Dallas Attic Layout by TW TrainWorx

Love going on location when the Traingineers are finishing up a project! Last year Chief Traingineer, Roger Farkash, designed a basic redo to a gentleman's attic layout - installed it and he asked Roger to add an extension. I tagged along this morning with Roger and Traingineer George as they were "planting" people, putting up plexi-glass guard, and tweaking switches and such. I'll post videos later but here are some fun pictures, Enjoy!

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Happy Tracks!

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

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Very nice looking layout, they guys did a fantastic job.   I like all the little scenes that they have created, helps to bring the layout to life.  Was the track that was used, was that Lionel Fast Track?  The ballast did a nice job of disguising it.  Great pictures, thanks for sharing and I'm looking forward to you posting the videos.

JEM

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breezinup posted:

 

dk122trains posted:

Very nice but an attic layout in TX wow crank the AC!!!

I was wondering the same thing. How is the attic cooled? (Attics can heat to 140 degrees in the summer in Dallas.) 

Insulated the space big time, and added a duct from his A/C?

Not to mention an unfinished attic!  That layout will have a nice layer of dust before Christmas.

What, me worry?

"Unfinished" is often popular to keep a lower property tax value.  Property taxes are high in Texas due to no personal income taxes.

Add sheetrock and paint and now it is a "living space" and not just storage utility area.

There seems to be plenty of insulation in the side walls/roof and a big whole house cooling/heating system right there, to tap in to if needed.

In California, we have often no basements or usable attic spaces so a "California Basement" is usually a converted garage.

Most homeowners never get permits or inspections of their converted spaces or "sheds" due huge local fees and higher property taxes too.

 

Lionelzwl2012 posted:

does george put anything under the fastrack to help with the noise besides the blue foam sheets on top of the tables? btw this is a real nice layout.

Hi there - George says no, just the foam sheet underneath.

Thanks for the feedback!

J. Motts posted:

Very nice looking layout, they guys did a fantastic job.   I like all the little scenes that they have created, helps to bring the layout to life.  Was the track that was used, was that Lionel Fast Track?  The ballast did a nice job of disguising it.  Great pictures, thanks for sharing and I'm looking forward to you posting the videos.

Thank you! And yes, it is all Lionel FasTrak

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