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Tinplate Times

July 2018

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Welcome to Tinplate Times, an online resource focusing on tinplate toy trains and the people who collect and operate them.

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Feature Articles:

Lionel's Prewar Switchers, Poster Child for the Semi-Scale Movement? By Tom Panettiere. Tom takes a close look at Lionel's Prewar scale and semi-scale 0 gauge switchers. Should they all be considered scale tinplate?

Also, don't miss the many great articles currently available in our archives.

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.

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Contributions of articles focusing on tinplate* toy trains are needed. Articles appearing on the Tinplate Times web site focus on tinplate history, repair and restoration, modern tinplate, shows and events of interest to tinplate enthusiasts, and personal profiles of tinplate operators and collectors. Submissions should be emailed to:

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*For the purposes of the Tinplate Times web site, tinplate toy trains are defined as "prewar" electric trains constructed entirely or primarily of "steel, plated or coated, with a thin layer of tin- just like a tin can" (Hertz) and related accessories, as well as current day reproductions thereof.

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