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Lionel Spotlights Spooky Area 51 Set

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Oct. 16th 2013

As Halloween approaches, things start getting a little spookier. Ghost, goblins, and ghouls could be lingering behind every corner, and now Lionel even has us worried about aliens with their latest product spotlight. 

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First MTH Webinar Contest Winners Selected

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Oct. 14th 2013

We partned with MTH Trains to help railroaders like you get their model train collection online. Our recent webinar drew hundreds of attendees that learned to manage their collection online with DASH, and two lucky people won a prize along the way.

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Big at the Boxcar Office: The Best Trains of Our Lives

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Oct. 12th 2013

Despite the thousands of railroaders across the world building layouts of their favorite times and regions, very few focus on the various seasons of the year. As the colors change outside our windows here in the month of October, I like looking to layouts that feature the vibrant colors of reality. This layout does exactly that and earns the "box office" treatment today.

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Fire Sale Heats Up This Weekend on the DASH Marketplace

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Oct. 11th 2013

You may have noticed that DASH has experienced some unfortunate downtime this week. It was caused by a freak smoke-related incident at our hosting company's facility. To fight that "fire" we've created a special new event on the DASH Marketplace this weekend.

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Lionel Spotlights American Flyer Heritage Series ES44ACs

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Oct. 8th 2013

Fans of last year's American Flyer Heritage Series pieces will be excited by Lionel's latest product spotlight. There's a rainbow of new trains on the way and they're wonderful tributes full of great features. 

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DASH Contest Winner Takes to the Rails

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Oct. 7th 2013

A couple months ago, DASH and MTH teamed up to give away an incredible new $430 BNSF ES44 Diesel Locomotive. The winner was DASH user EngineerBob, and he was kind enough to send along a photo after receiving his prize. 

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Lionel LCCA Convention Exclusive Train Contest Winner

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Oct. 5th 2013

Thanks to the continued success of DASH and our many partnerships across the model train world, we just gave away a brand new $140 Lionel LCCA 2013 Convention Exclusive Switcher. The giveaway was well received by railroaders across the globe, and now we've selected one lucky grand prize winner.

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MTH Announces Fall TCA 2013 Special York Car

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Oct. 2nd 2013

The Fall 2013 TCA York meet is only a couple weeks away, and MTH has announced their great new collector box car to celebrate this edition of the show. 

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Polk's & Aristocraft Trains to Close Doors

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Oct. 1st 2013

In a new email, Polk's has announced that they will be closing the doors on their business at the end of the year. As the folks behind Aristocraft Trains, this is a unfortunate announcement and a definite loss to the hobby.

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New Images of the MTH Premier Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 Challenger

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Sept. 30th 2013

The Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 Challenger is one of the most recognizable and visually magnificent trains to ever hit the rails, and the latest images from MTH prove they've created one of the most visually magnificent models ever as well.

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It's a Huge O Gauge Auction Weekend

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Sept. 27th 2013

There are currently more than 3,000 O Gauge model trains on the DASH Marketplace, making this weekend's O Gauge auction event the biggest we've ever seen. 

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You're Invited to a DASH Webinar

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Sept. 25th 2013

We're always looking for ways to make our users more comfortable with DASH as both a site and collection management tool. That's why we've designed a new Webinar to train users how to track and value their collection.

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First Look at Fox Valley Models Silverside Coal Gondola

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Sept. 23rd 2013

Railroaders rarely get to see behind the curtain when it comes to manufacturing the trains they love, but Fox Valley Models has provided an open-door early look at their new HO coal gondola.

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Win a Free Lionel LCCA Convention Exclusive Train

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Sept. 21st 2013

To celebrate the continued success of DASH and our many partnerships, we've decided to give away this brand new $140 Lionel LCCA 2013 Convention Exclusive Switcher. Keep reading for all the details!

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Lionel Spotlights Charlie Brown Halloween Set

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Sept. 19th 2013

Halloween is quickly approaching, and it's time to bust out the decorations! Unfortunately it's hard to express your enthusiasm for such a spooky holiday as a railroader. Lionel is here to change that with their latest product spotlight. 

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New Bid Management and Watch List Improvements

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Sept. 18th 2013

The DASH Marketplace has already become one of the premier places to buy model trains, but we're always looking to improve the form and function of the buying experience. We've made some incredible new changes to our watch list and bid management areas, and we're here to show them off. 

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More Top Celebrity Model Railroaders

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Sept. 16th 2013

As the best hobby there is, it's no surprise that celebrities of various sorts are drawn to model railroading. We already identified the top five celebrities in model railroading, but now we have five more famous railroaders that might surprise you!

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Details on New Athearn Genesis HO Southern Pacific Passenger GP9

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Sept. 14th 2013

HO railroaders who are fans of Athearn and Southern Pacific should be prepared for some excitement. The manufacturer just released some great details and history on their new Southern Pacific Passenger GP9s. 

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Watch the DASH Mobile App in Action

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Sept. 12th 2013

I already took some time to describe the DASH Model Trains app in detail, but now we have a great video showing you all of the app's incredible features in action. You'll see why it really is the ultimate tool for railroaders on the go. 

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M.T.H. Spotlights New 263E O Gauge Locomotives

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Sept. 11th 2013

M.T.H. spotlights special new products each month, and this time around they took a look at their various tinplate O Gauge 263E locomotives. These are some beautiful trains, and they're well worth a closer look. 

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