Life is like a train it's hard to get momentum going, but once you are moving it's hard to stop. --Unknown
Plaque given to Mike Wielenberg

 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

This Month's Meeting

Appril 14

The next meeting will be held at the Southdale Library.

Topic to be determined. If anyone has a suggestion, or would like to lay some knowledge on the group, let one of the committee members know.

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




date namevenuecity
Mar 17-18    La Crosse Train Show    Omni Center    Onalaska, WI      map
Mar 24-25    Randolph    Randolph High School    Randolph, MN    plan  map
Apr 07    Granite City    Rivers Edge Conv.Center    Saint Cloud, MN      map
Apr 28-29    Titletown    Shopko Hall    Green Bay, WI      map
May 12    State Fair    State Fair    St Paul, MN      map
Jul 07-08    Toy Train Expo    Chippewa Valley Expo    Eau Claire, WI       map
Sep 15    State Fair    State Fair    St Paul, MN      map
Feb 09-10    Worlds Greatest Hobby    Mid America Center    Council Bluffs, IA      map


date name venue city time
Apr 11    GRVS    Southdale Library    Edina, MN    6:30       map
May 09    GRVS    TBD        6:30        

Flea Markets

date name venue city time
Apr 14    Great Upper MidWest Sale    Century College    White Bear Lake, MN    9:00 - 2:00       map


date name venue city
May 18-20    Thousand Lakes Regional    TBD    Sioux City, SD        
Jun 20-24    National N Scale Convention    Sheraton Salt Lake Hotel    Salt Lake City, UT       map
Aug 05-12    NMRA National     Kansas City Convention Center    Kansas City, MO       map
Aug 10-12    National Train Show    Kansas City Convention Center    Kansas City, MO       map
Sep 05-08    National Narrow Gauge    Doubletree Hotel    Bloomington, MN       map