Behind the scenes video of some serious mountain moving action:
Roger Farkash, Chief Traingineer, designed this S Gauge Layout currently on the studio floor:
This residential layout will be installed next month in Colorado so although you won’t be able to experience it during our Fourth Annual Layout Festival, rest assured there will be several custom layouts to enjoy! October 3, 2015 is the date… find out more right here: http://www.trainworxfestival.com
Oh my goodness, the saw dust is flying in our studio as the Traingineers are in heavy preparation mode for what promises to be our biggest, best, funnest, most fabulous and traintastic (Traindame word) Layout Festival to date!!
Check out who will be donating to our Chinese Raffle this year…. The World Famous – awesome Angela Trotta Thomas who unfortunately can’t make it herself on the 27th but sent a way-cool Texas Special 54 Lionel Jigsaw Puzzle just for our festival attendees participating in our Chinese Raffle. She even signed the box to make this a keepsake puzzle for years to come! Thank you my friend!!!!
Only one way to win this puzzle… YOU BE at the Third Annual Layout Festival
and purchase a Raffle ticket 🙂
Our vendor tables are officially *Sold Out and here is the list
of fine folks you can purchase from:
David Gahagen (making a return trip from Colorado) who hand crafts and does incredible customization of flat car loads
Le Kepley with AVKM will blow you away with his video display
Dennis Brennan of Brennan’s Model Railroading Products (making a return trip from Missouri) will also have a donation for our Chinese Raffle… love his products
Steve Fowler representing the Colorado Toy Train Group (also making return trip from Colorado) – they’ve always got product you’ll want to buy
Here is our line up of Participating Organizations we are proud to have on our studio floor and whom can provide YOU a wealth of knowledge of TRAINS… both real and toy:
Lionel Collector’s Club of America – – – known as the best *Toy Train Club on the planet 🙂 Added bonus…*Lionel Railroad Club Members take advantage of the opportunity to speak with the LCCA representatives about the recent merger!! 🙂
Lionel Modular Group will have their modular layout set up again
BNSF Railroad Patrol
Museum of American Railroad
Lenny the Lion
TrainWorx Traingineers demonstrating the latest Lionchief Engines
Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (Part of Festival Proceeds to benefit this fabulous organization)
Please enjoy testimonial that Tim from Kansas wrote after last year’s Layout Festival:
And of course Traindame and her fellow Traingineers will be here all day enjoying fellowship time with all YOU phenomenal Ferroequinologists!!!!!
Whew!!!!! Catching my breath now and mind boggled that I didn’t post a peep on my blog in July – YIKES!!!
Below is a sentiment I’ve stated out loud at least 10 times (if not more) over the past 6 weeks…
“So wish I could be in two places at one time… or realistically… more like 5 places at once!”
I have been fortunate to be in a hopping travel mode with the Traingineers as we’ve been serving clientele from the West Coast – Thousand Oaks, California, on into the Mid West – Indianapolis, Indiana and Chilicothe, Ohio… and just when I think it can’t get any better… it does!
There are so many wonderful “Train Nuts” across this great country of ours, who are really some of the most “traintastic” (Traindame word) people we not only have the opportunity to produce layouts/product for but (*Added Bonus*) we also enjoy time making wonderful memories and experience INCREDIBLE fellowship with truly EXTRAORDINARY people!!
I was pondering the best way to get my past six weeks experience across to you and decided to put together a couple of Traindame Photo Collages:
But wait… before the collage, a shameless selfie first 🙂
Traindame & the Traingineers… completion of day #4 of California custom layout installation:
Summer of 2014
Thousand Oaks, California – Harry Potter Themed Layout
Chillecothe, Ohio Rooney Family Layout
The countdown to our Third Annual Layout Festival has *BEGUN!
September 27th, 2014 is the date and YOU are guaranteed to have have more fun than an Engineer rounding the mountain pulling three miles of cars!
Be sure to sign up on the Official Attendee List because I am believing we are going to break last year’s attendance record and I want to make sure I am prepared!
