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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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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2017 Additions

December 29, 2017

It’s hard to believe that 2017 is already coming to an end, but we’ve had a lot of new additions at EnterTRAINment this year that have been fun and exciting! -One of the most popular additions is the drive in movie theater, which now plays clips of movies! There’s a rotation of 4 movie clips […]

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4 EnterTRAINing Games for the holidays

December 19, 2017

Still looking for last minute gift ideas? We have train games in stock that are perfect for the engineer in your family! Rush Hour ages 6+ This is one of my personal favorites! You can play alone or work together with a friend. This is a fun puzzle game in which you draw a card […]

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Free Christmas Train Display!

December 14, 2017

It’s that time of year again – the time where you see Christmas décor everywhere and trains around the tree, but why are trains more prevalent at Christmas time? Legend has it that when Lionel first started producing electronic toy trains back in the 1900’s, it became a staple of Christmas. Model railroading was an […]

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Building On Up

December 5, 2017

As you walk through EnterTRAINment Junction you can’t help but notice the incredible details of the display along with the impressive buildings and structures throughout. All the buildings are made from scratch and many of the skyscrapers are built by one man, John Kitterman. The name might sound familiar as Kitterman built our Coney Island […]

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3 Safety Tips for Introducing Your Child to Model Train Building

November 29, 2017

Putting together a model train setup is a fun hobby to share with younger generations, but you must introduce kids to it in a safe way. Sophisticated model trains not only have a lot of moving parts and sharp edges but run on electricity, so parental supervision is a must for young children. EnterTRAINment Junction […]

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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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