An Introduction to “Arts & Crafts-Restorer” Wolfgang Bauer and His Work - By Bryant Booth. In his latest feature article for Tinplate Times, Bryant Booth takes and in-depth look at a superb tinplate craftsman from Leipzig, Germany: Wolfgang Bauer.
Disappointed No Longer: Voltamp or Carlisle & Finch Switches? - By Jim Burke. Jim focuses on two unique Voltamp switches which Jim believes were made by Carlisle & Finch, possibly an example of the crossover in tinplate train manufacturing that was prevalent at the turn of the 20th century.
Lionel 10 Series Standard Gauge Red Primer Freight Cars - By Brad Kaplan with contributions by Don Lewis. Brad and Don present a detailed analysis of a rare Lionel Standard gauge freight car variation, which is not well documented, and difficult to collect.Merkur: Another Addition To The Roster Of Modern European 0 Gauge Tinplate Model Trains - By Egbert van Velzen. Here's a look at the affordable, well-made Merkur modern tinplate train models, now widely available throughout Europe, which have reshaped the European tinplate train market.
“Out Of The Display Case -- To The Top Of The Rail!” - By Wolfgang Bauer and Bryant Booth. A dedicated group of German tinplate train enthusiasts meets yearly to play with their trains on a wonderful floor layout. You can't help but fall in love with their trains and accessories!
Tinplate Times Photo Profile: George Pins - George Pins shares photos of his rare and unique trains and large Standard gauge layout from about 25 years ago.A Look At Francesco Biaggi Ca. 1955 From The Pages Of The Gauge 1 Journal - by Jim Kelly-Evans. A cover article on Biaggi from the first issue of the Gauge 1 Journal is a small tinplate time capsule!
Commentary - by Jim Kelly-Evans ...musings of the publisher.
Mailbag - Letters to Tinplate Times
See our archives page for past tinplate profiles and feature articles.