Estevan's Model Engineer Show on October 19 and 20 was once again a popular attraction, as it attracted 55 exhibitors, and a total of 221 model engines and other pieces of equipment.
Organizer Kelly Tytlandsvik said the event was a virtual sell-out, as there was just one table that was available inside the Wylie Mitchell building.
Many of the exhibits were intriguing to view, Tytlandsvik said. Rick Carlstedt from Green Bay, Wisconsin, brought a model of the engine from the Civil War ironclad steamship, the USS Monitor.
“That one stands out because of the history that he has put into it, and the research behind it,” Tytlandsvik said. “There were nine years of research.”
Clarence Elias of Edmonton, who has brought miniature motorcycles to previous shows, also brought a guitar this year that he made from sheet metal.
“It's a nice-sounding guitar,” said Tytlandsvik. “The musical guys are all pretty excited about it.”
Exhibitors from clubs in Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and the U.S. joined local model engineers for the show. Three new exhibitors participated this year.
Tytlandsvik was recognized during the exhibitors' social on October 19. Following last year's 25th Estevan Model Engineer Show, the exhibitors decided they should honour Tytlandsvik.
“Each one of them made a piece and assembled it, and gave it to me … and each person who built a piece engraved their initials on it,” said Tytlandsvik.
Tytlandsvik said he had no idea it was happening, and he was touched by the recognition.