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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Tips to stay healthy

February 28, 2019

When it comes to staying healthy, EnterTRAINment understands the importance of a clean facility which involves sanitizing the kids play structure every night, cleaning counter tops, and offering hand sanitizer at different locations throughout our facility. Not to mention, we get a LOT of compliments on how clean our restrooms are. (Way to go, Scottie and crew!) Even […]

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It’s here!!

February 21, 2019

It’s here!! EnterTRAINment Junction: The Making of a Masterpiece We couldn’t be more excited to announce that our BOOKS have finally arrived!! They are available for purchase in our Gift Shop and online so we definitely recommend purchasing one! (Or 10!!)    We have been asked since we first opened if we have a “making of” book […]

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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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Top 5 Questions We Get Asked

January 23, 2019

1. How do we clean the display? Very, very, carefully! It’s a slow and tedious process, but the main idea is to spray the majority of things down with a light spray of water. This helps cause the dust to sink to a point where you can’t see it anymore. We don’t ever use compressed […]

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#139 January Status Report

January 11, 2019

As promised in Report 137, this month’s report provides a closer look at the completed installation of the canal lock in the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout’s Early Period.  Limited for some time by leaks in the canal bed, the lower portion of the canal (near the appropriately-named “Canal Town”) has finally gotten the canal lock […]

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Happy 2019!

January 3, 2019

We hope you, your family, and friends have had an awesome start to 2019! We are looking forward to many changes and advancements here at the Junction this year. -One of the biggest and most exciting additions is something that isn’t quite official yet. We’re 80% sure it’s going to happen, but unfortunately I’m not […]

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