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 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 attend mamy 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.
Contact us at our

The Committee:
    Mark Smith
    Walt Pattinson
    Rick Morey

This Month's Meeting

Next meeting will be at the Southdale Library on March 8th

Walt will demonstrate track-lying jigs for NTrak and TTrak

Website Changes

Jeremia's list of engines and rolling stock for sale can be seen here
Added a selection CALCS for various calculations, such as
- Curve Geometry
- Scale Speeds
- Grades
- Helix Dimensions
and more.

Let Walt know if there are any others you'd like to add.




date namevenuecity
Mar 18-19    Great Train Show    Iowa Events Center    Des Moines, IA       
Apr 01-02    Titletown    Shopko Hall    Green Bay, WI      map
Apr 15    Granite City    Rivers Edge Conv.Center    Saint Cloud      map
Apr 21-22    Operators Retreat    various           
May 13    State Fair    State Fair    St Paul, MN      map
Sep 16    State Fair    State Fair    St Paul, MN      map
Oct 14-15    West Wisconsin Railroad Club    Sports Arena    Eau Claire, WI      map
Nov 18-19    Trains At Christmas    Lyon Fairgrounds    Sioux Falls, SD      map


date name venue city time
Apr 12    GRVS    Brooklyn Park Library    Brooklyn Park, MN    6:00       map
May 10    GRVS    TBD                

Flea Markets

date name venue city time
Apr 01    Great Upper MidWest Sale    Century College    White Bear Lake, MN    9:00 - 2:00       map
Apr 15    Newport Model RR Club    Woodbury HS    Woodbury, MN    9:00 - 2:00       map


date name venue city
May 18-21    Thousand Lakes Regional    Best Western/MOA    Bloomington, MN       map
Jun 14-18    National N Scale Convention    Nugget Casino Resort    Sparks, NV       map
Aug 20-26    NMRA National Convention    Gaylord Resort & Conv Center    Grapevine, TX       map
Aug 25-27    NMRA National Train Show    Gaylord Resort & Conv Center    Grapevine, TX       map