Here Comes Fall!

  There's lots of crazy weather going on here in the United States. I was just on the phone with a San Diego Customer who said that he wasn't in any fire danger, but temperatures were going to be well over 100 degrees! San Diego is a place the the average daily temperature is 78 degrees, right? Hopefully the West Coast & Mid West can get these fires under control if only Mother Nature would help.  
  As I mentioned in earlier Newsletters, we have decide that it is time to pass on the opportunity to own one or both of our successful businesses (Doctor Ben's Scale Consortium & Scale Model Masterpieces). It continues to be an interesting experience discussing all the backgrounds of interested parties as well as the plethora of questions. Most recently we've spoken with a few Brokers in detail and the general consensus is that our asking prices are well below what similar businesses have sold last year. That said there are a lot of folks out there who refer to themselves as "hobby manufacturers" when in reality all theses folks do is buy and re-sell finished products from the "original" manufacturers. The finished products produced for each businesses are at least 95% created and assembled with very few outside components such as packaging, containers, raw material and some odds and ends.
  Just a reminder that when you call our 770/666-8100 the MagicJack voice will instruct you to PRESS a number on you phone in order for your call to go through to us. This is a NEW Anti-Robo Call feature that we have had to enable because the Number Block is not blocking some Robo Callers. Our apologies for the hassle!
  Anyway, the first day of Fall is now five days away and we are more than ready for cooler temperatures. Above is our Postal Commemorative Society complete Set of 4 framed Railroad Prints "set" of by Jim Deneen... Still looking to find a new home for this extraordinary set of framed prints. I don't remember exactly when I purchased this set either in the late 1990s or early 2000. You would be surprised how many folks bought only a couple of the four individual prints and now paying a lot more than what we're asking. Anyway, 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!

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