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Believing in Treasures to be found in the GREAT Recovery of 2020!

There certainly is no sugar coating this world wide pandemic we currently are all experiencing and how it’s turned everything Topsie Turvey and Coo-Coo Crazy! Even with all the C R A Z Y, my prayer is that we will get through this Together and come out stronger, more compassionate, grateful, and perhaps strive to be even more inspiring, helpful, inventive and encouraging to each other EVERY DAY!

The Dallas, Texas mayor announced a Shelter-in-Place order for Dallas County, starting March 23, 2020 at 11:59 pm through April, 3, 2020. Although our physical building is closed I will be monitoring phone calls, emails, and social media so please treat TW TrainWorx as OPEN for business and don’t forget our online store is open 24/7: http://www.twtrainworxstore.com

Here are TW TrainWorx Social Media Links:

Instagram

Facebook 

With all that being said, how about some Coloring *FUN* for the young Traingineers during this turbulent time? Please feel free to print out Choo Choo Pops Coloring Book for YOUR Train loving youngsters and keep on Dreaming Big Dreams Trainiac Friends! *** OH and ADDED BONUS *** – – – – Choo Choo Pops Coloring Book is Absolutely FREE! Download YOUR Coloring Book here: Choo Choo Pops Coloring Book 

I’d love to see some finished masterpieces – please feel free to scan and email to me at dorcie@traindame.com

Happy Tracks!

Stay Strong, Safe, Healthy, and Happy,

TrainDame aka Dorcie
TW TrainWorx
(214) 243-0785
http://www.trainworxlayouts.com
http://www.twtrainworxstore.com
http://www.twtrainworx.com

P.S. Feel free to share this link with all YOUR Coloring Friends & Family: Choo Choo Pops Coloring Book

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

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48 Days In…

That’s right, we’re only 48 days into the new year… new decade and today, we find some of our Traveling Traingineers in the Super Bowl Champion City of Kansas City, MO where they are just beginning installation on a custom TW TrainWorx O Gauge Layout designed and fabricated exclusively for Science City – Kansas City Union Station’s brand new TRAIN themed Children’s museum opening in the Spring 2020.

Let’s see so far in the first 48 days of this year the Traingineers have:

*Designed new layout for existing Traintastic Floridian customer and have approval to fabricate and install layout during second quarter
*Lined up meeting with New York Historical Society discussing new layout potential 🙂
*Dismantled the TWX custom Holiday Layout in Charlotte, NC where it will be stored until this year’s Holiday Season Set-up
*Dismantled The Trains at NorthPark Train Exhibit
*Dismantled two residential Holiday Layouts
*Worked “in house” at three different North Texas residential layouts where new mountains have moved in, streams have been poured, custom models of homes have been finished, engine shed modifications and continued Traingineer   activity for the remainder of the first quarter.
*Finished an extension to a Traintastic Customer’s O Gauge Layout to be installed in the Hill Country of Texas very soon
*Completed custom model’s; (3) Chrysler Buildings, Grand Central Terminal Base, Met Life Building, Empire State Building, and a Denver Union Station
*Finished fabrication on the Science City Museum
*Reagan, when not in Dallas, flew to Reno to assist with some electrical challenges on a layout ( not ours) and last week, before
flying out to Kansas City, handled a layout assessment
*Participated in two train shows

How about some pictures? First up 300 Express Holiday Layout displayed inside the Lobby of 300 Tryon in Charlotte, NC


Trains at NorthPark – Dallas, TX:


Hill Country Extension: North Texas Residential Layout:

Classic Landmark Series Buildings Under Construction:

Science City in McGowan St. Studio:

Science City Install – Kansas City, MO

Happy Tracks!

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

 
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Posted by on February 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

2020…The TRAINTASTIC Twenties!

Happy New Year – Happy New Decade to all of our Trainiac friends 🙂

The Traingineers ended the decade accomplishing absolutely remarkable custom layout installations all over the country and a first…even in Canada! We are so blessed by each of our Top Traintastic Customers with Roger and I continuing to be in awe of the gifted group of employees we employ and passionately refer to as our Talented Traingineer Team!

