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Crazy Trains: The Snow Line

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Nov. 5th 2016

The world is full of amazing trains, and some are so absurd, wonderful, and special that they deserve a closer look. It's time for another edition of "Crazy Trains," and this time around we'll see a train that has a very unusual connection to snow! 

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Big at the Boxcar Office: Train Holiday

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Oct. 2nd 2016

Model railroading is truly an international hobby, and despite the incredible layouts American railroaders are assembling, some of the world's best layouts happen to come from overseas. One such layout is featured here today, earning its spot at the "box office" with some wonderful foreign scenery. 

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

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Sept. 26th 2015

The world is full of beautiful train layouts, and it's impossible to see them all in person. That's why I've decided to find some of the best layout videos the world wide web has to offer and give them the "box office" treatment. So get your tickets, because we're headed to the movies for Big at the Boxcar Office.

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Big at the Boxcar Office: Train Story

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Aug. 29th 2015

When you're introduced to most model train layouts, you're left to tell your own stories and explore them in awe. But today's layout video tells a unique and compelling story, transporting you to a better time. Its personal story and nostalgic mood rightfully earn it a place at the "box office". 

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Big at the Boxcar Office: Back to the Train

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July 17th 2015

Model Railroading has been around longer than any of us can remember, and sometimes it's wonderful to step back into a foregone era of the hobby. Today's video takes us to the past and earns its "box office" treatment with a little nostalgia.

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Big at the Boxcar Office: The Train Show

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June 18th 2015

Saying a layout is the "greatest ever" is one mighty claim, but some layouts are so good they at least deserve to enter that discussion. Today's layout video captures one such masterpiece, earning it a spot at the "box office". 

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Big at the Boxcar Office: My Neighbor Train

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May 22nd 2015

The best kind of movies are those which take you on a journey through a land you could never imagine. Today's layout takes a trip through Japan and rightfully earns its place at the "box office" along the way. 

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Big at the Boxcar Office: The Train King

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April 2nd 2015

Of all the incredible train layouts in the United States, Northlandz might be the most famous and beloved among railroaders. Its sheer enormity is a testament to the dedication of its creator, and both that man and his trains are beautifully captured in this video, earning them a spot at the "box office". 

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Big at the Boxcar Office: Lord of the Trains

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Aug. 22nd 2014

Hobbyists around the world build some stunning layouts, but they aren't the only people doing amazing work. Manufacturers often show off their products with some incredible layouts too! We'll be looking at one such new layout with our latest spotlight, an impeccable piece of railroading that has rightfully earned its spot "box office."

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Big at the Boxcar Office: Citizen Train

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July 20th 2014

Some layouts just have a magical, wonderful quality to them that can't be explained. They rank as some of the world's absolute best, and today's featured layout is one such example. It earns its spot at the "box office" because it's quite simply one of the best layouts ever made. 

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Big at the Boxcar Office: Godzilla Vs. Trains

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July 1st 2014

Japan is famous for the efficiency of its railroad system, and it's known for more than a few incredible model railways too. Today's featured layout includes one such famed layout and earns its spot spot at the "box office" due to some incredible realism and wonderful features

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Big at the Boxcar Office: The Grand Budapest Train

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June 2nd 2014

America has its share of beautiful layouts and dedicated railroaders, but amazing models aren't limited to our shores. Today's featured layout video hails from across the sea and earns it spot at the "box office" thanks to some incredible views and perfect details.

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Big at the Boxcar Office: Train Runner

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Jan. 30th 2014

If you've ever felt transported to another world thanks to a movie, you'll love today's layout video. It will literally take you on a first-person trip through another world, earning its place at the "box office" along the way. 

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Big at the Boxcar Office: The Train Around the Corner

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Dec. 18th 2013

Christmas brings out the railroader in everyone. Trains are pulled out to circle trees, stories of the Polar Express fill our hearts, and we're taken back to a time when the train meant so much. This Christmas layout may not be traditional, but it's full of the spirit of the season and earns its place at the "box office". 

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Making Bank Engines - November 5th

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Nov. 5th 2013

If you're not familiar with bank engines, they're used to help trains up steep passes that take them to new heights. The five model trains featured in this article might not be bank engines by definition, but they would certainly elevate any collection to a new level of impressiveness.

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Big at the Boxcar Office: City of Trains

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Oct. 27th 2013

It's not easy to build a beautiful inner-city layout, and that's one reason few modelers take up the challenge. But I found a layout which takes up that challenged and exceeds it in every way, earning itself the "box office" treatment today.

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Railway Robbery: Magazines and Mega Collections

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Oct. 25th 2013

Everytime I talk about the high cost of our hobby to a non-railroader, I get stunned looks and dropped jaws. Model railroading is certainly not cheap, but sometimes even devout railroaders can be shocked by the excessive prices expected for some high-end items. These kinds of exorbitant prices start to look like "Railway Robbery!"

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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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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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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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