Welcome to the HMSLS website
New members are always welcome
If you have a passion for railways or an interest in any aspect of model engineering, please see the Contact Us page. You don't need to be an accomplished engineer!
Some engines are powered by steam, others may be driven by battery powered electric motors or small internal combustion engines.
Most locomotives are owned by our members, and were built by their owners or by other amateurs
Location: Tasmania - Australia
The Society’s activities are centred at our track site located at 289 Flagstaff Gully Road, Lindisfarne, Tasmania, on Hobart’s Eastern Shore, a convenient distance from the State's capital centre. See Location Map on Contact Us page,
Facilities: The two tracks at our site are a dual gauge (3.5” & 5”) elevated of 350 metres and a 365 metre, 5" ground level with steaming bays, a clubhouse with BBQ facilities, and on-site all weather parking. See below.
Running Days: Running days are normally on the first & third Saturdays of the month commencing at 1 p.m. with alternate Saturdays being given to general maintenance. Steam locomotives do not run on fire ban days.
The HMSLS does not cater for public running, however, invited guests, and members from other clubs affiliated with the Association of Australian Live Steamers Ltd (AALS) and overseas are welcome.
General: The HMSLS is affiliated with the Australian Association of Live Steamers
Members from other AALS affiliated clubs wishing to operate their models on our site must present their current AMBSC Boiler Certificate and evidence of current club membership prior to commencing operations.
Although the HMSLS does not cater for public running, visitors with an interest in the Society's activities are very welcome. It is a requirement for insurance purposes that all people, including club members, are to "sign in" and "sign out" in a register located in the Clubhouse to record their presence whilst on the site.
During the COVID-19 pandemic all visitors are required to record contact details in the register.
General enquiries and arrangements for visits may be directed to any member of the Committee (see Contact Us page).