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.

The News items below are the latest. If you want to see earlier items, click on the “News” item in the banner above.


Summer Newsletter

July 1, 2016 – The Indiana Large Scale Railroaders Summer 2016 Newsletter is posted HERE.            REMEMBER that the NEWSLETTER is now published quarterly…

2016 Summer Events

Two Great Open Houses

June 18, 2016 

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, we had an excellent ‘Two for One” open house event a block apart in Lebanon. The Hunter’s and the Bowman’s had their layouts looking great and a number of members turned out in excellent weather to enjoy the shows. A big thanks to Bud & Rex and both Nancy’s


July 30

Dave & Lucy Beck Open House
20821 Anthony Road
Noblesville, IN 46062
2-4 PM

August 13

Jeff Carter
Hobo Supper and Train Open House
7167 E. Westfield Blvd.
Indpls, In 46240
6-9 PM

September 24

Cook-out Zionsville Train Depot
5082 West 106th St
Zionsville, In 46077
1-3 pm

October 29

ILSR Fall Banquet

Details to follow


Help Wanted

As some  members may not be aware, we are looking for a permanent Webmaster.

Inquire with Randy Banks.


April 24 – Hoosier State Day Trip to Chicago

FYI:  James and Phil will both be in Indianapolis at 5:00 AM to meet members and they will also pick up some members in Crawfordsville, if you desire to catch the train at another location…

 Our VP,  Phil Streby, will be escorting the group on the “Hoosier State” day trip to Chicago.  He is planning on breakfast on the morning train and dinner on the evening train.  After arrival in Chicago (about 10 AM), you can either board a CTA bus to Michigan Avenue, or you can walk the mile and then take Bus #10 to the Museum of Science and Industry.   Bus fare is $2.00 each way, and transfers are $0.25.  Trip to museum will take about 35-45 minutes.  We will need to be back at Union Station no later than 5:15 PM to be ready for 5:45 departure. There is only one train; if we miss it , we Greyhound back to INDY.
Please NOTE: each individual (family) must make their own reservations with AMTRAK  :  www.amtrak.com
You can catch the train at any stop along the way, as the group is NOT making any plans for a particular station stop!!!
Below are additional webpages for your review of the days activities:
Museum of Science and Industry:  www.msichicago.org
Chicago Transit Authority:  www.transitchicago.com

2016 Spring Quarterly Newsletter

March 16, 2016 – The Indiana Large Scale Railroaders April/May/June 2016 Newsletter is posted HERE. Bud has his usual array of great articles, but please note that the NEWSLETTER is now published quarterly…