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Trainz Auctions Now Supports Collection Imports

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June 1st 2017

Here at Trainz Auctions, we want to have the best model train collection management system in the universe, and that's why we just built a new tool to make managing your trains easier than ever!

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Welcome to Trainz Auctions - A Word From Scott Griggs

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Jan. 12th 2017
This is Scott Griggs, the Chief Engineer at Trainz. It's a wonderful time for the model train hobby, because I have a special announcement to make!
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The Future of DASH Model Trains

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Jan. 5th 2017
Our partnership with industry-leader Trainz.com continues to develop, and we're happy to announce that DASH Model Trains will officially become "Trainz Auctions" in the very near future.
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10 Tips for Giving Model Train Gifts

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Dec. 4th 2016

Have you ever wondered what to give a train enthusiast for a gift? Worried if your model train gift was the right one? Ever asked "what on earth do I give a model railroader for Christmas?" If so, you might find the following tips useful. 

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The 5 Most Popular Model Train Manufacturers

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Dec. 2nd 2016

There have been a lot of different model train manufacturers throughout the years! People all over the world are familiar with Lionel, but you might be wondering which other companies are most popular among hobbyists. We've got just the list for you! Here are the 5 most popular manufacturers on the DASH Marketplace. 

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Crazy Trains: The Snow Line

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Nov. 5th 2016

The world is full of amazing trains, and some are so absurd, wonderful, and special that they deserve a closer look. It's time for another edition of "Crazy Trains," and this time around we'll see a train that has a very unusual connection to snow! 

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Big at the Boxcar Office: Train Holiday

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Oct. 2nd 2016

Model railroading is truly an international hobby, and despite the incredible layouts American railroaders are assembling, some of the world's best layouts happen to come from overseas. One such layout is featured here today, earning its spot at the "box office" with some wonderful foreign scenery. 

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Lionel Highlights Their Customer Service Process

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April 15th 2016

Practically every railroader has a Lionel train in their collection, and the company's impact on the hobby itself can't be overstated. So you might be interested in a closer look at their customer service process, and that's exactly what we've got. 

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Crazy Trains: The Grocery Line

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March 16th 2016

The world is full of amazing trains, and some are so absurd, wonderful, and special that they deserve a closer look. That's why we've started this brand new article series called "Crazy Trains," in which we'll be spotlighting some of the world's most interesting trains. Up first is a train in Thailand that takes the meaning of dining car to a whole new level!

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Trainz's February Madness Clearance Sale Starts Today

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Jan. 31st 2016

The fine folks at Trainz wanted us to tell you that they're running an unbelievable sale on the DASH Marketplace starting today! New products, parts, and artwork are all 20% off! That's a really big deal!

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Welcome to the All New DASH

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Jan. 28th 2016

An all new version of DASH has arrived at the station! More improvements are on the way and a mobile friendly marketplace is on the horizon. We were already chugging along, but now we're really running at full steam!

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Top 5 Lego Train Sets of All time

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Oct. 20th 2015

Most model railroaders aren't interested in the blocky world of Lego sets. But the famed Danish "construction company" has been making great trains for decades, and they're the perfect complement to any devoted model railroading collection. These five sets in particular are the perfect way to diversify your rolling stock with a block or two. 

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Big at the Boxcar Office: Once Upon a Train in the West

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Sept. 26th 2015

The world is full of beautiful train layouts, and it's impossible to see them all in person. That's why I've decided to find some of the best layout videos the world wide web has to offer and give them the "box office" treatment. So get your tickets, because we're headed to the movies for Big at the Boxcar Office.

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Big at the Boxcar Office: Train Story

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Aug. 29th 2015

When you're introduced to most model train layouts, you're left to tell your own stories and explore them in awe. But today's layout video tells a unique and compelling story, transporting you to a better time. Its personal story and nostalgic mood rightfully earn it a place at the "box office". 

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Top 10 Tilt-Shifted Pictures of Trains

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Aug. 16th 2015

If you're unfamiliar with the practice of tilt-shifting a photo, it's a style of photo manipulation that's typically done to cityscapes or crowded scenes to make everything look like a miniature recreation. It can be used to great effect with trains too! 

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Big at the Boxcar Office: Back to the Train

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July 17th 2015

Model Railroading has been around longer than any of us can remember, and sometimes it's wonderful to step back into a foregone era of the hobby. Today's video takes us to the past and earns its "box office" treatment with a little nostalgia.

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Top 5 Fictional Model Railroaders on TV

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July 9th 2015

We already took a look at the biggest celebrities in the world of model railroading, but there are also a few fictional characters on television which have expressed their enthusiasm for the tracks too.

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Big at the Boxcar Office: The Train Show

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June 18th 2015

Saying a layout is the "greatest ever" is one mighty claim, but some layouts are so good they at least deserve to enter that discussion. Today's layout video captures one such masterpiece, earning it a spot at the "box office". 

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A Letter from DASH's Chief Engineer

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June 15th 2015

My name is Bill, and I'm the fellow that runs DASH. I certainly appreciate that you may have experienced some issues with our site over the past several weeks. I will tell you that it has also been personally and professionally awful for us, and I am sorry for the frustration and inconvenience that this may have caused you and many other users. 

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DASH Outage Update - Adjusted Auction Closing Dates

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June 1st 2015

Over the weekend, we experienced some technical issues which prevented users from using the site or bidding on our auctions. We have fixed the problem and are using this opportunity to install optimizations to make the site faster for you in the future.

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