‘Tis the Season for trains, trains, trains, trains… right? Of course it is!
Don’t take my word for it, check out this December 1st, 2017 article from USA Today highlighting 13 Holiday Model Train Displays to see and you will find that the Traingineers of TW TrainWorx layouts garnered TWO mentions in the USA Today Article: USA TODAY
Spring may be winding down but Traindame and the Traingineer’s traveling schedule is just getting warmed up!
This past weekend I joined Chief Traingineer, Roger Farkash, to check in, talk trains and break bread with three of our dear custom layout clients…
First stop – Huntsville, Texas where we found Don MacCormack focused on enhancements to his layout in preparation for a Layout Tour Bus full of ‘Train Nuts’ from the Houston TCA National Conventional who will have the pleasure to experience Don’s custom layout, Wednesday June 22nd. Roger assisted with some scenic landscaping and poured water to a creek underneath the Erie bridge – I had some fun and video taped the lesson : ) Please feel free to watch instructional video on pouring in water here: Making water
Enjoy some photos from our first stop at Don’s:
Next stop was little further down the road to Shenandoah, Texas where Roger added some trees and landscaping for the final touches to Steve Tripp’s custom layout. I love what his wife had to say about Steve since the arrival of his layout last month; “He can’t stand to stay away from his train room, I know where I can find him!”
Also on the Houston TCA National Convention Layout tour will be Glen Rosenbaum’s Houston, Wharton & Pecos River Railroad, another custom layout by TW TrainWorx. You can see his layout Thursday, June 23rd and while you are there, be sure and get a picture taken with Traingineer, George Watson, who will be running trains on the HW&PR during the tour! Enjoy some past photos taken of the HW&PR …
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!!!!!