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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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Our ILSR Modular layout is a star and they need your support!!! Enjoy Bud’s hard work and effort and share this video with all your railroading friends…..

ILSR News

Bud & Rex’s Open House Recap

Hello all, this is a few weeks old news by now but here are a few photos from Bud Hunter’s and Rex Bowman’s Garden Railroad Open Houses. It seams that everyone had a good time despite the brief rain. Hope to see you at the next event!

Upland Strawberry Festival Recap

Brandon Carney’s Amtrak E8Amtrak 411 zooms by the circus in Upland, IN.

The club had a fantastic time as always in Upland, IN at the 2019 Blooms and Barries Festival. Bill Duncan noted that 14 different trains ran throughout the day. As always there were many that enjoyed the display. I’m sure the whole group is already looking forward to next year’s festival for all the fun of running trains! Well, and fresh strawberries too. Okay, a few of us might mostly look forward to that part… myself included.

The next modular setup is on the schedule for September 21, at the Castleton Christian Church Palooza. Till then enjoy some of these photos from Upland.

Double the Trains with two Open Houses this Saturday!

Rex & Nancy Bowman’s Garden Layout.

Just a quick and friendly reminder that there are two open houses this weekend!

This Saturday, June 22, we have the wonderful opportunity to enjoy Rex Bowman and Bud Hunter’s layouts from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. As Bud Hunter put it, ‘we are hopping the weather is partly cloudy and NO RAIN!’ As always, you are welcome to invite a guest(s) to accompany you to our Open Houses. See the Newsletter for more info.

See you then!

Lucy Beck

Dave Beck’s wife fell and has had hip surgery …. Get Well cards would be appreciated. Send to home as she may not be in St. Vincent’s for very long.

Get Well quick

2019 Spring Newsletter

The Spring Newsletter is now available in the Members section… Please note the information for the Spring Banquet as this year we have changed the sign up format.

Our guest speaker is Logan Day. Logan is very active in the “Save The Nickel Plate” movement and will have much to share with all of us on those plans for what has been accomplished so far, and what the current plans are for this coming year.

We set a deadline for your reservations to be sent to Marion by Monday, April 29. Thanking everyone in advance for this courtesy.

Thanks again for paying your late dues and we look forward to starting the 2019 season on May 4th.

The ILSR Board