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Train Layouts of Norm Charbonneau
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Train Layouts of Norm Charbonneau TM Books and Video CHARB
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Norm Charbonneau has become the leader for realism in 3-rail scale O gauge layouts. From his life-like scenery to the weathering techniques of his highly-detailed structures to the incredible realistic look of his scale locomotives and cars - Norm is the new high-bar setter in O gauge 3-rail layouts. Norm has even gained a following among O scale 2-railers - a very demanding group.

In looking through the viewfinder to film Norm's layout, you actually think - at least for a moment or two - you're filming real trains. Over the past ten years we have documented each of his three layouts and covered his transition from hi-rail to 3-rail scale.

The first layout was shot in 2008 in standard definition and is part of this disc's bonus content.

The second two layouts, shot in 2012 and 2018, are presented here as they were meant to be seen and heard - in glorious high definition picture with re-mastered stereo audio and optional 5.1 Surround Sound.

Additional bonus features include two segments with Norm demonstrating how he weathers his trains and optional audio commentary by co-producer Joseph Stacher.

Runtime: 76 minutes

Blu-Ray Disc, Dolby Digital Plus, dts-HD

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Runtime:1 Hour, 16 Mins ($0.23/min)
Producer:TM Books and Video
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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Train Layouts of Norm Charbonneau
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2019-11-08 18:44:51.

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5

In TMBV's very first Blu-ray only Program, There are 3 Layouts that Norm built over the years, which was previously shown in other TM titles. The first Layout From Lionel Nation 2 in 2008, The second one from World Class Hi-Rail layouts part 4 in 2012, and the third from one of TMBV's newest program: 3-Rail O-Scale Trains in 2018. Overall, Great Action of Norm's Fascinating Models that are fully weathered, and brings back memories of how real Steam Railroading in the 40's and 50's are always like before the invention of the internet, & Social Media.

Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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