Now activated… TW TrainWorx Third Annual Layout Festival link:
Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder’s Meeting
May 3, 2014
Omaha, Nebraska USA
What an Absolutely “TrainTASTIC” trip I had with the Traingineers at this year’s Berkshire Hathaway meeting!! I especially enjoyed meeting with Mr. Buffett again and having the incredible opportunity to spend time with him and really appreciated his genuine pleasure to take pictures with the TW Traingineers along with our special guest, Lionel’s VP of Marketing – Mike Phillips. Check out all the smiles…
I was standing on the other end of the table while Mr. Buffett was talking with Mr. Rose from BNSF, and the question arose from Mr. Buffett the desire to have an even bigger layout next year and I chimed in.. “We’d love to design an additional section to your layout!! So… shhhhh don’t tell anybody, totally UNOFFICIAL, but perhaps Roger will soon be in BNSF Layout Addition Design Mode and that would be SOOOOO COOOOOOL!!
I can pretty much sum up the conversation (in truncated sentences) around the BNSF Layout during the event…
“This is UNBELIEVABLE!”
“What a display”
“Really, I can run the trains?”
“You guys do amazing train layouts!”
Two upcoming dates to save on YOUR calendar!
#1. May 17th, 2014 – TrainWorx Showroom Store open from 10 to 4
#2. September 27, 2014 – TrainWorx 3rd Annual Layout Festival
The first month of 2013 finds the Traingineers with two residential tables on the floor in various stages and at last count… we’re getting ready for six new projects to hit the floor in the first quarter of this year! What’s really cool are the states represented in those six proposals; Alaska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nebraska & Georgia.
It’s almost our one year anniversary in our new location in South East Dallas and what a year it’s been! To have had BNSF be the very first layout built at 2808 McGowan Street certainly set the bar for our Traingineers and I continue to be amazed with the level of expertise they pour into each layout. The results keep getting better and better as does the fun and enjoyment from doing what we love to do.
Enjoy some pictures of the past year with both finished work and process shots…
Be sure to check out the new page I added to my blog: Working on the RailRoad where I will be posting pictures of projects in the shop on a weekly basis. Also, we are in the process of updating the TW TrainWorx website as last year we added over a half dozen new products to our TrainWorx line and all of them have yet to be included in our cyber store. That would be a bad case of me not keeping up with our talented Chief Traingineer who always has something popping out of his brain to become a product for YOU!
Here is a list of new product we added in 2012:
Temple HO Station
Wooden RailRoad Table
B57 Bridge Kit
Lionelville Dealer Display
Can’t wait for TrainWorx cyber store to be updated? Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have about our new products or to place your order with me personally…(be sure to ask about my exclusive Traindame *Steal-of-a-deals) my toll free number is (877) 881-4997 – I look forward to talking with YOU :).
I certainly hope you’ve already saved the date – OCTOBER 27, 2012
for the TW Design/TrainWorx Layout Festival because guests
are registering faster than a…
High Speed Rail Hotshot running a Night Owl to beat daybreak!
There has been such an incredible interest in this event, I’ve created a speicial website with more information and a place to secure your name on our guest list! Don’t dilly dally or dawdle go right NOW, click on this link TrainWorx Layout Festival or call toll free to secure your reservations (877) 881-4997.
Here is a flyer for anyone who wants to share with your train clubs and/or hobby stores – feel free to fly with the flyer!
For all our “out-of-towners” here is a list of several hotels near our shop: HOTELS
BNSF Train Layout: Design, Build, Install by T W TrainWorx
From the very beginning, when Roger Farkash received the call from BNSF to design, build, and install a train layout for the 2012 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder’s Meeting, his creative energies cranked into high gear!
Design, fabricate and outfit a custom, 256 Square Foot, 8’ x 32’ castered table and train layout.
Some of the fun stuff:
Mountain and elevated theme recognizable asCajonPass & TwoMedicineBridge.
Remaining table surface divided into industrial sidings and city /small town elements depicting industries serviced by BNSF and/or associates with BH companies.
Table Base: Eight 4’ x 8’ platforms mounted on steel wagons with 5’ casters.
Table Top: Aprox. 50 buildings (both standard & custom)
Video Billboards: Six 7” video billboards mounted and wired.
Track: approximately 330 feet, switches, bumpers, trestles, bridges and railings.
Trains: Six engines. Sixty various cars.
Wiring: track and accessories in modular format for rapid assembly and dismantle.
Controls: Transformers, wiring and relays with custom rack. Two Lionel Legacy control systems.
Keep it under wraps until May 5, 2012 debut in Omaha,Nebraska (killer accomplishment for Traindame!)
“This is a masterpiece!” – Warren Buffet, March 5th, 2012