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Review of Celebrity Train Layouts: Frank Sinatra - Tom Snyder - Mandy Patinkin

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Frank Sinatra
In 1995, Frank Sinatra sold his Rancho Mirage, California compound to Canadian businessman Jim Pattison. Mr. Pattison kept the Sinatra estate just as "Mr. S" left it, including the full-size train depot that holds the collection of Lionel trains. TM was granted exclusive rights to film the layout in July 2002.

The layout is reminiscent of Lionel's legendary 1949 showroom layout. Mr. Sinatra duplicated the famous two-level station scene and also has a dog bone-shaped upper level. The action includes trains from all three eras of Lionel production plus the museum-quality setting of the room.

Tom Snyder
Tom Snyder has the only multi-level, scale-detailed Standard gauge layout we have ever seen, and it's gorgeous. Never before have classics like the Stephen Girard passenger set, Ives Olympian, and Lionel 400E cavorted about in such realistic scenery - mountains, lakes, tunnels and trees.

Accessories include the 840 Power Station, Hellgate Bridge, 11

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.

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.
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.
A "Must Have"!

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