Whats Happening at the ILS

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!!


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.