#163 April Status Report

April 5, 2021

This month’s report is about a new addition to EnterTRAINment Junction’s (EJ’s) American Railroad Museum. It’s John R. Hixson’s collection of live steam machines and mechanical threshers, now located in the American Railroad Museum’s theater. John was born in 1900 and grew up in farming country in Pennsylvania, where he had the opportunity to work […]

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Celebrities who like trains!

March 20, 2021

Celebrities can (sometimes) be just like us! They have their own hobbies and passions outside of acting or performing. We even have a special sign in our layout showcasing some celebrities who just so happen to like model railroading! Just a few examples: Tom Hanks’ love of model trains reportedly made him eager to sign […]

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#162 March Status Report

March 8, 2021

This month’s report is about another significant feature of the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout.  It’s one whose significance could easily be overlooked.  It’s the “live water” feature, which, for most of it, is not very visible from the EJ aisle. It provides such an amazing variety of scenic opportunities, most notably in the Early Period near the […]

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Tiny Ted Episode 7

February 26, 2021

EnterTRAINment Junction’s youtube star, Tiny Ted, takes us on another adventure! In this episode, Tiny Ted explains why we don’t see cabooses on trains anymore. Back in the day, the purpose of the caboose was to provide a rolling office for the train’s conductor and the brakemen. The primary purpose of the cupola (the box on […]

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#161 February Status Report

February 8, 2021

Last month’s report looked at some of EnterTRAINment Junction’s (EJ’s) big “wow” features. This month is focused more on impressive features that express certain feelings or give certain messages via the modeling. This report is ordered in the more usual way, showing items in the order visitors would see them as they progressed along the […]

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Remembering Raymond Hughes

January 29, 2021

Earlier this week we learned about the passing of one of our own, Raymond Hughes. Ray was a main player in the creation of EnterTRAINment Junction.  It could not have been done without him.   He was a charter member of the Greater Cincinnati Garden Railway Society and retired High School Industrial Arts teacher. Ray […]

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#160 January Status Report

January 12, 2021

With the end of the most unusual year 2020, I thought it a would be good to take a look back, not at 2020, but farther back to happier times. There is a lot of “art” in the EJ layout. I’m talking about things that are beautiful or have emotional content, are technically impressive, or […]

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How to make (and keep) your New Year’s resolutions

January 5, 2021

Welcome 2021! I think we are all excited for a new year and a fresh start! This means it’s the perfect time for self reflection and a great time to set goals for yourself. Resolutions can help you make small changes that can make a big difference! Here are a few ideas to get started: […]

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