John DeSantis has collected one of everything and in every variation from every Standard Gauge manufacturer. This unprecedented collection is displayed in rooms dedicated to Lionel, American Flyer, and Ives. The smaller train makers are displayed in the "Everyone Else" room. John also has layouts dedicated to each major manufacturer, and the layouts are "pure" - all the components - transformers, rheostats, track, switches, trains and accessories - are from the correct era and from the same manufacturer.|
John's collection features all the icons of Standard Gauge - Mayflower, Prosperity Special, Olympian, five different White Ives sets, Boucher Blue Comets, State Sets, and over 300 one-of-a-kind paint samples and prototypes, including the prototype for Lionel's first steam locomotive. This is the toy steamer Joshua Lionel Cowen made in 1906 to convince bankers to loan him the money to start manufacturing Lionel Standard Gauge trains. It worked. Josh got the loan, and a toy that w
|Overall rating for this DVD?
|The rest is optional but appreciated.|
|In your opinion, how was the narration level?
There was no narration.|
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)?
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.
|Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others?
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
A "Must Have"!
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