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Lionel/LCCA Red Carpet Event!



These pictures sent in from Roger early this morning…







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:


Happy Tracks!

Traindame aka Dorcie Farkash
(877) 881-4997




Posted by on March 22, 2013 in Uncategorized


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LCCA at the World’s Greatest Hobby

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!


































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Posted by on March 6, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Fully Charged…Fired Up…It’s Full Steam Ahead!

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:

  • Albuquerque Station

  • Pennsylvania Station

  • Temple HO Station

  • Wooden RailRoad Table

  • B57 Bridge Kit

  • Christmas Ornament 

  • Lionelville Dealer Display

Can’t wait for TrainWorx cyber store to be updated? Please feel free to email me at 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 :).

Happy Tracks!

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


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Posted by on January 25, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Jumping! Jiving! Jam Packed June & July…

Wowzers! I was reviewing projects the Traingineers have been working on since the first of June and bottom line… we be jamming!  As I write this post, our Chief Traingineer, Roger Farkash is in Norfolk, VA attending the LCCA Convention with his trusted Traingineer George Watson.

While in Norfolk, they are working on a three pronged client/project schedule which includes, Lionel, LCCA and T W TrainWorx! For Lionel we are setting up their dynamic, one of kind, awesome train layout (with subway section included)  that will be on display in the hotel lobby for young and old alike to enjoy watching trains doing what they were made to do…RUN!

Then there are the “Modules” Roger has been collaborating on with both the LCCA and Lionel folks for what I believe is going to be a smashing success after the debut at the convention. These modules will also be added to our TrainWorx product line as soon as all is fleshed out. So…for all you fans of “modular” systems…the fun is just now getting cranked up!

Four of the module pieces were fabricated for Lionel to display Lionel product, my personal favorite is the Christmas module and second it’s gotta be the train derailment/clean up crew! The module pieces will come in various sizes such as “straight”, “full curved” and “narrow curved”. The LCCA pieces that will be shown at the Convention will be in their “natural wood” state with track on top, sure to stir up the imagination! It’s going to be funner than fun watching this “Modular” project come to reality and into its full product form offering from, Lionel, LCCA & TrainWorx! Now that’s something to toot your horn for!

Roger and George will also be manning the TrainWorx table at the convention…only thing missing is me 😦 Still haven’t figured out how to be in two places at once. No “app” for that….yet.

Last month Roger took our first HO station, the Santa Fe Temple Station, to an event held in Temple, Texas and it was very well received!

Then there is the “over the coffee table” Thomas the Tank layout we’re building for a customer’s grandchildren (which of course makes them terrific grandparents for sure!) I’ll take another photo upon completion as this picture is of the base with no Thomas accessories on top. Pretty cool how it connects like a puzzle piece…oh that Chief Traingineer has it going on… 🙂

Roger and I headed down to Houston last week to see progress on a another client’s train room being built over the garage. This project has been in the works for over a year now and is scheduled for installation in 2013 – it is going to be nothing less than magnificent upon completion! Roger has not only been working with the client but also the architects, construction manager, and electrician as they build this room to house a train layout that has been in the “dream” state for years. Truly nothing better than to be part of making a dream a reality…well not just any dream of course, I’m talking those “what my dream train layout would be…” kinda dream… Making “someday” a reality in the spring of 2013!

The Houston architect and his family paid us a visit last week and we just had a fabulous time showing off our new location as well as progress on the table. Timing was perfect as it was just before four different projects were loaded on a 53′ truck so there was a lot to see on the shop floor.

Train related and on our T W Design side of business, we have a video set begin fabricated for BNSF which will be installed in their Ft. Worth corporate headquarters next month. It’s been a real treat having another project to work on after debuting the BNSF Train Layout at the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders meeting in Omaha. And speaking of the BNSF Layout, there is a teaser in the current Classic Toy Trains Magazine about the upcoming EXCLUSIVE article covering the BNSF layout. Be on lookout for the September CTT Magazine.

And you thought I was just joking about experiencing an absolutely, “Jumping! Jiving! Jam Packed June & July” —-> but wait…there’s more!

We will be working on a Reproduction of Lionel No. 177 Scenic Railway layout for a gentleman in the great state of Pennsylvania. That table will be delivered after the October York Meet and seeing how it will be with us – Roger is going to reconfigure our space and incorporate this layout for you all to see at the Fall York Meet. This again, is another train table that is the realization of a “dream layout” coming true.

Oh, I almost forgot the latest addition to our TrainWorx Bridge Kits – the Camelback Bridge! Currently it is in a local Hobby Shop on consignment and creating a ton of excitement. Want one? Well it wont be online for a couple more weeks but you know I’ll make you a *Steal-of-a-deal on a Camelback Bridge Kit so call NOW – – – > 214-634-2965 or email me at and we’ll Make It Happen!

I bet your eyeballs are getting tired about now, so I’ll wind this blog entry down but I can assure you, I’ve only scratched the surface of everything going on here at T W TrainWorx – exciting times for sure!

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and know that I am eager to answer any questions you may have or even better, the TrainWorx Traingineers can make YOUR train layout dream come true – Any Layout…Any Size…Any Where! We are only one phone call away – – – > 214-634-2965 < – – –

Happy Tracks!

Traindame aka Dorcie Farkash
T W TrainWorx a Choo Chooing Division of T W Design

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Posted by on July 25, 2012 in Uncategorized


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Kudos to Roger Farkash!

Congratulations to TrainWorx Chief Traingineer, Roger Farkash who was presented this award by the president of the LCCA, recognizing his outstanding service and leadership in his liaison role with the LCCA Junior Member Program!

We need to find a special spot on our testimonial wall for this plaque and the letter below! This Traindame is extremely proud of her guy 🙂

I love this letter Roger received in the mail today from a fellow LCCA Member… Enjoy!

Letter to Roger from LCCA Member

And here is the photo of the two Rogers included in the letter:

Oh…and check this out! Train Trucks…now this is cool…

Happy Tracks!

Dorcie aka Traindame

TrainWorx a Choo Chooing Division of T W Design


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2011 LCCA Convention

What a great convention the LCCA put on last week for the members of the Lionel Collectors Club of America! They had Tours, Seminars, Boy Scouts earning Merit Badges, Lionel toy trains running on the Lionel layout (designed by Roger and crafted by TrainWorx Traingineers), a swap meet with gobs of train related goodies and wonderful folks from around the country, and of course the LCCA store where bargain after bargain was to be found.

Roger and I attended the banquet Saturday night and it being my first one… was a real treat! The silent auction was a lot of fun, dinner was delicious, and being with train enthusiasts…well – it was truly a traintastic evening!

Monday evening Roger conducted one of the Seminars – How to Carve Mountains for Your Layout and word on the ground was it was extremely well recieved. Check out the “Behind the Scenes” video I made…

This was the first time Roger and I were side-by-side working a train event. We were selling TrainWorx Bridges faster than the #88 NASCAR Driver whirling around the Texas Motor Speedway 🙂 Some pictures of the fun…

Happy Tracks!

Dorcie aka Traindame

TrainWorx a Choo Chooing Division of T W Design!


Posted by on August 2, 2011 in Traindame Train Talk


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