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Trains, Aircraft Carrier… and a SUBMARINE??

The TW TrainWorx Traingineers are having a Traintastic time on one of our six custom layouts currently “Under Construction” in our Dallas, TX –  McGowan Street Studio!

Chief Traingineer, Roger Farkash, has really pulled out all the wheel stops on this design 🙂 This custom residential layout will be installed in the Hill Country of Texas for a couple that had some Traintastic “Wants” as well as requirements for their 285 square foot custom layout. Sometimes I never know exactly what Roger’s creative mind is going to “come up with” as was the case when Monday I saw an odd looking shape being formed and asked…what’s this? Roger replied, it’s going to be an AIRCRAFT CARRIER! Really… do you know how HUMONGOUS those are??

Fun story, Roger went online in search of a GI Joe Aircraft Carrier to find it is indeed out there, but the ones that are; in the box, mint condition, never been opened, blah/blah/blah cost a mere…. (wait for it)

$15,000.00 B notes (as Reagan would say). So, that being out of the question, Roger thought to himself…”surely I can find pieces of the carrier and in particular the bow and then add on to make a mock up that will dock nicely in the San Diego area of the layout! And he was off to the races! Check it out:

So on the other end of this layout is another harbor with a GI Joe modified Submarine!

**Traingineer Ellis (another Mike) in the picture above is about to wrap the submarine in plastic and put it back on the layout so Roger can then Sculpty-Mold some waves… of course!

Traintastic fun continues 🙂

Happy Tracks!

TrainDame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
Dallas, TX | Concord, NC USA
(214) 634-2965

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Posted by on October 4, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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*Officially OFF the LAUNCH PAD!

That’s right! The TW TrainWorx Updated **Traintastic Online Store, where you can purchase over 25 TWX Products from Bridge Kits…. Classic Landmark Series Structures… Top Selling Elevated System Pieces… even our world famous Grand Central Terminal Base, has been Officially Launched!!!

Clickity Clack on over to this link and ride the Online Route as Advertised: http://www.twtrainworxstore.com

Happy Tracks!

TrainDame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
Dallas, TX | Concord, NC USA
(214) 634-2965

http://www.twtrainworxstore.com

 
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Posted by on March 13, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Intense Signal/Switch Control Panel…

The TW TrainWorx Traingineers have the pleasure of working with a gentleman retired from CSX Railway on his Custom New Haven|Cedar Hill Yards themed layout with the top priority being intensely elaborate Signal/Switch capabilities for some TRAIN RUNNING FUN TIMES!

Chief Traingineer, Roger Farkash, along with East Coast Director, Mike Reagan, Traingineers; Roy and George have designed and are in Full On Implementation Mode working on one of the most elaborate Signal/Switch Control Panels I’ve ever seen!!!

Because I have a front row seat to witness the Traintastic progress on all fronts, I admittedly find myself in a constant state of “OH MY GOSH… IT’S GOING TO DO WHAT?????? HOW IN THE WORLD IS THAT GOING TO HAPPEN ON A ‘TOY TRAIN’ LAYOUT???  FOR REAL?????

Talk about taking it to the next level and having some Crazy Trainiac Fun 🙂

Recently I asked Traingineer Roy… What are you doing?

Next up, join me on a tour of what is going on underneath this layout with Traingineer George…

*Under Construction Shots*

Happy Tracks!

TrainDame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
(214) 634-2965
Dallas, TX | Concord, NC
http://www.trainworxlayouts.com

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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It’s all in a DAY…

Without going into all the gory details of Mr. Day’s disastrous experience with his initial train layout (NOT from TW TrainWorx) other than to say, after our initial assessment in 2015 it became apparent that Mr. Day had a decision to make;  1) because of the unfortunate inability of his existing layout to literally RUN TRAINS and an ultimatum from his wife to get the trains running otherwise your train room will be my craft room… OR, 2) take a leap of faith, bite the bullet, take a chance with TW TrainWorx and literally ‘trash’ the old layout to make room for his new custom TW TrainWorx Layout!

Decision made… Leap was taken… bite crunched… the Day Layout went on the TW TrainWorx Board for Design, Fabrication, and Installation!!

A couple of fun facts about Mr. Day’s custom TW TrainWorx Layout… it was our first layout constructed entirely by Mike Reagan in his North Carolina studio! Other than the custom lift bridge which was designed & laser cut in Dallas then shipped up to Mike and having Roger fly in to assist with carving! We are extremely proud of the results that came out of our East Coast Division!!!

Let’s let the pictures do the talking, first up: Photos from TW TrainWorx East Coast Division: Concord, NC:

Fabrication was finished in December, 2017 and Mike loaded the truck up in North Carolina and made the trip to Santa Fe, NM through Dallas, Texas. Once the truck and layout made it to Dallas, Traingineer and Road Warrior, Eugene Kollman drove the layout to Mr. Day’s home to start “Operation Day Installation” on Monday – January 8th, 2018.

First item to take care of was demolishing the old and completely dysfunctional layout… Gotta Go!

Out with the old…in with the new!


OH HAPPY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(pun intended… lol)

Happy Tracks!

TrainDame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
(214) 634-2965
http://www.trainworxlayouts.com

Dallas, TX | Concord NC

 

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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TrainWorldTV goes behind the scenes…

Our friend with TrainWorld, Ken Bianco, joined Chief Traingineer, Roger Farkash and Traingineer, George Watson while they were installing the NY Transit Museum Holiday Layout inside Grand Central Terminal…

Enjoy!

Happy Tracks!

TrainDame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
(214) 634-2965
http://www.holidaytrainlayout.com

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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TW TrainWorx makes 2 out of 13…

‘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

The two mentions are: The Trains at NorthPark display in Dallas, Texas and New York Transit Museum’s 16th Annual Holiday Train Show in Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

*Not mentioned is the over 1300 sq. ft. display we did last year for the Houston Museum of Natural Science… Trains Over Texas 

*Also not mentioned is another TW TrainWorx display inside Herald Square Macy’s Santa Land exhibit … Macy’s Santaland

*Oh…and one more not mention is our layout inside the NY Historical Society’s Toys and Trains Jerni Collection Exhibit: Holiday Express

Jingle YOUR bells, sing YOUR carols, warm YOUR mittens, and have a jolly time experiencing the many sounds and sights of trains running this Holiday Season!!

USA confirms… TW TrainWorx Holiday Layouts are a MUST to Experience 🙂


Happy Tracks and Merry Christmas!

TrainDame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx | Dallas, TX | Concord, NC
(214) 634-2965

http://www.HolidayTrainLayout.com

 

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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TW TrainWorx Christmas Layouts

Oldie but Goody – video that needs to be updated for sure but I’m going to go ahead and post it and be forewarned… you just may catch the CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!

Happy Tracks!

TrainDame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
Dallas, TX | Concord, NC USA
(214) 634-2965
http://www.holidaytrainlayout.com 

 

 
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Posted by on November 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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