The BIG 1-0!

July 12, 2018

EnterTRAINment Junction is turning 10 this year and we couldn’t be more excited! Time has absolutely flown by for us here at the Junction. With a variety of tourism awards, excellent ratings, and many smiling faces coming through our display on a daily basis, we just want to say THANK YOU for making it all possible! […]

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Top 5 reasons why you should come to Christmas in July!

July 5, 2018

As most of you probably know, EnterTRAINment Junction has our annual Christmas in July celebration going on now through July 31st.  If you’ve never visited with us at Christmas time, this will give you a sneak peak into what it’s like! We have our winter wonderland walk through which allows you to see the elves and […]

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Ways to spark creativity with your wooden train display

June 27, 2018

Whether you’re looking to save some cash or looking for something to keep your little one occupied, we have a few simple ideas to add some unique flare to your child’s wooden train display. Add a little bit of nature to your layout without spending a lot of money. Have your little ones make trees […]

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The making of EnterTRAINment Junction

June 23, 2018

This August EnterTRAINment Junction will be celebrating our 10th ANNIVERSARY!! We couldn’t be more excited and to celebrate I’ve decided to write a mini blog about the making of this wonderful place! EnterTRAINment Junction was dreamt up back in 2003, the building was purchased in 2005, and construction started in 2007. The grand opening was […]

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There’s an app for that!

June 14, 2018

This article is dedicated to train games on the go- available on the app store nearest you! I have played all of these games and thoroughly enjoyed them so I thought you might too! Good for the kiddos and good for adults as well! Train of Thought -is one of many games available through Lumosity. Lumosity […]

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classic train movies!

June 7, 2018

My husband is a huge movie buff and we’ve been on a bit of a movie kick recently. He has gotten me to watch many of these movies for the first time ever. (Before meeting him I only watched Disney movies and chick flicks… it’s safe to say I’ve come a long way!) In this […]

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The clubs that make it happen!

May 31, 2018

The Greater Cincinnati Garden Railway Society (or GCGRS) has been apart of EnterTRAINment Junction before EnterTRAINment even existed! It was the GCGRS alongside the Miami Valley Garden Railway Society (or MVGRS) that turned the dream of EnterTRAINment into a reality! Both clubs helped create our massive display and both clubs continue to develop and maintain the […]

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Visiting Miniatur Wunderland

May 12, 2018

For those of you who don’t know me, my dad is the owner of EnterTRAINment Junction. It has been his DREAM for many years to visit Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany. A few weeks ago I was able to take him and my husband, Mike, to see the massive display with me!       Pictured […]

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#131 May Status Report

May 10, 2018

This month’s article continues the description of the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout’s aerial tramway, currently under development.  This time, we’ll explore the design concept and how it’s being implemented mechanically and electrically on the tram cars.  Figure 1 is a repeat of same Figure used last month to show what aerial tramway terminology means. One […]

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#130 April Status Report

April 10, 2018

This month’s article describes a new project being worked on for the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout.  It’s an aerial tramway from the lower level of the Middle City, near the drive-in theater, up to the shelf on the cliff adjacent to the EJ mezzanine (Figure 1).  The stylized image shows the basic concept and its […]

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#129 March Status Report

March 31, 2018

This month’s article is a further update on what’s new on the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout.  As usual, the order that items are shown is in the order a visitor would see them while following the aisle through the layout. The improbable parking structure (see Part 78) in the Modern City is now gone.  It’s […]

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Railroad safety facts FOR KIDS!

March 1, 2018

Here at EnterTRAINment Junction we want you to be safe AND smart around trains! We have a section in our museum dedicated to rail safety and now we’re writing an article about it as well! 1. It’s NEVER okay to walk on railroad tracks- even if there isn’t a train around. Trains can come at […]

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#128 February Status Report

February 27, 2018

This month’s article is a further update on what’s new on the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout.  As usual, the order that items are shown is in the order a visitor would see them while following the aisle through the layout. A model of the Boeing 747-8 is now “flying” above the “Free-View” alcove between the […]

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Why you should consider traveling by train for your next vacation

February 21, 2018

Here in Ohio, when most of us plan a trip, we think about driving or flying to our destinations, but train travel deserves a much needed second look! Trains can’t always get you to every destination, but traveling from city to city makes train travel great! Here are just a few reasons to consider it […]

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Last minute (train themed) Valentine’s Day ideas!

February 13, 2018

Create a train Valentine’s Day box: All you need are tissue boxes, colored paper, spools/lids, craft sticks, and a small paper cup/toilet paper roll -The engine itself can be made from every day household items….tissue boxes! The longer one will go on the bottom with the smaller one on top. (make sure the slit is […]

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Toy Trains

February 8, 2018

When people enter our gift shop, they laugh because their child will usually end up wanting a stuffed animal or a school bus… We have stuffed animals and school buses, but we also have TRAINS GALORE! (hey, we ARE a train place!) Here are some ideas to help pick the right train toy for your […]

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Everything Thomas

February 1, 2018

It’s that time of year again… Thomas has had his winter nap and is ready to celebrate with us! For the entire month of February, kids will be able to ride on our INDOOR train ride! Allllll aboard! Not only do kids get to hop aboard their favorite engine, they also get to search for […]

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#127 January Status Report

January 30, 2018

This month’s article is another update on what’s new on the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout.  As usual, the order that items are shown is in the order a visitor would see them while following the aisle through the layout.   The lake at River Bend in the Early Period has a new visitor: a side-wheel […]

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What to expect in 2018

January 11, 2018

You might recall seeing an article recently about all the new additions to our facility in 2017!  Now, we’re here to discuss what you have to look forward to this coming year! On the technical and maintenance side…. We will be working hard on replacing track in the layout which will help keep everything running […]

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Escape the Room Challenge

January 2, 2018

If you’ve never done an escape room, you are missing out!! Our friends next door at Escape the Room Challenge (ETRC) have let my coworkers and I test out their rooms before they opened to the public. I have done all 4 of these rooms and I’m sad to report I have yet to make it […]

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