The Big Train Project

#78 September Status Report

September 14, 2013

#78 September Status Report The theme of this month’s report has got to be “fixing things left undone.” There are a lot of changes that have been made to the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout over the years. Most of them don’t happen instantaneously. This article looks at two features of the layout as examples of the continuous improvement philosophy that’s applied to the modeling on the layout. The first example is part of the Coney Island model. A lot of the details of the model...

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#77 August Status Report

August 14, 2013

#77 August Status Report With all the attention I paid recently to the Coney Island model, I haven’t had the chance to give an update on some of the other changes that have been made to the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout. As part of the upgrade of the mezzanine area, which included the Coney Island model, the entire mezzanine area above the railroad museum has been covered with scenery, buildings, and both railroad and trolley lines. Across the aisle from the Middle City’s Union station...

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#76 July Status Report

July 13, 2013

#76 July Status Report This is a continuation of our look at EnterTRAINment Junction’s (EJ’s) newest attraction, its model of Cincinnati's Coney Island amusement park. The model officially opened on June 21, 2013, with some new and impressive features to make the nostalgic trip back to 1965 better than ever. In the center of the layout area’s mezzanine is a kiosk with a display case showing Coney Island memorabilia and two video monitors allowing visitors to select and view a series of historical films about the amusement park.

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#75 June Status Report

June 13, 2013

#75 June Status Report his time we’ll focus exclusively on EnterTRAINment Junction’s (EJ’s) model representing Cincinnati’s Coney Island amusement park, showing how it looked in the 1960’s. The model is located on the mezzanine opposite the windows and adjacent to the elevator. This was a major addition to the layout planned to be ready by the time for the visit by the conventioneers from the National Garden Railway Convention, held at the nearby Great Wolf Lodge near the King’s Island, from the 5th to the 9th of June 2013.

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#74 May Status Update

May 23, 2013

#74 May Status Update In this article, I’ll be going in a completely different direction than is usual for my status reports about the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout. We’ll be looking at the history of an itinerant model building, whose multiple locations make it unique among all of the buildings on display at EJ. Instead of a sequence by location, I’ll be using a chronological sequence of the dates when the photographs were taken, which, of course, also coincide with some of the dates that it was actually at the locations shown.

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