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Introducing… Talking Trains with TrainDame, Ep. 1

Cheers Trainiac Friends!

Are we having some FUN NOW!!! I’m diving in and all on board to present to YOU the Very First… Talking Trains with TrainDame recording titled: “Reagan – Wiring Nightmare”.

Last week, TW TrainWorx East Coast Director, Mike Reagan aka Reagan flew to Houston from NC to perform some “switch repair work” for one of our Traintastic Customers who unfortunately had his layout done by a “hobbyist”
(not knocking hobbyist, just stating a fact) and switches were not working.

First thing Monday morning Reagan sent us these pictures showing underneath table work environment:

 

 

And that is my lead in to the First Ever Episode of Talking Trains with TrainDame and YOU can listen in to my conversation with Reagan, NOW by clicking on this link: Worst Nightmare 

Happy Tracks!

TrainDame aka Dorcie
TW TrainWorx
(214) 634-2965
Dallas, TX | Concord, NC
www.blog.traindame.com
www.layoutassessment.com

P.S. Don’t forget…

P.P.S Listen to Talking Trains with TrainDame: Episode 1

 

 
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Posted by on October 10, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Forty Years… 1979 – 2019

That’s right Trainiac Friends, August 30th, 2019 marked four decades that TrainDame and Chief Traingineer, Roger Farkash, have been married!!

Wowzers right? What do you do to celebrate such a momentous occasion?? Easy Peezy, decide to go off the radar for a long weekend! First off, we headed back to the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico where we were blessed to say our wedding vows, then headed on up to the High Timber Family Ranch just South East of Chama, NM with our ENTIRE family and top off the weekend with a ride on the Cumbres/Toltec Steam Train!! Such an amazing time we had and we especially cherished being able to share the adventure with our four grandchildren; Deacon age five (almost), Ford age four, Wade age three, and Lilly age two. We all had too much CRAZY fun I tell ya!!! Ha… and don’t you know, there was a TRAIN SHOW in Santa Fe to boot and we ran into one of our Traintastic customers – Henry Day!! 

If you’d told me some forty years ago that Roger would start a company in 1982 (same year our son was born) the very next year give birth to our daughter, two years later I would go to work with Roger, then in 2008 we’d create a new division of TW Design… TW TrainWorx – same year create an alter persona TrainDame, have commercial Train Layouts in; Dallas, Houston, New York City, Pittsburgh, and coming soon to Charlotte and Kansas City PLUS residential Train Layouts spread coast to coast throughout the USA and CANADA – well I would’ve told you, “WHAT, ARE YOU CRAZY – NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!”Well, WAY 🙂 

Sharing the photo fun of our 40th Wedding Anniversary Adventure… All A Board!

Happy Tracks!

TrainDame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
(214) 634-2965
http://www.twtrainworx.com
http://www.twtrainworxstore.com
http://www.trainworxlayouts.com

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Hot Hot Hot … Smokin Summer going on!

Cheers to my Trainiac friends! Is it just me or are you too finding it hard to believe we’re almost to the half way mark of August and already it’s BACK TO SCHOOL! Jeesh – I’m a believer…  the older you get, the faster (as in WARP SPEED) time goes by!

The Traingineer’s Summer of 2019 has been the absolute Traintastical best time with over sixteen different projects requiring their extraordinary skills to bring to life Traintastically Incredible; designs, layouts, and models! I made a list and broke it down as follows:

  • Out of the 16 Projects we have in our Dallas/Concord Studios: 9 are for returning Top Traintastic Customers and 7 are prime time New Traintastic Customers! Out of the 7 new customers, four are for Commercial Layouts and the other three will be Rocking Residential Layouts.

Our East Coast Director, Mike Reagan, is heading up one of our largest residential layouts being fabricated now in Concord. Roger was up over the past weekend putting his Creative Director touches on and carving up a storm and this week, Traingineers Ethan is helping out to get ready for Traingineer Eugene who will be leaving Saturday from Dallas to assist with the dismantle and making ready the trucks for delivery in Rhode Island the week of August 19th!

Truly CRAZY FUN I TELL YOU!!! I’m so proud of all the Traingineers – feel truly blessed to be able to share their talents and adventures with YOU. Nough said – pictures, pictures, you want pictures 🙂 Enjoy!

