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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful.
Mighty machines: Making Tracks
By E. A. Mulvey
Our 4-Year Old loves Thomas the Tank Engine. Despite our large collection of Thomas DVDs...they do get old for us adults.
This DVD features real trains in the train yard, and repairing the track. Our son loves to watch it. He also watches the other two episodes on the DVD without too much trouble; the transit one contains some trains, and the road building one he likes as well.
The voice-overs can be a bit over the top or grating at times, but overall are a nice way to transition from the cartoon trains to real-life trains.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
Dont ride on this train.
I really try not to be negative in my reviews so I'll keep this simple:
There is a picture of a train on the Box
There are not a lot of trains on this DVD compared to others.
There are too many Buses, Trollies, and Dump Trucks that really just act as filler.
The camera work is poor; often shooting too close to their targets (trains) or only shooting the bottom half of trains.
The female narrator is is is.... well lets just say Im sure she is trying her best.
I Can not recommend this DVD.
I would suggest these two titles for your train lovers:
1) Real Trains for Kids: Mom and Pop video that is chuck full of trains and their daily doings. Really wholesome.
2) Lots and Lots of Trains: Entertaining and instructional with plenty of songs and an abundance of trains.
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It could have been much better, cheap production values
Looks like it was shot in VHS or Hi8 and converted to DVD - but that wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the low production values on the scripts and narration.
It's like this guy notices his kid oogling a piece of heavy equipment and then decides to become a movie producer. The narration is 3rd rate, the scripts are equally poor, and as I mentioned the photography is about as bad as anything I've ever bought commercially. I'll bet the producer is a bazillionaire because he sure didn't plow the money back into his product.