Whats Happening at the ILS. 

Another season of operation is coming to a close which means its time for our annual Halloween run October 28th from 3 -8pm.     There will be a costume contest for the kids along with spooky decorations all over the property.   Be sure to stay for a trip around after dark to see the ghouls under the lights.   Dinner this year will be brats and hot dogs for a $5 contribution.   

If you are attending we ask that you be with a club member when coming onto the property.  Visitors from other live steam organisations or those interested in membership can contact us using the contact form in this site.  See you there!!

Just in time for the 50th we have a new motorized turnout for the improved 1" service siding.  With two treated water spigots and enough room for two full trains we will be able to keep the mainline clear for increased traffic during runs and the meet.

With cooperating weather and a great turnout of members and family, this years friends and family meet was a great success.  Thanks to all those who came out to picnic and run their trains!

The 3/4" project is a is a complete rebuild of our 3/4 high-line for our guests at the 50th meet.  When the ILS was founded the first track was the 3/4" which you can see in our history section.  Our 3/4" uses 1/2" rail and is dual-gauged for both 3/4" and G operation.  We are looking forward to being part of the renewed interest in these smaller scales which offer all the fun of live steam with a lower cost and a more manageable size.

August 7, 2017

What goes around comes around when it comes to 3/4" track at the ILS.   The stringers are all in place and the track is being leveled and aligned  Now the only question remaining is who gets the first run!!

I am working to get our memorials section up to date with information about our founders and members who are no longer with us.   If you have or would like to write a memorial please submit them to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Include any photos you would like to add as well and I will publish them in the In Memorial section of the site.  Thanks!!


We proudly sporting a new welcome sign for the 2017 season thanks to a generous donation by Burn by DZ.   For more information go to the Burn by DZ website at https://www.facebook.com/burnbydz/.