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Traindame… Uber… Omaha !


What a *Super Fun time the Traingineers and I had last week in Omaha setting up and running trains on the BNSF Layout for the Annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder’s Meeting!

In his usual fashion, Warren, stopped by EVERY business on the convention floor before opening to the public, hopped out of his golf cart to take pictures… selfies, chit chat, and give everyone a thumbs up of appreciation for all the effort that goes into preparing this convention for his shareholders to experience.

Personally, I had a true ‘Rock Star’ moment that I will absolutely NEVER forget… My last Uber ride to the convention started like the other two I’d been on except when my response to his question, “Are you a Shareholder?” was…

“No, I am the President of TW TrainWorx out of Dallas, Texas and we’re here setting up the BNSF Layout.”

Uber Driver Bob’s reaction was PRICELESS! (thank God we were stopped at a red light)

He said with a gasp, “YOU are TW TRAINWORX???? You, You, YOU MUST BE TRAINDAME!! Oh my goodness – you guys are just the BEST – – I LOVE WHAT YOU DO….Oh Oh man, I’ve never wished my son could be with me when I’m driving for UBER but MAN DO I WISH HE WAS WITH ME RIGHT NOW!!! I can hardly wait to tell him who I drove today.”

Knock me over with a feather… TW TrainWorx is making tracks and people from Coast to Coast are cheering us on to continue providing top notch customer service, tremendously awesome products and custom train layouts that are literally changing people’s lives and making dreams come true!! So blessed to be a part of this toy train niche of super Traintastic people like YOU… such a joy!

Now you are in “the know” of Traindame’s Rock Star moment in Omaha : )

***BREAKING NEWS… THIS JUST IN FROM BOB… MY UBER DRIVER***

Uber driver, Bob and I are members of the OGR Forum and I posted on forum the other night about my Uber Omaha experience and here is BOB’s REPLY to me… a direct cut & paste:

Good Evening,

I was honored to be able to meet TrainDame from TW Trainworx this weekend in my capacity
as an UBER driver. As you might imagine, driving UBER doesn’t involve many
insightful and engaging conversations (especially between midnight and 3AM),
but to start the morning off talking trains with someone who is truly
a key cog in the hobby was an absolute honor.
Would love to cart around some more Hi-Rail enthusiasts if I get the chance!

Here is a link to the actual posting on the OGR Forum: Traindame… Uber…Omaha


Check out some pictures from last week taken inside the CenturyLink Convention Center… folks enjoying the BNSF Layout at the Annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder’s Meeting. ENJOY!

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Happy Tracks!

Traindame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
Dallas, Texas USA
(214) 634-2965
http://www.trainworxlayouts.com

P.S. Check out the latest and greatest TW TrainWorx Product on my Blog: http://wp.me/P1JoOq-jp and feel free to take action and…
BUY NOW! 🙂

 
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Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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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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From York to Omaha and on to Wichita!

**RECORD BREAKING SALES AT SPRING YORK**

Spring York was a record breaking experience for TW TrainWorx!
Thank you one and all who purchased TrainWorx Product and stopped by
the Orange Hall JJ-11 to say hello!

Check out the photo bomb by Lionel’s Mike Reagan…
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 Al Kolis with the LCCA sporting the orange bow-tie… gotta love it!

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The Newcomers; Matthew & Joe – always wonderful to see them!

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Had fun loading up the van and couldn’t turn down the Taxi Cab purchase for Deacon!
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Traingineers George & Roy at the Baltimore Airport ready to fly home!
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On to Omaha for the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder’s Meeting…

Carl Ice, President/CEO BNSF, Warren Buffett & Matt Rose, COO BNSF
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Chief Traingineer, Roger Farkash, talking trains with director John Landis & his lovely wife…

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Traingineers making sure everything is ready for SHOW TIME!

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 Traingineer, George Watson, giving the control to Carl Ice!

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Road trip to Lincoln, Nebraska

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 Roger and Collin back from Wichita where some final tweaks were made to this Custom TrainWorx Layout

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Happy Tracks!

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

Changing lives… one custom layout at a time!

 
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Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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TW TrainWorx Third Annual Festival – 9/27/14

Oh my goodness, the saw dust is flying in our studio as the Traingineers are in heavy preparation mode for what promises to be our biggest, best, funnest, most fabulous and traintastic (Traindame word) Layout Festival to date!!

Check out who will be donating to our Chinese Raffle this year…. The World Famous – awesome Angela Trotta Thomas who unfortunately can’t make it herself on the 27th but sent a way-cool Texas Special 54 Lionel Jigsaw Puzzle just for our festival attendees participating in our Chinese Raffle. She even signed the box to make this a keepsake puzzle for years to come! Thank you my friend!!!!

