August 18, 2022 Blog Newsletter

USPS October 2nd Rate Increase! You will probably remember October 2020 & 2021 when the USPS proposed to its governing Board to activate a “temporary” Rate increase to all its categories of envelope and package shipping prices. It was just announced that the USPS will once again be raising rates beginning October 2, 2022 through December 22, 2022. In the same announcement...
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August 09 2022 Blog Newsletter

  Anyone Ready for Fall Weather? We’ve got a lot of stuff going as we try to catch up on orders & casting. Down in this Newsletter you will find the posting for a pair of "Brian's Boxcar" model railroad store signs that once lit up the darkened sky for a number of years in Largo, Florida. These signs went dark when Debbie closed her model railroad store in 1993 and we moved the entire contents of the model railroad store (and these signs) to Eastern Tennessee. We had planned on displaying the signs on the side of a barn one day. But it's been 29 years now and we’ve agrees it's time to share these magnificent signs with ...
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July 27, 2022 Blog Newsletter

Summer Vacation Unfortunately for us, we’ve got way too many irons in the fire to think taking a vacation. A couple of months ago we had thought about closing for a couple of weeks next month, but we’ve been speaking to interested buyers for one of the businesses and then there’s teaching a new student intern all about the art of casting Labstone and resin, packaging details and kits. All this is way more than a single student can manage each week so we’ll be add another student intern in a month of two. Finally, the *New* Doctor Ben’s Website is ...
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July 20, 2022 Blog Newsletter

  Are You Having a HOT Summer?  In case you have not noticed over the past few weeks we made the announcement efforts to keep up with a changing world, we are offering a sample of  Doctor Ben's Weathering Stains and Solutions to active modelers/customers in exchange for their sharing their experience and thoughts  So far the biggest issue mentioned is "The induction seals are a pain in the backside to get open!" We'll, it's either a great seal ...
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July 14 2022 Blog Newsletter

   Once Again Heat Across the Southeast!   For the past several weeks the weather has either been mid-90 plus the addition of a humidity caused heat index resulting in 100+ degree temperatures, or less than 90 degrees and inches of rain per hour when and where we least need it!   And one again Georgia is one of a handful of States where this COVID BA5  variant causing hospitalizations to once again increase number of patients. The Georgia increased Positive test rates has resulted in some government buildings to require folks entering to once again wear masks! Darn!  As we continue to reduce the "other stuff in our DeBenLLC website, the dwindling... *tons* of  HO Scale Sequoia S
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July 06, 2026 Blog Newsletter

  To Travel or Not To Travel ...  That is the Question! Now isn’t that an interesting couple of questions to ask one’s self. Yet, millions of folks so very tired of being cooped up for the past two years hope that they are fortunate to make it to their July 4th destination, and back home without being delayed or bumped. Even though July 4th ha come and gone, the subject continues to be a hot topic especially since the Atlanta is considered to be one of the busiest airports in the world. We’ve got too ...
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June 29 2022 Blog Newsletter

  2022 Half Over & Going Fast ... We’ve got lots of thing going on including a behind the scenes of our www.debenllc.com, DrBens.com & ScaleModelMasterpieces.com (coming on-line soon) websites. Long story short we’re finding that interested folks like seeing what products come with each business! We shared the image at right on Facebook nine years ago and the number one question: "Really? That siding is not wood--really?" Nope. But it is weathered Labstone castings with nothing but Doctor Ben's Weathering Stains & Solutions. It’s all done using “my Layering Technique" that I have shared in countless Clinics and Articles over the past forty years ...
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June 23, 2022 Blog Newsletter

Welcome to the Summer Solstice! Greetings & a very Happy Summer Solstice! WOW! It’s really hot here for Georgia this time of the year. We’ve not quite gotten to 100 degrees, but we’ve had a few Georgia counties around us that have now had their first triple digit temperature already this year. YIKES!
   I’ve heard some chatter about our upcoming "weathering stain & solution" changes. Some folks are excited and a few are concerned how these changes will affect their modeling experience. So I thought that I would share some images and information about one of the many models that I stained and weathered using my original formula that I used for my models and for some of the Doctor Ben’s products at that time.   Say hello to "J.W. Wencich Manufactory" and yes, it ...
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