Upcoming Events/Public Shows
- December 28-29, 2013 - Choo Choo Bob's Great RiverCentre Train Show - RiverCentre details event Hours: 9-5
- Jan 18-19, 2014 - 2014 Westminster Junction Show - St Paul, MN
- February 8-9, 2014 - GTE Council Bluffs * - Mid America Center, Council Bluffs details event Hours: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- February 15-16, 2014 - Mad City Show, * - Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI details event Hours: 9-5
- March 1, 2014 - Granite City Train Show * - St Cloud, MN details event Hours: 10-3 t-trak only
- Mar 15-16, 2014 - La Crosse & Three Rivers Railroad Club Show * - La Crosse, WI event Hours: Sat: 10-6; Sun 10-4
- March 22-23, 2014 - Great Minnesota Train Expo - Eagan Civic Arena details
- March 29-30, 2014 - Randolph Railroad Days * - Randolph, MN School (29110 Davisson Ave) event Hours: 10-3
- April 5-6, 2014 - Happy Grandparents * - Menomonie, WI details event Hours: Sat 9-5; Sun 10-4
- Nov 8-9, 2014 - Trainfest * - Milwaukee, WI event Hours: 9-5:30
* participation not confirmed
- Wed, Dec 11,2013 - GRVS Holiday Party
- Wed, January 8, 2014 - Club Meeting - Ramsey County Library - Roseville, MN - 6:30-9
- Wed, February 12, 2014 - Club Meeting - TBD - TBD - 6:30-9
New Members are Welcome
Model railroading is a social activity!
While GRVS is primarily a group that sets up portable layouts, you dont have to have a module or
even trains to join. Well try to help you build a module if you wish to do so. Having one or two trains
would probably increase your fun with the group.
In addition to train shows, GRVS has monthly meetings where we typically have a presentation of some kind.
The next section gives overviews of the shows the club has been involved with so far this year. Notice that
many of the shows are out of town. Members choose which shows they want to participate in. Typically the greatest
participation is in the Twin Cities area shows. Unfortunately there arent many of those. We are looking for venues
where we can organize
local shows as those provide the greatest opportunity for most of our members to include their handiwork (modules)
in operating layouts.
GRVS has members from all parts of the Twin Cities metro area.
One of the characteristics of the module standard (N-trak)we have chosen is that there are clubs
all over the world that
build to the same standard. If we dont have enough members who want to go to a particular show to have our own complete layout,
we can often find another club that will welcome a few visiting modules to their layout. As a result, GRVS has friendly relations
with clubs from Ontario, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, and other states. At some shows multiple clubs will combine their modules to make
a single really big layout. This requires a good deal of cooperative planning, but it works!
For information about GRVS, Contact Mike. info at grvs dot org or
For information about participating in train shows organized by GRVS, Contact Walt.
showinfo at grvs dot org
For pre-2013 shows, click here
For shows organized by venue, click here
- February 2-3, 2013 - Mid America Center, Council Bluffs - GTE Council Bluffs more
- February 16 - 17, 2013 - Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI - Mad City Show, more
- Mar 9-10, 2013 - La Crosse, WI - La Crosse & Three Rivers Railroad Club Show
- March 23-24, 2013 - Eagan, MN - Great Minnesota Train Expo more
- April 13, 2013 - St Cloud, MN - Granite City Train Show more
- April 13-14, 2013 - Menomonie, WI - Happy Grandparents more
- April 20-21, 2013 - Randolph, MN School (29110 Davisson Ave) - Randolph Railroad Days more
- May 11, 2013 - St Paul, MN - Minnesota Fairgrounds Show more
- June 22-23, 2013 - Carl Sandburg Community College - Galesburg Railroad Days more
- July 26-28, 2013 - Houston, MN - Houston Hoedown more
- October 4-6, 2013 - River Falls Public Library - River Falls Public Library
- Oct 12-13, 2013 - Eau Claire, WI - Indianhead Model Train Show
- Nov 9-10, 2013 - Milwaukee, WI - Trainfest
- November 16, 2013 - St Cloud, MN - Granite City Train Show
- Nov 23-24, 2013 - Lyon Fairgrounds, Sioux Falls, SD - Trains at Christmas
Also check out this link to the Twin Cities Division of the NMRA
and a link to the Thousand Lakes Region, NMRA
For information about GRVS, Contact Mike. info at grvs dot org or (651)269-3433
For information about participating in train shows organized by GRVS, Contact Walt. showinfo at grvs dot org or (612)822-3807