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Long Black Friday - Days of Deals at $.99

Nov. 20th 2014

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year across the country, but one day just wasn't enough to hold all the auction deals we've arranged that weekend. So we've extended Black Friday by a few days, creating four full days full of incredible auctions starting at only $.99 with no reserve. 

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. 

DASH and Trainz Present Donation to Annandale Village

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Oct. 14th 2014

DASH recently teamed up with the seller Trainz to help support a charity that is near and dear to both our organizations. Annandale Village is now home to our favorite Trainz railroader, Mitch Griggs, and we were honored to recently present our donation to support Mitch and the entire Annandale organization. 

Big at the Boxcar Office: Train Holiday

Oct. 5th 2014

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. 

15,000 Items Have Been Added to the DASH Catalog

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Sept. 25th 2014

Thanks to some hard work from our development team, we were able to add more than 15,000 new and vintage model trains to the DASH Catalog this week. That means more than 20,000 items have been added to the Catalog since DASH launched, bringing the total number of Catalog entries to more than 115,000 different trains and accessories!

Lionel Highlights Their Customer Service Process

Sept. 5th 2014

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. 

Lionel Spotlights American Flyer Diesel Sounds Boxcars

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. 

Big at the Boxcar Office: Lord of the Trains

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."

Support a Great Cause with a DASH Premium Lifetime Membership

Aug. 15th 2014

We're teaming up with Trainz to help out a great non-profit organization that will soon be home to our favorite Trainz railroader, Mitch Griggs. Keep reading for all the details, and see how you can help!

Inside Look at Lionel's Pennsylvania GLa Hoppers

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. 

Big at the Boxcar Office: Citizen Train

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. 

Lionel Spotlights Major League Baseball Boxcars

July 14th 2014

Summertime is all about baseball, and baseball fans who have a love for the rails will enjoy this spotlight on Lionel's newest Major League Baseball boxcars. 

New Automatic Collection Management Features

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July 11th 2014

DASH isn't just a marketplace for buying and selling trains. We can also help you keep track of your train collection. And our new collection management features for marketplace purchases make it easier than ever to track your purchases. Keep reading to find out how it works!

Big at the Boxcar Office: Godzilla Vs. Trains

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

Lionel Spotlights American Flyer Waffle-Side Boxcars

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. 

Thomas the Tank Engine Theme Park Headed to Boston

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. 

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. 

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.

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!

Lionel Spotlights Legacy FA-2 and FB-2 Diesels

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.