Great Toy Train Layouts of America Parts 1 through 6
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The Great Toy Train Layouts of America, Part 1
Three fascinating toy train tours: Ward Kimball's multi-gauge layout and collection, which spans the history of toy trains from 1870 to 1940, Ralph Johnson's O gauge layout, which features a 40-foot long mountain range, and Michael Primack's O gauge, where toy trains are maneuvered and switched just like real trains.
The Great Toy Train Layouts of America, Part 2
Part 2 was named by People Magazine as one of the Top Ten Videos of the year. Featured are Stan Roy's amazing O gauge layout and Chuck Brasher's Standard Gauge. Stan operates 32 Lionel Postwar Lionel trains, many of which are rare and valuable, simultaneously on three levels - a world's record performance.
Chuck Brasher has probably the finest Classic Period (1925-1935) layout in the world. He operates a Standard Gauge Hall of Fame - the Blue Comet, State Set, President's Special, the Olympian, and many more.
The Great Toy Train Layouts of America, Part 3
This is the Pennsylvania Suite… two delightful toy train layouts in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania, the heart of toy train collecting in the United States.
The layouts belong to Phil Klopp of Easton, who operates Lionel Postwar and Modern Era, and Bruce Manson of Lancaster, who is strictly American Flyer S Gauge. Both have so many vignettes of mountains and bridges, villages and cities, work places and play sites that it will take repeated viewing to enjoy the wonder and whimsy of it all.
One of the highlights of Phil's layout is an amazing replica of the famous Horseshoe Curve in Altoona, PA. And, of course, there are the lovely trains…running through tunnels, over trestles, around mountains, by towns, and into stations.
The Great Toy Train Layouts of America, Part 4
Barry Leonard's postwar O-gauge layout spotlights Lionel's scale Hudson heading a sleek, red line of Rail Chief cars, the impressive Williams' Big Boy, a marvelous circus and carnival, animations, loads of accessories in action, and a brilliantly photographed segment on Lionel's space and military trains and accessories.
Plus Brad Nelson's American Flyer S-Gauge - an exquisite, scale-detailed layout with realistic scenery, both Lionel and Flyer accessories, and those lovely, long American Flyer passenger trains winding through curves, mountains, and over bridges.
Great Toy Train Layouts of America, Part 5
To build his dream, Doug DuBay of Des Moines, IA commissioned two-time Tony nominee Clarke Dunham, creator of the fabulous Citibank Station layout in Manhattan. Dunham has combined his two great loves - the Broadway stage and O Gauge model railroading - to fashion a four-level, multi-train operation which lifts layout building to an art form. Giant backdrops, theatrical lighting, and stagecraft come together to create scenes, which, until now, have existed only in our imagination. It's fanciful. It's magical. It's toy trains on Broadway!
Ron Zweig combines scale scenery, structures, animations, and exquisite stonework with state-of-the-art O gauge trains to create a miniature world as realistic as you will find in any gauge. Highlight of the layout is a scratch-built, prototypically operating centenary system, which powers GG-1 and EP-5 electrics over bridges, through mountains, and around sweeping curves.
Great Toy Train Layouts of America, Part 6 Frank Petruzzo has both a fine Lionel Classic Period Standard gauge collection and layout. The collection is displayed beautifully and features eleven different State Sets and eleven different Blue Comet sets. Highlights of the layout includes just about every Lionel prewar accessory ever made plus the "Petruzzo Special" Coal Train - 25 coal hoppers and three black-roofed 617 cabooses. Frank shares both his knowledge of collecting and his secrets for a smooth, trouble-free layout.
The Mall of America provides a spectacular backdrop for EnterTRAINment, a sensational nine-level layout featuring eight-foot bridges, 17 Lionel Modern Era trains in action, accessories you can operate, waterfalls, and great scenery.
Meet the creator, Elliot Feinberg, whose dream is to bring the joys of model railroading to as many people as possible. He's off to a good start. His scale-detailed layout, located in the largest already attracted over 100,000 visitors.
Total running time: 283 minutes
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|Runtime:||4 Hours, 43 Mins ($0.07/min)|
|Producer:||TM Books and Video|
|Aspect Ratio:||Full Screen|
|Region Code:||0 Worldwide NTSC|
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