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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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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So long, 2018!

December 28, 2018

We’ve had a lot of upgrades and new additions at EnterTRAINment this past year. 2018 has flown by so we’ve compiled a list of things that were accomplished this past year: -One thing that is a continual work in progress is upgrading all the electronic PLC’s. A good majority of it is now complete and has saved a […]

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Santa snacks!

December 20, 2018

Who says Santa is limited to his sleigh?! We’ve compiled a list of fun Christmas craft/snack ideas for you to enjoy! The holidays are the perfect time for baking and snacking so why not try some of these easy creations! 1. To create a graham cracker train you’ll need: -12 whole graham crackers -12 chocolate […]

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Stocking Stuffers!

December 13, 2018

It’s that time of year again and we get shoppers come in every day trying to find the perfect stocking stuffers for their friends and family! We’ve compiled a list of some our absolute favorites which we carry in our gift shop and in Junction Hobbies and Toys: Mad Mattr Mad Mattr is a stretchy new material […]

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Christmas in Cincinnati

December 5, 2018

There is no shortage of Christmas spirit here in Cincinnati! We’ve compiled a list of fun Christmas activities for you and your family to partake in around the tristate!  Of course, we think our Christmas at the Junction is pretty spectacular, but our friends around town also have some incredible displays and festivities! Below are […]

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Why you should come to Christmas at the Junction

November 24, 2018

We LOVE Christmastime at the Junction! We love it so much that we’ve compiled a list of reasons why you should bring your family and friends and make us your new holiday tradition! It gets you in the spirit of the holidays! Christmas lights, Christmas music, Christmas trees, lights, cookies, and Santa…. What more do […]

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A thankful Junction

November 20, 2018

Here at the Junction we have so many things to be thankful for! 1) First and foremost, we are thankful for the volunteers who created such a wonderful display for all of us to enjoy! Without their hard work and craftsmanship we wouldn’t be here! 2) We are thankful for YOU!! All of our guests […]

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When you say Christmas, we say TRAINS!

November 15, 2018

Christmas and trains always seem to go together… Maybe it’s the train around the tree, maybe it’s the polar express, but whatever the reason is… we are ready for the combining of our two favorite things! Since opening in 2008, EnterTRAINment Junction has been excited to provide a FREE Christmas display each year which is […]

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Want to work for a fun place?

November 1, 2018

It’s that time of year again and EnterTRAINment Junction is looking for fun, team-driven individuals to join our JFAM! Christmas is coming up and we need lots of “elves” to get us through our busy season! Our associates get to work in a wide variety of positions- from being a party host to selling admission […]

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Halloween Safety

October 22, 2018

Who doesn’t love dressing up as your favorite character or becoming a super hero for a night? Mix that with loads of candy and you have yourself a pretty SWEET holiday!! With Halloween right around the corner we wanted to showcase some of our favorite train-themed costumes and provide some safety tips for a fun […]

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We love our community!

October 18, 2018

Here at EnterTRAINment Junction we LOVE being part of such an amazing community! In addition to giving back to the community in the form of donations, we also offer special discount days for groups such as scouts and homeschool days as well as special rates for field trips and camps. We strive for offering fun […]

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Trains and Autism

October 4, 2018

Working at EnterTRAINment Junction allows me to meet so many amazing families. I was talking to a mom just the other day about her son, who is autistic. We were discussing how much he loves coming to watch the trains and how there is a link between kids with autism and their love for trains. […]

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Top 5 reason why you should visit Jack O’Lantern Juncti

September 27, 2018

It’s almost that time again! Jack O’Lantern Junction is our beloved Halloween event which starts THIS Saturday (Sept 29) and runs every day through Halloween! (see website for our calendar of events) If you haven’t been before, here are some of the highlights: The straw maze outside. This is perfect for little ones to experience […]

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