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Traingineers Begin the Great Thaw of February 2021!

Whoa! What a Valentine’s Week we had here in the great Lone Star State of Texas. Certainly did not have the entire week blocked off the calendar to be cuddled up at home with loved ones starring in our own Hallmark Movie but boy howdy… Traingineers have not been back inside 0ur Dallas McGowan Street Studio since February 12th, 2021.

First and foremost – we are all ok! So very appreciative of all our Traintastic Friends for reaching out to us, checking in to see how we’re faring and sharing wonderful encouragement – thank you! Our fearless leader and Chief Traingineer, Roger, pulled double duty often staying at the studio in our small “apartment” to ensure heaters in the studio were on in order to prevent water pipes from freezing as well as assuring all the paint did not freeze in the frigid temperatures!

Status from the aftermath of Texas 2021 Snowpocalypse for TW TrainWorx:

  • No broken pipes!
  • No frozen paint!
  • No rolling blackouts!
  • No loss of water!
  • Two broken heaters!
  • Layouts in process all protected and anxiously awaiting the return of our talented Traingineers!

Speaking of our Talented Traingineers, I am happy to say, they also came through the Snowpocalypse although some are now dealing with broken pipes and starting the repair process. There is going to be an abundance of work for plumbers, electricians… tradesmen for quite some time going forward. But forward we WILL GO and continue to service our Traintastic Family creating amazing train layouts, kits, and buildings!

I will say the highlight of this past week has come from; emails, texts, and phone calls from past and current customers that are so thankful to have made the investment in their own custom TW TrainWorx Layout. They all share just how their love of trains has provided extreme mental and emotional well being across the board but especially during these times of isolation we all find ourselves in! Such a blessing to get that kind of feedback and how encouraging it is to see Grandfathers/Dads, in a position to provide and share the great entertainment, history, and good ole fashion family memory making moments all while running trains!!

Speaking of running trains, let’s go down memory lane to a winter scene the Traingineers created and installed for the 2019 Holiday Season in Charlotte, NC with absolutely NO threats of freezing water pipes from the “icy scenes” 🙂

Enjoy the wintery scenes from this custom commercial layout we did for Rogers and Gala that was displayed for public viewing in a downtown Charlotte skyscraper’s lobby:

Just added a TrainDame *Steal-of-A-Deal through the end of the month, February 28, 2021: Save $200 at checkout using Code: THAW200 on ANY of our Classic Landmark Series Online Products! Here is the link for YOU: Classic Landmark Series

Happy Tracks!

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

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

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Believing in Treasures to be found in the GREAT Recovery of 2020!

There certainly is no sugar coating this world wide pandemic we currently are all experiencing and how it’s turned everything Topsie Turvey and Coo-Coo Crazy! Even with all the C R A Z Y, my prayer is that we will get through this Together and come out stronger, more compassionate, grateful, and perhaps strive to be even more inspiring, helpful, inventive and encouraging to each other EVERY DAY!

The Dallas, Texas mayor announced a Shelter-in-Place order for Dallas County, starting March 23, 2020 at 11:59 pm through April, 3, 2020. Although our physical building is closed I will be monitoring phone calls, emails, and social media so please treat TW TrainWorx as OPEN for business and don’t forget our online store is open 24/7: http://www.twtrainworxstore.com

Here are TW TrainWorx Social Media Links:

Instagram

Facebook 

With all that being said, how about some Coloring *FUN* for the young Traingineers during this turbulent time? Please feel free to print out Choo Choo Pops Coloring Book for YOUR Train loving youngsters and keep on Dreaming Big Dreams Trainiac Friends! *** OH and ADDED BONUS *** – – – – Choo Choo Pops Coloring Book is Absolutely FREE! Download YOUR Coloring Book here: Choo Choo Pops Coloring Book 

I’d love to see some finished masterpieces – please feel free to scan and email to me at dorcie@traindame.com

Happy Tracks!

Stay Strong, Safe, Healthy, and Happy,

TrainDame aka Dorcie
TW TrainWorx
(214) 243-0785
http://www.trainworxlayouts.com
http://www.twtrainworxstore.com
http://www.twtrainworx.com

P.S. Feel free to share this link with all YOUR Coloring Friends & Family: Choo Choo Pops Coloring Book

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

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2020…The TRAINTASTIC Twenties!

