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Great River Valley System

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GRVS is the Twin Cities, Minnesota premier N-scale club utilizing both the N-Trak and T-Trak standards. We exhibit in about 15 shows a year all over the Midwest.

Join us at one of our meetings, meet the gang. The only requirement is a desire for railroading, small and large.

The Committee:
    Jay Blomquist
    Mark Smith
    Ron Brown
    Walt Pattinson

To contact us by email:
    For basic club information, contact
    For info about shows, contact


This Month's Meeting

November 14

is the date of this month's meeting. We'll be at the

Maplewood Library

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Mark will show us some weathering techniques he picked up at the National NMRA Convention.

Beat the rush -- dues is coming due. Might as well take care of it early. "Baby needs a new pair of rails!


Website Changes

Feb 15- The images from Mark's clinic on creating background flats has been added in the Clinics page. (members only)
Dec 19- On LINKS page, added section on where to get major components such as wire and connectors.
Dec 18- On NTRAK page, an image of the powerpole connectors has been added to aid in creating the bus line.
Sep 21- In MEMBERS the GRVS filter now flags the committee members
Apr 26- New images in PICTURES
Feb 13- Log in to add captions to PICTURES
Feb 8- Model railroad calculations are now available as links in CLINICS
Includes online calculations, computer program, and Android app



  


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Shows

date namevenuecity
Nov 17-18    Trains At Christmas    Lyon Fairgrounds    Sioux Falls, SD      map
Jan 05-06    Red Cedar Train Show    U of Wisconsin    Menomonie, WI      map
Feb 09-10    Worlds Greatest Hobby    Mid America Center    Council Bluffs, IA      map
Feb 16-17    Mad City    Alliant Energy Center    Madison, WI      map
Oct 12-13    Indianhead Train Show    Sports Arena    Eau Claire, WI      map

Meetings

date name venue city time
Nov 14    GRVS    Maplewood Library    Maplewood     6:30       map
Dec 12    GRVS Dinner    Berry Sweet Kitchen    Minneapolis    6:30       map
Jan 09    GRVS    Rons Place        6:30        
Feb 13    GRVS    TBD        6:30        
Mar 13    GRVS    TBD        6:30        
Apr 10    GRVS    TBD        6:30        
May 08    GRVS    TBD        6:30        

Flea Markets

date name venue city time
Nov 17    Great Upper MidWest Sale    Century College    White Bear Lake, MN    9:00 - 2:00       map
Feb 02    Great Upper MidWest Sale    Century College    White Bear Lake, MN    9:00 - 2:00       map
Apr 06    Great Upper MidWest Sale    Century College    White Bear Lake, MN    9:00 - 2:00       map

Conventions

date name venue city
Jun 26-30    National N Scale Convention    Crown Plaza    Rosemont, IL       map
Jul 07-12    NMRA National     Little America Hotel    Salt Lake City, UT       map
Jul 12-14    NMRA National Train Show    Mountain America Expo Cntr    Sandy, UT      map

09-21-2016