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.


October Modular group meeting

I am having a modular group meeting on saturday october 17th at Jo-Ann fabrics on east Washington, Indianapolis. it is in their classroom. The address is 10030 East Washington St. , Indianapolis, In. 46229. Time–1:00pm to about 3:00pm in the afternoon. Let me know if you are able to make it.

James H. Driesbach–VP & Modular Group Coordinator

2015 Four Club Tour – Sept. 19

James Driesbach wants everyone thinking of attending this year’s Four Club Tour on September 19 to Dayton, Ohio to email or phone James ASAP. We have been asked by the Dayton Train Club, who is hosting this event, to provide them with an estimate of interested ILSR members who are planning to attend this year.

We are indeed fortunate that our ILSR Club has developed a good relationship with our neighboring Garden Railroading Clubs in sharing and visiting train layouts in the local Train Clubs. For the past few tours, getting enough people going on these tours to pay for a tour bus was a challenge, thus making it cost prohibitive. In other words, it looks like we will be “car-pooling” to Dayton this year.

This will be a great way to visit and photograph approximately five G-Scale Garden Railroads with a minimum of expense. We always enjoy a great time together, as well as being reassured that this “Train Hobby” of ours is very much alive and well. New ILSR Club Members in the last 3 years are particularly encouraged to go with us on this tour.


Remember, everyone thinking of going on this year’s tour needs to email or phone James in the next week or so, if you think you are interested.
(find email & phone number on the Member List page)


This is not a reservation list, but an indication you are thinking about it. The next Newsletter will be coming out in September, which is rather late to be making plans. You are encouraged to check the Club Website for further information as to final times, cost and general info. Next year our ILSR Club will be hosting the Four Club Tour.

July/August Newsletter for 2015

The latest Newsletter has been added to the archives on the Newsletter page.

Modular Display and Upcoming Events

THIS WEEKEND!!   Be sure to come out to visit our Modular Train Display this Saturday at the Trains, Planes and Automobile event at the Castleton Christian Church, any time between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Trains will be running (inside) rain or shine!! In addition to our FANTABULOUS train layout, there will be a car show, R/C cars, R/C planes, music, food and much, much more! There will even be a bounce house for the kids. This is an event for the entire family!  For more information, go to: http://www.castletonchristian.org/car-show/ or contact me.
Castleton Christian Church
7214 Hague Road
Indianapolis, IN 46256

On another note, we all want to wish Jeff Larkin a speedy recovery from a recent heart attack and upcoming surgery. I am sure he would appreciate any cards, calls and prayers we can send his way! We wish you the Best Jeff and hope you will be back on track soon!!

At this point, we will not be taking a bus to Dayton, for the Multi-Club Tour, but those of you who are interested may want to do some car pooling. Bill Duncan says he can take 5 people comfortably in his van.
See you Saturday??!!??

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