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May 14, 2008

GUEST BLOGGER: Neil Blumberg - Lionel Nation DVD Review

The OGaugeWatch/TM Books & Video Lionel Nation DVD giveaway is over so if you didn't win be sure to pick up your copy.  The following guest blogger post from Neil Blumberg is a review of the Lionel Nation DVD.

Tom McComas was kind enough to send a review copy of their latest toy train video to me, the first part of a new series entitled "Lionel Nation." It's a DVD that runs about 65 minutes including the credits (which are worth watching) but not including some very entertaining and informative outtakes from their other videos.  Tom McComas and his colleagues, most recently including Joe Stachler, have played a seminal role in reviving and nurturing the toy train hobby these last three decades or so. In the 1970s and 1980s initially by publishing unique and definitive collector's guides,  and in recent years issuing videotapes,  and now DVDs of ever growing beauty and sophistication.

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April 07, 2008


Lionel NationTM Books and Video, the maker of the I Love Toy Trains series of videos and many other toy and big train videos, has supplied me with 5 copies of their latest model train video, Lionel Nation (check out a preview here).  I will be giving away 1 copy of Lionel Nation a week over the next 5 weeks.  To be eligible to win all you need to do is subscribe to email updates.  Subscribe by clicking here.  Here are the simple giveaway rules:

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March 31, 2008

Welcoming A New Sponsor - TM Books & Video

TM Books & Video It's my pleasure to announce another new sponsor of, TM Books & Video.  Those of you familiar with the immensely popular and award winning I Love Toy Trains video series probably know that the series was produced by TM Books & Video.  I own all twelve parts of the series plus the Final Show and the Oh No! bloopers episode.  My son and I love them all!

The letters "TM" in TM Books & Video are the initials of the owner Tom McComas.  Mr. McComas published his first piece of work about toy trains with co-author Jim Touhy in 1974 and has been creating books and videos about the subject ever since.  In addition to the "I Love Toy Trains" series, TM's catalog of products includes a series of videos about John Deere, CAT Machines, Cowboys, Lionel Trains, Big Trains and much more.  For a complete history of TM Books & Video click here.

Lionel Nation TM Books & Video's latest video is titled Lionel Nation No. 1Lionel Nation No. 1 is a 65 minute DVD that carries on the TMBV tradition of high quality train action and music that the whole family can enjoy.  As the title implies, the focus of this video series is Lionel trains.  Whether you're new to Lionel trains or an avid enthusiasts, this video for you.  The video contains all new footage of Prewar, Postwar and Modern era Lionel trains.  Lionel Nation No. 1 is available for $19.95 + shipping.  Visit the TM Books & Video website for a preview.  Order online or call 1-800-892-2822 to get you copy of Lionel Nation No. 1

Mr. McComas supplied me with 5 copies of Lionel Nation No. 1 to give away to readers.  Stay tuned for more information about how you can have a chance to win a copy of this great video.


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