#107 March Status Report

March 4, 2016

This month’s article shows some recent changes to the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout.  As usual, the order is as you would see them as you walk the aisle through the layout. The first change, took a lesson from European landmarks, which during restoration had a full-size picture of what was being worked on hung on […]

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#106 February Status Report

February 8, 2016

This month’s article is about making multiple matching items and how to use fixtures to help to consistently replicate each item.  The interior of the tavern to be located in the Fox Theater Building in EnterTRAINment Junction’s Middle Period city needed bar stools, and it was determined that about twenty-four stools would be the right […]

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#105 January Status Report

January 2, 2016

This month’s article shows you some new additions to the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout. The order is as you would encounter them as you walk the aisle through the layout. In the area of the Middle Period Engine Servicing Facility across the tracks from the train station is a newly added gas station and liquid […]

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#104 December Status Report

December 2, 2015

Christmas is coming, and the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) team has again set up the Christmas layout in the EJ display area. This is available to visitors free of admission charge. The layout has three loops of track on three different levels, a canyon that runs across it from one side to the other with a […]

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#103 November Status Report

November 21, 2015

This month’s article about the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout’s Elwood Grill upgrade finishes the series on that subject. You’ll be able to see what the interior looks like installed in its Middle Period City building. For orientation, the Grill’s building is shown in Figure 1, with the Grill in its lower right corner, just to […]

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#102 October Status Report

October 12, 2015

The Big Train Project Status Report (Part 102) This month’s article about the work of modeling the interior of the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout’s Elwood Grill is about putting all the details together into modules that can be easily installed, fully assembled and outfitted with the necessary details, into its Middle City building. As the […]

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#101 September Status Report

September 18, 2015

The Big Train Project Status Report (Part 101) This month’s article about the work of modeling the interior of the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout’s Elwood Grill is about people. The diner needs both staff and customers to bring it to life. Since the cooking area is at the back wall of the dining area, the […]

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#100 August Status Report

August 5, 2015

The Big Train Project Status Report (Part 100) The work of modeling the interior of the EnterTRAINment Junction layout’s Elwood Grill has included paying attention the many accessories that could be found in a late 1940’s diner.  In this article we’ll explore not only the models of some of these details, but also indicate how […]

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#99 July Status Report

July 8, 2015

The Big Train Project Status Report (Part 99) The next project which will be the subject of several of the upcoming reports is the installation of a visible interior in Elwood Grill located in the EnterTRAINment Junction layout’s the Middle City.  This diner is located in one corner of an industrial building (see arrow in […]

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#98 June Status Report

June 10, 2015

The Big Train Project Status Report (Part 98) This is the final report in a four-part series of articles describing the work the EJ volunteers are doing to provide an interior for first floor of the Middle City’s Grand Hotel.  The previous articles dealt with the furniture, people, restaurant tableware, and the interior’s structural surroundings.  […]

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#97 May Status Report

May 4, 2015

The Big Train Project Status Report (Part 97) This is the third in a series of articles describing the work the EJ volunteers are doing to prepare for the installation of an interior for first floor of the Middle City’s Grand Hotel.  The previous articles dealt with the furniture, people, and restaurant tableware.  This article […]

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#96 April Status Report

April 6, 2015

April 06, 2015 This is the second in a series of articles describing the work the EJ volunteers are doing to prepare for the installation of an interior for first floor of the Middle City’s Grand Hotel.  This interior will include a lobby, a main staircase, and a restaurant.  Last month’s article addressed the furniture […]

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#95 March Status Report

March 5, 2015

The MVGRS team of EJ volunteers recently completed the upgrading of the lighting in the buildings in Middle Period City.  As we did this, we noticed that some of these buildings, especially those facing the large locomotive wheels across the aisle from the city, begged to have interior detail added to their ground floors.  The […]

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#94 February Status Report

February 3, 2015

Like last month, this month’s report will be a look back at the history of one of the scenes on the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout, showing how it has evolved over the years.  The choice this month is the “Modern Yard,” the last scene a visitor comes to before exiting the layout.  This too was […]

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#93 January Status Report

January 14, 2015

The Big Train Project Status Report (Part 93) This month’s report will be a bit different from previous reports.  It will be a look back at the history of just one of the scenes on the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout, showing how it has evolved over the years.  The choice of a scene for this […]

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 #92 December Status Report

December 3, 2014

This month’s report will look again at changes and additions that have been made to the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout.  As usual they will be described in the order in which you would see them as you proceed along the aisle through the layout. The first new addition is a garden adjacent to the inn […]

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#91 October Status Report

October 13, 2014

This month’s report will again be in two parts: the first is a quick update on the foundry which was the subject of last month’s report; the second is a report on the completion of the lighting upgrade of the major Middle City buildings. The Hamilton Foundry has found its rightful place on the EnterTRAINment […]

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#90 September Status Report

September 10, 2014

This month I’ll cover two subjects: a follow up of last month’s report, showing you the mobile homes now in their assigned locations on the EnterTRAINment Junction layout; and another preview of some more superb modeling, which will soon grace the layout in the Middle City. The mobile homes are now located in the industrial […]

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#89 August Status Report

August 13, 2014

This month I’ll give you another preview of coming “attractions,” models which are finished but haven’t yet been placed on the layout.  They are three new models of mobile homes.  As before this gives us the opportunity to see and appreciate some of the exquisite detail which may be hard to see once these models […]

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#88 July Status Report

July 13, 2014

This month we’ll again look at what’s new on the EnterTRAINment Junction Layout.  As usual the order of the items shown will be in the approximate order in which you’d see them as you progress along the aisle through the layout. Up on the mezzanine, above the railroad museum theater, is a model of the […]

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