Nothing was more up-to-date when it was built, or is more obsolete today, than the railroad station. --Ada Louise Huxtable

 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

We're back at the

Roseville Library

for our meeting on

October 10


Beat the rush -- dues is coming due. Might as well take care of it early. "Baby needs a new pair of rails!

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
Oct 13-14    Indianhead Train Show    Sports Arena    Eau Claire, WI      map
Oct 27-28    Thunder on Rails    West Thunder Comm Center    Thunder Bay, On      map
Nov 03-04    Great Train Expo    Canterbury Park    Shakopee, MN      map
Nov 10    Granite City    Rivers Edge Conv.Center    Saint Cloud, MN    plan  map
Nov 10-11    Trainfest    Wisconsin Expo Center    Milwaukee, WI      map
Nov 17-18    Trains At Christmas    Lyon Fairgrounds    Sioux Falls, SD      map
Jan 05-06    Red Cedar Train Show    U of Wisconsin    Menomonie, WI      map
Feb 09-10    Worlds Greatest Hobby    Mid America Center    Council Bluffs, IA      map


date name venue city time
Oct 10    GRVS    Roseville Library    , MN    6:30        
Nov 14    GRVS    Maplewood Library    Maplewood     6:30       map
Dec 12    GRVS Dinner    Berry Sweet Kitchen    Minneapolis    6:30       map
Jan 09    GRVS    TBD    , MN    6:30        
Feb 13    GRVS    TBD    , MN    6:30        
Mar 13    GRVS    TBD    , MN    6:30        
Apr 10    GRVS    TBD    , MN    6:30        
May 08    GRVS    TBD    , MN    6:30        


date name venue city
Jun 26-30    National N Scale Convention    Crown Plaza    Rosemont, IL       map