Peru Rail

November 18, 2017

I’m excited about this blog post because I finally get to combine my work life and my personal life into one post and talk about something that is near and dear to my heart… travel! I just returned from an amazing journey to South America which included, of course, a train ride to Machu Picchu! […]

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West Chester Railroad Museum Shares a Brief History of Model Trains

November 15, 2017

The train enthusiasts at EnterTRAINment Junction believe the model versions of these powerful machines are among the most iconic toys. Model trains connect generations and bring us back to our youth. They are beloved by kids and adults, and miniature train displays still adorn shop windows during the holidays to bring families together. The railroads helped build […]

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Early Holiday Shopping!

October 12, 2017

Why not come to Junction Hobbies and Toys for your holiday shopping this year? Did you know we have a wide selection of Playmobil, the largest selection of Thomas merchandise, AND the largest selection of train tables- ranging from Melissa and Doug, Kidkraft, Bigjigs Rail, and, you guessed it, even Thomas. You know as well as I do that kids […]

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Trains, Cars, and Automobiles!

October 4, 2017

While EnterTRAINment Junction mainly focuses on model trains, we do also have model cars in our display. These cars have had a lot of thought put into them such as where to place them and even how to best modify their look to match the perspective time period. Most of the cars, which are mainly […]

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Fun and Unique Train Books for Kids

September 27, 2017

Of course we’ve all heard of the classics, but today we want to celebrate the books that are anything but ordinary! The titles listed in the article below are interactive and offer more than just words on a page. These are your not-so-typical books that deserve a place on your shelf! Wind-Up Train Book This book […]

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Workin’ overtime!

September 21, 2017

Here at EnterTRAINment Junction we take pride in our approximately 90 trains that run throughout our displays. What most people don’t realize is just how much our trains run on a daily basis and the lasting effects of wear and tear that this can cause for our layout. Our museum is open every day during the week […]

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4 Fun Facts You’ll Learn While Visiting the American Railroad Museum

September 12, 2017

Whether you’re a model train fanatic or you want to get the kids out of the house for the weekend, it’s easy to have a blast at EnterTRAINment Junction’s American Railroad Museum in West Chester, OH. In addition to seeing the world’s largest train display, visitors to the museum will learn a host of facts and anecdotes to […]

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Safety Tips for Model Trains

September 5, 2017

For model train enthusiasts, creating a train display is both exciting and challenging. Detailed train displays take great skill to design and set up. Besides organizing your scene and carefully plotting each section, it’s also important to remember key safety tips for model train usage. EnterTRAINment Junction in West Chester, OH, lists some important tips […]

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Wedding Bells in the Air

August 31, 2017

Wedding bells are in the air and EnterTRAINment Junction is a wonderful place to host your special day! We’ve done rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions! We’ve listed some reasons below why EnterTRAINment is the perfect backdrop for your wedding. First and foremost, EnterTRAINment Junction is UNIQUE! It provides an intimate atmosphere with immersive theming which means […]

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A Day in the Life of the Train Master!

August 23, 2017

This week we’re going to take an inside look at our Train Master, Larry, and some of what his job entails! A typical day for Larry involves coming in early to work (usually as early as 6:00am!) so he can prep new locomotives, repair locomotives/rolling stock, fix burned out wiring, and sometimes even make parts…. all before the EJ day […]

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Train Book Classics!

August 18, 2017

In the continuing spirit of “back to school,” we’d like to share some of our favorite lessons from some of our favorite train books! The Little Red Caboose is about the caboose who is always last. It wants to be as popular as the engine at the front of the train when one day that all […]

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#122 August Status Report

August 12, 2017

This month’s article looks at small details on the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout, the figures modeling the inhabitants that populate the layout.  As usual the scenes shown will be in the order a visitor would see them while progressing along the EJ layout aisle.  However, this look will confine itself to a very limited area: […]

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Back to School Train Learning Fun

August 11, 2017

Going back to school doesn’t have to bring tears!  There are plenty of ways to learn while continuing to play with trains at the same time! For the young ones there are all sorts of ways to learn the basics- colors, shapes, letters, and numbers. For starters, try a color sorting train! It’s a great […]

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What you can learn from EnterTRAINment Junction’s railroad museum

August 2, 2017

At EnterTRAINment Junction not only do we have the world’s largest indoor train display, but we also have a 5,000 sq foot American Railroad Museum. The museum is divided up into sections which are detailed throughout this article. There are artifacts throughout the museum such as a railroad lantern from the steam era, interactive train quizzes […]

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Fun facts you probably didn’t know about EnterTRAINment’s Train Display

July 25, 2017

1. The waterfall can be seen from each of the three time periods. The reason for this is while everything else (cities, towns, forests) change, the waterfall remains the same throughout the years. 2.Conceptually we wanted to make your walk through the layout so that you can never see the next section. As you walk […]

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It’s All About the Details!

July 21, 2017

One of the most talked about things here at EnterTRAINment Junction is our scavenger hunts! We always have new additions to the display… whether it’s new automations or hidden figures! Some of our most popular scavenger hunts are seasonal. At Christmas we have Santa’s little helpers crusin’ the display, mini pumpkins at Halloween, and the […]

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A Day in the Life of an EnterTRAINment Volunteer

July 12, 2017

Our volunteers here at EnterTRAINment Junction are PRICELESS!! Before we opened we had around 130 volunteers that helped get the train display up and running. Still to this day we have about 30 active volunteers that come in every single week to help maintain and add to our displays. Some of the volunteers come from […]

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#121 July Status Report

This article looks again at a feature reported in a previous article.  It’s the inclined railway in the Middle Period engine servicing facility area of the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout, (Figure 1).  It’s located behind the roundhouse to the left.  The job of the incline was to transport passengers to and from the roundhouse level […]

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Cincinnati Train Escape

July 6, 2017

The greater Cincinnati area has a wide variety of options for the train lover in your family! If you’re looking to see trains of all shapes and sizes check out some of the options below: –Behringer Crawford is an interactive transportation museum featuring boats, trains, automobiles, artifacts, a street car, and more. –Carillon Park each year […]

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Why EnterTRAINment Junction Is a Perfect Venue for Your Corporate Event

June 28, 2017

Whether you’re planning a celebration or looking for an unusual team-building activity, there are many reasons to hold your next corporate event at EnterTRAINment Junction. This entertainment facility near Cincinnati, OH, appeals to people of all ages, and their staff can customize a package that fits your company’s needs. They will help you plan a […]

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