Events Past and Planned.
North Rail Expo is becoming an important event in the ELRSS calendar. It is held in St. Albies Hall, Margaret Street, Launceston in June and brings together modelers of many disciplines. ELRSS usually has a display of live steam models and model engineering items and there are other displays of model train layouts of all shapes, gauges and sizes, model aircraft, submarines, boats and cars and more. North Rail Expo 2008 was a great success. Expo 2009 was equally successful, check out the photos. 2014 was also very successful and our display attracted a lot of attention. Unfortunately North Rail was not held in 2016 but, hopefully, will be back again in 2017
2 Tracks in 2 Days (also
called Tassie 2 Tracks) is another significant event in the ELRSS calendar
and has been for the last few years. It is an inter
club run for members affiliated with the AALS and attracts participants from
Hobart, the North West and Evandale. In 2008
a healthy contingent from Tullarmarine Live Steamers braved the high seas of Bass Strait
to attend and returned in 2009 as well, a group of Hobart enthusiast made the trip
north. This year 2 Tracks will kick off at NWMES, Ulverstone, on Saturday,
Nov. 12th and proceed to ELRSS, Evandale, on Sunday, Nov.13th
In 2017 the event starts off at the ELRSS track in Morven Park on Saturday and then progresses to North West Model Engineers Society in Ulverstone (near Camp Clayton on the Bass Hwy.) on Sunday. A BBQ lunch is provided at both venues.