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McLean Depot
Train Shop
Mon - Fri 10 - 6
Saturday 10 - 5
309 - 244 - 5900

What's New ?


** New Product Announcements **


The shelves are bulging with new models from Athearn, Atlas and Walthers. All types are in stock. The yard master is running out of track and has been getting creative in making space for the new models.
So you will find some even better pricing on older models that have been clogging up the shelves. Stop in and have a look... Even better buy a bunch!!

You can get the rest at most hobby shops, but McLean Depot carries many brands other shops don't or won't bother with. Tangent Scale Models and MOLOCO are no more expensive than Athearn or Atlas, but give you model choices not available elsewhere. Check their websites MOLOCO and Tangent. Both MOLOCO and Tangent Scale Models announce their models when they are ready to ship. No reservations and decades of waiting for a model to arrive (if it wasn't quietly cancelled in the meantime). When products are announced, they are ready to ship!
  If you are interested in a new product - Please let me know to place a reservation. Same discounts apply to reservation, pre-orders and special orders as regular in-stock items. Reservations are non-binding - however without a reservation, it may not be available later on, having been sold out in prior to delivery.


Peoria Rocket 2020

Midwest Region Convention
May 14 – 17, 2020


Where we are:

McLean Depot is located 15 miles southwest of Bloomington/Normal at Interstate 55 exit 145.  We are on historic US Route 66 across from Dixie Truckers Home.

266 E Dixie Road
McLean IL 61754

  Come see the NEW shop in the OLD depot. 


Phone: 309-244-5900  


McLean Depot is a full line model trains hobby shop.

DCC - Digital Command Control Specialist
DCC systems, assessories and installation services at very competitive prices. Largest selection of NCE, Soundtraxx, TCS and ESU Loksound decoders in central Illinois in stock and ready for installation.

McLean Depot discounts up to 20% off List Price most items in stock or special ordered. We want to make it worth your time to visit our shop.


In Stock and Signed by the Authors

The Soo Line in Minnesota

by John C. Luecke and Paul R. Spyhalski
PRICE - $65.00

More in stock books by Luecke and Spyhalski

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Find new, used, rare, and out-of-print books at

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McLean-IL Website
McLean Village website has community calendar, news, and information.


Upcoming Events

Mar 28-29
Train Show
Lincoln Square
Urbana IL

May 14-17
Midwest Region NMRA Convention
Peoria IL

June 5-7
Free-Mo Cornfield Meet
McLean IL

If you would like to see what Free-Mo is about, stop by the Park District Gym (old school on west side of town) Sat 10-4 or Sun 10-2.

Post your event here. Contact me with details.