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Big at the Boxcar Office: Train Runner

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Jan. 30th 2014

If you've ever felt transported to another world thanks to a movie, you'll love today's layout video. It will literally take you on a first-person trip through another world, earning its place at the "box office" along the way. 

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Athearn Tours the Railroad Hobby Show

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Jan. 28th 2014

We recently told you all about the Amherst Railway Society's Railroad Hobby Show, and now we've got an incredible photo-tour of the event thanks to manufacturer Athearn

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Lionel Spotlights Weathered Locomotives

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Jan. 26th 2014

There's something wonderful about a shiny new model train that seems to glisten on a shelf, but sometimes you just need a grimy and realistic train to bring you a little closer to the reality of the rails. Lionel's latest spotlight focuses in on a few new locomotives that do exactly that. 

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Visit the Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show

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Jan. 24th 2014

If you're in the Northeastern United States, you should be swinging by the Amherst Railway Society's Railroad Hobby Show every year. It's a growing show that's already got more than enough model train goodness to last you an entire weekend!

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Lionel Spotlights Stunning Pilot Locomotives

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Jan. 19th 2014

Most model railroaders like to recreate the real world with their layouts or capture the diverse history of the rail industry with a variety of real-life rolling stock. But for those of you who love the model railroading hobby just as much as the real-world rails on which it's based, Lionel's new spotlight deserves your attention. 

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DASH Downtime Explained - 1/18/14

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Jan. 14th 2014

From time to time, DASH needs to go offline for maintenance. We try to keep the site online as much as possible, but some downtime is unavoidable and often important to the healthy functioning of the site.

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Closer Look at MTH's Newest Locomotives

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Jan. 10th 2014

There's nothing I like more than checking out all the latest trains from my favorite manufacturers. MTH certainly makes that list, and they've left me speechless once again with closer looks at four amazing new locomotives.  

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New Year Special - Sell 5 Items Free, Sell at 4.95%

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Jan. 6th 2014

We want to make selling on the DASH Marketplace easier and more affordable than ever. That's why we're giving you 5 free sales and a 4.95% selling fee! As long as you list your first item for sale in January, you'll be locked into our 5&5 promotion for 30 days. 

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A DASH Family Tour of the Atlanta Botanical Garden Railroad

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Jan. 2nd 2014

The Atlanta Botanical Garden and its beautiful garden railroad entertain thousands of visitors every holiday season, and DASH founder Bill Jones was lucky enough to spend New Year's Eve taking in its splendor alongside his family. He sent along some incredible pictures to give us all a tour of the lovely sights.

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Lionel Spotlights CP Rail Grain Train Set

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Dec. 30th 2014

Most railroaders don't often take the time to appreciate the rich history and diversity in the Canadian rail system, but Lionel's latest spotlight will have you paying more attention. 

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DASH Wishes You a Merry Christmas

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Dec. 24th 2013

There's simply no time like the holiday season for railroaders. Trains surround our trees and carry the Christmas spirit with them. Here at DASH, we want to wish you all a merry Christmas and a wonderful new year full of trains. 

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Holiday Gift From DASH - Save $25 on a Premium Upgrade

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Dec. 23rd 2013

Christmas is almost here, and we have a special gift just for you! We've reduced the price of our Premium upgrade to $35, meaning you can save a hefty $25 between now and the new year!

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Big at the Boxcar Office: The Train Around the Corner

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Dec. 18th 2013

Christmas brings out the railroader in everyone. Trains are pulled out to circle trees, stories of the Polar Express fill our hearts, and we're taken back to a time when the train meant so much. This Christmas layout may not be traditional, but it's full of the spirit of the season and earns its place at the "box office". 

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Closer Look at Lionel's Christmas Freight Cars

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Dec. 16th 2013

We've already given you closer looks at Lionel's American Flyer Christmas trains and their scale Christmas trains, and now we have a look at a load of holiday freight cars that'll make you want to take a train ride through the snow. 

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MTH Shows Off Their Latest Trains

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Dec. 15th 2013

There are few things I like more than looking at pictures of new model trains. Every new train that comes out seems to be more detailed, have more features, and look better than the ones before it. That's especially true of the newest stuff from MTH! 

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New Video Tutorials for Selling on DASH

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Dec. 13th 2013

We're always looking for ways to make the DASH selling experience easier for our users. That's why we created a new series of video tutorials to walk you through the various ways to list model trains for sale on the DASH Marketplace.

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Closer Look at MTH's Premier Line O Gauge EP-5 Electric Locomotive

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Dec. 11th 2013

O Gauge railroaders with a love for the Northeast ought to be very excited about MTH's latest product spotlight. It brings the beloved EP-5 "Jets" of the New Haven Railroad back to life in outstanding fashion. 

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Lionel Spotlights Scale Christmas Trains

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Dec. 9th 2013

We already showed you some of Lionel's newest Christmas-themed toy trains, and now we've got a closer look at their scale-proportioned products centered on Christmas. These trains are more realistic and will fit right into a layout, but still carry the joy and excitement of the holiday season. 

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Holiday Special - First 10 Sales FREE in December

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Dec. 4th 2013

If you've been waiting to sell trains on the DASH Marketplace, now is the perfect time. Throughout the month of December, your first 10 sales will be totally free!

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Lionel Spotlights American Flyer Christmas Trains

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Dec. 3rd 2013

Every railroader's favorite time of year is the Christmas season. We're taken back to years of old when new trains awaited us underneath the tree. And now we're able to surround our own trees with a train of our own, like these latest products from Lionel. 

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