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10 Tips for Giving Model Train Gifts

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Dec. 4th 2016

Have you ever wondered what to give a train enthusiast for a gift? Worried if your model train gift was the right one? Ever asked "what on earth do I give a model railroader for Christmas?" If so, you might find the following tips useful. 

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The 5 Most Popular Model Train Manufacturers

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Dec. 2nd 2016

There have been a lot of different model train manufacturers throughout the years! People all over the world are familiar with Lionel, but you might be wondering which other companies are most popular among hobbyists. We've got just the list for you! Here are the 5 most popular manufacturers on the DASH Marketplace. 

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Top 5 Lego Train Sets of All time

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Oct. 20th 2015

Most model railroaders aren't interested in the blocky world of Lego sets. But the famed Danish "construction company" has been making great trains for decades, and they're the perfect complement to any devoted model railroading collection. These five sets in particular are the perfect way to diversify your rolling stock with a block or two. 

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Top 10 Tilt-Shifted Pictures of Trains

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Aug. 16th 2015

If you're unfamiliar with the practice of tilt-shifting a photo, it's a style of photo manipulation that's typically done to cityscapes or crowded scenes to make everything look like a miniature recreation. It can be used to great effect with trains too! 

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Top 5 Fictional Model Railroaders on TV

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July 9th 2015

We already took a look at the biggest celebrities in the world of model railroading, but there are also a few fictional characters on television which have expressed their enthusiasm for the tracks too.

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Tour of the Trainz Service Center

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March 1st 2015

DASH seller Trainz has recently launched their new National Model Train Service Center, which provides railroaders with a faster alternative to getting their trains serviced and repaired. We've got some great photos of their service center in action to show you some of the cool stuff they're doing for railroaders. 

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Inside Look at the MTH Headquarters

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Feb. 27th 2015

We recently had a chance to visit the fine folks at MTH and see the inner workings of their fantastic operation. It's a pleasure to see where some of the world's finest trains are designed and developed, so we wanted to pass along some of the fun to you! 

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Trainz Helps 15 Boy Scouts Earn Railroading Merit Badge

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June 6th 2014

Many railroaders spent the early parts of their life alongside fellow Boy Scouts of America, and many members of our community are still influencing Scouts with their railroading ways. One such person is Scott Griggs of Trainz.com (a prominent seller here on DASH), and he's got a wonderful story of his recent weekend with the Scouts. 

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National Train Day at Union Station St. Louis [Part 2]

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May 25th 2014

National Train Day was a special event held across the United States a few weekends ago, and DASH was able to join in on all the incredible railroading fun. We made a trip to Union Station in St. Louis to see a few great layouts and special real-life locomotives too!

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National Train Day at Union Station St. Louis [Part 1]

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May 14th 2014

National Train Day was celebrated all over the United States this past weekend, and DASH got in on the fun! We headed over to Union Station in St. Louis to browse some model and real-life locomotives! Enjoy Part 1 of our photo tour of the event. 

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A DASH Family Tour of the Atlanta Botanical Garden Railroad

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Jan. 2nd 2014

The Atlanta Botanical Garden and its beautiful garden railroad entertain thousands of visitors every holiday season, and DASH founder Bill Jones was lucky enough to spend New Year's Eve taking in its splendor alongside his family. He sent along some incredible pictures to give us all a tour of the lovely sights.

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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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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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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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A Night at the TTOS & LOTS Welcome Party

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July 12th 2013

The TTOS & LOTS Rendevous in Reno kicked off with a bang last night at the official Welcome Party, where hundreds of railroaders gathered to launch the event in style alongside a plethora of beautiful cars at the The National Automobile Museum.

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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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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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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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