First up, action from Concord, NC:

COMMERCIAL LAYOUTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION
RESIDENTIAL LAYOUTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Happy Tracks!

TrainDame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
(214) 634-2965
http://www.twtrainworxstore.com
http://www.trainworxlayouts.com
Dallas, TX | Concord, NC

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

What???? Haven’t posted since March???

Cheers Trainiac Friends!

Boy oh boy, wouldn’t have believed it had I not seen it myself…and all I can say is that our Magnificent Month of March rolled right into an Amazing April…. Meteoric May… and now almost halfway through a Jamming, Jiving, Jumping June!!! What a spectacular year we are experiencing in 2019!

Ok, let me bring you up to speed on what the TW TrainWorx Traingineers have been up to the last couple of months :).

Well, to start off – we are completely BOOKED for 2019 Layout Design/Fabrication/Installation and NOW booking for first quarter 2020!!! Folks, that is a FIRST for TW TrainWorx…Absolutely Extraordinary!

We are working at full capacity in both our Dallas – McGowan Street Studio and Concord, NC Studio with both commercial and residential layouts.

East Coast Director, Mike Reagan, lead designer, on an over 400 sq. ft. O Gauge custom residential layout installing in Rhode Island end of August is currently UNDER CONSTRUCTION – – – >  Let’s let some pictures do the talking:

Turning my focus back to our Dallas, McGowan Street Studio, Traingineers (since March) have completed Design/Fabrication on: 3 – O Gauge residential layouts, 1 Standard Gauge residential layout, 1 Combo O Gauge/Standard Gauge Residential Layout, 1 Commercial Wooden RR layout, Denver Union Station Model, Custom Scranton Electric Building Model, Radio City Music Hall Model, One Time Square Model and traveled to Omaha for the annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder’s Meeting, where we set up the Corporate BNSF Layout! Check it out…

Two Traintastically exciting NEW commercial layouts we’re working on now, YOU will be able to see up close and personal IF you are in Charlotte, NC this Holiday Season and/or come first quarter 2020 at the new Train Themed Children’s Museum opening in Kansas City Union Station’s – Science City!!! The centerpiece of this children’s museum layout is going to be our O Scale model of the existing, Kansas City Union Station. Let me share some in process photos with you of both of these custom commercial layouts:

Oh… and another layout for a brand new customer that we started this week for his commercial real estate office lobby during the holidays! We’ve designed the table that will include his Christmas tree – right smack dab in the middle of it!

Ok… I better get this posted before it turns into October!!!! Yee Haw – having some fun now 🙂

Happy Tracks!

TrainDame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
(214) 634-2965
dorcie@traindame.com
Dallas, TX | Concord, NC USA

http://www.trainworxlayouts.com
http://www.twtrainworxstore.com
http://www.twtrainworx.com

P.S. Just posted TW TrainWorx Office Rule #2 🙂 🙂

 

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Magnificent Month of March… in process!!

Wowzers! What a Month of March it IS!!

Started the month off installing the Carter RR here in Plano, Texas, next up a custom TWX Layout relocation for a Traintastic customer doing some downsizing in Chattanooga, Tennessee, finishing up this week with a massive installation of a 40′ layout setting up in the basement of a Pennsylvania residence and next week, Traingineers will be off to Chicago for a dismantle of a TWX custom layout done in 2009 = WOWZERS 🙂

Round of applause to our amazing Traingineers for their focus and incredible accomplishments – Chief Traingineer, Roger Farkash and I are Extremely proud of our Traingineer Crew; Mike Reagan, George Watson, Mike Ellis, Garrett Broyles, Eugene Kollman, Nick Ellis, Eric Rodriguez, Ethan Tait, and offsite helpers; Joe and Alex 🙂 Special Shout Out to keeping us all going (my brother from another mother) Paul Munger, and Judy Ellis!

