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Big at the Boxcar Office: Gone With the Train

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Sept. 9th 2013

There are thousands of amateur railroaders building incredible layouts in their own homes, but creating the world's biggest layout takes millions of dollars and thousands more professional hands. And that layout is an absolute splendor to behold, undoubtedly earning the "box office" treatment.

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M.T.H. Publishes 2013 RailKing One Gauge Catalog

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Sept. 7th 2013

Fans who have been anxiously awaiting the latest catalog from M.T.H. will be thrilled to know that it has now been posted online for your enjoyment.  

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Railway Robbery: Treasure & Trolley

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Sept. 5th 2013

Everyone knows that collecting trains can get costly very quickly, but some model train collectibles are more expensive than anyone outside the hobby would ever expect. These kinds of exorbitant trains look more like "Railway Robbery" than a smart purchase, and here are a few of them.  

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Find Out What Your Model Train Collection is Worth

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Sept. 4th 2013

Model train collections are not only loads of fun, but they're also an investment in both time and money. Because they're such big investments, it's important to keep track of them and know exactly what they're worth. That's why a DASH collection report is perfect for any serious railroader. 

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Making Bank Engines - September 3rd

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Sept. 3rd 2013

Bank engines are designed to help trains up steep mountain passes and elevate them to new heights. The five model trains featured here may not technically be bank engines, but each one would help to elevate your collection to a new level of quality.

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Lionel Spotlights the Capitol Limited

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Aug. 26th 2013

If you're a fan of Lionel and the diverse history their products represent, you'll love the latest product spotlight from the storied manufacturer. 

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You're Invited to Our O Gauge Auction Party

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Aug. 23rd 2013

It has only taken a few months, but we're already celebrating our 10,000th item sold on the DASH Marketplace! That's exactly why we've decided to throw a party and invite you to join us. 

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The Best Way to Sell Your Model Train Collection

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Aug. 21st 2013

There comes a time when every model train collection has to change hands, and whether you're looking to liquidate your own beloved trains or those of a lost loved one, it can be difficult to figure out the best course of action. That's why DASH is here to help. 

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

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Aug. 17th 2013

Not all model train layouts are designed to look pristine and perfect in every way. This gritty little layout captures the reality of the American rail system, and definitely deserves the "box office" treatment, so get your ticket punched and get ready another edition of Big at the Boxcar Office.

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The Ultimate Model Train App

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Aug. 14th 2013

Model train enthusiasts have always collected on the road and on the move. We hunt in stores, we convene at shows, and we think about our trains everywhere we go. But until now we've never had the ultimate tool to carry our collection in our pocket.

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The Ultimate Model Train Values Guide

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Aug. 11th 2013

Finding an updated and reliable model trains values guide is nearly impossible. There simply isn't a good paper-based handbook for model train prices these days, and that's left a lot of railroaders looking for a consistently updated and accurate authority on model train values.

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Making Bank Engines - August 8th

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Aug. 8th 2013

Bank engines help trains up steep passes and elevate them to great heights. The five engines featured here may not be bank engines by definition, but each would elevate your collection or layout to new heights in much the same way.

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Railway Robbery: Brass and Paint

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Aug. 6th 2013

Collecting trains is an expensive hobby, and most railroaders are willing to lay down a pretty penny for the perfect piece. But some collectibles in the world of trains are exorbitant beyond imagination, and look more like "Railway Robbery" than a good purchase. 

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Big at the Boxcar Office: It's a Wonderful Train

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Aug. 3rd 2013

Some model train layouts leave you absolutely speechless. The famed layout featured in today's video will do exactly that, and undoubtledly requires the "box office" treatment, so pick your seat and settle in for another edition of Big at the Boxcar Office.

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Athearn Reveals Genesis Norfolk Southern Heritage SD70ACe

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Aug. 1st 2013

It's always a treat when manufacturers take the time to give closer looks into their upcoming products, and Athearn has some new trains in their lineup that they just couldn't wait to show off.

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DASH and M.T.H. Giveaway Winner Announcement

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July 28th 2013

Thanks to our new partnership with M.T.H., we've been able to give away an awesome M.T.H. $430 BNSF ES44 Diesel Locomotive. The contest has had an incredible reception, and we just selected the lucky grand prize winner.

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Lionel Spotlights Zephyr Lineup

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July 23rd 2013

Some trains have an undefinable majesty about them, and the silver streaked subject of Lionel's latest spotlight is one such beauty.

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Big at the Boxcar Office: The Trainfather

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July 21st 2013

Some layouts aren't technically perfect or especially realistic, but they have a personality and grittiness that makes them memorable in their own right. This video captures one such layout and deserves the "box office" treatment, so grab your tickets and get ready for another edition of Big at the Boxcar Office.

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NMRA 2013 Convention Launches in Atlanta

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July 17th 2013

The city of Atlanta (and home of DASH) welcomed the National Model Railroad Association's 2013 Annual Convention this week, and things are on track for an incredible show. 

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Lionel Collectors Club of America's 43rd Annual Convention Begins

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July 15th 2013

This week Lionel Collectors Collectors Club of America members from all over the country will be flooding the train-filled city of Chattanooga Tennessee for the action-packed 43rd annual convention.

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