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.

The News items below are the latest. If you want to see earlier items, click on the “News” item in the banner above.


May/June Newsletter for 2015

You can find the latest Newsletter posted with all the archived editions on the Newsletter page.

Some highlights:

  • Spring Banquet Recap
  • Upland, IN Blooms-N-Berries Fest details
  • Verde Canyon Railroad trip report
  • And much more


Spring Banquet Reminder

Just a REMINDER to send in your reservations for our annual SPRING BANQUET!! The deadline is approaching like a speeding train (April 8th) and you don’t want to miss it! There will be FRIENDS, FUN, FOOD AND FABULOUS prizes!!! Send in your check, along with your dinner selections TODAY!!

Hope to see YOU there!!


Latest Newsletters and website issues

Hi all,

Recently you may have had an issue trying to log in to the website. There was an automatic update that caused some issues to everyone’s account. It has since been resolved (knock on wood). In the process of fixing the issue I had to reset all the passwords for every account. You can regain access to the website with your account after you complete a password reset.

I have also update the Newsletter page with (hopefully) better organization.  Please let me know your thoughts on the new layout.



Monster ILSR Modular Layout


November 3, 2014 – Hot off the cyberthingie, PICTURES and a VIDEO from the November 1&2, 2014 Dayton, Ohio National Model Railroad Association Train Show.

HELP! Modular Group Request

November 3, 2014 – After a very successful Modular Group Show at the November, 2014 Dayton, Ohio Train Show, the Group is very anxious to get started on building the new Modular Layout 2.0. The plan is to expand the number of modules and to have the Group build all those future modules to a common and compatible theme. In that regard, James has issued this request:

To all Indiana Large Scale Railroaders,

The Modular Group needs your help. We are in process of expanding the club layout. We need donations of anything anyone has that you feel you could part with for the cause. We can especially use track, switches and crossovers.  All donations would be greatly appreciated. We will use what we can for the layout and put non-usable items on eBay to buy other items we need. Plus I am still looking for serious members who want to get involved in the Modular layout.