Trains (Toy) - Lionel Showroom Layouts
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: December 15, 2004
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: TM Books & Video
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Directed by||Tom McComas|
Description by OLDIES.com:
The Re-making of the 1949 Lionel Showroom Layout: You've seen the photographs. Now see all the action, live and in color - the 2332 GG1, 2343 Santa Fe F3s and 726 Berkshire roaring down the rails, whistles and horns blaring. Accessories like the 164 Log Loader, 97 Coal Elevator, 152 Crossing Gate, 154 Highway Flashing Signal, 364 Lumber Loader are also seen, each installed on the layout in the same arrangement as the original '49 layout. Even the various custom-built structures have been recreated, including the elevated bridge, roundhouse, and factory. The Jackson, Mississippi Society of Model Engineers, in association with Lovebilt, Inc., a division of the Ronald McDonald House of Mississippi, painstakingly attempted to recreate the legendary 1949 Lionel Showroom Layout, a display whose memory is still treasured by an entire generation of train buffs.
The Making of the New Lionel Showroom Layout: Mention the Lionel Showroom Layout and you will send shivers down the spine of any toy train buff. Why? Because for many that's where the love affair with toy trains began. Where all those beautiful catalog images came alive. It's an experience you never forget. This video takes you on a step-by-step tour of the building of this magnificent 16X40-foot layout. We show you the early drawings, table construction, wiring, track laying, the building of the mountains, and the painting of the scenery. The Visitor's Center, as it's known, also includes a terrific collection of original pieces and advertisements spanning Lionel's long history.
This is the one. The most treasured Lionel layout ever. Its memories launched our hobby and remain vivid today. Meticulously recreated by a train club in Jackson, Missouri, this DVD brings to life all those scenes you ve loved since you were a kid. Takes you back to Toy Fair, New York, in 1949.
Lionel Visitors Center
From table construction, wiring, scenery making to seeing the trains run on opening night. Tips from the pros at Lionel plus lots of trains operating on this spectacular, multi-level layout. Enjoy 15 minutes of new footage of Lionel's Prewar T-rail layout, the Super O layout, and an update on the Visitors Center Layout.