Illinois Valley Division of the NMRA
Illinois Valley Division of the NMRA

Welcome to Illinois Valley Division Website

Volunteers Needed for portable layout

We are needing volunteers for the Peoria Train Fair this Sunday at ICC in East Peoria, this Sunday Feb 17th, 2019. We will have the IVD Modular Layout on display and the NMRA IVD Membership table. We are needing volunteers to help setup and operate the layout, as well as manning the Membership table. 

We will be setting up the layout on Sunday morning at 8:00am, with the show starting at 10a and ending at 3pm. 

If anyone is able to help, even for a couple of hours, please contact Jeremy Bubb @ 309-221-7865 or Dave Hawkey @ 309-274-6150.

Volunteers needed for IVD Board positions

We have the following Board positions are up for election this March.


Assistant Superintendent

District 1 Trainmaster

District 3 Trainmaster

District 5 Trainmaster


And we are still are looking to fill the vacant District 2 Trainmaster position.


If your are interested in filling one of these position, please contact Superintendent Jim Tatum via email. 

Announcing IVD Super Clinics

Super Clinic - Trees

The IVD will be offering a three hour Super Clinic on making trees. A number of differing methods of modeling trees will be demonstrated. Participants will have opportunity to make, then take, their creations home.


Saturday, 1 to 4 pm, February 23, 2019

Lewistown Visitor’s Center
222 South Main, Lewistown, IL

Super Clinic - Arduino 101

Our next planned Super Clinic will be on Arduinos on April 13th from 1pm to 4pm at the Peoria Library North Brand, the same location we have been having our IVD meets. We will start out with a basic Arduino 101 clinic to get everyone familiar with the Arduino. And then work our way into model railroad Arduino projects. I am hoping to make this a bi-monthly clinic and all will build knowledge as we go. There will be a couple of pre-requisites to attend these clinics and those are:

  1. A laptop computer
  2. Arduino IDE software. Which can be downloaded from the Arduino website.
  3. Arduino projects kit. We are going to buy these kits for you to purchase (if you don’t already have one)

The projects manual. Which we will provide a link to download, so what for the email blasts<< New text box >>

Checkout the IVD Social Media pages!!

If you haven't had a chance or didn't know about these Social media pages. Now is a good time to check them out. Just click on one of the icons on the left and checkout our Facebook page, as well as our IVD Forums. And while your there go ahead and join our pages. Hope to see you there!!

Want to Become a Member?

Interested in joining the Illinois Valley Division? Fill out the Contact form on the Contact Us page.

Upcoming Events


Feb 9 & 23 - Super Clinics

Feb 9 - IVD BOD Mtg, Peoria

Mar 16 - IVD Meet, Peoria

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