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Traingineers on the M O V E !!

TW TrainWorx is experiencing an incredible first half of 2016 with Traingineers traveling to; New York, Texas, Nebraska, California, and Pennsylvania for train events and custom layout installations.

This past April was particularly jam packed starting off with a custom 8′ x 20′ layout installation for our dear friend Skip in Suffern, NY – check out some process shots while on the studio floor:

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Here are some shots of the installation taking place in Skip’s home…

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From New York, Chief Traingineer, Roger Farkash, then met up with Traindame and Traingineer, Roy McClellan, at Spring York where its always fun to see old friends, meet new friends, talk trains, and happy to say, we came back with five solid leads for custom layouts!

Back in Texas, Traingineer George Watson, lead a crew and delivered a 5′ x 10′ custom layout just outside Houston. Here are some shots of the layout right before it loaded out and then settled in it’s new home:

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The very next day the Traingineers and Traindame were off to Omaha for the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder’s Meeting to put up the BNSF layout in the BNSF Booth. It’s always fun seeing Warren Buffett and his friends. This year Bill Gates had a special Virtual Reality Film Crew set up a shot right dab in front of the layout. Enjoy some photos from the BNSF Booth on the Convention floor, first up Bill Gates’ Virtual Reality Film Crew…

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Chief Traingineer, Roger and Traingineer George SO Proud of 20 year T W Design/TrainWorx Lead Painter, Eugene, running trains and being part of the 2016 BHSM Traingineer team!

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It’s not everyday you have the opportunity to make someone’s dream come true! Below you see the Mayor of Sacramento, and ex NBA player, Kevin Johnson, embracing Roger at the BNSF layout for having found just the man that can make his dream of an ‘Underground Railroad’ layout in his mother’s ‘Underground Bookstore’ come true… more on that as it develops : ) All and all – another fabulously, traintastic time was experienced at the 2016 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder’s Meeting!

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Happy Tracks!

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

P.S. Please feel free to call us and start conversations about OWNING YOUR OWN custom TW TrainWorx Layout! (877) 881-4997

P.P.S. Or… email me at dorcie@traindame.com and let the collaboration process commence : )

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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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 3rd Annual Layout Festival

Save The Date 2014

 
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Posted by on November 11, 2013 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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SAVE THE DATE!

With no further adieu… please mark your calendars for the…

TrainWorx 2nd Annual Layout Festival – Saturday, September 14th, 2013!!

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The Traingineers are in FULL PREPARATION mode for the *MUST* attend Layout Festival of a lifetime! New this year; Vendor Tables – so YOU will be able to
start YOUR Christmas shopping EARLY – Ho HO HO!

Festival hours are from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Once you’ve parked (for FREE)
here’s what to expect:

  • Over 14 different layouts all in varying stages of completion that you will experience up close and personal! Thanks to our friends at BNSF we will again be featuring the train layout that Warren Buffett called “A Masterpiece!” Folks…this is the ONLY time YOU (the public) can experience Mr. Buffett’s…I mean BNSF’s layout!!

  • Speaking of BNSF…there will be representatives on hand from not only BNSF but: the Museum of American Railroad, Lionel Toy Trains, Lionel Collector’s Club of America, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas…and more being added!

  • 10 Vendors will be on hand with unique train related goodies for you to start some early Christmas shopping!

  • **Door prizes**  **Chinese Raffle**  **Food Trucks** **Live Music** **Lenny the Lion** **FUN-FUN-FUN**

Admission is $10.00/person – $20.00/family – Part of the proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas and there is a strong possibility that Ronald himself
will be making an appearance this year!

To gain access to ALL LAYOUT FESTIVAL details – this link is for YOU: http://www.trainworxfestival.com

Happy Tracks!

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

P.S. Feel Free to pass this link on: http://www.trainworxfestival.com to ALL YOUR Friends! Family! Train Buddies! Relatives! Co-workers! Church! The more YOU share, we will for sure blow last year’s attendance record (over 600) out the door!!! Get here EARLY, I promise there’s going to be even MORE going on this year!!!!

P.P.S. Stay tuned…I will be adding updates to the Festival Details as more Fun-tivities are ADDED!

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Another Residential Layout…delivered!

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:

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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:

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Happy Tracks!

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

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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High Plains Santa Fe Railroad Layout

LOCATION… TrainWorx Studio:

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LOCATION… Amarillo, Texas

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Posted by on March 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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