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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.


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

MARION C HENSLEY

It is with a sad heart that we pass along the sad news of Marion Hensley’s passing August 18th, 2019. You can read more here: https://gravellawncemetery.com/grave/grave-import-546/

A celebration of Marion’s life will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Gravel Lawn Cemetery Chapel beginning with Masonic Memorial Rites. Friends may call at the chapel on Wednesday from 12:00 pm until the time of service. Burial will follow the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gravel Lawn Cemetery Chapel, Good Samaritan of Hamilton County or the Fortville Masonic Lodge No. 207. Online condolences may be shared at www.sealsfuneralhome.com.

From everyone at ILSR, our loving condolences.

4014 Big Boy!

Bud Hunter was able to go catch some of Big Boy’s action on the high iron in Rochelle, IL this past Tuesday after it had been on display in West Chicago. “This is an amazing steam locomotive!” – Bud

Additionally, my wife Sarah made for some arrangements to go up and see the Big Boy in West Chicago. So here are a few photos:

Marion Hensley

Word was passed on to me that Marion was back in the hospital. Cards and notes of encouragement would be appreciated.

2019 Summer Newsletter and Call for Club Officers

With Summer upon us, there are a few noteworthy items to be passed along.

  • It’s hot out folks, so keep those boilers cool with plenty of water!
  • The Summer Newsletter is now available online (Member’s Only).
  • Fall events are now on the calendar too the right side of this post and on the newsletter.
  • We need candidates for 2020-2021 positions. If you’re interested just let any current officer know!

Bud & Rex’s Open House Recap

Hello all, this is a few weeks old news by now but here are a few photos from Bud Hunter’s and Rex Bowman’s Garden Railroad Open Houses. It seams that everyone had a good time despite the brief rain. Hope to see you at the next event!