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Thomas the Tank Engine Theme Park Headed to Boston

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June 15th 2014

Thomas the Tank Engine has helped generations of children find a love of trains thanks to his television show and book series, and now his presence is about to get even bigger in the real world thanks to a new theme park being constructed in his honor. 

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Trainz Helps 15 Boy Scouts Earn Railroading Merit Badge

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June 6th 2014

Many railroaders spent the early parts of their life alongside fellow Boy Scouts of America, and many members of our community are still influencing Scouts with their railroading ways. One such person is Scott Griggs of Trainz.com (a prominent seller here on DASH), and he's got a wonderful story of his recent weekend with the Scouts. 

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Big at the Boxcar Office: The Grand Budapest Train

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June 2nd 2014

America has its share of beautiful layouts and dedicated railroaders, but amazing models aren't limited to our shores. Today's featured layout video hails from across the sea and earns it spot at the "box office" thanks to some incredible views and perfect details.

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National Train Day at Union Station St. Louis [Part 2]

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May 25th 2014

National Train Day was a special event held across the United States a few weekends ago, and DASH was able to join in on all the incredible railroading fun. We made a trip to Union Station in St. Louis to see a few great layouts and special real-life locomotives too!

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Lionel Spotlights Legacy FA-2 and FB-2 Diesels

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May 19th 2014

It's been another great season of Lionel pre-orders this Spring, and Lionel is still shining the spotlight on some of its latest and greatest products hitting later this year, including the stunning new Legacy FA-2 and FB-2 diesels. 

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National Train Day at Union Station St. Louis [Part 1]

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May 14th 2014

National Train Day was celebrated all over the United States this past weekend, and DASH got in on the fun! We headed over to Union Station in St. Louis to browse some model and real-life locomotives! Enjoy Part 1 of our photo tour of the event. 

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Lionel Spotlights LionChief Plus Diesels

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May 10th 2014

If you've been looking for a new Lionel diesel engine with a convenient control system, then you're in luck! Lionel's latest product spotlight covers their new LionChief Plus diesels. 

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Lionel News From York - Spring 2014

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April 28th 2014

The Spring York meet is biggest weekend in the model train hobby, and it just ended! Lionel had some great trains at the show, and if you couldn't make it yourself, we've got a closer look at some of the best new products they had on display. 

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DASH Has New MTH 2014 Volume 2 Pre-Orders

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April 25th 2014

We recently added pre-order functionality to the DASH Marketplace, and now MTH has released their latest catalog, meaning there are 350+ new pre-orders available on DASH. 

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DASH Now Supports Pre-Orders

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April 11th 2014

We just developed a new software solution to fully support pre-orders on the DASH Marketplace. It's never been easier to place an order and keep your pre-orders organized. To kick off this new feature, we already have more than 400 new pre-orders available right now! 

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Spotlight on Lionel Junction Starter Sets

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April 2nd 2014

Lionel is always providing beautiful models for collectors, but they also manage to keep the toy train side of their business exciting and relevant. Today we have a new spotlight that focuses on the toy side of things.

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Lionel Puts Vision Line Big Boy in the Spotlight

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March 10th 2014

Trying to pick the "best model train of all time" would be a challenging, if not impossible, task. But Lionel's upcoming Vision Line Big Boy would certainly be in the discussion, because model trains just don't get much better than this. You'll want to see all the amazing details this special new locomotive has to offer. 

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New Catalog Image Viewer

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March 7th 2014

The DASH Catalog is the ultimate reference resource for model train collectors, and it currently features more than 90,000 different trains and accessories. A majority of those entries have wonderful photos, and seeing them in all their glory juts got easier thanks to our brand new Catalog viewer.  

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Introducing As-Is Collection Sales

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Feb. 26th 2014

Sometimes railroaders just want to unload their collection all at once, and don't feel like selling their trains one at a time. And that's exactly why a new category called As-Is Collections has been added to the DASH Marketplace.

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New Lionel Products in Spotlight at Toy Fair

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Feb. 23rd 2014

There are lots of shows and conventions where train manufacturers show off their latest model trains. But only a few companies make the trip to Toy Fair every year to show off their toy trains! Lionel is one of the few, and we have a new spotlight on their Toy Fair lineup. 

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Lionel Spotlights Presidential Series Boxcars

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Feb. 17th 2014

Presidents' Day is celebrated to honor all of the great men who have served the United States as Commander in Chief, and Lionel has created some incredible trains to help us do exactly that. 

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Closer Look at MTH's Upcoming Trains

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Feb. 10th 2014

As much fun as it is to add a new train to your collection, it's almost as enjoyable looking at all the latest products the world's best model train manufacturers are showing off these days. And we've got an incredibly fun closer look at some of MTH's newest offerings. 

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New Marketplace Image Viewer

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Feb. 7th 2014

In order to make the DASH Marketplace as enjoyable and convenient as possible, we're always looking for ways to improve the experience. Today we introduced a new image viewer, and it has made the buying experience better than ever.

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Lionel Spotlights Legacy GP35 Lineup

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Feb. 5th 2014

If you're a fan of the sharp-lined GP35, you'll love the latest product spotlight from Lionel. It includes this classic locomotive in a bunch of new road names, and each and every one looks fantastic. 

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DASH Downtime Notice - 2/8/14

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Feb. 1st 2014

We have scheduled downtime on February 8th 2014 from 12:00am to 2:00am ET. This may impact a number of G Scale auction checkouts, so it is advised that you please check out immediately after the Friday night auction's conclusion, or wait until Saturday afternoon to finish checking out.  

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