Over 4 hours of spectacular Lionel action legendary trains, world-class layouts, the latest from Lionel, expert operating tips, plus lots more.
Lionel Nation Part 1 Tour elaborate Prewar, Postwar, and Modern Era layouts as well as the collection and layout of Tom Sefton at the California State Railroad Museum. Visit the Lionel holiday layouts at Macy's, FAO Schwarz, Grand Central Terminal, and see the new Lionel Showroom in Manhattan. Also featured is the history of Lionel sounds from the 1930s Chugger to the incredible RailSounds of today. 65 minutes.
Lionel Nation Part 2 Norm Charbonneau's spectacular Legacy-controlled modern era, hi-rail layout - the most exquisitely detailed and realistic we have ever seen. John Potter's extensive O and Standard gauge layout. We visit a toy train auction and take a look at the Postwar originals which inspired Lionel's first Conventional Classics issue. 60 minutes.
Lionel Nation Part 3 Visit a faithful reproduction of Lionel's famous 1957 Super O showroom layout and see how T W Design created the holiday displays at Macy's, FAO Schwarz, Grand Central Terminal, plus the "36-trains-in-action" exhibit Lionel takes to train shows. Watch a T-rail layout that operates three 763s with the rare gray coal tender, and the second wave of Lionel's Conventional Classics. 1 hour 15 minutes.
Lionel Nation Part 4 View David Dansky's amazing Prewar and Postwar collection and layout. Also featured is a magnificent scale-detailed Postwar layout highlighting the Northern Pacific, along with tips on weathering and how to add scale details to a locomotive. We also cover Lionel's motorized units and compare the real Southern Pacific Daylight with Lionel's scale model. 65 minutes.
Total running time: 265 min.
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Lionel Nation 4-DVD Collectors Set
4 Hours, 25 Mins
TM Books and Video
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Lionel Nation 4-DVD Collectors Set
chris collins (fletcher north carolina) on 2014-06-24 18:54:53.
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5 of 5
great series about Lionel trains I would recommend the Lionel nation series to people who love Lionel trains
Additional remarks by chris collins: Narration:Just enough. Would kids enjoy this?Definitely! Image quality:Excellent! DVD Value:Seemed a little high, but not too bad. Recommend to others?A "Must Have"!
On Volume 1, Jeff McComas talks about the History of Lionel sounds, Tom McComas on the Tom Sefton Exhibit at the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento with Real Engines on Display, Joe Stachler on the Layout Of Dr. Mike Theodraukus which was designed by Clarke Dunham, Jeff on Past and Present Comparison models of the Milwaukee Road 4-4-2 Hiawatha, The New York Central Dreyfuss Hudson, the Santa Fe F3, the Pennsylvania Railroad GG1, and the Norfolk & western J, Tom on the Revisit to Chuck Brasher's standard gauge layout, Joe's operating tips on how to add an extra line to your layout, and Jeff talks about Lionel trains in New York City which this segment was shown as a bonus feature on a Lionel Christmas 2.
On Volume 2, Tom talks about a revisit to John Potter with flashback clips on the layouts of Ward Kimball and Clarke Dunham, Joe on Both the Stout Auctions and the first Layout of Norm Carbonneau which was shown on TM's first Blu-Ray: The Train Layouts of Norm Charbonneau, And Jeff talks about The Conventional Classics line from Lionel's 2008 volume 2 catalog, and the Amtrak Acela.
On Volume 3, Joe talks about the Replica of the 1957 showroom layout in Las Vegas, Jeff talks about the Conventional classics on the 2009 Volume 1 catalog, Tom on the Revisit to Lionel's 1986-1993 Photographer Fritz Von Tagen and the CB&Q Pioneer Zephyr, and Jeff on Roger Farkash of TW design.
On Volume 4, Jeff talks about The Northern Pacific Layout Of Bill Spaulding from Seattle, Joe on Postwar Motorized Units, Jeff on the Military & Space Display of Jeff Marchin, Tom on the Story of the SP Daylight 4449 with clips from Daylight Freedom Special by pentrex, a mention of I Love Toy Trains part 12, and some scenes of 4449 as it heads to the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso Michigan for Trainfestival 2009 that held from Thursday July 23-Sunday July 26. The TMBV crew captured the red and Orange Northern at Franklin Park Illinois, and New Buffalo Michigan after making its third transcontinental journey from Portland Oregon. There is also a short segment on Lionel's model of the SP daylight from 2007, and was numbered 4436. Tom also talks about the Multi-gauge Multi-era layout of David Dansky from Richfield Oregon. Finally Tom & Joe talks about how to Weather and Detail the Lionel Engines and cars.
Additional remarks by Steamboy: Narration:Could have used more. Would kids enjoy this?Yes. Image quality:Excellent! DVD Value::Fair. Recommend to others?Yes.