In 1995, Frank Sinatra sold his Rancho Mirage, California compound to Canadian businessman, Jim Pattison. Mr. Pattison kept with Sinatra estate just as Mr. "S" left it, including the train cottage. TM was granted exclusive rights to film the layout in July, 2002.
And now, for the first time, the Frank Sinatra train collection and layout in action. The layout is reminiscent of Lionel's legendary 1949 showroom layout. Frank duplicated the famous two-level station scene and also has a dog-bone-shaped upper level.
The action includes trains from all three Lionel eras plus the Sinatra collection in the museum-quality setting. Featured are a 225E Prewar freight set, 1950 Hudson with Irvington cars, UP passenger set from 1984, GS-2 Daylight, and original Girl's Train, the Hiawatha, and UP M10,000 set from 1935. You can almost see the Chairman of the Board sipping a drink and watching his trains run.
- Chapter index
- Audio commentary by producers
- Text commentary