September Product Spotlights

But first, we have a question::
Question: "Will this (Doctor Ben's Weathering) stain any color plastic or just white?"

Answer:  Since this is a stain and not a paint, the darker the plastic, the more coats that may need to be applied. Since I don't finish anything new--I'm a weathering guy-- I often use the base color of the item being stained to show thought to some degree. And when it doesn't, I'll use a dull X-Acto knife to distress the top coat stain until I achieve the look that I am after.
  Also, I recommend using an old green kitchen Scotch-Brite(C) to "scuff" up the surface of any shiny object that I am applying weathering & stains to. The Doctor Ben's product will stick without this step, but since this is an really easy process, I found that every little effort helps!

 California Freight & Details Co-HO & N Scale

 The integration of the N Scale products of the CAL Freight line recently purchased continues. The first items are the N Scale Open & Closed Dumpsters (CAL1150 & CAL1155). Originally. each detail sold for $2.88 for one Dumpster. Now we have them 2 for $3.89! And don't forget, we offer them in HO Scale as well! So, stay tuned for more news and updates as we bring even more of the hundreds of Cal Freight details on line and update current products. It's going to be a wild ride, baby!

Doctor Ben's Scale Consortium

  I've been using the Doctor Ben's  Plastic Scenery Jar w/Flip/Sift Lid (#DBZ1495) to Scenery weathering  for years.

  The Flip/Sift lid opens to seven 3/16" holes on one side and a 1-1/2"  x 2" wedge shaped opening on the opposite side! (See more Images on website).

  The re-offer of this product may only be for a limited time as the costs have raised significantly and future availability may not be as reasonable as what we're offering this item for at the present time.


the Short Line Freight Shed & Boiler Kit-HO & O

Thomas A. Yorke Enterprises is now Scale Model Masterpieces

Thomas A. Yorke Enterprises is now Scale Model Masterpieces

Besides having this kit in both HO and O Scale, we have addedOptions (both cost savings & Doctor Ben's products used to construct, finish, & weather the Pilot Models) to chose or NOT chose when purchasing this kit. 1) The Option of adding Doctor Ben's Weathering Stains and/or Weathering Solutions used for the finish & weathering of the Pilot Model; and/or 2) Roof Material-Choices of either Corrugated Metal or Seamed Tarpaper (Grey or Red Oxide) are available instead of tThomas A. Yorke Enterprises is now Scale Model Masterpieces he Doctor Ben's Precision "Square City Shake Shingles (#DBZ6155) included in this kit.
  A side note of "what other stuff" is included with this kit. Well, everything seen in the picture as plus: (3) Boxes #9045; (3) Boxes #9050; (3) Barrels #9041; (3) Boxes #9030; & (3) Boxes #9035 which are all cast in our Labstone gypsum just like our Scale Model Masterpieces kits.

Be sure to keep checking back at our website Blog for the updates—we've got some great ideas planned!


the Rustic Stone & Frame Factory Kit HO & O Scales

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

 This 1978 Thomas A. Yorke Ent kit (Now Scale Model Masterpieces) has received whole new (and some original) update. Most everything you  see in the images here and on the website as well as quite a bit of other stuff that you don't see. Check out the "in-progress" articles on our website Blog updates—we shared some great ideas as development of this kit progressed!

   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 castings 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 updated kit includes detailed construction drawings (SEE  below), scale lumber, Precision Cut template & content sheets, barrels and boxes, outhouse/privy (pictured), weathering instructions, color photos, instruction booklet, and much more.

 BTW 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!
  See you in the Hobby Room!