We love our community!

October 18, 2018

Here at EnterTRAINment Junction we LOVE being part of such an amazing community! In addition to giving back to the community in the form of donations, we also offer special discount days for groups such as scouts and homeschool days as well as special rates for field trips and camps. We strive for offering fun […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Join the family and become a member!

June 16, 2017

With almost 4,000 pass holders, EnterTRAINment Junction is sure to be a family favorite! Some of our members visit us multiple times a week and, in just 3 visits, the pass pays for itself.  Not only is EnterTRAINment fun for the whole family, there are plenty of seasonal events to keep you coming back all […]

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4 Things to Do at Ohio’s Best Railroad Museum & Entertainment Venue

April 29, 2017

If you’re looking for something fun and exciting to do with your family, spend an afternoon at EnterTRAINment Junction in West Chester, OH. Featuring a wide assortment of intriguing attractions, this railroad museum and entertainment facility offers memory-making opportunities for visitors of all ages. It provides plenty of things to enjoy for area residents and […]

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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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