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Guide To Lionel Classic Era Steam Locomotive Motors And Pickup Assembly Plates
- by Bruce Greenberg. Clem Clement and Bruce Greenberg are currently focusing
their studies on Lionel classic era Standard gauge steam locomotives: 384, 384E,
385E, 390, 390E, 392E, 400E, 1760, 1770, 1770E, 1835E. Reproduced here are the
most important pages from the data collection form for motors (3) and pickup
assemblies (1). These pages should be very useful to Standard gauge collectors.
Outline 0 Gauge Trains: An Introduction to PAYÁ of Spain - By Bryant
Booth. There is little English language information available about this Spanish
maker of interesting and colorful tinplate toy trains. Bryan Booth continues
his series of articles focusing on European tinplate toy trains with a comprehensive
look at PAYÁ.
of a Howard No. 6 Set - By Jim Kelly-Evans. A look at a century old tinplate
electric train set undergoing repairs and repainting. The author shares the
techniques used and provides a step by step photo chronology of the restoration
A Lucky Find: A Lionel Early No. 13 Cattle Car - By Brad Kaplan. The author
spotted this scarce early Lionel freight car in a parts listing on Ebay. It
needed lots of TLC to bring it back to its former glory.
Essay: Trains Boucher and Voltamp Might Have Made - Here are some unique
creations from a private collection that might have been made had these manufacturers
remained in business.
- by Jim Kelly-Evans...musings of the publisher.
Mailbag - Letters to Tinplate
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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
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