Santa snacks!

December 20, 2018

Who says Santa is limited to his sleigh?! We’ve compiled a list of fun Christmas craft/snack ideas for you to enjoy! The holidays are the perfect time for baking and snacking so why not try some of these easy creations! 1. To create a graham cracker train you’ll need: -12 whole graham crackers -12 chocolate […]

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Stocking Stuffers!

December 13, 2018

It’s that time of year again and we get shoppers come in every day trying to find the perfect stocking stuffers for their friends and family! We’ve compiled a list of some our absolute favorites which we carry in our gift shop and in Junction Hobbies and Toys: Mad Mattr Mad Mattr is a stretchy new material […]

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Halloween Safety

October 22, 2018

Who doesn’t love dressing up as your favorite character or becoming a super hero for a night? Mix that with loads of candy and you have yourself a pretty SWEET holiday!! With Halloween right around the corner we wanted to showcase some of our favorite train-themed costumes and provide some safety tips for a fun […]

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Trains and Autism

October 4, 2018

Working at EnterTRAINment Junction allows me to meet so many amazing families. I was talking to a mom just the other day about her son, who is autistic. We were discussing how much he loves coming to watch the trains and how there is a link between kids with autism and their love for trains. […]

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Other ways to play with your train table!

September 15, 2018

We know that as kids grow, their interests change. Even if your child is still a big train fan, their train table can still come in handy for many other things! We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite “other uses” which can be a helpful space saver! Train tables are perfect for family […]

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Rainy Day Fun

September 7, 2018

With all the rain in the forecast, we figured we would highlight some fun rainy day activities! Butler County has so many amazing indoor attractions like The Web, Archery Arena, Escape the Room Challenge, Get Air West Chester, Pump It Up, and of course yours truly, EnterTRAINment Junction. Don’t feel like leaving your house? We’ve […]

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3 Favorite Train movies… for kids!

August 30, 2018

A while back I wrote a blog about some popular train movies. Today’s focus will be on popular train movies… for KIDS! 1.The Polar Express is an inspiring adventure based on the popular children’s book. A doubtful, young, boy takes a train ride to the North Pole which quickly becomes a journey of self discovery. The […]

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There’s an app for that!

June 14, 2018

This article is dedicated to train games on the go- available on the app store nearest you! I have played all of these games and thoroughly enjoyed them so I thought you might too! Good for the kiddos and good for adults as well! Train of Thought -is one of many games available through Lumosity. Lumosity […]

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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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