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Details on MTH's New ES44 Diesel Locomotive Exclusive

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May 22nd 2013

Fans of M.T.H. Trains certainly won't want to miss the company's newest exclusive ES44 Diesel Locomotive, which is only available to Authorized Service Centers and extremely limited.

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Lionel Previews New American Flyer Dockside Switchers and Set

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May 20th 2013

If you've been looking for the perfect little switcher, Lionel's latest product preview is sure to switch your attention from anything else to their newest S Gauge offerings. 

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Top 5 Celebrity Model Railroaders

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May 18th 2013

There aren't many hobbies which draw the love and attention of celebrities, but model railroading is one of the few that's able to attract a lot of famous folks from Hollywood and beyond.

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Newly Listed O and HO Scale Modern and Vintage Auctions

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May 17th 2013

DASH is only one day into our relaunch, but that doesn't mean we're waiting to build out our DASH Marketplace auction listings. Keep reading to find a few updates and featured items from our first round of new daily auctions.

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Welcome to the New DASH

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May 16th 2013

For a long time now we've thought DASH was pretty cool. But we always dreamed of something bigger and better. Today we finally delivered on that dream, and we'd like to welcome to the new DASH. 

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MTH Announces Return of HO GS-4 Steam Locomotives

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May 14th 2013

If you've been in the market for a stellar new centerpiece to your layout, you won't want to miss MTH's latest announcement. 

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Athearn's May Announcements Listed

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May 9th 2013

Athearn's extended delays finally seem to be behind them, and they've arrived with a new round of product announcements for the month of May. 

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Lionel Spotlights New Command Control 1955 Trucks

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May 7th 2013

There's nothing quite like seeing behind the curtain to the guts of the model railroading manufacturing process, and Lionel has given us a closer look at prototypes of one of their latest products. 

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Lionel Customer Service Open House Details

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May 3rd 2013

If you're anywhere near Ohio when August rolls around, you won't want to miss out on Lionel's latest Customer Service Open House event.

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Detailed Preview of American Flyer S Gauge Polar Express Set

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May 1st 2013

In the world of trains, the story of the Polar Express is one of the most memorable and accessible of them all, and Lionel will soon be capitalizing on the tale once more. 

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Inside the Toy Train Museum

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April 18th 2013

If you have never made the trip to Strasburg to visit the National Toy Train Museum, you should. Only 15 minutes down the road, you pass the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum which is a real bonus for your trip, so don't forget to allow time for a side visit there too.

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Meet the DASH Team at York

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April 3rd 2013

York is almost here, and two guys from the DASH team will be there too. Keep your eyes out for Bill or Steve as they walk the halls with their new DASH shirts on, And be sure to introduce yourself, because both will be handing out goodies you won't want to miss. 

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Technical Improvements Are on Track

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March 27th 2013

Although you might be experiencing a few delays during your travels through the site, we're hard at work improving Collector-ModelTrains. The ride may be bumpy, but significant improvements to the site are on track and arriving shortly.

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Lionel's Archives - Wow!

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March 24th 2013

One of everything...pristine condition. Touring the Archive Room at Lionel's new office in Charlotte was one of the highlights of this weekend's "Red Carpet" Event, co-sponsored by Lionel and the LCCA.

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DASH in 165 Seconds - New Video Tour Available

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March 24th 2013

DASH represents a new tool for collectors. We're all used to online marketplaces, and standalone collection management. We're used to price guides, and we have seen lots of pictures of people's collection and layouts.  DASH is none of these... and ALL of these.

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A Lucky (and Soggy) Group Goes "Backstage" at Lionel

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March 23rd 2013

Hundreds of Lionel fans converged on Charlotte, NC as Lionel opened their doors for a "backstage tour" of their newly opened office.  Co-Sponsored by Lionel and the Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA), the two-day event includes informational sessions with industry experts as well as a traditional show format.

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Athearn's New Genesis GP50 Available Now!

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March 23rd 2013

A new tooling EMD GP50 will join Athearn’s Genesis collection of diesel locomotives this fall. The model will debut with three roadnames: Chicago & North Western, Santa Fe, and Southern Railway. Variations offered to modelers will be many, from road specific detailing to EMD production phases.

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First Look - ESM's X58 Box Car - 2nd Release

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March 23rd 2013

The first Eastern Seaboard Models release of its N-scale X58 Box Car model sold out quickly earlier this year. A second release has arrived for this 50-foot Exterior Post Box Car. The prototype dates to the early 1960s and was constructed by Pennsylvania. More than 2,500 examples were built and found service in PRR and its successor roads, including Norfolk Southern. Lehigh Valley also rostered a hundred X58 cars. Eastern Seaboard offers variations to its X58 tooling, based on prototype.

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Lionel and LCCA Roll Out the Red Carpet!

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March 23rd 2013

Mark your calendar for March 22-23 and plan to attend this two-day Red Carpet Event that will be a memory-maker! This first-of-its-kind co-sponsored event will be a private showing of the Lionel facility presented to LCCA members. The general public will not be invited.

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