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TrainWorx, in Dallas, TX is the Official Lionel Layout Building since 2001

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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TW TrainWorx Layout Festival

2013 Festival Layouts

 
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Posted by on September 23, 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 April 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Back from OMAHA!

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…

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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!!

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I can pretty much sum up the conversation (in truncated sentences) around the BNSF Layout during the event…

“Wow!”

“This is UNBELIEVABLE!”

“Fantastic”

“Amazing!”

“What a display”

“Really, I can run the trains?”

“Great job!”

“Look…. !”

“Totally Fabulous”

“You guys do amazing train layouts!”

“AWESOME!!!”


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

Happy Tracks!

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

http://www.twtrainworx.com
traindame@traindame.com

 

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Houston… We Have S U C C E S S!!!!

It’s been a long time coming and I am happy to say the layout installation of the Houston, Wharton, & Pecos River RR has been completed and to quote the layout owner: “the incredible piece of artwork now resides in his Train Gallery!”

Wow, I had no idea of the absolute pleasure I was embarking on back in June of 2011 when Glen first contacted us to collaborate with him to make his 50+ year dream layout come true… all the while, at the same time he was in the process of remodeling/adding on to his family home in Houston. I won’t go into a long account of the extraordinary experience but will take the opportunity to focus on two items:

#1. The entire layout – all 410 sq. ft. of it (14′ x 30′) went up into the train room (back then it was a “room”) through a hole in the floor (not kidding) which was deemed the “Farkash Hatch” by Glen and his Architects from the get go!

Farkash Hatch Collage:

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And on to…

#2. Glen’s home was chosen to be 1 of 8 in the 38th Annual Rice Design Alliance Architecture Tour which you all are invited to partake in Houston, Texas –  March 28th and 29th! Read all about it right here:
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I have it from my sources that there will be an exclusive article written about the Houston, Wharton, and Pecos River RR very soon and until then I can’t post any “finished finished” photos but here are a few I took of the Traingineers during last weekend’s installation:

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This video just in from the inaugural running of the trains on the
Houston, Wharton, & Pecos River Railroad, ENJOY!

 

Next in line for the Traingineer Production Studio is a layout for a gentleman in California who Roger designed a Harry Potter themed train layout for and just added to our production schedule another residential layout for a gentleman in Alabama whom we had the pleasure of meeting at last year’s LCCA Convention!

Happy Tracks!

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

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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2nd Annual Layout Festival … *Tremendous Success*

THANK YOU!

THANK YOU!

THANK YOU!

To all our attendees from near and far who converged at our TW TrainWorx Studio last Saturday and partook in all the *Fun Festival Festivities!!!!

Testimonials are flying in from all over the country and the resounding summation is…

W O W!!!

Without further ado, lets start the picture parade with a collage of the “outside” Layout Festival Atmosphere and move on below it for more pictures to share with everyone!

ENJOY!

Courtesy Shuttle

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Posted by on September 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Visit to Grzyboski’s Train Store

YOU JUST GOTTA LOVE OUR LIONEL DEALERS!!

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Roger and I were in Pennsylvania last weekend for our nieces wedding and took the opportunity to drive to Grzyboski’s incredible train store where we had the pleasure of not only seeing Joe but spending time with him as he was so gracious to give us a grand tour of his marvelous store. Thanks for your hospitality Joe!

Enjoy some shots from our Saturday – *FUN DAY* spent at Grzyboski’s…

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Posted by on June 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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