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…..


Jacquie & Randy Banks Open House

On June 17 & 18, Jacquie & Randy had an open house for several groups… we had over 150 attendees, and approximatly 15 ILSR members. Enjoyed everyones compliments and other than a small hiccup with some derailments (all part of the experience) the day was a “smashing” success. No trains were injured during the outing!!! only the operator. Minor scratches and bruises, nothing fatal…

The circus is on the way

2017 Upland Berry Festival

On June 10 a motley group of Modular railroaders did a one day show in Upland, In. We had over 300 people view the downsized layout during the day. The visitors were of all ages and included model railroaders up to retired railroaders. Our very own member Geoff Schwartz provided new shirts for the group (available on request for $10 each).  See pictures below of the days activities:



2017 Spring Banquet

Attached are some pictures from the Spring Banquet at Hollyhock Hill restaurant…Thanks Phil  and Ned for setting up a great get together and for bringing in Kelly Lynch who is a great advocate for the Fort Wayne Railroad group, also Lucinda &  Darrell Jackson for the door prizes.

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