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Holiday Express – Toys & Trains from Jerni Collection

Chief Traingineer, Roger Farkash, designed a new layout for the New York Historical Society which will be part of their Holiday Express Exhibition
opening October 30, 2015 and running through February 28, 2016!

Roger and George will be in NY for tomorrow’s opening so I’ve been getting some great behind the scenes pictures and videos!

Let’s start with video Roger took during the graveyard shift this morning:

Pictures Roger’s taken during installation:

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Please come back for more… I’ll be posting more photos of TW TrainWorx custom layout for the NYHS tomorrow… October 30th!

As promised… here you go – Powered UP and ready for showtime!

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Video taken opening day… Enjoy!

The Jerni Train Collection is really something – I am looking forward to being in NY this December to see and experience the exhibit up close and personal. Here is more information about the exhibit… click away: Holiday Express Exhibit:

Check out these artifacts:

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Happy Tracks,

Traindame aka Dorcie Farkash
(877) 881-4997

 

 
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Posted by on October 29, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Traingineers *MOVE MOUNTAINS*

Behind the scenes video of some serious mountain moving action:


Roger Farkash, Chief Traingineer, designed this S Gauge Layout currently on the studio floor:

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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 

2015 Festival Postcard

Happy Tracks!

Traindame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
2808 McGowan Street
Dallas, Texas  75203
(877) 881-4997

P.S. Still room for *Train Vendors at our Festival – reserve YOUR 8′ table today! Call (877) 881-4997 or register online by clicking this link: VENDOR REGISTRATION

 

 
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Posted by on August 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Ode to NYC – TrainWorx Custom Layout

Collaboration between Chief Traingineer, Roger Farkash, and Jim B. of New Jersey led to a modification of the TrainWorx Hellgate 5′ x 7′ table into a 6′ x 10′ Hellgate base, Subway, and elevated railway featuring a jam packed NYC footprint! The three levels of trains can be seen going through tunnels and bridges, underneath the subway, and circling Manhattan’s; Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal, and midtown’s MetLife Building.

The Traingineers are loading this table in the truck right now for the journey this weekend to its new home in New Jersey. Before they started taking it apart for shipping I took some pictures to share with all my Trainiac friends : ) ENJOY!


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**All the models on the layout were handmade by the incredibly talented and phenomenally skilled Traingineers. Roger’s design, in the style of  – The Empire State Building is now included in the TrainWorx Classic Landmark Series and is available at a Traindame *Steal-of-a-Deal introductory offer to purchase! For more information on the TrainWorx Classic Landmark Series, in the style of,  Empire State Building, this link is for YOU: http://wp.me/P1JoOq-FX

**JUST RECEIVED PHOTOS FROM BEHIND THE SCENES… TRAINGINEERS INSTALLING LAYOUT IN NEW JERSEY…**

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Happy Tracks!

Traindame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
Dallas, Texas USA
(877) 881-4997

P.S. SAVE THE DATE: October 3, 2015 – TrainWorx Fourth Annual Layout Festival!

2015 Festival Postcard


 
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Posted by on June 25, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Where in the World is Traindame???

  Six months… In a Blink of an EYE!

YIKES… Has it really been six months since my last post on my Traindame Blog?!?! That’s just plain CRAZY!!!!

I’ve been Facebooking… Tweeting… Emailing… Traveling… and daily opening up ‘Traintastic’ relationships but there’s simply *NO EXCUSE for neglecting my Traindame Blog!!!

Ok, so what is the best way to blog about my past six month experience?? How about a photo review – hold on, here we go!

November/December 2014 was Trains at NorthPark time!

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G. Rosenbaum enjoyed several gatherings at his home sharing his custom layout:

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Enjoy reading the New York Times Article written about Mr. Rosenbaum’s home and train layout! Coming Full Circle

D. MacCormack’s custom layout was installed in Huntsville, Texas:

Enjoy reading the Postcards Magazine Article written about Don’s custom layout! Do You Know?

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Next stop, Chattanooga Tennessee for Dr. Sawrie’s S Gauge installation:

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The Smith’s visited the TrainWorx studio before installation of their custom attic layout in Kansas:

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McNally’s custom layout (suspended from garage) was crated and then shipped to California:

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Layout with a subway left Texas for New Jersey where J. Shapson installed it in his home:

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Existing client, J. Morrison recently added a modular table with trailer included to his train collection and he wanted to “Roger-ize” it!

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Another Jersey layout! On the studio floor now is the custom Hellgate table with added subway! 

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The Traingineers installed and then dismantled the Lionel Holiday Display at the Transit Museum inside the NY Grand Central Terminal but first it spent some time on the studio floor getting some branding updates, dusting & cleaning with our guest Traingineer, Dennis Brennan!

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And finally… two new stations getting ready to debut at Spring York next week:

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Happy Tracks!

Traindame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
(877) 881-4997
http://www.twtrainworx.com

SAVE THE DATE: TW TRAINWORX FOURTH ANNUAL LAYOUT FESTIVAL WILL BE HERE… IN A BLINK OF AN EYE!!!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2015 FROM 10 TILL 4

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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3rd Annual Layout Festival… HUGE SUCCESS!!!

THANK YOU!

Dorcie aka Traindame, Roger aka Chief Traingineer, and all the TW TrainWorx Traingineers want to express our sincerest gratitude to all the Festival Attendees who traveled near and far, along with our Vendors, TrainWorx Layout owners, (past, present & future) and the Mighty Lifestyle Freedom Club Volunteers headed by John & Christie Di Lemme for being part of our: Fantabulous, Ferroequinology, Fellow-shipping, Fantastically Fun Festival!!

