December 30, 2011 – UPDATE – Earlier this year, the ILSR Board voted to create a Youth Grant Program in order to encourage more active participation by young folks interested in our hobby of Large Scale Railroading. The first result of the Program was the presentation of a Large Scale Starter Set to Brandon Carney at the recent Indiana State Fairgrounds Great Train Expo. The note below from Brandon's mother clearly identifies the success of the Program. Sandi also sent along pictures – posted HERE.
December 24, 2011 – Brandon is very excited about his train set!! It is set up in the living room under the Christmas tree. He plays with it almost all the time. He loves it and is very thankful to all of you! I think he is just as excited to see, and talk, to all the nice people he has made friends with by being in this train club. Thank you all for being so kind to him!!! It means so much to me! And a Big Thank You to Ron for giving his modules to Brandon. He absolutely loves being at the train shows, and is so proud of those modules!!! I can't give enough thanks to all of you! You are all such wonderful people!!
God Bless you All!!!
Brandon & Sandi Carney
December 14, 2011 – The ILSR Modular Group will be set up for the Great Train Expo Show this weekend, December 17 and 18, 2011. If you would like help setup, as the Module Chief says 'Load them up, and head to the Fairgrounds at noon Fri. Dec 16. See you all there. Mel' – UPDATE – December 17, 2011 – I am sorry to report that Mel fell while loading his modules and suffered a concussion. He did not make it to the show – we wish him a speedy recovery.
October 22, 2011 – Trains to admire and buy, a new regime is introduced, Bud and Rence's excellent National Garden Railroad Show adventure and Dave Watts gives flying lessons. Always memorable, the Watts Open House.
See it HERE.
September 15, 2011 – Jeff and the girls did a great job gettin' the stew ready and the Trainmen's Union, after a short strike, completed their assigned jobs simulating real railroad operations. Some pix HERE.
Updated August 27, 2011 – Pix POSTED.
July 18, 2011 – The Layout Open House at Andy and Pattie Chester's on Saturday July 16, 2011 was apparently very well attended. Check out the excellent Jeff Carter photos (like the picture of Andy and the Empire Builder shown at left).
June 27, 2011 – The outdoor Garden Railroad season for ILSR officially kicked off on Saturday June 25, 2011 at the Denison's Rose Rock and Crystal City Railroad. Lynn has made a number of changes since his 2008 Four Club Tour Open House. Check it all out in the Second Section of THIS PAGE.