Where to store Christmas toys

December 28, 2019

Christmas is over and now your kids now have more toys than they can possibly play with. What do you do with all the toys? Where can you store them so you’re not stepping on lego pieces in the middle of the night? We have some solutions!  1. Storage Bins Storage bins are great for helping […]

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Christmas Activity Checklist

December 21, 2019

It’s hard to believe that there are only a few days left until Christmas! Most kids are off of school so we’ve compiled a list of fun, free activities to help get you in the Christmas spirit! Decorate Christmas Tree Hopefully this is already done, but you could think about making some hand crafted ornaments. […]

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2019 train display updates

December 19, 2019

Time flies when you’re having fun and 2019 is no exception! This was a big year for us here at EnterTRAINment Junction and there were lots of changes -big and small! First and foremost we are now home to the world’s most complete display of marbles! In our marble display, you will see lots of […]

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#149 December Status Report

December 7, 2019

The EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) employees and volunteers have outdone themselves again this year in setting up their gorgeous Christmas holiday display.  This is an open-to-the-public no cost exhibit in EJ’s expo area.  The central feature is the massive multiple-track, multiple-level G-gauge holiday layout, this year surrounding one of the main roof support columns in the EJ building.  Figure 1 is a […]

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Why Christmas and TRAINS go together

November 29, 2019

It’s that time of year again… time to decorate for Christmas, hang ornaments on the tree, and maybe put  a beloved train around the base of the tree. What do trains have to do with Christmas and why are they often paired together? We are unsure how the tradition of trains under the Christmas tree […]

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#148 November Status Report

November 24, 2019

This month’s report describes the finishing work done on the lower tram station access stairs and roadway.  Also, I’ll share some lessons we learned during assembly of both of these items. Figure 1 shows the assembled stairway with the lights installed.  The objective was to make this item a single unit that could be moved […]

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Christmas at the Junction

November 11, 2019

It’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year already! Christmas a the Junction starts THIS Friday (11/16) and runs through 1/1/20!  Christmas is one of our favorites times of year here- so much so that we’ve compiled a list of why it’s so special to us. Atmosphere Every year I am always so […]

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We love Bring a Friend Free!

November 4, 2019

Yes, it’s that time again! Time for First Class Passholders to gather up their friends and bring them to EnterTRAINment Junction!! We created a list of reasons why BAFF is so important here at the Junction: 1. Believe it or not, some people still don’t know that we exist. They don’t know who we are […]

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#147 October Status Report

October 28, 2019

This month’s report describes the work underway to provide lighting for customers of EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) aerial tram on the paths to the tram stations.  After constructing the stairway described in Report Number 146, the Tram Project Team realized that the restaurant, which the tram serves, would very likely operate beyond just the daylight hours.  […]

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Tiny Ted- Episode 6

October 19, 2019

In this episode of Tiny Ted, Ted will teach us about turntables and roundhouses. You can find both of these in our train display! For those of you that don’t know, a roundhouse is a building where they work on trains. The reason they made it round was because it was near a turntable… which […]

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Cincinnati Fall Favorites!

October 12, 2019

Here at EnterTRAINment, we are loving this cooler weather and the changing colors of the leaves! Fall is a great time to get out with your family and experience some wonderful new traditions! We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites! Cincinnati Zoo For starters, how about visiting the Cincinnati Zoo for HallZOOween. Not only […]

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Ghost Trains

October 4, 2019

It’s getting close to Halloween and popular culture loves the idea of ghost trains and all things haunted! We decided to gather up some of our favorite ghostly train stories just for you! Abe Lincoln’s Ghost Train One of the most popular stories is that of Abraham Lincoln’s Ghost Train. Rumor has it that the […]

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#146 September Status Report

September 24, 2019

This month’s report describes the work underway to prepare the site for installation of the Lower Aerial Tramway Station on the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout. In preparing last month’s article, I realized that there was no reasonable way for pedestrians or trolley riders in the Middle City to get safely down to the Aerial Tramway’s […]

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Coming soon: Jack O’ Lantern Junction!

September 21, 2019

Jack O’Lantern Junction is almost here! Next Saturday  (Sept 28) is the official opening of our kid-friendly Halloween event. It runs every day through Halloween and is the perfect no-scare/family friendly activity to put you in the mood for fall! (see website for our official calendar of events) This event is a TREAT for the whole family […]

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Lessons from Trains

September 13, 2019

It’s no secret that kids enjoy trains… so why not take something that kids enjoy and turn it into something educational? (It can be done!)  There are so many ways to use toy trains to educate young minds and teach kids new things. Learning can be FUN and educational at same time which,  in my opinion, […]

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Selling your old train sets

September 7, 2019

We get a lot of phone calls and inquiries about people who want to sell old train sets- maybe the set was someone’s fathers or grandfathers who recently passed away. To help aid in this process, we’ve gathered up some quick tips that will help you make the best decisions when it comes to selling […]

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#145 August Status Report

August 27, 2019

This month’s report describes the planning and beginning preparations for the installation of the Aerial Tramway on the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout. As different as the upper and lower stations are in appearance, so different too are the characteristics of the two sites on which they will be located. Figure 1 shows the elements of […]

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Raccoons, snakes, and groundhogs, oh my!

August 12, 2019

On Saturday we had a late birthday celebration! Can you believe EnterTRAINment Junction has been around 11 years!?  To help us celebrate our birthday, our friends from ZooPro Adventures came out with some of their animal friends to meet and greet our guests! Pictured below is only part of their set up! Did you know ZooPro […]

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Everything Thomas Month

August 4, 2019

Who is that famous blue engine we all know and love?? Yep, you guessed it- it’s Thomas and EVERYTHING THOMAS MONTH is back at EnterTRAINment Junction now through September 15th! To get us in the mood for this blog lets start out with a Thomas fun fact! Did you know that Thomas was essentially an […]

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Why have a Train Themed Party at EnterTRAINment Junction?

July 26, 2019

Every parent wants to give their child a memorable and fun birthday party, right?  With over hundreds of themes to choose from for your child how to do you pick the best one? We suggest having a train themed birthday party with us, right here at EnterTRAINment Junction! 1. Cost Efficient We know booking any kind […]

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