Posted by: Roger Farkash | March 8, 2011


“… it is time and I am ready to take my Train of Thought to the world of blogging.  My goal is to share my life long passion for trains: real trains, toy trains, the rich history of trains, the fun of the train hobby as well as the business of trains from a different perspective.”

And so started my blogging adventure, eleven months ago.   I jumped into a journey that I really hadn’t quite gotten my brain wrapped around, but had an itching to explore.  Five months later, in October of 2010, I was also  jumping into one of the busiest seasons of our companies 29 year history and some of the biggest Train Layouts we have built to date. I am definitely learning the fine line between blogging and building!

There is nothing that compares to the smile that brightens the faces of children of every age when they approach a toy train layout for the first or the thirtieth time!  For the very youngest, it surely is the cacophony of sights and sounds that fills their initial contact to this new experience.  To those who have been there before, it is the brilliance of the youngster’s vision enhanced with the countless smiles that have been shared over the years of enjoying trains in many shapes and forms.  Young or old  – but always young at heart – the crowds that experienced the Ronald McDonald House/Trains at NorthPark this year showed their joy by sharing generously to this great community organization.  Proceeds from this year’s event more than doubled over last year’s contribution to the operations of the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas for this year!

The train layouts we created for the five Lionel L.L.C. Holiday Pop Up Stores were a huge hit with the sales results meeting or exceeding the projections that Lionel had for this venture now in its second year. Exciting news ahead as Lionel plans for 2011’s Holiday efforts!

Of course the Holiday season wouldn’t be the same without the Holiday train displays that TrainWorx has created and installs each year at Grand Central Terminal, Macy’s SantaLand in Herald Square and other location in and around the New York City area.  A number of the display layouts we have created were included in a display at the Paterson Museum, located in the former Roger’s Locomotive Works near the Great Falls in Paterson, NJ during the Holidays as well.

On top of the major displays we created, we also built a number of small family displays as well, and a table we donated to the Ronald McDonald House to raffle at this year’s Trains at NorthPark event.  All in all a very busy Winter.










With Spring once again upon us, my goal will be to share more of what’s going on at TrainWorx as we develop new and more exciting layouts and accessories for the Toy Train collectors and operators.  We will be adding our second structure to our Limited Edition Train Stations of the USA offerings soon, and new and exciting bridge designs to our limited edition bridges as well.

Check back soon!


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