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:
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!
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:
Next stop, Chattanooga Tennessee for Dr. Sawrie’s S Gauge installation:
Trainworld/Trainland had a TrainWorx Custom layout just in time for the holidays!
The Smith’s visited the TrainWorx studio before installation of their custom attic layout in Kansas:
McNally’s custom layout (suspended from garage) was crated and then shipped to California:
Layout with a subway left Texas for New Jersey where J. Shapson installed it in his home:
Existing client, J. Morrison recently added a modular table with trailer included to his train collection and he wanted to “Roger-ize” it!
Another Jersey layout! On the studio floor now is the custom Hellgate table with added subway!
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!
And finally… two new stations getting ready to debut at Spring York next week:
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…
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!!
I can pretty much sum up the conversation (in truncated sentences) around the BNSF Layout during the event…
“This is UNBELIEVABLE!”
“What a display”
“Really, I can run the trains?”
“You guys do amazing train layouts!”
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
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:
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: Architecture Tour
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:
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!
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…
I’m telling you, it’s always a little sad to see a layout leave the shop on delivery day but once I hear from the Traingineers how much of a “WOW”factor is expressed by the owners…it’s all good!
Below is a collage of process shots taken of this 5′ x 10′ Lionel branded layout:
Roger designed this table with a Pre-War style table base that included nifty (my vernacular) display shelves at each end.The table top is pine framing and drop edge topped with 1/2″ maple plywood then covered with 1″ blue foam…the silencer :). We used a combo FasTrack and Ross Track and as you can see… another hand carved, painted, scenically painted, landscaped two tunnel mountain was created.
We’ve really been putting our Laser Cutting machine to work…or I should say, Traingineer Russell is the master with the machine and cut one station and all the Dallas skyline facades which include LED lighting for this layout.
Collage of finished piece in our studio:
Dorcie aka Traindame
P.S. Call me to see how YOU can get on the list to have YOUR train layout designed by the best of the best, Chief Traingineer Roger Farkash and built by the Masterpiece TrainWorx Craftsmen – (877) 881-4997
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: