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DASH Celebrates the 4th of July

July 5th 2013

On July 4th, the great heritage and independence of the United States of America is celebrated across the country and even the world. Railroaders recognize the significance of the train in America's grand history, and here at DASH we wanted to honor the train's importance in both maintaining our independence and as a symbol for the prosperity of this great land. 

Lionel Debuts Battle Train Mobile Game Trailer

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!

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

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.

St. Louis Welcomes 59th TCA Convention

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. 

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

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. 

Lionel Spotlights Santa Fe Scout Set

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. 

"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. 

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

June 12th 2013

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 the first-ever edition of Big at the Boxcar Office.

Lionel Spotlights New Tank Cars

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. 

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.

Top 5 Fictional Model Railroaders on TV

June 6th 2013

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.

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

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. 

5 Tips For a Train-Filled Father's Day

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.  

RMT's New N5C PRR-Style Caboose Sale Info From Aristo

May 31st 2013

If you're an O-gauger in the market for a new piece from Aristo Craft Trains, you won't want to miss this money-saving offer and product spotlight from the company.

Lionel Previews Medal of Honor Train Set

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May 28th 2013

With Memorial Day Weekend just behind us, Lionel couldn't have picked a better time for their latest new product spotlight. Keep reading for more details on the new Medal of Honor Train Set. 

July to Bring New Miller Engineering Signs

May 26th 2013

There's nothing that will bring a new layout to life like that small finishing touch that grabs the eye and pulls the whole thing together. A sign from Miller Engineering could do exactly that for your layout, and they have just announced a few new ones to add to your collection. 

Fox Valley Models Receives Heritage GEVO Limited Edition Sets

May 24th 2013

If you're looking for a beautiful new piece to add to your collection, you won't want to miss this latest update on the Heritage Series from the fine folks at Fox Valley Models. 

Details on MTH's New ES44 Diesel Locomotive Exclusive

May 22nd 2013

Fans of M.T.H. Trains certainly won't want to miss the company's newest exclusive ES44 Diesel Locomotive, which is only available to Authorized Service Centers and extremely limited.

Lionel Previews New American Flyer Dockside Switchers and Set

May 20th 2013

If you've been looking for the perfect little switcher, Lionel's latest product preview is sure to switch your attention from anything else to their newest S Gauge offerings. 

Top 5 Celebrity Model Railroaders

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.