How to have a safe and healthy Halloween

October 26, 2020

Halloween is right around the corner! We have gathered some health and safety tips to make this Halloween enjoyable and stress-free! Heath and safety are always the number one priority for us here at EnterTRAINment Junction so we wanted to provide some tips for navigating Halloween in the midst of a pandemic! We all know […]

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#158 October Status Report

October 13, 2020

This month’s report goes back to a previous style, reporting things that are new or interesting at EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) since the last such report, which was well before the Covid19 shutdown. One of the last events before that shutdown was the EJ Modeling Expo, which included a large number of 1/6th scale models, some […]

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Halloween Crafts

October 6, 2020

Are you someone who looks forward to Halloween all year? Do you love the sights, sounds, and smells of fall?? Well you’re in luck! We have some fun Halloween craft ideas just for you! Halloween Jars For this project you will need some old glass jars, Halloween colored tissue paper, mod podge, brushes, paint pen, […]

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#157 September Status Report

September 15, 2020

As mentioned is last month’s report (Part 156), We needed to simulate an elevator in the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) upper Aerial Tramway Station. Figure 1 shows the two related doors which would be “visible” on the model. The door on the left is the ground-level access door leading to the elevator waiting area inside the […]

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Halloween: coming soon

September 14, 2020

Yes, it’s almost that time again! It’s almost time to celebrate Halloween with our Jack O’Lantern Junction special at EnterTRAINment Junction! With Halloween plans up in the air for so many, we are striving to create a fun and safe environment that will hopefully bring about some sense of normalcy to this every day craziness. […]

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#156 August Status Report

August 31, 2020

With the move of the restaurant to some distance away from the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) Upper Aerial Tramway Station, as described in last month’s report, the idea of an elevated walkway from the tram station to an upper floor of the restaurant has become unrealistic. A more realistic solution is that tram customers would ride […]

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Marble Run

August 17, 2020

Looking for something fun to do with the kids?? How about creating your own marble run! It’s fun and easy to do! For starters, we have a wide range of marble products in our gift shop and at Junction Hobbies and Toys including marbles, marble games, and even self-assembly marble runs! Writers note: I had […]

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Everything Thomas

July 31, 2020

It’s hard to believe it’s almost August! August is a popular month here at the Junction because August is synonymous with Thomas month! During Thomas month, EnterTRAINment Junction is decked out with Thomas decorations, crafts, a special scavenger hunt, and themed train ride! Not to mention Junction Hobbies and Toys has Thomas and Friends merchandise […]

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#155 July Status Report

July 23, 2020

In last month’s report I introduced the Cliff-Top Restaurant, which is the destination for customers of the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) Aerial Tramway. The restaurant has now been installed, initially as shown in Figure 1. However, it was decided that this location didn’t give the building the visibility it deserved, and so it was moved farther […]

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Summer Layout Tours

July 10, 2020

Looking for something fun and FREE to do this weekend with the family? The 2020 Greater Cincinnati Garden Railway Society (GCGRS) Summer Layout Tours is on for tomorrow, July 11th, 12-6 PM. This is a great chance to see lots of trains and see multiple backyard train layouts around the Cincinnati area. Many of the […]

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Christmas in July

June 29, 2020

We are excited to announce that Christmas in July is only a couple of days away! We’ve enjoyed seeing everyone back at our facility these past couple weeks and we look forward to seeing you for our Christmas in July special! From July 1- July 31 EnterTRAINment Junction will be giving families an opportunity to […]

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#154 June Status Report

June 18, 2020

Most of these recent reports have focused on the new Aerial Tramway at EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) with only cursory mention of what its purpose is in the world of the layout. It’s there to transport customers from the main level of EJ’s Middle City up to a cliff-top restaurant. That linked their development schedules, their […]

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Grand Re-Opening!

June 8, 2020

We are ecstatic to announce we will be re-opening THIS Wednesday, June 10th! It has been a long couple of months, but our staff has been working hard to create an even safer environment for our guests based on CDC guidelines. Safety & Sanitation For those of you coming to the Junction, please know that […]

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Social Distance Wedding Receptions

May 26, 2020

Hundreds of brides across Ohio have had to cancel their wedding receptions due to covid-19. Many others are struggling to create the wedding reception of their dreams while also following social distancing guidelines. Here at EnterTRAINment Junction, our event staff have been preparing our unique facility for you to host you reception under these guidelines. […]

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Junction Hobbies Re-Opening!

May 11, 2020

We cannot begin to express how excited we are to announce that on Tuesday, May 12th Junction Hobbies and Toys will be open to the public! We appreciate all the support of our small business during this time of crisis. Many of you placed orders online or over the phone during the past couple of […]

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Quarantine Birthdays

May 3, 2020

Kids look forward to their birthdays all year long and unfortunately our March, April, and now May birthdays have all been under quarantine. No one wants to be stuck inside…especially on their birthday! Here at EnterTRAINment Junction we know a thing or two about birthdays and we are here to help!  We have come up […]

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#153 April Status Report

April 30, 2020

The previous report (Part 152) looked at the track wire and haulage rope connections with EnterTRAINment Junction’s (EJ’s) Upper Aerial Tram Station. In this report, I’ll show how those connections transition their functions through the station’s structure and how the external building interfaces with that structure. Figure 1 is just a reminder of what the […]

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Make the most out of quarantine

April 20, 2020

The past few weeks of quarantine haven’t been easy. We know it’s difficult to work from home, homeschool the kids, and not go stir crazy! Here at EnterTRAINment Junction we’ve compiled a list of things to try to beat the boredom of the same routine day after day. Foodies-try a new recipe! Whether your signature […]

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You want ’em? We got ’em!

April 7, 2020

With the unfortunate spread of novel coronavirus, people are spending more time indoors, looking for fun in-home activities. For many, this has sparked a newfound interest in an old pastime… PUZZLES! Ravensburger is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of jigsaw puzzles and has seen a 370% increase in organic sales year over year. Our […]

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#152 March Status Report

March 28, 2020

     As we transition the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) Aerial Tramway from development to operation, the time has come to document the system as it is in its “final” form, primarily so that future maintainers will know not only what it’s supposed to look like, but also why it is the way it is.  Saying, “It […]

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