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Review of Modeling from the Prototype Buffalo Creek & Gauley DVD

The Elk River Coal & Lumber Co. was founded around 1904. This West Virginia empire. with J. C. Bradley as president. included approximately 100.000 acres of prime lumber land, a sawmill and a coal mine. It also included two railroads, the 19 mile long Buffalo Creek & Gauley and the ERC&L logging line. Brooks Stover, a nationally published modeler, has constructed a layout depicting the BC&G and ERC&L railroads as they appeared in the late '50's. The layout is built to a scale of 3/16" to the foot and fills a 44' by 25' room. Brooks began collecting information for the layout over 25 tears ago. This DVD features trains of both railroads operating on the fully sceniced layout. It is narrated with both modeling and prototype information. Scenes include Dundon yard, Swandale and the mill. Cressmont and the dairy, the Lilly Fork logging branch and Widen and the Rich Run mine. Watch BC&G #4 depart Dundon yard for the B&O interchange. then return with a string of empties and pause for water a

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
4 Star Very Good
3 Star Good
2 Star Fair
1 Star Poor

The rest is optional but appreciated.

In your opinion, how was the narration level? There was no narration.
Just enough.
Could have used more.
A little too much.
Way too much.
Narration can be turned off.

Aside from the content of the DVD, how would you rate the image quality (sharpness, camera steadiness, etc)? Poor.
A little rough around the edges.
Good.
Excellent!

How would you rate the VALUE of this video? Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Fair.
Good value.
Excellent value!

Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others? Definitely not!
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
Yes
Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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