Weathering Solution #1056-4 oz. creates that light, dusty grey that is so difficult to achieve with opaque products. Additionally, this Weathering Solution reveals a 3-D effect for more realism rather than just a flat color wash. The Granite Ballast Grey Weathering Solution is also great for that silvery, grey driftwood color that is so hard to replicate in nature.  

  Grimy Dusty Buff Weathering Solution #1057 creates that light, dusty buff (tan) from road travel and wind that is so difficult to achieve with opaque products. Additionally, this Weathering Solution reveals a 3-D effect for more realism rather than just a flat color wash. The Grimy Dusty Buff Weathering Solution is great for use on vehicles, details and toning down that *new* look of fresh paint. 

  Huck’s White Wash Weathering Solution #1058 is just what it says.How To #1 BookletEverything from lime stains on a locomotive, to faded white washed wood and even the bright white lettering on a sign or on the side of a boxcar; the results are remarkable! Got more ideas for uses? Let us know & we try them out.

   Pond  Scum Weathering Solution #1059 looks just like to sounds. Picture a pond or small lake out in the country or an isolated inlet where there’s not much activity. You look up against the shore and you see this green crud; that’s Pond Scum. But don’t stop there. Look on the shady north side of many structures and you will see this green film of mold and mildew; that too is Pond Scum.  And only Doctor Ben’s has it! Click Here to find more about this product!

For Sale: Scale Model Masterpieces formerly Thomas A Yorke Ent, California Freight & Details, & Sequoia Scale Models (Limited Products)

This is a "turn key" operation. Just as quickly as you can get it set up you can be selling products immediately! Questions we have received:

  1) Is this Scale Model Masterpieces business profitable? Yes it is. Current product line is just over 300 SKUs.

  2) What can be done to make this business be more profitable? We have NOT attended a model convention and even in the past six years which we expect the new owner to return to the various conventions, events and shows which will bring much more exposure than what we currently do over the Internet and word of mouth... Got Questions Please Read On!

Concrete Formed Tilt-Up Walls for Produce/Office/Warehouse HO/1:87

Foremen Thomas A. Yorke Enterprises...  The castings offered here are a 1980s Thomas Yorke Enterprises series of Modern Industrial Buildings of the 1940 to present time. The "original Yorke structure is a wedge shaped facility which into the narrow spaces such as a location close to the inside of a turnout. These early Yorke kits are very easy to build and surprisingly simple to kitbash to fit any number of posible applications. It is suggested the instructions be read through completely and the plans studied before any construction is begun. 
Part Number: SMM3225

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