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Review of Golden Age of Toy Trains 1945-1966 DVD

 4.8 of 5 (4)
Lionel and American Flyer - two names that are riveted in the memories of anyone who grew up in the late 40s and 50s. TM's new DVD takes you back to those happy times right after WWII when toy trains topped every kid's wish list. Sleek diesels, smoke-puffing steamers, log and coal loaders, milk and cattle cars - train boxes under the Christmas tree.

We interviewed collectors from all over the country, filmed their layouts, captured their memories. Fierce loyalties ran deep - and still do. Lionel dominated but American Flyer had their loyal following. So did Marx and Kusan.

The catalog illustrations made the trains look powerful and irresistible. You stared at the color pages and dreamed. Nobody cared if the angles and proportions were stretched a bit. Reality lived up to the fantasy.

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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