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Only one way to win this puzzle… YOU BE at the Third Annual Layout Festival
and purchase a Raffle ticket 🙂

**ATTENTION**

Our vendor tables are officially *Sold Out and here is the list
of fine folks you can purchase from:

  • David Gahagen (making a return trip from Colorado) who hand crafts and does incredible customization of flat car loads

  • Le Kepley with AVKM will blow you away with his video display

  • Dennis Brennan of Brennan’s Model Railroading Products (making a return trip from Missouri) will also have a donation for our Chinese Raffle… love his products

  • Steve Fowler representing the Colorado Toy Train Group (also making return trip from Colorado) – they’ve always got product you’ll want to buy

Here is our line up of Participating Organizations we are proud to have on our studio floor and whom can provide YOU a wealth of knowledge of TRAINS… both real and toy:

  • Lionel Collector’s Club of America – – – known as the best *Toy Train Club on the planet 🙂 Added bonus…*Lionel Railroad Club Members take advantage of the opportunity to speak with the LCCA representatives about the recent merger!! 🙂

  • Lionel Modular Group will have their modular layout set up again

  • BNSF Railroad Patrol

  • BNSF Railway

  • Museum of American Railroad

  • Lenny the Lion

  • TrainWorx Traingineers demonstrating the latest Lionchief Engines

  • Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (Part of Festival Proceeds to benefit this fabulous organization)

Please enjoy testimonial that Tim from Kansas wrote after last year’s Layout Festival:

Festival Testimonial

And of course Traindame and her fellow Traingineers will be here all day enjoying fellowship time with all YOU phenomenal Ferroequinologists!!!!!

Happy Tracks!

Traindame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
http://www.twtrainworx.com
(877) 881-4997

P.S. Get YOUR name on the Attendee List NOW:
http://www.TrainWorxFestival.com

P.P.S. Just posted this Ahhhmazing Testimonial from another
happy TrainWorx Customer…Read it here: Rooney

P.P.P.S. Attendees coming in from Pennsylvania are travelers
coming the farthest, so far… THANK YOU!

P.P.P.P.S. Festival Fun-tivities here: Festival Details

P.P.P.P.P.S. New this year… the Bombay Chop Stix Food Truck!

Bombay Chop Stix

 

 
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Posted by on September 9, 2014 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…

Warren Buffett, Traindame and the TW TrainWorx Traingineers

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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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TrainWorx Layouts in 4 different states this April!

LOUISIANA

Denny T. started our jam packed month of April off by loading up his trailer with the TW TrainWorx Custom 5′ x 9′ Hellgate Table along with the
Lionel Arch Base to set up in his Louisiana cabin.

Load out day:

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Next up, loading the van for a road trip to Alabama to set up a custom table for
William P. in his train room:

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 PENNSYLVANIA

We had a great time at the York Spring Meet! Saw many old friends and made lots of new ones! Thanks to Eliot S. for sharing his fabulous photo book he put together showing off his incredible layout. Especially cool was having Roger sign the page with the Albuquerque/renamed Munoz Station 🙂

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Closing out April and spilling into May is the BNSF Layout making it’s third appearance at the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder’s Meeting. The big ole 53′ truck is loaded and on it’s way to Omaha where the Traingineers and I will be setting the layout up in the BNSF Booth in the Convention Center! Talk about a Fantabulous Train Layout Packed month!

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Happy Tracks!

Traindame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
2808 McGowan St.
Dallas, Texas 75203
(877) 881-4997
http://www.twtrainworx.com

P.S. Shop online 24/7 and enter code: SY14 upon checkout for 10% Discount on all Bridge Kits!
*Offer good through 5/8/14

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Traindame meets Warren Buffett

Since 2010, Chief Traingineer, Roger Farkash along with Traingineers George Watson and Mike Ellis have had the opportunity to meet and have pictures taken with the “Oracle of Omaha” Warren Buffett and a dream of mine was to be included in on the fun this year!

Well my friends…dreams do come true!!

I have had the pleasure of corresponding with Mr. Buffett via email since last fall when along with sending him a photo book I’d made of the BNSF layout process, I also invited him to our first TrainWorx Layout Festival (he would’ve been there but was attending his high school reunion). I asked if I could get my photo taken with him at this year’s Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder’s meeting, as well as have him sign my copy of the BNSF photo book… arrangements were made, the time was set and this lady had the rare opportunity and pleasure of meeting and getting pictures with a truly remarkable man on May 3, 2013 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Scratch that off the bucket list 🙂

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Mr. Matt Rose, the CEO of BNSF was also there and he chimed right up and said…”Ok now, it’s time for the annual TrainWorx picture” How awesome is that???

Here is the photo he took with my iPhone – left to right; Traingineer George Watson, Mr. Buffett, Traindame, Chief Traingineer, Roger Farkash and Traingineer, Mike Ellis:

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Too see more pictures of the BNSF Layout in action at the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting click HERE.

Happy Tracks!

Traindame aka Dorcie
TrainWorx
(877) 881-4997

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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