Whats Happening at the ILS

Mark your calendars!  The ILS will again be presenting at the 36th annual All American Railroad Show on March 25, 2017.   This show provides a great opportunity to learn about many of the scale and model railroading clubs around the Chicagoland area.   The only thing for sale at this event is lunch so it's a great opportunity to bring the kids to introduce them to this amazing hobby.   We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday March 25, 2017
9am - 5pm

Lyons Township High School Fieldhouse
100 S Brainard Ave. (corner of Brainard and Cossitt)
La Grange, IL

Admission $5 (under age 5 free)




Our friends at Discover Live Steam have written a story about our 50th celebration in August.   Check out the story here....

Discover Live Steam Story


In preparation for the ILS 50th annual meet the club has started on a project to rebuild our 3/4" high line.   Rick Tracy, Mark Spiner, Tom Chmura, Joe Chmura, and the Wednesday crew have been working hard to build new supports and concrete pads that will allow the new high-line to "float" so that it can be more easily adjusted and leveled than the old track.   Despite being the gauge that started the ILS,  the 3/4 inch has experienced a decrease in use.   With this renovation we hope to see an increased use of our high-line which is gauged for 3/4 and G.  

As the tracks remain covered with snow many are already hard at work preparing for the 50th meet.  
We have added the RSVP forms bellow to help prepare for your visit to the ILS and to help us prepare for your visit.

  ILS 50th Annual Meet Visitor Information Flyer 

  ILS 50th Annual Meet Vendor Information Flyer