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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

NEW OFFICER CANDIDATES NEEDED for the following positions -President, VP, Webmaster

Our club cannot operate without some help…. just like the little red hen, don’t expect the same people to continue and keep the club momentum going… we need new “blood” to invigorate our group, consequently without your help the club will be HISTORY. Remember that there is plenty of support from past officers so you won’t have to go it alone!!!! Give any officer a call and step up to the task.

THANKS FOR STEPPING UP AND LEADING US INTO THE FUTURE.

Vickie & Lance Brock Open House

On July 8, Lance & Vickie hosted a well attended open house… They had multiple trains running in their wooded layout with a large waterfall and pond. Several older members attended who hadn’t be active for a while.

Vickie & Lance

If you didn’t attend you missed a perfect day !!!

Summer Edition of 2017 newsletter

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

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: