g’day, mate! Riding the rails in Sydney

March 20, 2019

A couple weeks ago I spent some time in Australia and New Zealand. (Two of my favorite places!) While I was visiting Australia, I traveled to the Blue Mountains which is just outside of Sydney. What a lot of people don’t know is that it’s home to the world’s steepest (passenger) incline railway. If you’re […]

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These are a few of my favorite scenes

February 16, 2019

This blog entry features some of my personal favorite scenes depicted in EnterTRAINment Junction’s layout. There are so many amazing and hand crafted details, I could write a whole book on that alone! Nonetheless, here are my top 4 favorite scenes: The drive in has definitely progressed throughout the years and is easily one of my […]

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Learn your locomotives!

February 8, 2019

It’s funny how I could work at EnterTRAINment Junction for so many years and not fully understand the mechanics of trains and how they work. I did a little research in our American Railroad Museum and decided to share my findings in this blog! How STEAM LOCOMOTIVES operate: Fuel (wood or coal) is burned in […]

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Learn your scales!

January 29, 2019

  Model trains are almost as old as the railroad industry itself, dating back almost 150 years. In the beginning, the trains were more like toys and there was virtually no compatibility between brands. As time passed, however, manufacturers started building standard scales which are outlined below: G scale trains were introduced by Lehmann Big Trains […]

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A thankful Junction

November 20, 2018

Here at the Junction we have so many things to be thankful for! 1) First and foremost, we are thankful for the volunteers who created such a wonderful display for all of us to enjoy! Without their hard work and craftsmanship we wouldn’t be here! 2) We are thankful for YOU!! All of our guests […]

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Want to work for a fun place?

November 1, 2018

It’s that time of year again and EnterTRAINment Junction is looking for fun, team-driven individuals to join our JFAM! Christmas is coming up and we need lots of “elves” to get us through our busy season! Our associates get to work in a wide variety of positions- from being a party host to selling admission […]

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Music Loves Trains !

July 20, 2018

One of our favorite fun facts here at the Junction is that we own a piece of music history! We have singer, Neil Young’s personal touring Lionel train display.  You can see a guest video of it here. What most people don’t know is that Young was an avid model-train collector. (He even purchased part of […]

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classic train movies!

June 7, 2018

My husband is a huge movie buff and we’ve been on a bit of a movie kick recently. He has gotten me to watch many of these movies for the first time ever. (Before meeting him I only watched Disney movies and chick flicks… it’s safe to say I’ve come a long way!) In this […]

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The clubs that make it happen!

May 31, 2018

The Greater Cincinnati Garden Railway Society (or GCGRS) has been apart of EnterTRAINment Junction before EnterTRAINment even existed! It was the GCGRS alongside the Miami Valley Garden Railway Society (or MVGRS) that turned the dream of EnterTRAINment into a reality! Both clubs helped create our massive display and both clubs continue to develop and maintain the […]

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Visiting Miniatur Wunderland

May 12, 2018

For those of you who don’t know me, my dad is the owner of EnterTRAINment Junction. It has been his DREAM for many years to visit Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany. A few weeks ago I was able to take him and my husband, Mike, to see the massive display with me!       Pictured […]

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Why you should consider traveling by train for your next vacation

February 21, 2018

Here in Ohio, when most of us plan a trip, we think about driving or flying to our destinations, but train travel deserves a much needed second look! Trains can’t always get you to every destination, but traveling from city to city makes train travel great! Here are just a few reasons to consider it […]

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