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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Blue Arrow (Pizza) Train Trip – Saturday, Sept 13, 2014

August 25, 2014 – Okay model railroaders and families, let’s hop aboard a real train and enjoy some pizza to boot! Hurry and sign up and we can still squeeze you in.

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.

August ILSR Club Event


June 30, 2014 – NO SKILL REQUIRED!! Our Club’s annual Club Picnic will be Saturday, August 16, 2014. Off we go exploring some old train sites, and along the way, there will be 4 “scenic” stops. At each stop you will receive a playing card. There will be prizes for the best poker hands when we arrive at our “secret” destination. The picnic will be a pitch-in, but meat will be provided by the Club. Further details as August draws closer. J.B.

ILSR July/August 2014 Newsletter Posted


June 30, 2014 – Bud has produced yet another excellent Newsletter. The July/August 2014 issue is in full color HERE.

Upland Modular Show Report

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June 15, 2014 – Thank you to everyone who was able to help make this show a success. We had a great crowd and lots of compliments. I am beginning to recognize some of the locals that come around every year and several of them thanked us for being there. For some it seems to be the highlight of the festival.

One older lady I was talking to asked if we had anything running in CSX and all I had was a hopper car. I promised her that we would have a CSX locomotive running next year. She told me she has a relative she sends pictures to of CSX. Once again thanks a bunch and hope to see as many of you as possible at the church set up in July.

- James Driesbach -