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…..


2017 Spring Newsletter

Hot off the press is the Spring Edition of the 2017 newsletter…member log in required.

Also included is the 2017 Spring Banquet information:

SCHULTZ Hobby Road Trip

James and Phil have arranged a Club Road trip to visit Chris Schultz’s store on Sat., March 25. We plan on “car-pooling” over to Kettering that morning. For those wishing to take part in this trip – (1) We are all starting off from the Bob Evans Restaurant at 10:00 A.M. located at I-70 and S.R. 9 (this is the Greenfield exit) (travel time over is under 2 hours) (2) We will stop at a nearby fast food restaurant close by to the Hobby Shop for lunch and a restroom break. (3) We will tour the Hobby Shop and enjoy the 3 operating train layouts. There will be ample time to look and make any purchases you would like. Anyone having anything on your own railroads that needs any repair work, you can talk to Chris about getting your work taken care of. (4) There is “no set time” on our return to Indy, but it is estimated we should be back at the Bob Evans restaurant where we all started in the area of 4:00 P.M.

Schultz Hobbies
2270 E Dorothy Lane Dr
Kettering, Ohio 45420

2017 Dues Deadline

2017 ILSR dues are due by March 25!!! Be sure you are paid up so that you don’t miss out on any of the new activities that are listed in the calendar

Great Train Expo

The Great Train Expo Feb 4-5 was a huge success for the modular group… They debuted their new yard layout which allowed 4 long trains to be staged and ready to run with a few throw outs and a transformer change!!! They had trains setup for the entire weekend and could run which ever train was requested by the audience. Thanks Bud for sharing some of your pictures :

Inside Yard Circus & Passenger trains passing Circus is coming to town

Ron Loudermilk Past VP

David Palmeter called Annette Loudermilk to find out how Ron was doing with his lung cancer and chemotherapy and she said that he passed away this morning (2/2/17). She also said since his diagnosis in December he had not been doing well. Ron was our VP for the years 2007/2008. Details…http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/ronald-loudermilk-obituary?pid=1000000183957538

Above is the web page link for Ron’s obituary information.