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Destroying Models (and How To Avoid Doing So)

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Destroying Models (and How To Avoid Doing So)

There are lots of ways models can get damaged, so even though this article may be painful to look at, we hope it will help prevent your models from suffering a similar fate.  From stains, to breaks, to vinegar syndrome, we'll show you how to protect your models.   1.  Don't leave tack on your horses.   Some Breyer models come with tack or costumes.  Other times, we make or buy tack for them.  It's fun to dress them up to display or show them.  However, if you leave tack on them for long periods, you're asking for trouble. Take...

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Best Christmas Gifts for Model Horse Lovers in 2021

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Best Christmas Gifts for Model Horse Lovers in 2021
We know it's hard to know what they like, but we can help!  Here are our top-selling items for kids and adults who love horses.  From model horses to jewelry, you can get something special for your horse lover at Triple Mountain.

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Heat Warning, New Product Updates

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Heat Warning, New Product Updates

Hi Everyone, It's August and I don't have to tell you:  It's HOT out there!  Even Maine has been over 90 degrees for 3 days.  Shipping models in this kind of heat is risky.  If you live in an area where it's scalding hot right now, you may want to consider placing your order into our Hold Your Horses™Program, since we aren't responsible for heat damage in transit.  It can get to over 120F on airport tarmacs, and unconditioned box trucks aren't any better.  If you decide to use our Hold Program, we'll keep the order here until you're comfortable...

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Identify Your Breyer - Tribute to A Legend in Our Hobby

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Identify Your Breyer - Tribute to A Legend in Our Hobby

  Eleda's note:  The following article was first published in October, 2019.  It is with great sadness and respect that I'm republishing it today after hearing that Janice has passed away.  She passed unexpectedly, and all of us long-time hobbyists are devastated by her loss.  As you'll see in the article below, she spent many hours every week updating her site to provide us all, free of charge, a reference site that's unparalleled in any hobby or industry.  I use her site every single day, without fail - Opening it as soon as I open our own site each morning. ...

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How To Store Your Breyer Models Safely

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How To Store Your Breyer Models Safely

We get asked frequently about how to store models safely, and it's a tricky question, since every storage location is different.  Here are the basics: Don't do it unless you have no choice.  First and foremost, I never recommend airtight storage for any length of time.  Open-air display is generally recommended for plastic models whenever possible. Sealed containers like plastic totes hasten the aging process, as any off-gassing of the plastic is trapped within the plastic tote, much the same way you can ripen bananas more quickly by placing them in a closed paper bag.    This is even more important...

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