Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there --Will Rogers

 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

Our first meeting of the season will be at the

Wayzata Depot


September 11


This month's topic: What I did on my summer vacation.
Share some stories and pictures of your train related experiences from the summer months.

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
Sep 15    State Fair Show    State Fair    St Paul, MN      map
Oct 27-28    Thunder on Rails    West Thunder Comm Center    Thunder Bay, On      map
Nov 10    Granite City    Rivers Edge Conv.Center    Saint Cloud, MN      map
Nov 10-11    Trainfest    Wisconsin Expo Center    Milwaukee, WI      map
Feb 09-10    Worlds Greatest Hobby    Mid America Center    Council Bluffs, IA      map


date name venue city time
Sep 11    GRVS    Wayzata Depot    Wayzata, MN    6:30       map


date name venue city
Sep 05-08    National Narrow Gauge    Doubletree Hotel    Bloomington, MN       map