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McLean Depot
Train Shop
Winter Hours
Mon - Fri 10 - 6
Saturday 10 - 5
309 - 244 - 5900
Sundays - Nov 26 - Dec 31

What's New ?


I am now offering in store specials on select in stock models to move them off my shelf and onto your layout. Stop in!

CLOSED - Thanksgiving and Black Friday
OPEN - Daily Saturday, Nov 25 thru Sunday, Dec 24


** New Product Announcements **


LCC stands for “Layout Command Control,” and it’s a system for controlling all the functions on your layout that don’t have to do with how fast the locomotive is moving -- things like signals, or sounds, or passenger car lighting. The standard was developed by an NMRA working group. RR-Cirkits builds a variety of LCC components and soon(?) TCS will be offering a command station that uses LCC to tie together components from different manufacturers.

N Scale Railroading

In stock now


Check the Diesel and Steam locomotive listings. Many hard to find models at great prices. Take a look also at the Consignments page. Some rare models at reasonable prices. More Diesel and Steam models there.



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 both 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

Nov 19
Peoria Train Fair
IL Central College
E Peoria IL

Dec 2
Will County Model Railroad Association
Semi-Annual Swap Meet & Open House
Joliet IL

Dec 3
Illinois Midland Model Railroad Club
Train Show
Alexis Field House
Alexis IL

-- 2018 --

Jan 14
IVD / NMRA Event
Chatham (Springfield) IL

Jan 27
Great Tri-State Rail Sale
La Crosse WI

Feb 17-18
Mad City Train Show
Madison WI

Mar 10-11
Train Show
Sioux City NE (IA)

Mar 11
IVD / NMRA Event
Peoria IL

Mar 25
Train Fair
Springfield IL

Apr 13-15
NMRA Midwest Region Convention
Madison WI

Aug 5-12
2018 NMRA National Convention
Kansas City MO

Post your event here. Contact me with details.