Happy New Year – Happy New Decade to all of our Trainiac friends 🙂

The Traingineers ended the decade accomplishing absolutely remarkable custom layout installations all over the country and a first…even in Canada! We are so blessed by each of our Top Traintastic Customers with Roger and I continuing to be in awe of the gifted group of employees we employ and passionately refer to as our Talented Traingineer Team!

Special shout-out of gratitude to each Traingineer Team Member: Paul Munger, Mike Reagan, Mike Ellis, Garrett Broyles, Eugene Kollman, George Watson, Dennis Magee, Judy Ellis, Jeff Matney, Nick Ellis, Ethan Tait, Abraham Alvarado, and Ulises Mendez. YIKES! I would be remiss not mentioning three honorary Traingineers; Joe Holtzinger, Stephanie Reagan, and Alex Mallaie, who’ve pitched in to assist and we’re very appreciative to have each “on Traingineer Duty Call”!

We expanded our reach and increased services we offer by adding the uber talented Mike Reagan to our team in 2017. Mike became our East Coast Director based out of Concord, NC. and from his East Coast Studio headed up fabrication/design/installation of three custom residential layouts for customers in Santa Fe, NM – Warren, NJ – Providence, RI and we’ve sent him all over the country for layout assessments, installations, service calls, and events; New York, Nevada, Texas, Kansas, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Iowa, Florida, North Carolina and even Canada!

Going down Memory Lane a bit, Roger Farkash, founded Theatrical Warehouse Inc dba TW TrainWorx in 1982 – making this decade #4 for our small family owned business being in operation – truly a miracle in and of itself! Both of us will reach our 70’s in this decade and you’d think our founder and Creative Director would be talking the *R* word, right? Hmmm, not seeing that happen any time soon when his design calendar is just about booked for the first quarter of 2020 and his HUGE passion for what he does certainly is not subsiding!

Happy to say we’re starting out 2020 with a younger generation of Traingineers (almost half of our Traingineers are in their 20’s – early 40’s) and they are being mentored/taught by the Absolute Best of the Best in the toy train layout industry!

All this to say, we’re building a TW TrainWorx Legacy, and we’d love to have YOU become part of it! The Traintastic Traingineer Team is Still believing the Train Layout possibilities are endless : )

What a decade that was… in pictures, Enjoy!

Happy New Year Trainiac friends – wishing YOU and YOURS an extraordinarily blessed and prosperous 2020.

Happy Tracks,

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

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

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It’s… Traingineers MOST Wonderful Time of YEAR!

Personally, I’ve never; been to the North Pole, visited Santa’s Workshop, petted any of Santa’s Reindeer, ridden over rooftops in Santa’s Sleigh, been elbow to elbow with all the elves BUT I bet it’s pretty darn close to what I get to experience up close and personal – right here this time of year, inside the McGowan Street Studio! With all the Holiday Activity going on for the TW TrainWorx Traingineers it’s truly crazy to see SO much Terrifically Traintastic layouts being; wired up, touched up, started up, finished up, designed, and/or installed all over this great country of ours… Makes this TrainDame’s head spin 🙂

Our Traingineer-ette, Judy just created a list of TW TrainWorx Holiday Train Display’s that YOU… yes YOU, can see and experience throughout the Holiday Season. Proud to present Six of our commercial custom layouts that YOU must be sure to add to YOUR Holiday Event Plans:

Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas ya’ll – from deep in the heart of Texas 🙂

Happy Tracks,

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

P.S. Also, if you’d like a print out of the list above, please feel free to download this PDF: TW TrainWorx Holiday Train Displays

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Argentina Visitors and York, PA Spring *FUN*

Last full week in April has ZOOMED by! Monday, the Traingineers were crazy focused on getting all our York orders fulfilled with new orders coming in daily from both online and phone calls every day this week 🙂

And what a Traintastic way to end the week with two visitors to the Dallas McGowan Street Studio from… ARGENTINA. It’s not everyday we have visitors from a foreign country:

TW TrainWorx introduced *9* new products at York and we are holding the York Prices until May 1st. Please check the new product out here: http://www.twtrainworxstore.com . Below are some pictures from Spring York 2018…

Happy Tracks!

