Would You Ride a Train This Small?

February 3, 2015

Balmer Locomotive Works (BLW – not to be confused with the Baldwin Locomotive Works which turned out a few more locomotives.) Chuck Balmer, a retired electrical engineer and resident of Urbana, Ohio has a growing collection of operating model locomotives in ¾” scale. They run on 3½” gauge track (that’s 3½” between the rails – […]

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EnterTRAINment Named Best Amusement Center in Cincinnati

January 27, 2015

This year EnterTRAINment Junction won the 2014 Best Of Parenting, Best Amusement Center Award! Everything from Best Burger to Best Orthodontist in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky was voted on. Just behind us were our friends Kings Island and Lazer Kraze! So a BIG thank you to everyone who came out and had fun with us this […]

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We’re Upgrading!

January 20, 2015

We’ve started upgrading our system, if you keep up with The Big Train Project, then you are up to date with all the additions and changes to the TOP of our train layout…but what’s going on underneath? I took a trip inside our mountains to meet Brian Kienlen, the head guy behind our system upgrades! The […]

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4 Gluing Alternatives Train Table DI

January 13, 2015

To Glue or Not to Glue? We get asked daily what is the best way to secure your wooden track pieces to your train table. I usually recommend wood glue, IF you are dead set on having them be secured for good, BUT there are other options and better ways that will keep your child’s interest […]

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How Did Our Main Street Holiday Trains Start?

December 30, 2014

Did you visit our Main Street Holiday Trains this season? The main G Scale Train Display is hand built by our volunteers from scratch every year. Most of them were the ones building Duke Energy’s free holiday train display and that is how EnterTRAINment’s display came about! A lot of the trains and scenery you see […]

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5 Places to give this Holiday!

December 9, 2014

Posted by Lindsay Thompson The holiday’s are a great time for giving! Today the Turtle’s Pizza Van visited us at EnterTRAINment Junction collecting toys for the Boy’s & Girl’s Club in exchange for awesome hats and pizza! http://www.turtlespizzavan.com/  Simple stacks of newspapers, coats, toys, food and your time can be donated to the following organizations 1. […]

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Tiny Ted – Episode 5

November 5, 2014

  This Month’s episode of Tiny Ted, he will teach you how steam engines were able to run! Watch Now These locomotives are fueled by burning combustible material, usually coal, wood or oil, to produce steam in a boiler. Have you ever watched a teapot bubbling? You probably noticed lots of steam coming out of the teapot, […]

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Easy Halloween Sensory Bags for Toddlers

October 29, 2014

Sensory bags are the perfect Halloween fun for babies and toddlers! They get to play with oozy slime but without all the mess! I’ve seen a lot of toddlers sensory bags made with gelatin, corn syrup, or other complicated mixing ingredients, but I came across many moms that were simply filling Ziploc bags with colored hair […]

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7 Area Indoor Trick-Or-Treat Options

October 14, 2014

Cincinnati’s Halloween night looks like it could be very cold and rainy, if you need an indoor option here’s a few area places for you! IKEA trick-or-treating. Get a jump start on Trick-or-treating! Ikea’s hosting a night of candy and fun during our Trick-or-Treat Night on Wednesday, October 29 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Graceworks Baptist Church […]

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Our 5 Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

October 8, 2014

What better way to celebrate the fall and Halloween season, than with easy pumpkin treats! Easy Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream 1 (15 ounce) can 1 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon  1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup chopped pecans 1/2 gallon softened vanilla ice cream 36 vanilla wafers or […]

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Now Open….Jack-O-Lantern Junction!

October 1, 2014

Our Jack O’ Lantern Junction opened Saturday and was filled with tons of princesses and super heroes, we’d love for you to join us and show off your costume! Have you ever wanted to go to a pumpkin patch only to find out it was raining? At Jack ‘O Lantern Junction, we have an indoor pumpkin patch where you […]

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Jack-O-Lantern Junction Behind the Scenes

September 17, 2014

We’re setting up for Halloween here at EnterTRAINment Junction! In two weeks, we will have transformed our Expo Center into a huge 9-room Halloween maze and an indoor pumpkin patch!  Our maze is completely scare-free so its fun for all ages! There is candy in each room so be sure to pick up a Trick-Or-Treat […]

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Have You Found Thomas?

September 10, 2014

Thomas and his friends are hidden in our train display! Let us know down below if you’ve found them yet, or who you want to see hidden next! This week is your last week to check out Everything Thomas at EnterTRAINment Junction! Our outdoor train rides are still open and all Thomas items in Junction […]

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Tiny Ted Episode 4 – How do they go?!

September 2, 2014

  The newest episode of Tiny Ted explains how the trains run at EnterTRAINment Junction! If you haven’t seen the other episodes be sure to catch up : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYmKenoR2DY Real railroads are ran by the conductor watching out for light signal changes to tell them when to stop, go, and slow down, here at the […]

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4 Top Area Train Attractions

August 26, 2014

Of course, I vote EntertTRAINment Junction as the areas number 1 train attraction, but if you’re looking to see some trains on a much larger scale check these out! Tower A Tower A is home of the Cincinnati Railway Club, located at Union terminal. Admission is free to head up and check out their collection of […]

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Labor Day Weekend in Cincinnati

August 19, 2014

If you’re looking for a different way to experience the fireworks this year, hop aboard the FIREWORKS TRAIN! Take a train ride from the Norwood Eagles Lodge to the riverfront and back to view the Cincinnati Bell WEBN Fireworks! Avoid all of the traffic and arrive in style with the LM&M Railroad for a night […]

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4 DIY Wooden Railway Accessories!

August 5, 2014

Need new bridges, tunnels, and tracks? A lot of kids love their wooden railway, they are great for their imaginations and storytelling. Adding big accessories to your track set can become quite expensive, so between times of saving up birthday money why not help them make their own expansions with these money saving DIY  projects! If you’re […]

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Who Is Logan?

July 29, 2014

He’s a strong shunting steam engine who looks like a diesel and is exclusive to the Sodor Story Collection! These collections will include all new Wooden Railway Sets, and Book Packs! They are all limited run items so be sure to check them out while you can. The Story Collection Includes: Percy and The Little […]

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EnterTRAINment to be on TV with Tracks Ahead

July 15, 2014

  Last week, the crew from the television show Tracks Ahead was here at EnterTRAINment Junction for filming! Tracks Ahead is a show on PBS that features the best of steam locomotives, railroad stories, model trains and railroad art.   Tracks Ahead’s main audience is small children watching with their mothers and die hard train enthusiasts. The […]

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Ever Wondered What’s Underneath EnterTRAINment’s Mountains?

July 1, 2014

Did you know here at EnterTRAINment Junction we offer a Behind the Scenes Tour that will take you inside the mountains? As you walk through our display you may have noticed doors inside the tunnels you pass through, that’s because there are multiple walking pathways inside and underneath the display!  On the tour you’ll actually […]

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