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Review of Virginian & Ohio Afton Division Finale DVD

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Afton Divison Finale

The Renowned HO Scale Empire of Allen McClelland


One of the most famous model railroads-the Afton Division of Allen McClelland's Virginian & Ohio-is now gone, but before this HO layout was dismantled, Allen invited Pentrex to videotape the last days of its existence. Using special lenses and real, prototype sound effects we transport you into the amazing, lifelike world of the V&O for an absolutely incredible viewing experience.

Railfanning the line as if it were a real railroad, we travel to scenic locations to catch the action during a typical day on this Appalachian coal hauler. Heavy trains with rear end helpers slug it out on mountain grades. A local freight stops to switch a coal mine. Perishable freights, junk freights, foreign power, and Amtrak are seen from the best "photo op" locales.

The V&O is operated realistically, complete with commercial, geographical, and logistical concerns. Allen McClelland

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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