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Look At Joy Line Trains - By Barbara Jones. Joy Line Trains are
are not well known in the toy train collecting world. Barb Jones guides us through
their relatively short production life span with lots of photos of these colorful,
toy-like tinplate trains from the Depression era.
And Running A Biaggi Gauge 1 "Krocodil" - By Jim Kelly-Evans.
A beautiful Maerklin replica locomotive could only run on straight
track until casting modifications were completed.
the Dorfan Lighted Wide Gauge "Victory" Bridge To A Layout - By
Jim Kelly-Evans. A rare and spectacular Dorfan
accessory makes a very interesting addition to the author's layout.
A Fried Circuit Board In A Repro Dorfan 3930 Wide Gauge Crocodile
- By Jim Kelly-Evans. A destroyed circuit board is replaced by
mounting a Dallee board on its own steel cross member inside the locomotive chassis.
- by Jim Kelly-Evans ...musings of the publisher.
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history, repair and restoration, modern tinplate, shows and events of interest
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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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