Because of YOUR generous hearts, you made it possible again this year to make a donation to the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas and we are applying the funds to create a ONE OF KIND table that will be raffled during the Dallas – Ronald McDonald House – Trains at NorthPark Event which opens in Dallas, Texas November 22, 2014… more on that soon 🙂

Enjoy the picture gallery below from the
Third Annual Layout Festival – September 27, 2014 – Dallas, Texas USA:

Now, if I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked, “So Traindame… What is the date going to be of next year’s FOURTH ANNUAL TW TRAINWORX FESTIVAL????”  Well, I’d be banking 🙂

I have the answer! GET A PEN THAT WRITES, MARK YOUR CALENDAR’S, RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOMS, ALERT YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FELLOW FERROEQUINOLOGISTS…

SATURDAY – OCTOBER 3, 2015

Happy Tracks!

Traindame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
2808 McGowan Street
Dallas, Texas  75203
(877) 881-4997
http://www.TwTrainWorx.com

 

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Festival Preparation Going ON.. In FULL SWING!

What a treat is in store for ALL the 2014 Layout Festival Attendees!!

Special shout out to attendees signed up and coming in from: Pennsylvania, Florida, Missouri, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, and every corner of Texas!! 

Quick review for YOU of Festival Fun-tivities we’re preparing for
our 10 till 5 | Saturday | September 27, 2014 EVENT:

  • Surprise Traindame Bonus Bag for first 300 Attendees upon entry

  • The BNSF Corporate Layout on studio floor

  • The Lionel Holiday Layout showcased in the Grand Central Terminal, NY Transit Museum

  • MacCormack, Sawrie, Smith, and McNally residential layouts… all in various stages of completion

  • Our own Traingineer, Collin Jelinger’s WAY COOL (in the style of) Lego train table

  • Vendors: David Cahagen, Diana Yatsko, Colorado Toy Train Group, Le Kepley,

  • Train Reps from: LCCA, Museum of American Railroad, BNSF Railroad Patrol, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas|Trains at NorthPark

  • 7 piece LIVE JAZZ BAND

  • Special appearance by… Lenny the Lion

  • Mama Feye’s BBQ, Bombay Chop Stix Food Truck, Mr. Snowie Food Truck

  • Awesome prizes will be raffled off during our Chinese Raffle – donating to our raffle this year: Angela Trotta Thomas, Lionel, Emery & donations are still coming in

Best! Best! Best! Benefit of our Layout Festival….

Part of proceeds will go DIRECTLY to the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas 🙂

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If YOU haven’t already…
Please register NOW for the TW TrainWorx
Third Annual Layout Festival
Right HERE: http://www.TrainWorxFestival.com 

Be sure to let all YOUR *Crazy for Trains* – friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and organizations know about this GOTTA BE HERE EVENT!!!

Let’s… Break a Money Raising Record for all our friends
with the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas!!

– – – > THIRD ANNUAL LAYOUT FESTIVAL KICKS OFF IN… 9 DAYS <- – –

Happy Tracks!

Traindame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
(877) 881-4997

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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TW TrainWorx Third Annual Festival – 9/27/14

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!!!!

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Only one way to win this puzzle… YOU BE at the Third Annual Layout Festival
and purchase a Raffle ticket 🙂

**ATTENTION**

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

  • BNSF Railway

  • 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:

Festival Testimonial

And of course Traindame and her fellow Traingineers will be here all day enjoying fellowship time with all YOU phenomenal Ferroequinologists!!!!!

Happy Tracks!

Traindame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
http://www.twtrainworx.com
(877) 881-4997

P.S. Get YOUR name on the Attendee List NOW:
http://www.TrainWorxFestival.com

P.P.S. Just posted this Ahhhmazing Testimonial from another
happy TrainWorx Customer…Read it here: Rooney

P.P.P.S. Attendees coming in from Pennsylvania are travelers
coming the farthest, so far… THANK YOU!

P.P.P.P.S. Festival Fun-tivities here: Festival Details

P.P.P.P.P.S. New this year… the Bombay Chop Stix Food Truck!

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Posted by on September 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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What’s been going on in Traingineerland???

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:

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Summer of 2014
Thousand Oaks, California – Harry Potter Themed Layout

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Rooney Family Layout

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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:

http://www.trainworxfestival.com

Happy Tracks!

Traindame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
http://www.twtrainworx.com
(877) 881-4997

Save The Date 2014

 

P.S. GET YOUR NAME ON THE ATTENDEE LIST… win a chance for  a bonus surprise if YOU travel the furthest!

http://www.TrainWorxFestival.com

P.P.S. Part of proceeds benefit the amazing Ronald McDonald House of Dallas

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Harry Potter and the TW Traingineers!

The Traingineers are heading to the West Coast in a couple of weeks to install our first ever Harry Potter themed train layout. Chief Traingineer, Roger Farkash, designed this layout complete with Hogwarts Castle, Great Hall, Station 9 3/4, Privet Drive and some absolutely awesome bridges hand crafted with our handy dandy laser cutting machine.

My favorite part of the layout are two areas where little Hogwarts can pop up and stand inside the Grand Hall on up through the Castle and then down on the other end of the layout they can pop up and be inside a loop with the London Bridge wrapping around them. CRAZY FUN I tell ya!

Get comfy, pull up closer to the screen, grab some popcorn and enjoy a quick slide show behind the scenes with the TW Traingineers inside the TrainWorx Studio:

THREE… TWO… ONE…   ACTION!

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Table Base: (Be sure to click on image to enlarge)

With a touch of paint…

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Happy Tracks!

Traindame aka Dorcie Farkash
http://www.twtrainworx.com
(877) 881-4997

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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