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Review of Building Better Model Railroads Volume 2 DVD

In this presentation, we feature models of more freight cars from the 1940s to the 1960s era. Many of these cars remained in use even into 1970. Most of the techniques and ideas used to build these older cars can work well on more modern rolling stock too. In this volume, we will see ways to use low-cost materials to build classic Gondolas, a variety of early-style covered Hoppers, and some great-looking freight carloads.

For building construction, we have used a pair of affordable kits that we build into one larger and very convincing Grocery store that works into a smaller town setting from the 1940s to the 1970s era.

This model is fully lighted inside and out with long life, small warm-white LEDs that were semiconductor-based items only considered theoretically possible in this 1956 time frame. To aid in building this store we use animated diagrams and the DVD has a printable documents folder with many diagrams and useful items you can print out to make these models.

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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