Chief Traingineer, Roger Farkash, is in Kansas City, MO for the LCCA Convention where early this morning the NBC local news station featured our Classic Landmark Series, Kansas City Union Station model right smack dab inside the REAL Kansas City Union Station!
Watch video right here:
The NBC Newscaster’s direct quote about the KCU Station model: “The detail is exquisite!”
Whoo Hoo – how fabulous to get that kind of review while viewing the model inside the actual station : )
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Mike Phillips with Lionel just sent this picture of our KCU Station model in from inside the KCU Station during this week’s LCCA Convention!
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Roger and I had the pleasure of traveling up to see our favorite Amarillo customer, Tom Campbell, to install a very cool enhancement to his TrainWorx custom layout, the High Plains Division of the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway.
Roger started collaborating with Tom in 2012 to realize his desire of having a train layout that would reflect features of the High Plains and Santa Fe style engineering. Tom has a wonderful 30 plus year history of actually working on the Santa Fe RR as an Engineer/Manager and he wanted his layout to reflect just that.
Our two day enhancement installation focused on this area that Tom had cleared out for his Locomotive Service Yard… aka – BEFORE SHOTS:
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with both Roger and Tom experiencing two days of listening to Tom’s great railroad stories and there really is nothing better than watching Roger in action and witnessing how he ties everything together as if the Service Yard had always been on Tom’s layout.
Please enjoy the AFTER SHOTS:
Train Buddies : )
HIGH PLAINS DIVISION OF THE PANHANDLE & SANTA FE RAILWAY
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…
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:
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:
Table Base: (Be sure to click on image to enlarge)
The countdown is on as Layout Festival preparations are in full swing!
SEPTEMBER 14, 2013
TrainWorx 2nd Annual Layout Festival 2808 McGowan St.
Dallas, Texas 75203
This year doubles in size from last year’s layout line up… last count, there will be 16 TrainWorx Layouts (all in various stages of completion) for our Festival Attendees to experience. Seriously…we’re about to bust through the roof — > at this rate, we’re going to have to expand and get that new building up –P R O N T O!
On the program layouts include:
BNSF Corporate Layout
Lionel Corporate Figure 8 Module
Houston, Wharton & Pecos Residential RR
Ronald McDonald House Water Tower
Railyard Hobby Store Layout
Rooney Family Layout
Texas Special Modular
LCCA Mini Layout
Lionel Branded 4 x 8
TrainWorx Hellgate Table
Lionel Branded 5 x 9 Table
Lionel Plano Modular Group
Tennessee Roy Table
Baggage Cart Layout
0 – 27 Table
*New this year are VENDOR Tables! Only two tables available: Grab YOUR vendor table here NOW: http://bit.ly/14Nk8E5
Along with the Layouts will be some absolutely fabulous organizations and their outstanding representatives:
Museum of the American Railroad
BNSF Corporate Headquarters
BNSF Railroad Patrol
Lionel’s Mike Reagan, Dir. of Production & Customer Service
LCCA’s President Dennis Devito
Ronald McDonald House of Dallas
Lionel Plano Modular Group
Cooking up under the tent will be mouth watering BBQ by the renown Mama Faye’s BBQ!
**Door prizes, raffle prizes and special bonuses are in store for this year’s attendees – – guaranteed to be RIDICULOUS FUN!!!
I’m working on my Layout Festival…Absolutely…Crazy…Ridiculous…Value Packed…*Steal-of-a-Deal that *ONLY* Action Takers will have access to…more on that coming S O O N!
And truly, the best of the best about our Layout Festival is part of the proceeds benefit the wonderful Ronald McDonald House of Dallas – this organization serves SO MANY families as they deal with challenging medical issues.
That being said, a special THANK YOU to so many of you who’ve already donated while registering!!! You are AWESOME 🙂
The LCCA’s week long Convention is now in full swing at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel in Tennessee. Our Chief Traingineer, Roger Farkash with his Traingineer’s George and Roy as well as Lionel’s Tom Nuzzo were spotted just the other day… stopping this train!
On display in the hotel lobby is the World Famous Lionel Layout (designed in 2008 by Roger Farkash) where the LCCA Members get a close up (and in some cases) a hands on experience running trains!
Photo of layout in the lobby taken by Wes Schultz:
Please click on the link below to check out the video just sent in from this event:
Tonight (being July 17th ) at 7:00 pm, Roger Farkash will be giving one of his AMAZING and extremely educational seminars on “scenically making it happen on YOUR layout”… that would be my title of the seminar not sure the “official” title 🙂
Also on display at this year’s Convention is the Texas Scenic Modular Layout which incorporates the LCCA/Lionel Modular into a way cool layout which is catching on big time with modular train clubs across the country.
Here is a collage I did showing off our TrainWorx Modular *Coveralls:
I’ll be joining the Traingineers tomorrow and will be sure to update my blog with more photos and fun stories from my adventures at the LCCA Convention at the Choo Choo Chattanooga Hotel. (Don’t ya just smile at the name of the hotel??)
THIS JUST IN…
The below photo was taken by Doug Strickland and is included in a front page article of the Chattanooga Times Free Press – that’s what I call Making HEADLINES in Chattanooga!
Click HERE to watch video and read article from the front page of Chattanooga Times Free Press just posted by the Lionel Collectors Club of America – Choo Choo Chattanooga…HERE I COME 🙂
These pictures sent in from Roger early this morning…
LIVE AT THE LCCA/LIONEL RED CARPET EVENT!
Roger landed in Charlotte, North Carolina and just arrived to his final destination, Concord where he is helping the fine folks of the LCCA as they set up for the; ginormous, exclusive, one of kind, amazing event where train enthusiasts from all over the country will have the incredible opportunity to see up close and personal the brand spanking NEW Lionel trains and NASCAR Die-cast facility!
Now that is truly something to toot your whistle for 🙂
Check out all the Orange and Blue treasure that is being put out for “Show & Buy” at tomorrow’s RED CARPET Event!
Mind you, they’ve just STARTED setting up for crying out loud.
Oh and here is the Lionel/LCCA Modular table set up and on display in the facility:
Roger is going to be one of the speakers tomorrow morning and will be giving a 45 minute seminar on scenic carving…
Shhhh, don’t tell anyone but the attendees at Roger’s seminar are in for a real big ANNOUNCEMENT he’ll be making JUST for serious “scenic train carving wanna be’s!”
Have you noticed, I’m not too good at keeping a “lid” on things…
Read more about the Lionel/LCCA Red Carpet event by clicking link below:
Roger and I traveled to San Francisco this past weekend and assisted our good friends with the Lionel Collectors Club of America in their booth while attending the San Mateo – World’s Greatest Hobby show. We had a great time and like the old saying goes… a picture is worth a thousand words…so a bunch of pictures is worth thousands more – – – > Enjoy!
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 email@example.com 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 :).