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Review of Celebrity Train Layouts Part 3 Mandy Patinkin

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Celebrity Train Layouts - Mandy Patinkin
Part 3

Mandy's layout is a realization of a boyhood dream. His affection for Lionel trains started early, and never really faded away, despite embarking on a highly successful film, singing and TV career. Mandy wanted a layout that would capture parts of his family's life, and what's exactly what he has created (with help from sons Gideon and Isaac, wife Kathryn, and layout designer Rich Roman).

The large, scale-detailed layout features a freight yard, mountains, animated carnival, operating ski lift, scale structures, and parallel mainlines with sweeping curves.

Mandy operates a mix of Lionel's Modern Era, including the 2243 Santa Fe F3 re-issue from 1996, Amtrak GG-1, 490 C&O Hudson, Illinois Central 8580 F3 passenger set from 1985, and a 2380 NYC Geep. Eric Cornwell, Mandy's stage lighting designer, used state-of-the-art theatrical lighting techniques to create spectacular effects. Plus an interview with Mandy.
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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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