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.


ILSR Newsletter for November/December

October 29, 2014 – The Indiana Large Scale Railroaders November/December 2014 Newsletter is posted HERE. Bud has his usual array of great articles, including one close to my heart, a fall train trip up the New River gorge over the old C&O tracks. Thanks for the memories, Bud!

Huge Dayton Train Show Almost Here!!

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October 29, 2014 – The huge National Model Railroad Association Train Show is being held this coming Saturday and Sunday, November 1 & 2, 2014 at the Dayton, Ohio Hara Arena. James assures me that it is MUCH bigger than any show held in our area. Our ILSR Module Group will have a layout that is 70 feet long! Do I see some record breaking long trains coming? A show you don’t want to miss, the hours are:

Saturday, Nov. 1 – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, Nov. 2 – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

The phone and GPS address are:

1001 Shiloh Springs Rd, Dayton, OH 45415
(937) 278-4776

See you there.

Maintenance of Way Suggestion

October 24, 2014 – Having trouble with your MOW gang just standing around watching one guy work? How about a  worker who will maintain your right-of-way for just a meal?

Happy Members Ride Train, Eat Pizza

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September 26, 2014 – President Jacquie sent this picture from the Hensley’s, showing the intrepid crew that rode the Pizza Train September 13, 2014.

Huge Dayton Train Show – Nov 1&2

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September 25, 2014 – NOTE – James has a Dayton Show organization meeting planned for the Module Group and other interested folks. Check HERE for the update.

September 20, 2014 – James has sent more information about the 39th Annual Dayton, Ohio Train Show. Click HERE to see a very detailed letter about the Show. I could tell that James is ultra-excited about the show when he closed his letter with this: “If any of our members miss this Show, they might as well put their trains back in the box, put the box in the closet, lock the door and forget about them.”

So, you definitely will want to put this Show on your calendar to see our ILSR Module Group display and lots of train items in all scales, including ‘G’.