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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Pictures from June 18, 2016 Bud Hunter & Rex Bowman Openhouse

Thanks Andy for the great shots …… Everyone enjoy

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National Train Show Part 2

Not only did we receive 2nd place at the National Train Show, we made the Indianapolis Star on 7/11.   (In all fairness, I do admit that those are some of my newest engines)… Great publicity for the club.  Thanks to David Palmeter and Bill Duncan for the catch in their morning paper, while the rest of us were trying to de-stress from the long week.


National Train Show

CONGRATULATIONS to the ILSR Modular group on their 2nd place finish in displays by a group. There were approximately 50 groups in the show, so great job guys.The National Train show is a national organization that works in conjunction with the NMRA  annual convention.


Summer Newsletter

July 1, 2016 – The Indiana Large Scale Railroaders Summer 2016 Newsletter is posted HERE.            REMEMBER that the NEWSLETTER is now published quarterly…

2016 Summer Events

Two Great Open Houses

June 18, 2016 

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, we had an excellent ‘Two for One” open house event a block apart in Lebanon. The Hunter’s and the Bowman’s had their layouts looking great and a number of members turned out in excellent weather to enjoy the shows. A big thanks to Bud & Rex and both Nancy’s


July 30

Dave & Lucy Beck Open House
20821 Anthony Road
Noblesville, IN 46062
2-4 PM

August 13

Jeff Carter
Hobo Supper and Train Open House
7167 E. Westfield Blvd.
Indpls, In 46240
6-9 PM

September 24

Cook-out Zionsville Train Depot
5082 West 106th St
Zionsville, In 46077
1-3 pm

October 29

ILSR Fall Banquet

Details to follow