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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. In addition, GRVS itself puts on two shows each year:

Westminster Train Show
Great Minnesota Train Expo

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

This Month's Meeting

September 13

The next meeting is not until September 13th, 2017. Check back here sometime mid-summer for location/time details. In the mean time, we will be doing private layout tours/ops during the summer. See the Calendar for details.

Website Changes

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
Jan 26- Preliminary plan for Randolph
Jan 17- New image in PICTURES
Jan 15- NTrak Newsletters can now be found in ARCHIVE



Summer Excursions

date namevenuecity
Jul 22    Ricks Hobby Farm    Rick Ohlfs place    New Richmond, WI       map


date name venue city
Jun 17-18    Strawberry Fest    Recreation Center    Waupaca, WI      map
Jun 17    Spooner Train show    Spooner Elementary    Spooner, WI      map
Jul 29-30    Houston Hoedown Days    High School    Houston, MN      map
Aug 17-21    Corn on the Cob Days    PEM High School    Plainview, MN      map
Sep 16    State Fair    State Fair    St Paul, MN       map
Oct 14-15    Indianhead Train Show    Sports Arena    Eau Claire, WI      map
Nov 11-12    Trainfest    Wisconsin Expo Center    Milwaukee, WI      map
Nov 11    Granite City    Rivers Edge Conv.Center    Saint Cloud, MN      map
Nov 18-19    Trains At Christmas    Lyon Fairgrounds    Sioux Falls, SD      map
Dec 02-03    Albert Lea Train Show    Northbridge Mall    Abert Lea, MN       map
Jan 06-07    Red Cedar Train Show    U of Wisconsin    Menomonie, WI      map
Feb 10-11    Barron County Train Show    Rice Lake Mall    Rice lake, WI       map
Feb 17-18    Mad City    Alliant Energy Center    Madison, WI      map
Apr 07    Granite City    Rivers Edge Conv.Center    Saint Cloud, MN      map


date name venue city
Jul 12    Rons Layout Tour    Rons House            
Aug 16    Mikes Layout Tour    Mikes House            

Flea Markets

date name venue city time
Jul 15    La Crosse Rail Fair    Copeland Park Shelter    La Crosse, WI    9:00 - 3:00        


date name venue city
Jun 21-25    National N Scale Convention    Sheraton Pittsburgh at Station    Pittsburgh, PA        
Jul 30-Aug 05    NMRA National Convention    The Rosen Plaza Hotel    Orlando, FL