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Bill Anderson

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That scenicked layout in the living room looked pretty large and detailed for just a 20 minute show. I wonder if it was someone's layout that was transported to and from the studio just for filming. If it was constructed just for the show, I wonder if someone from the cast or crew got to take it home afterwards.


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I thought maybe it was one of the displays Lionel built for stores, but it looks too big for that. They had a huge PR department though, and likely would have been happy to build that in order to get featured on the show. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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