Behind the Scenes Secrets

March 17, 2017

If you’re looking for something new to experience, try asking for a behind the scenes tour on your next visit to EnterTRAINment Junction! You can take a guided tour underneath the mountains of their display to learn about the secrets of construction, train computerization, and more. The History Learn about the history and how the […]

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It’s Baaa-ack! 25 cent hot dogs at the Junction

March 8, 2017

The most notable thing about March here at the Junction is… hot dogs! Yes, you heard correctly-  EnterTRAINment Junction café offers 25 cent hot dogs for the entire month of March! Last year we sold 5,000 … that’s a lot of dogs! While that may seem like a lot of hot dogs, on July 4th […]

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#115 November Status Report

November 16, 2016

This month’s article covers the most recent project completed by the Miami Valley Garden Railroad Society’s EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) volunteers: the upgrade of the Rexall Drugstore in the Middle Period city.  The drugstore is located at the left corner of the same building which houses the Elwood Grill in the right corner.  You can find […]

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#114 October Status Report

October 14, 2016

A train layout as large as the one at EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) needs a lot of figures of people to provide some “life” and realism.  There are a number of ways to provide them, some easier than others.  This month, we’ll follow the process and the logic applied to one example and show how it […]

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#110 June Status Report

June 3, 2016

This month’s article finishes the tale of lighting the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout’s Fox Theater marquee and sign.  Figure 1 shows how it looked in “daylight” lighting before its upgrade. Figure 1 The Unmodified Fox Theater Sign and Marquee (14 Dec 2015) To avoid leaving a “void” where the original sign and marquee had been […]

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#105 January Status Report

January 2, 2016

This month’s article shows you some new additions to the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout. The order is as you would encounter them as you walk the aisle through the layout. In the area of the Middle Period Engine Servicing Facility across the tracks from the train station is a newly added gas station and liquid […]

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#104 December Status Report

December 2, 2015

Christmas is coming, and the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) team has again set up the Christmas layout in the EJ display area. This is available to visitors free of admission charge. The layout has three loops of track on three different levels, a canyon that runs across it from one side to the other with a […]

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#103 November Status Report

November 21, 2015

This month’s article about the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout’s Elwood Grill upgrade finishes the series on that subject. You’ll be able to see what the interior looks like installed in its Middle Period City building. For orientation, the Grill’s building is shown in Figure 1, with the Grill in its lower right corner, just to […]

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#102 October Status Report

October 12, 2015

The Big Train Project Status Report (Part 102) This month’s article about the work of modeling the interior of the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout’s Elwood Grill is about putting all the details together into modules that can be easily installed, fully assembled and outfitted with the necessary details, into its Middle City building. As the […]

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#101 September Status Report

September 18, 2015

The Big Train Project Status Report (Part 101) This month’s article about the work of modeling the interior of the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout’s Elwood Grill is about people. The diner needs both staff and customers to bring it to life. Since the cooking area is at the back wall of the dining area, the […]

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Christmas is Here At the Junction!

September 16, 2015

The past few weeks have been busy here at EnterTRAINment while we’ve been tearing down Halloween and setting up for Christmas! Now it’s here and waiting for you! Come take a journey to the North Pole and get a cookie from Mrs. Clause, then meet Santa himself! We also have our Main Street Holiday Train Display which […]

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#100 August Status Report

August 5, 2015

The Big Train Project Status Report (Part 100) The work of modeling the interior of the EnterTRAINment Junction layout’s Elwood Grill has included paying attention the many accessories that could be found in a late 1940’s diner.  In this article we’ll explore not only the models of some of these details, but also indicate how […]

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#99 July Status Report

July 8, 2015

The Big Train Project Status Report (Part 99) The next project which will be the subject of several of the upcoming reports is the installation of a visible interior in Elwood Grill located in the EnterTRAINment Junction layout’s the Middle City.  This diner is located in one corner of an industrial building (see arrow in […]

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#98 June Status Report

June 10, 2015

The Big Train Project Status Report (Part 98) This is the final report in a four-part series of articles describing the work the EJ volunteers are doing to provide an interior for first floor of the Middle City’s Grand Hotel.  The previous articles dealt with the furniture, people, restaurant tableware, and the interior’s structural surroundings.  […]

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#97 May Status Report

May 4, 2015

The Big Train Project Status Report (Part 97) This is the third in a series of articles describing the work the EJ volunteers are doing to prepare for the installation of an interior for first floor of the Middle City’s Grand Hotel.  The previous articles dealt with the furniture, people, and restaurant tableware.  This article […]

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#96 April Status Report

April 6, 2015

April 06, 2015 This is the second in a series of articles describing the work the EJ volunteers are doing to prepare for the installation of an interior for first floor of the Middle City’s Grand Hotel.  This interior will include a lobby, a main staircase, and a restaurant.  Last month’s article addressed the furniture […]

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#95 March Status Report

March 5, 2015

The MVGRS team of EJ volunteers recently completed the upgrading of the lighting in the buildings in Middle Period City.  As we did this, we noticed that some of these buildings, especially those facing the large locomotive wheels across the aisle from the city, begged to have interior detail added to their ground floors.  The […]

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#94 February Status Report

February 3, 2015

Like last month, this month’s report will be a look back at the history of one of the scenes on the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout, showing how it has evolved over the years.  The choice this month is the “Modern Yard,” the last scene a visitor comes to before exiting the layout.  This too was […]

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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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