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Long Black Friday Premium Upgrade Discount

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Nov. 28th 2013

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday that reminds us to be grateful for all we have in the world. If you're thankful for your model train collection, take advantage of our "Long Black Friday" sale to save $25 on a DASH Premium upgrade. 

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TCA Divisions Partner with DASH to Grow the Hobby

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Nov. 25th 2013

Here at DASH we're always looking for opportunities to expand and improve the model train hobby, and thanks to a pair of new partnerships, that's exactly what we're doing.

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O Gauge Freight Car Free Combined Shipping Event

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Nov. 22nd 2013

DASH seller Trainz is hosting a special event this weekend, in which all their O Modern and O MPC freight cars will ship with free combined shipping. This is the ultimate opportunity to lengthen any and every train you own!

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Closer Look at MTH's Latest Trains

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Nov. 18th 2013

It seems there's always another great new train rolling into MTH's headquarters, and we've got a closer look at three of the newest products available from the manufacturer.

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Lionel Spotlights New Military Freight Cars

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Nov. 16th 2013

We recently passed Veterans Day, and it was hard not to think of the long and important history trains have played in the United States military. That's why Lionel has decided to spotlight some of the military freight cars they currently have available. 

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Big at the Boxcar Office: Train Grit

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Nov. 13th 2013

Something about dusty western layouts evokes a sense of wonder and grandeur, and I haven't seen many layouts more grand or wonderful than this trip through the wild west which has earned the "box office" treatment. 

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Easier Bid Management on the DASH Marketplace

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Nov. 12th 2013

In our continued efforts to make the DASH Marketplace more user-friendly, we made some major changes to the bid management page. It's easier than ever to keep track of your bids and win that treasured train. 

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Photos From Trainfest

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Nov. 10th 2013

Trainfest 2013 wrapped up this weekend, but we were able to make our way onto the show floor a day early for a closer look at some of the cool booths and amazing layouts at the convention. 

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A Tour of Walthers

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Nov. 9th 2013

During our recent trip north for Trainfest, we were able to swing by the Walthers offices for a closer look at their day-to-day operations. Walthers is one of the biggest and oldest names in model railroading, and we've got a brief photo tour of their headquarters for your enjoyment.

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New Images of MTH's Latest Trains

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Nov. 7th 2013

It's easy to get excited when MTH has new products on the way. Every train they release seems to get better than the last, and the latest pictures they've revealed suggest that trend will be continuing for a long time to come. 

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Trainfest 2013 Is Almost Here

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Nov. 6th 2013

Representatives of the DASH team are headed to Trainfest 2013 this weekend, and we hope to see you there alongside more than 25,000 fellow railroaders! 

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Making Bank Engines - November 5th

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Nov. 5th 2013

If you're not familiar with bank engines, they're used to help trains up steep passes that take them to new heights. The five model trains featured in this article might not be bank engines by definition, but they would certainly elevate any collection to a new level of impressiveness.

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20 Unforgettable Photographs of Trains

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Nov. 2nd 2013

There's nothing quite like a beautiful train rolling through an idyllic landscape, whether it be in your very own layout or somewhere far outside your door. Sometimes these stunning moments are captured in time and shared with the world as unbelievable images. We have 20 train pictures you'll never forget.  

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Lionel Spotlights Polar Express Streamliner Passenger Set

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Oct. 30th 2013

Winter is almost here, and Lionel is ready to roll into the season with a wonderful set of trains celebrating the snow, the cold, and the upcoming holiday season. 

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Big at the Boxcar Office: City of Trains

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Oct. 27th 2013

It's not easy to build a beautiful inner-city layout, and that's one reason few modelers take up the challenge. But I found a layout which takes up that challenged and exceeds it in every way, earning itself the "box office" treatment today.

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Railway Robbery: Magazines and Mega Collections

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Oct. 25th 2013

Everytime I talk about the high cost of our hobby to a non-railroader, I get stunned looks and dropped jaws. Model railroading is certainly not cheap, but sometimes even devout railroaders can be shocked by the excessive prices expected for some high-end items. These kinds of exorbitant prices start to look like "Railway Robbery!"

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News From the Lionel Showroom at the Fall 2013 York Meet

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Oct. 23rd 2013

Lionel revealed some big upcoming products at York last week, but they also put together an impressive array of upcoming trains in their booth at the show. We've got a closer look at the awesome trains that made the trip.  

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Lionel's Highlights From the 2013 Fall York Meet

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Oct. 22nd 2013

The TCA Eastern Division's York Meet is one of the year's most spectacular events for model railroaders and manufacturers alike. We certainly enjoyed our time there last week, and managed to see all the latest news and reveals coming from Lionel's impressive booth. 

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Time to Set Your Time Zone on the DASH Marketplace

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Oct. 21st 2013

The DASH Marketplace has been operating on the UTC time zone since its formation, in order to appeal to a more neutral and international audience. But the unusual times confused lots of folks, so we've introduced a full suite of time zone support. 

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Find DASH at York This Week

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Oct. 17th 2013

If you're going to be in York Pennsylvania this week for the October meet, then keep your eyes out for DASH team member Steve in his one-of-a-kind DASH shirt.

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