Indiana Large Scale Railroaders is a group of enthusiasts, modelers and collectors who enjoy large scale model trains. The club was formed in 1989 as “The Indiana Big Train Engineers”.  Now called the “Indiana Large Scale Railroaders”, the club today has around 80 members located primarily, but not exclusively, in Indiana. Click on items under the “About” menu in the banner above to learn more.

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Happy Members Ride Train, Eat Pizza

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September 26, 2014 – President Jacquie sent this picture from the Hensley’s, showing the intrepid crew that rode the Pizza Train September 13, 2014.

Huge Dayton Train Show – Nov 1&2

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September 25, 2014 – NOTE – James has a Dayton Show organization meeting planned for the Module Group and other interested folks. Check HERE for the update.

September 20, 2014 – James has sent more information about the 39th Annual Dayton, Ohio Train Show. Click HERE to see a very detailed letter about the Show. I could tell that James is ultra-excited about the show when he closed his letter with this: “If any of our members miss this Show, they might as well put their trains back in the box, put the box in the closet, lock the door and forget about them.”

So, you definitely will want to put this Show on your calendar to see our ILSR Module Group display and lots of train items in all scales, including ‘G’.

Sept/Oct 2014 ILSR Newsletter On Line

September 5, 2014 – The outstanding-as-usual newsletter is available HERE including coverage of recent events and a great article about a scratch built structure.

Alaska Railfan Tour 2014


August 30, 2014 – In July, Judy and I had an incredible trip to Alaska. I am mentioning it here because it turned out to be a great rail fan tour and I took a lot of pictures of the Alaska Railroad, its trains and operations. Did you know they still do flag stops? You can read all about it HERE.


Castleton Church Modular Display

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July 31, 2014 – Click HERE for two videos from the July 12, 2014 modular show at Castleton Church. From Jacquie

July 26, 2014 – From James: We had a good show and crowd considering it was a neighborhood church function.  We filled the gym with a 40×50 modular layout. On Sunday we put together a consist of 3 dash 9 locomotives pulling 41 freight cars. It snaked through 3 corners plus the trestle with engines and cars still passing on both ends. On Saturday Andy and I put together 3 dash 9’s with 10 USA Trains new auto carrier cars. Quite impressive.