Ninety large, G-scale trains are running everywhere, immersing visitors in a 25,000 square-foot environment. More than two miles of track take visitors on a panoramic journey through three distinct epochs in U.S. history, from the earliest days of steam-engine railroading up through today’s modern diesel locomotives. The layout includes railroading’s Early Period (1860’s through the 1900’s), the Middle Period (1940’s to 1950’s) and the Modern Period (1970’s to the present).
Train tracks are bustling all around the visitor—below, at eye level and some even 11’ in the air. There are carefully hand-crafted cities, towns, filled with scratch built buildings including saw mills and factories. Thousands of trees fill forests & logging camps while huge bridges span vast valleys. You’ll see plateaus, intricate trestles, tunnels, trolley cars, and fast-traveling subway trains. Each piece built with careful detail to be as historically accurate as possible.
A cascading 11’ waterfall provides a dramatic backdrop for the entire area; water flows through canals and rivers into a large lake. All trains are large G-scale trains, 1/24th the size of the real thing. Each train car – and there are over 1,200 of them! – is about the size of a loaf of bread.
Young and old, boy or girl, train fan or not….everyone that sees this incredible model train display had been amazed at the sheer size of the layout and detail of the models and landscaping. Entertrainment has become one of the popular things to do in Cincinnati!
The volunteers who work on the display are adding details each week and visitors who come just once a month can see 100’s of additions. Phase 2 was just completed up on the mezzanine level, a full replica of Cincinnati’s Coney Island, circa 1965. Complete with working roller coasters, including the Shooting Star, Wild Mouse, and many more! Anyone who has even seen a model train display will love Entertrainment Junction and if you’ve ever worked on a model railroad, you’ll want to return again and again.