Celebrities who like trains!

March 20, 2021

celebs who like trains

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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Tiny Ted Episode 7

February 26, 2021

caboose

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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Remembering Raymond Hughes

January 29, 2021

Ray

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

January 5, 2021

resolutions

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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Tips for after Christmas

December 26, 2020

food

It’s the day after Christmas and people are breathing a sigh of relief… even though the stress of the holidays are over, there’s a whole new stress: what to do with everything you got for Christmas. Say hello to the new clothes and goodbye to the old As you wash and put away the new […]

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A Merry (Quarantined) Christmas

November 30, 2020

xmas masks

We are all hoping for some good news soon, (come on vaccine!) but while we wait we can still find ways to enjoy social distancing and quarantine during the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas Masks We found this idea at GoodHouseKeeping.com. If you have to wear a mask, you might as well look […]

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Christmas is here!

November 16, 2020

video chat with Santa

It’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year already! (But thank goodness, right?!)  Christmas at the Junction is going on now through 1/3/21!  Christmas is always a favorite holiday and more than ever people are ready for some of that holiday joy! Here are some of our favorite things about Christmas here at EnterTRAINment […]

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How to Stay Healthy this Fall

November 5, 2020

fall

Cooler weather has been settling in and we wanted to help you and your family stay physically (and mentally) healthy this fall ! With the time change I think we all have complained about how it has been getting darker earlier. If you’re like me, I’ve been ready to go to bed until I realize […]

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How to have a safe and healthy Halloween

October 26, 2020

Halloween masks

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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Halloween Crafts

October 6, 2020

sticks

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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Halloween: coming soon

September 14, 2020

Halloween Ghost

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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Marble Run

August 17, 2020

marbles

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

thomas month

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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Summer Layout Tours

July 10, 2020

summer layout

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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Grand Re-Opening!

June 8, 2020

Re-Opening

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

wedding

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

JH entrance

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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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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