Great Train Show 2023 Recap and Upcoming Shows

Our next show is in Upland June 10th, set up on Friday the 9th. Then we will be in Franklin Indiana for the NMRA show August 5th and 6th, set up on Friday the 4th. After that we will be in Lebanon for the Back to the fifty’s festival September 16th, set up on Thursday and or Friday 14th and 15th.  

Thanks, James H. Driesbach MGC 

Great Train Show – Indiana Fairgrounds

Greetings to all Indiana Larger Scale Railroaders.  The winter months make difficult to do a lot with Garden Railroads in Indiana.  So if your needing some model railroading time you may want to check this out. The Great Train Show is at the Indiana State Fairgrounds,  Saturday February 12, 10AM – 4PM and Sunday February 13, 10AM – 4PM.  Our Modular Railroad group will also have the ILSR modular layout set-up.  So if you have some free time you may want to make a trip out to the State Fairgrounds.  If you are interested in helping set-up the modular layout contact James Driesbach, the set-up will begin on Friday if you are interested.

I look forward seeing you this Spring as we start events for the season with our Spring Banquet – information will be available in our April Newsletter.

Dave Wheelock

Fall Newsletters are Here!

And suddenly fall is here as the temperatures cool off and out of scale leaves find their way back to our rails… But on the bright side, Bud Hunter has produced another fantastic newsletter! This months newsletter contains information about today’s luncheon, A review of 2022 so far, photos of the recent open houses, and so much more!

Also to help you delay in collecting leaves (only so more of them are down before removal of course), is the September/October GR News. The headline articles are as follows: Making a S.R.&R.L. Consist, Engine House Under Construction, and Maryland Central RR: Railroad on a Right of Way.

Happy reading!

February 2022 Train Show and Modular Setup

The Indianapolis 2022 Great Train Show is coming up! Read the notes about this event on the events page.

Next Upcoming Event
10 June 2023
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Catching up on the news!

Hello all, I was a bit behind on posting the fall newsletter here on the website. In that time the September/October Garden Railroading News has come out. Please enjoy.

In other news, the next couple of events are just around the corner. First is the November 20 Danville Train Show and (yes it is that time already) Jingle Rails!

Lastly, a shout out to the last Modular Layout setup getting a brief mention in the news shown below.