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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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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