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Lionel Legends - The Hudson Train Video

Lionel Legends - The Hudson Train Video TM Books and Video HUDDVD 780484635584
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Lionel Legends, The Hudson The Making of the Scale Hudson
The scale Hudson, introduced in 1937, is the finest piece ever made by Lionel. Graced with meticulous detail, the Lionel Hudson combines scale model accuracy with mass production performance and economy.
In 1990, Lionel re-issued the scale Hudson. We tell the entire store from blueprint stage to the zinc alloy casting to the final test run. Then we examine all the Hudsons, including the scale models, the rare gray 763 with gray coal tender, the fabulous OO gauge models, the Postwar 773, C&O Streamliner, gold-plated Hudson, and prototypes that never went into production. Also included are interviews with Dick Kughn, Lionel designers, builders, collectors, and operators, plus all-new footage that includes Lionel Hudsons through 2005 an vintage ads from Lionel's Model Builder magazine. Prepare to be amazed.

118 minutes.

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Runtime:1 Hour, 58 Mins
Producer:TM Books and Video
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:780484635584
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Charlotte, Mi) on .

  •  4 of 5

This video is a wonderful compilation of the basic history of Lionel's classic steamer. The first half is a interesting look at what it takes to build a toy train, from design to production and is a worthwhile watch by itself. The second part is even more interesting, with detailed reviews of each of the successive variations of Lionel's Hudsons from beginning to the latest versions made at the time the video was shot. It is very entertaining to anyone who loves Lionel's "scale" Hudson loco. The only thing I would like to have seen, were the inclusion of the smaller post war "baby hudsons" and even the pre war 226E and how Cowen's obsession with making detailed toy trains that looked more realistic than ever before in the late 30's led to the fabulous 700E being produced. None the less, it is a great video and well worth the price to have.

Additional remarks by Garrett:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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