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Lionel Debuts Battle Train Mobile Game Trailer

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June 28th 2013

Lionel just released a trailer for its upcoming iPad game, Battle Train. It looks like you'll finally have another train-related app to install alongside your  DASH Trains mobile app!

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Big at the Boxcar Office: Train of the Valley of the Wind

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June 26th 2013

You've never seen anything like this Japansese model train layout, and its video clearly deserves the "box office" treatment. So get your tickets and sit down for another edition of Big at the Boxcar Office.

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St. Louis Welcomes 59th TCA Convention

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June 23rd 2013

This week members of the Train Collectors Association and its Ozark Division will make their way to the Gateway Arch of St. Louis to convene for for their 59th Annual Convention, and it's going to be a week full of wonderful events and activities. 

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M.T.H. Announces Final Uncataloged Premier O Gauge ES44

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June 20th 2013

Even if you aren't a collector of M.T.H.'s Premier line of ES44 Diesels, you won't want to miss this stunning locomotive in action. The Premier Line ES44 diesel locomotive in General Electric Demo decor is a gorgeous train, and it's destined for a quick sellout like previous releases. 

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Lionel Spotlights Santa Fe Scout Set

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June 18th 2013

Not every set in your collection has to be a new centerpiece, and sometimes a nice and easy ready-to-run set can be a fun diversion from the more advanced collecting habits of experienced railroaders. Lionel's latest product spotlight offers that exact opportunity. 

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"Train Lady" To Open Magical Garden Railroad For a Single Day

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June 15th 2013

The renowned "Train Lady" Elaine Silets has decided to open her one-of-a-kind garden layout to the general public for a single day on June 29th in order to support the Harvey M. Silets Memorial Scholarship Fund. This is something model train enthusiasts won't want to miss. 

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Lionel Spotlights New Tank Cars

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June 10th 2013

For those who are distinctly lacking a tank car presence in their collection or layout, the latest new product spotlight from Lionel is sure to turn some heads. 

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Local Train Layout Seeks New Destination

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June 8th 2013

Most people's first exposure to model trains came when they first peered into a retail store's window and marveled at the winter scene brought to life by the bells, whistles, and smoke of a holiday layout. One such layout has been a staple in downtown St. Louis for years, but won't be introducing any children to the wonderful world of trains this year.

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Closer Look at the M.T.H. Premier Line K-4s

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June 4th 2013

If you're in the market for a new centerpiece to your collection, this latest announcement from M.T.H Electric Trains might be of interest to you. The Preimier Line K-4s is finally available, and it's a beauty. 

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5 Tips For a Train-Filled Father's Day

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June 2nd 2013

Model railroading is a hobby that's often inherited and passed down through generations, making it especially enjoyable and memorable when Father's Day rolls around each year.  

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