Welcome

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.


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

Dave Beck our infamous member

Dave Beck long time ILSR member was out on an adventure helping the Indy Honor Flight…see the attached

https://www.indycar.com/News/2018/11/11-20-Ganassi-open-house-Indy-Honor-Flight

2018 Polar Express

Rick and Marty Fair are inviting family and ILSR Club Members to their home on Saturday December 8th.  (5:30-7 PM) Sounds like FUN!  See attached

Here are pictures to enjoy from this years event…

Welcome to the 2018 Polar Express

Running trains

Enjoy the Christmas season and keep on chugging along in the New Year!!!


Davis Open House

On Sat October 13, Don and Norma Davis opened their backyard to many ILSR members.  The weather was bright and sunny but cool (50’s). The cookies and hot apple cider punch was just the ticket to enjoy the afternoon.  Early in the day, the local town went to the dog, but all survived .


Freight train rumbling through the station

The circus was enjoyed by all 

Fall Newsletter is now available here….

The October Newsletter is now available in the MEMBERS ONLY section..

Thanks Bud for another great edition.

David & Judy Palmeter visit

On Sept 29, the Palmeters put on a dusk showing of their layout…

David trying to decide which train to display

Typical night scene on the Palmeter layout with the old steamer approaching the station.