Ron Loudermilk Past VP

David Palmeter called Annette Loudermilk to find out how Ron was doing with his lung cancer and chemotherapy and she said that he passed away this morning (2/2/17). She also said since his diagnosis in December he had not been doing well. Ron was our VP for the years 2007/2008. Details…

Above is the web page link for Ron’s obituary information.



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


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!

Alaska Railfan Tour 2014

August 30, 2014 – In July, Judy and I had an incredible trip to Alaska. I am mentioning it here because it turned out to be a great rail fan tour and I took a lot of pictures of the Alaska Railroad, its trains and operations. Did you know they still do flag stops? You can read all about it HERE.


Layout Open house at the Harrymans

Saturday MAY 31, 2014
Summer is upon us and it is time to play with our trains!!! Join us for a FUN day at the Harrymans, in Taylorville, Illinois!  This is our first out of state field trip to visit one of our member’s layouts!  We will need to meet at 11:00 A.M, at the Speedway Super Center shopping center, just off the I-465 and I-74 interchange, on Indy’s west side. See our newsletter for more details!
Don’t miss this opportunity to see a new, creative and exciting layout!

ILSR May/June Newsletter Posted

May 2, 2014 – Bud has produced yet another incredible Newsletter and it is available in full color online HERE. After a great kickoff at the April Annual Banquet, the season is fully underway with a plethora of great events starting with a road trip to Harryman’s layout. Bud has provided information about locations, times and other details of this and other events in the Newsletter. Hope you all will join us!