The making of EnterTRAINment Junction

June 23, 2018

This August EnterTRAINment Junction will be celebrating our 10th ANNIVERSARY!! We couldn’t be more excited and to celebrate I’ve decided to write a mini blog about the making of this wonderful place! EnterTRAINment Junction was dreamt up back in 2003, the building was purchased in 2005, and construction started in 2007. The grand opening was […]

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There’s an app for that!

June 14, 2018

This article is dedicated to train games on the go- available on the app store nearest you! I have played all of these games and thoroughly enjoyed them so I thought you might too! Good for the kiddos and good for adults as well! Train of Thought -is one of many games available through Lumosity. Lumosity […]

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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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Railroad safety facts FOR KIDS!

March 1, 2018

Here at EnterTRAINment Junction we want you to be safe AND smart around trains! We have a section in our museum dedicated to rail safety and now we’re writing an article about it as well! 1. It’s NEVER okay to walk on railroad tracks- even if there isn’t a train around. Trains can come at […]

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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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Last minute (train themed) Valentine’s Day ideas!

February 13, 2018

Create a train Valentine’s Day box: All you need are tissue boxes, colored paper, spools/lids, craft sticks, and a small paper cup/toilet paper roll -The engine itself can be made from every day household items….tissue boxes! The longer one will go on the bottom with the smaller one on top. (make sure the slit is […]

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Toy Trains

February 8, 2018

When people enter our gift shop, they laugh because their child will usually end up wanting a stuffed animal or a school bus… We have stuffed animals and school buses, but we also have TRAINS GALORE! (hey, we ARE a train place!) Here are some ideas to help pick the right train toy for your […]

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Everything Thomas

February 1, 2018

It’s that time of year again… Thomas has had his winter nap and is ready to celebrate with us! For the entire month of February, kids will be able to ride on our INDOOR train ride! Allllll aboard! Not only do kids get to hop aboard their favorite engine, they also get to search for […]

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What to expect in 2018

January 11, 2018

You might recall seeing an article recently about all the new additions to our facility in 2017!  Now, we’re here to discuss what you have to look forward to this coming year! On the technical and maintenance side…. We will be working hard on replacing track in the layout which will help keep everything running […]

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Escape the Room Challenge

January 2, 2018

If you’ve never done an escape room, you are missing out!! Our friends next door at Escape the Room Challenge (ETRC) have let my coworkers and I test out their rooms before they opened to the public. I have done all 4 of these rooms and I’m sad to report I have yet to make it […]

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2017 Additions

December 29, 2017

It’s hard to believe that 2017 is already coming to an end, but we’ve had a lot of new additions at EnterTRAINment this year that have been fun and exciting! -One of the most popular additions is the drive in movie theater, which now plays clips of movies! There’s a rotation of 4 movie clips […]

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4 EnterTRAINing Games for the holidays

December 19, 2017

Still looking for last minute gift ideas? We have train games in stock that are perfect for the engineer in your family! Rush Hour ages 6+ This is one of my personal favorites! You can play alone or work together with a friend. This is a fun puzzle game in which you draw a card […]

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Free Christmas Train Display!

December 14, 2017

It’s that time of year again – the time where you see Christmas décor everywhere and trains around the tree, but why are trains more prevalent at Christmas time? Legend has it that when Lionel first started producing electronic toy trains back in the 1900’s, it became a staple of Christmas. Model railroading was an […]

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Building On Up

December 5, 2017

As you walk through EnterTRAINment Junction you can’t help but notice the incredible details of the display along with the impressive buildings and structures throughout. All the buildings are made from scratch and many of the skyscrapers are built by one man, John Kitterman. The name might sound familiar as Kitterman built our Coney Island […]

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3 Safety Tips for Introducing Your Child to Model Train Building

November 29, 2017

Putting together a model train setup is a fun hobby to share with younger generations, but you must introduce kids to it in a safe way. Sophisticated model trains not only have a lot of moving parts and sharp edges but run on electricity, so parental supervision is a must for young children. EnterTRAINment Junction […]

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Peru Rail

November 18, 2017

I’m excited about this blog post because I finally get to combine my work life and my personal life into one post and talk about something that is near and dear to my heart… travel! I just returned from an amazing journey to South America which included, of course, a train ride to Machu Picchu! […]

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West Chester Railroad Museum Shares a Brief History of Model Trains

November 15, 2017

The train enthusiasts at EnterTRAINment Junction believe the model versions of these powerful machines are among the most iconic toys. Model trains connect generations and bring us back to our youth. They are beloved by kids and adults, and miniature train displays still adorn shop windows during the holidays to bring families together. The railroads helped build […]

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Early Holiday Shopping!

October 12, 2017

Why not come to Junction Hobbies and Toys for your holiday shopping this year? Did you know we have a wide selection of Playmobil, the largest selection of Thomas merchandise, AND the largest selection of train tables- ranging from Melissa and Doug, Kidkraft, Bigjigs Rail, and, you guessed it, even Thomas. You know as well as I do that kids […]

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