Reagan started this week off in Tennessee and jetted to Pennsylvania Wednesday, where he joined the PA Installation crew to assist finalizing installation and when he gets back to North Carolina, he’ll get back to fabricating another residential layout he designed for a Traintastic Customer in Rhode Island!! Back here in our McGowan St. Studio, we’re finishing up some Denver Union Station models, fabricating a custom table base and top for the Lanzer family, fabricating some modular layout pieces for our dear friend and customer here in Houston, and starting on a custom wooden RR for a Pediatrician’s Office in Maryland 🙂 Didn’t even mention all the design proposals ready to close, and have closed for the new wave of custom layouts getting ready for Fabrication to Commence next month in April – Whew! We’re having SOME FUN NOW 🙂 

Love sharing pictures… enjoy!

Happy Tracks!

TrainDame aka Dorcie
TW TrainWorx
Dallas,TX|Concord,NC|USA

(214) 634-2965
http://www.trainworxlayouts.com
http://www.twtrainworx.com
http://www.twtrainworxstore.com

 

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Missouri… Rhode Island… North Carolina…

And why do you think TrainDame is spot-lighting those three states in particular???

Crazy excited to share with all my Trainiac friends that TW TrainWorx is now – – – wait for it – – – Booked for 2019! What????? I know, crazy cool right??? Make that down right Traintastic.

It is such a blessing to be serving this toy train niche with our customers, both residential and commercial, that participate in some highly creative collaboration with us in order to realize their train layout experience. Well I am super excited to share that two of three projects are for commercial customers and that means YOU aka the PUBLIC can experience this Holiday Season!!

First up, Missouri… our Creative Director, Roger Farkash, is the lead designer on a layout for a new, TRAIN themed children’s museum that will be opening in Kansas City Union Station’s Science City Museum!!!

Moving on to Rhode Island, our East Coast Director, Mike Reagan, is the lead designer for a residential client and this layout will be built in Reagan’s Concord studio for delivery to Rhode Island in August!!

Thirdly… Traingineers will be fabricating a commercial layout that will be featured in the lobby of a Charlotte skyscraper and installed right after Thanksgiving!!

Had to share our three newest customers and also share that this is the first time we’ll be installing a TW TrainWorx Layout in; Missouri, Rhode island, and now North Carolina! Zippity Do Da Day… TrainDame is pumped like diesel 🙂

Back here at home in Big D the Traingineers are installing the Carter Family RR in North Texas. They started yesterday and will be finishing up mid-week. I thought you’d enjoy seeing some of the installation pictures, Enjoy!

Happy Tracks!

TrainDame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
(214)634-2965

http://www.trainworxlayouts.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Happy New Year – 2019

Day 1 in the New Year and this TrainDame is looking at what promises to be a very adventurous year ahead! So much to be grateful for!!! First and foremost; all of our Traintastic Customers, Trainiac Friends, and all the Traingineers that pour their talents into each of the amazing residential and commercial TW TrainWorx Custom Train Layouts produced in 2018!

2018 was a monumental record breaker for us; we designed/fabricated/installed over twenty two custom layouts from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Windsor, Canada and I’ve got some exciting news to share. TW TrainWorx was awarded two Commercial Layout contracts – those being: The Kansas City Union Station Museum is creating a trained themed children’s museum in their existing, Science City – Science Center and both Roger Farkash and Mike Reagan completed the site survey last month. Next up is going to be a custom Holiday layout for the lobby of a skyscraper in Charlotte, NC that we must thank our dear friends at Lionel for recommending us to the firm; Roger’s and Gala whom we’ll be working closely with to produce this train layout.

The first quarter 2019 design calendar for Chief Traingineer, Roger Farkash is… FULL and the second quarter has only TWO spots left as we had the most ever sign-offs for new design/fabrication in December that was indeed a wonderful gift to close out our 2018 year.

This weekend, Saturday, January 5th – TW TrainWorx will be attending the TCA Houston Show that opens at 8:30 am – one day only – here is more information for you: Lone Star Division Meet We’d love to see you and make some Traintastic Memories 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to shop till you drop at our online store: http://www.twtrainworxstore.com.

Wishing everyone a Traintastically Blessed, Healthy, Happy NEW YEAR!!

Happy Tracks!

TrainDame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
Dallas, TX | Concord, NC | USA
(214) 634-2965
http://www.trainworxlayouts.com
http://www.twtrainworx.com
dorcie@traindame.com

 

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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