While still following local rules to ensure the safety of our guests and members, we are excited to announce that the BOD has have tentatively scheduled a full season of events at the ILS.   The steam only run this Saturday was a lot of fun with several steamers out running.   Our next event will be the Memorial Day run a week from Monday.  Please visit the website for updates going forward.   


Memorial Day Weekend 2019 is now in the books.  The weather came through for one of our newer traditions, the Steam Only Run.   Big thanks to Steve Wright for organizing the event and cooking a delicious meal for all those who participated.   There were plenty of trains out on the 1" and 1.5" and it was a great way to start off 2019.  

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.

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!!