Line Freight Shed & Boiler Kit
Scale Model Masterpieces/THOMAS A
YORKE Ent. O/1:48 Scale
Print: 7" x 8"
Lots of folks want to know the best modeling
Tips & Tricks ... Sometimes, a brick is the perfect tool! (SEE above images) ... Yes, you are
reading this correctly and if you haven't looked at the image to the right, now
would be the time to do so.
We have mentioned more than a couple of times
in previous Newsletters that the "Out Building for the
Rustic Stone & Frame Factory Kit #9105 would
be offered as a separate structure kit. The new kit known as the" Short Line
Freight Shed & Boiler" kit will be basically the same as the Out Building only
with a bunch of "stuff" added. The Short Line Freight Shed & Boiler kit will
also include stone remnants of what was once a boiler room as well as a free
standing vertical boiler (shown in the above image) and a bunch of boxes,
barrels and stacked sacks. Reservations may be purchased on our website by
either clicking the above image or searching 9162 on our website. Now available,
we will be posting Pilot Model build updates and Pilot Model images on the
website as well as at least one Newsletter prior to the release.
A side note/update of "what other stuff" is
included with this kit, well everything seen in the picture as well as: (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
We have several Options 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 the Doctor Ben's Precision "Square
City Shake Shingles (#DBZ6155) included in this kit.
The following is the list of Doctor Ben's
Weathering Stains & Solutions used for the finish and weathering of the Pilot
- Doctor Ben’s Weathering Stains: Aged
Driftwood (#1097), Antique White (#1094), Worn Concrete (#1095), Black
Mahogany (#1086), Nautical Teak (#1084), Rustic Oak (#1081), & Depot Buff
- Doctor Ben’s Weathering Solutions:
Instant Age (#1152), Realistic Rust (#1150), & Weathered Rust (#1154)
Rustic Stone & Frame Factory Kit #9105 kit,
it too is a "work in progress". This 1978 Thomas A. Yorke Ent kit (Now
Scale Model Masterpieces) is receiving a whole new (and some
original) update. To date. we have the Main Building Drawings 95% complete and
the Instruction Booklet updated. Just for the record, this kit is NOT four
Hydrocal© walls glued together with windows & doors stuck in as a quickie kit.
Folks this IS a craftsman kit with high quality LabStone/Dental Stone,
bubble-free castings and lots of cutting and fitting of wood, plastic, Labstone
parts and components that is going take more time than a quickie kit. However,
when you have constructed one of our kits, you may be compelled to take it to a
model contest, and no, you would not be the first to do so. We know of many who
have already done so, so do you best!
For the bunch of you who have recently
purchased this kit and would like the "Updated" Instruction Booklet", simply
post a message in the Comment Section of your next website order to include the
updated booklet and we'll include it with your purchases. We recommend waiting a
few weeks or so before making this
request in that there are going to be some additional updates.
HO Scale Update: We
decided to offer this same version in HO which will be available in a couple of
weeks. Originally, we had created a more sophisticated version and we're
shelving that design until some future time.
the record, 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. Folks see images and
drawings f rom other kit
manufacturers with details and items that they are expecting
with the kit, and the long story short it doesn't and the customer is
disappointed. For us it's WYSIWYG (What you see is
what you get) unless duly noted in
the drawings & images.
Be sure to keep checking back at our website
Blog for the updates—we've got some
great ideas planned!
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 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
This brand new update includes detailed
construction drawings (SEE adjacent THUMBNAILS), scale lumber, Precision Cut
template & content sheets, 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!