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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Train Book Classics!

August 18, 2017

In the continuing spirit of “back to school,” we’d like to share some of our favorite lessons from some of our favorite train books! The Little Red Caboose is about the caboose who is always last. It wants to be as popular as the engine at the front of the train when one day that all […]

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Back to School Train Learning Fun

August 11, 2017

Going back to school doesn’t have to bring tears!  There are plenty of ways to learn while continuing to play with trains at the same time! For the young ones there are all sorts of ways to learn the basics- colors, shapes, letters, and numbers. For starters, try a color sorting train! It’s a great […]

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It’s All About the Details!

July 21, 2017

One of the most talked about things here at EnterTRAINment Junction is our scavenger hunts! We always have new additions to the display… whether it’s new automations or hidden figures! Some of our most popular scavenger hunts are seasonal. At Christmas we have Santa’s little helpers crusin’ the display, mini pumpkins at Halloween, and the […]

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5 Ways to Learn While Having Fun at EnterTRAINment Junction!

June 22, 2017

EnterTRAINment Junction is filled with learning opportunities that are so much fun, the kids won’t even realize they’re learning! At the World’s Largest Indoor train display, our museum and indoor kids play area is the perfect place to help teach your kids, while they get to run jump and play all at once! History The […]

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Add EnterTRAINment Junction to Kid Fun Plans This Summer

May 31, 2017

Every kid looks forward to summer vacation—no school or homework and the opportunity for endless adventures. Brainstorming ideas for kid fun all summer can be a challenge, but there’s no shortage of things to do at EnterTRAINment Junction in West Chester, OH. EnterTRAINment Junction is no ordinary theme park. If your child is a train fanatic, it’s an […]

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A Trip to (Replica) Coney Island

May 24, 2017

If you’ve been to EnterTRAINment you have probably “ooohed” and “ahhed” at the replica Coney Island display featured on the upstairs mezzanine level. Kids can often be heard squealing with delight as the Shooting Star plunges down the first hill.  John Kitterman, along with the help of many volunteers, created this masterpiece which opened in […]

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Top 5 Train Stops Around the World

May 18, 2017

EnterTRAINment Junction is 25,000 square feet of family fun. With over 90 trains and 2 miles of track we think that EnterTRAINment Junction is a given “must-do” for any train lover, but we’ve compiled a list of other neat train attractions to help you plan the perfect vacation for the train lover in your family. […]

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Picking the train that’s right for you!

May 11, 2017

If you’ve been to EnterTRAINment Junction  and it has inspired you to get involved in model railroading, you’re in luck! We’ve compiled some tips and tricks for building your own layout so if you’re just getting started, it’s easy! Before getting started though, you need to determine the amount of space you have available and […]

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All Aboard – 5 reasons to build your own model railroad!

May 2, 2017

Model Railroading is a unique craft and hobby suited for all ages.  Some people have spent their whole lives collecting trains all the while building and maintaining the perfect layout. Then there are little ones who have watched in awe, waiting for the day they too could have their very own train set Here are our […]

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Train Crafts for Kids

April 13, 2017

April showers bring May flowers, but what do you do during those rainy days in between? Make crafts of course! We’ve gathered some of our favorite train-themed crafts for your enjoyment!  You can find more ideas on pinterest for rainy day fun! There are plenty of ways to have learn and have fun at the same time […]

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Snack Attack

March 28, 2017

Everyone likes food…especially of the snack variety. Here are some fun and creative snacking ideas perfect for after school creations, celebrating birthday parties, or just plain fun! From cupcakes to fruit – there’s always something to choo-choo choose from! For those artistically challenged like myself… All you need is a conga line of cupcakes and […]

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