The only way of catching a train I have ever discovered is to miss the train before. --Gilbert K. Chesterton

 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
    Ed Schultz
    Walt Pattinson

This Month's Meeting

This month's meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 8 at the Maplewood library at 6:30.

Website Changes

Feb 8- Model railroad calculations are now available as links in CLINICS
Includes online calculations, computer program, and Android app
Dec 28- New picture added in PICTURES




date namevenuecity
Mar 28-29    Randolph    Randolph High School    Randolph    plan  map
May 09    Granite City    Rivers Edge Conv.Center    Saint Cloud      map
May 16    State Fair Show    State Fair    St Paul, MN      map
Jun 20-21    Strawberry Fest    Recreation Center    Waupaca, WI      map
Jul 11-12    Toy Train Expo    Chippewa Valley Expo    Eau Claire, WI      map
Sep 19    State Fair Show    State Fair    St Paul, MN      map
Oct 10-11    West Wisconsin Railroad Club    Sports Arena    Eau Claire, WI      map
Oct 24-25    Thunder on Rails    West Thunder Comm Center    Thunder Bay, On      map
Nov 07-08    Great Train Expo    Canterbury Park    Shakopee, MN      map
Nov 14-15    Trainfest    Wisconsin Expo Center    Milwaukee, WI      map
Nov 21-22    Trains At Christmas    Lyon Fairgrounds    Sioux Falls, SD      map


date name venue city time
Apr 08    GRVS    Maplewood Library    Maplewood     6:30       map
May 13    GRVS    TBD        6:30        

Flea Markets

date name venue city time
Apr 04    Great Upper MidWest Sale    Century College    White Bear Lake, MN    9:00 - 2:00       map
Apr 18    Newport Model RR Club    Woodbury HS    Woodbury, MN    9:00 - 2:00       map
Oct 17    Newport Model RR Club    Woodbury HS    Woodbury, MN    9:00 - 2:00       map
Dec 05    North Metro    VFW    Coon Rapids    9:00 - 2:00       map


date name venue city
May 14-17    Thousand Lakes Regional    Sioux Falls Hotel     Sioux Falls, SD        
Jun 24-28    National N Scale Convention    Sheraton Music City    Nashville, TN       map
Jul 12-18    NMRA Gateway 2020    Hilton at the Ballpark    St Louis, MO       map
Jul 17-19    National Train Show    Dome at America Center    St Louis, MO       map