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Review of Celebrity Train Layouts Part 1 Frank Sinatra

 5 of 5 (1)
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 train cottage. TM was granted exclusive rights to film the layout in July, 2002.

And now, for the first time, the Frank Sinatra train collection and layout in action. The layout is reminiscent of Lionel's legendary 1949 showroom layout. Frank duplicated the famous two-level station scene and also has a dog-bone-shaped upper level.

The action includes trains from all three Lionel eras plus the Sinatra collection in the museum-quality setting. Featured are a 225E Prewar freight set, 1950 Hudson with Irvington cars, UP passenger set from 1984, GS-2 Daylight, and original Girl's Train, the Hiawatha, and UP M10,000 set from 1935. You can almost see the Chairman of the Board sipping a drink and watching his trains run.
Bonus Material:

* Chapter index
* Audio commentary by produc

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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