It has only just been a Year ago since NSW had a Model Rail Exhibition which was hosted by the North Shore Railway Modellers Association INC at Forestville. From what I recall it was a week after this event that the restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID 19 were put in place which cancelled out the remaining model rail shows in Sydney and Country NSW, also impacting on other events in other states of Australia that were planned in 2020.
The good news is in 2021 we are starting to see some of these events gradually reappear with a full commitment to go ahead if there are no local COVID19 spread within the community. However, it should be expected that not all of the regular model rail events are going to eventuate this year due to mainly not knowing well in advance what the limitations that are in place when the event is schedule and if hosting the event would be viable based on those limitations. Furthermore the financial losses to clubs if they had to cancel an event due to a COVID outbreak. Unfortunately, it was recently communicated that the Epping Model Model Railway Club Great Train Show that was planned for the June Long Weekend has been cancelled for this year.
As mentioned in my previous blogs when I have knowledge on when either any of My personal Layouts or My Club Layouts are going to be exhibited, if permitted, I will announce it on this blog page.
2021 CMRCI Model Railway Expo 27th - 28th March 2021
First of All, good to see that the Canberra Model Rail Club Inc are going to be one of the pioneers in hosting a Model Rail exhibitions in these exceptional times. The location of this event will be at The University of Canberra High School Kaleen, 104 Baldwin Drive, Kaleen.
Im am pleased to announce that Wingello, My Model Rail Club layout will be exhibited for that weekend.
Here is a link to the CMRCI Bulletin for more details on the event itself.
Fingers crossed that we have no COVID events that prevents that show from going ahead.
Easter Train Expo 2021 3rd - 4th April 2021 (Victoria)
The Easter Train Expo is set to go ahead during the Easter Weekend. The location of this event will be at the Community Bank Stadium 129-163 Main Hurstbridge Road, Diamond Creek (Victoria).
All I can say at this moment that I will be supporting one of my model rail friends layouts in this event.
Again, let's hope no COVID events come along that prevents this Exhibition from happening.
Let's hope some more Model Rail events do get planned to go ahead throughout the year.