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

 

 
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Posted by on April 27, 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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First *5* Star Review of 2018 just arrived!

February 2018 marks our first year Anniversary having Mike Reagan on board serving as the TW TrainWorx East Coast Director and what an absolutely phenomenal year of growth it’s been! All the Traingineers are super stoked to continue focusing on; new product development, custom layout design/fabrication/installation and already Mike’s Layout Assessment bookings for 2018 are filling up!

Last summer, Jim and his wife were in Dallas for a convention and dropped by our Dallas Studio to check us out and after the visit was winding down, I recommended to Jim having Mike Reagan come to his layout, make an assessment and well… read for yourself from this email Mike received January 25, 2018:

What in the world is a Layout Assessment and more importantly, how can YOU get one for YOUR layout? Find out ALL about it right here: TW TrainWorx Layout Assessment

Happy Tracks!

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

P.S. Read more reviews, click here: *5* Star Reviews!

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Subway Model almost complete…

Traingineers are applying finishing touches to this custom subway fabricated especially for one of our Top Trainiac Traintastic Customers. Check it out on the Traingineer work bench at the TW TrainWorx McGowan Street Studio:

Don’t be shy now, have the need for any of these services??

Out of Warranty train engine repair?
Layout Assessment?
Custom design/fabrication/installation for YOUR VERY OWN *Traintastic layout?

Please write this number down and call TrainDame aka Dorcie at (214) 634-2965 it is always my pleasure to ‘talk trains’!

Happy Tracks!

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

 

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Custom Layout Trifecta of June Installs!!

**FLORIDA**   **NEW JERSEY**   **NEW YORK**

The TW TrainWorx Traingineers have been having a BLAST bringing to life three custom layouts we’ve completed for three of our Traintastic Top TW TrainWorx existing customers! That’s right, each of these gentlemen enhanced their existing TW TrainWorx custom layout or in the case of Skip, he ordered up an entirely new Polar Express Train Layout that will be enjoyed by many during this year’s Holiday Season. Can I get a HO HO HO!!!

First install was completed last week in Florida where the industrial yard portion of Steve’s layout was enhanced with some very meaningful custom buildings, a way cool Service Yard and a boat where some very happy swimming Dolphins can be seen enjoying the water.

PROCESS SHOTS IN MCGOWAN STREET STUDIO:

ON LOCATION IN FLORIDA:

Next stop is NEW JERSEY… then on to NEW YORK!

I will update on the TW TrainWorx Layout Trifecta as photos come in from location 🙂

Happy Tracks!

Traindame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
(214) 634-2965
Dallas, Texas | Concord, North Carolina

http://www.trainworxlayouts.com

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Best gift you can give YOURSELF for Father’s Day…

Without a doubt…

No questions asked…

It would be to have a Layout Assessment done by the Best of the Best in the Industry!!

Well, WHAT IS A LAYOUT ASSESSMENT and Who does it?? Excellent question, so glad you asked! Mike Reagan, Director of TW TrainWorx East Coast Division, recently completed his third Layout Assessment in North Carolina and what better way to answer the “What is a Layout Assessment?” question than a *Real… Review… from Steven M:

May 11, 2017

Dorcie

Thank you for initiating your Layout Assessment Program. My layout was fabricated over 15 years ago and I lacked wiring diagrams and most of the wiring was improperly marked and/or terminated.

We’ve been in North Carolina for only 7 months and for the last 2 months after working on the layout I would be totally frustrated.

Mike Reagan was a Godsend in getting my layout fully operational within 1 1/2 days. I’m now able to operate my trains utilizing the Lionel Odyssey or the MTH DCS wi-fi systesms.

My wife and I were very happy having Mike as a house guest and enjoyed learning his knowledge of North Carolina customs.

I would highly recommend Mike and your company to anyone else needing help with their layout. I plan to attend the next York train show in October and look forward to meeting you in person and Mike again.

Steve M

Get YOUR ‘dream’ layout running like a DREAM with a TW TrainWorx Layout Assessment. Click on the Layout Assessment link NOW: TW TrainWorx Layout Assessment or call to discuss getting YOUR name added to our Layout Assessment Calendar: (214) 634-2965

Happy Tracks!

Traindame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
(214) 634-2965

P.S. Enjoy few shots of TW TrainWorx Custom Layouts!

 

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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