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Welcome to Trainz Auctions - A Word From Scott Griggs

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Jan. 12th 2017
This is Scott Griggs, the Chief Engineer at Trainz. It's a wonderful time for the model train hobby, because I have a special announcement to make!
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Lionel Highlights Their Customer Service Process

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April 15th 2016

Practically every railroader has a Lionel train in their collection, and the company's impact on the hobby itself can't be overstated. So you might be interested in a closer look at their customer service process, and that's exactly what we've got. 

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Crazy Trains: The Grocery Line

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March 16th 2016

The world is full of amazing trains, and some are so absurd, wonderful, and special that they deserve a closer look. That's why we've started this brand new article series called "Crazy Trains," in which we'll be spotlighting some of the world's most interesting trains. Up first is a train in Thailand that takes the meaning of dining car to a whole new level!

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Visit the 2015 Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show

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Jan. 14th 2015

If you're anywhere close to the Northeast, we have some big news for you. The Amherst Railway Society's Railroad Hobby Show is coming up on the weekend of January 24th, and it's a can't-miss show. You'll even have a friend there, because DASH Seller Trainz will be in attendence!

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A Look Inside the MTH Booth at the Fall 2014 York Meet

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Oct. 16th 2014

The annual Fall York meet is this weekend, and we've got an inside look at the MTH booth a little early. If you love MTH Trains (who doesn't?), then you can't miss all the beautiful items making their debut this weekend at this amazing booth. 

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Lionel Spotlights American Flyer Diesel Sounds Boxcars

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Aug. 29th 2014

If you're looking for a little more "roar" out of your American Flyer locomotives, Lionel has something new that you're sure to love. Check out this new spotlight to get all the details and see these new trains up close. 

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Inside Look at Lionel's Pennsylvania GLa Hoppers

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July 28th 2014

Lionel has a new product spotlight this week, and this time it provides an unprecedented inside look into the design and manufacturing process behind the great trains they put out. 

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Lionel Spotlights American Flyer Waffle-Side Boxcars

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June 22nd 2014

American Flyer collectors have something great to look forward to thanks to Lionel's latest product spotlight. They've showcased a trio of incredible new waffle-side boxcars, and we've got a closer look. 

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Thomas the Tank Engine Theme Park Headed to Boston

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June 15th 2014

Thomas the Tank Engine has helped generations of children find a love of trains thanks to his television show and book series, and now his presence is about to get even bigger in the real world thanks to a new theme park being constructed in his honor. 

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Lionel Spotlights Legacy FA-2 and FB-2 Diesels

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May 19th 2014

It's been another great season of Lionel pre-orders this Spring, and Lionel is still shining the spotlight on some of its latest and greatest products hitting later this year, including the stunning new Legacy FA-2 and FB-2 diesels. 

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Lionel Spotlights LionChief Plus Diesels

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May 10th 2014

If you've been looking for a new Lionel diesel engine with a convenient control system, then you're in luck! Lionel's latest product spotlight covers their new LionChief Plus diesels. 

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Lionel News From York - Spring 2014

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April 28th 2014

The Spring York meet is biggest weekend in the model train hobby, and it just ended! Lionel had some great trains at the show, and if you couldn't make it yourself, we've got a closer look at some of the best new products they had on display. 

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DASH Has New MTH 2014 Volume 2 Pre-Orders

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April 25th 2014

We recently added pre-order functionality to the DASH Marketplace, and now MTH has released their latest catalog, meaning there are 350+ new pre-orders available on DASH. 

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Spotlight on Lionel Junction Starter Sets

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April 2nd 2014

Lionel is always providing beautiful models for collectors, but they also manage to keep the toy train side of their business exciting and relevant. Today we have a new spotlight that focuses on the toy side of things.

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Lionel Puts Vision Line Big Boy in the Spotlight

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March 10th 2014

Trying to pick the "best model train of all time" would be a challenging, if not impossible, task. But Lionel's upcoming Vision Line Big Boy would certainly be in the discussion, because model trains just don't get much better than this. You'll want to see all the amazing details this special new locomotive has to offer. 

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New Lionel Products in Spotlight at Toy Fair

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Feb. 23rd 2014

There are lots of shows and conventions where train manufacturers show off their latest model trains. But only a few companies make the trip to Toy Fair every year to show off their toy trains! Lionel is one of the few, and we have a new spotlight on their Toy Fair lineup. 

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Lionel Spotlights Presidential Series Boxcars

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Feb. 17th 2014

Presidents' Day is celebrated to honor all of the great men who have served the United States as Commander in Chief, and Lionel has created some incredible trains to help us do exactly that. 

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Closer Look at MTH's Upcoming Trains

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Feb. 10th 2014

As much fun as it is to add a new train to your collection, it's almost as enjoyable looking at all the latest products the world's best model train manufacturers are showing off these days. And we've got an incredibly fun closer look at some of MTH's newest offerings. 

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Lionel Spotlights Legacy GP35 Lineup

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Feb. 5th 2014

If you're a fan of the sharp-lined GP35, you'll love the latest product spotlight from Lionel. It includes this classic locomotive in a bunch of new road names, and each and every one looks fantastic. 

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Athearn Tours the Railroad Hobby Show

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Jan. 28th 2014

We recently told you all about the Amherst Railway Society's Railroad Hobby Show, and now we've got an incredible photo-tour of the event thanks to manufacturer Athearn

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