Special shout-out of gratitude to each Traingineer Team Member: Paul Munger, Mike Reagan, Mike Ellis, Garrett Broyles, Eugene Kollman, George Watson, Dennis Magee, Judy Ellis, Jeff Matney, Nick Ellis, Ethan Tait, Abraham Alvarado, and Ulises Mendez. YIKES! I would be remiss not mentioning three honorary Traingineers; Joe Holtzinger, Stephanie Reagan, and Alex Mallaie, who’ve pitched in to assist and we’re very appreciative to have each “on Traingineer Duty Call”!

We expanded our reach and increased services we offer by adding the uber talented Mike Reagan to our team in 2017. Mike became our East Coast Director based out of Concord, NC. and from his East Coast Studio headed up fabrication/design/installation of three custom residential layouts for customers in Santa Fe, NM – Warren, NJ – Providence, RI and we’ve sent him all over the country for layout assessments, installations, service calls, and events; New York, Nevada, Texas, Kansas, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Iowa, Florida, North Carolina and even Canada!

Going down Memory Lane a bit, Roger Farkash, founded Theatrical Warehouse Inc dba TW TrainWorx in 1982 – making this decade #4 for our small family owned business being in operation – truly a miracle in and of itself! Both of us will reach our 70’s in this decade and you’d think our founder and Creative Director would be talking the *R* word, right? Hmmm, not seeing that happen any time soon when his design calendar is just about booked for the first quarter of 2020 and his HUGE passion for what he does certainly is not subsiding!

Happy to say we’re starting out 2020 with a younger generation of Traingineers (almost half of our Traingineers are in their 20’s – early 40’s) and they are being mentored/taught by the Absolute Best of the Best in the toy train layout industry!

All this to say, we’re building a TW TrainWorx Legacy, and we’d love to have YOU become part of it! The Traintastic Traingineer Team is Still believing the Train Layout possibilities are endless : )

What a decade that was… in pictures, Enjoy!

Happy New Year Trainiac friends – wishing YOU and YOURS an extraordinarily blessed and prosperous 2020.

Happy Tracks,

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

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

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It’s Dismantle Day!

In the post before you saw this layout with trains running and final touches being applied. Take a look now in the middle of “Dismantle Day” 🙂

Here are some “Fun Facts” about this layout:

Happy Tracks!

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

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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It’s about to be crated… COME SEE!

Join me in taking a look at this TW TrainWorx Custom O Gauge Commercial Layout that is getting the final finishing touches applied before it’s dismantle time and shipped to Charlotte, NC next week!

Here are some fun facts…

  • The layout covers an area 24′ x 13′
  • Will be set up in the center of the Lobby area of the Barings Building, located in Uptown Charlotte, 300 South Tryon
  • Eight loops of track
  • Ten tunnels
  • 5 unique bridges
  • 40+ Custom made buildings
  • Custom Train Station
  • 200+ figures

Enjoy behind the scenes footage with TRAINS RUNNING!

Happy Tracks!

TrainDame aka Dorcie
TW TrainWorx
Dallas, TX | Concord, NC
(214) 634-2965
Est. 1982

Shop till you drop: http://www.twtrainworxstore.com

 

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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It’s… Traingineers MOST Wonderful Time of YEAR!

Personally, I’ve never; been to the North Pole, visited Santa’s Workshop, petted any of Santa’s Reindeer, ridden over rooftops in Santa’s Sleigh, been elbow to elbow with all the elves BUT I bet it’s pretty darn close to what I get to experience up close and personal – right here this time of year, inside the McGowan Street Studio! With all the Holiday Activity going on for the TW TrainWorx Traingineers it’s truly crazy to see SO much Terrifically Traintastic layouts being; wired up, touched up, started up, finished up, designed, and/or installed all over this great country of ours… Makes this TrainDame’s head spin 🙂

Our Traingineer-ette, Judy just created a list of TW TrainWorx Holiday Train Display’s that YOU… yes YOU, can see and experience throughout the Holiday Season. Proud to present Six of our commercial custom layouts that YOU must be sure to add to YOUR Holiday Event Plans:

Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas ya’ll – from deep in the heart of Texas 🙂

Happy Tracks,

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

P.S. Also, if you’d like a print out of the list above, please feel free to download this PDF: TW TrainWorx Holiday Train Displays

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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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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