If a train doesn't stop at your station, then it's not your train. --Marianne Williamson

 about us 

Great River Valley System


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

April 10th

meeting has been cancelled due to chionophobia.

May 8th

we will be at the Southdale library

Don Smith will go over part 2 of Auto Reversers, good ones, bad ones, and how to use them.

Website Changes

Feb 8- Model railroad calculations are now available as links in CLINICS
Includes online calculations, computer program, and Android app




date namevenuecity
Apr 13    Granite City    Rivers Edge Conv.Center    Saint Cloud    plan  map
May 11    State Fair Show    State Fair    St Paul    plan  map
Jun 01-02    Train Days    Union Depot    St Paul, MN      map
Jul 06-07    Toy Train Expo    Chippewa Valley Expo    Eau Claire, WI      map
Sep 14    State Fair Show    State Fair    St Paul      map
Oct 12-13    Indianhead Train Show    Sports Arena    Eau Claire, WI      map


date name venue city time
May 08    GRVS    Southdale Library    Edina    6:30       map

Flea Markets

date name venue city time
Apr 26    Newport Model RR Club    Woodbury HS    Woodbury    9:00 - 2:00       map


date name venue city
May 17-19    Thousand Lakes Regional    TBD    La Crosse, WI        
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