A railroad is like a lie, you have to keep building it to make it stand. --Mark Twain

 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

This Month's Meeting

We are currently on summer hiatus. The next meeting will be on

Sep 11

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
Jul 07-08    Toy Train Expo    Chippewa Valley Expo    Eau Claire, WI       map
Sep 15    State Fair Show    State Fair    St Paul, MN      map
Feb 09-10    Worlds Greatest Hobby    Mid America Center    Council Bluffs, IA      map


date name venue city
Jun 16    Railfanning    Jackson Street Roundhouse    St Paul, MN       map


date name venue city
Jun 20-24    National N Scale Convention    Sheraton Salt Lake Hotel    Salt Lake City, UT       map
Aug 05-12    NMRA National     Kansas City Convention Center    Kansas City, MO       map
Aug 10-12    National Train Show    Kansas City Convention Center    Kansas City, MO       map
Sep 05-08    National Narrow Gauge    Doubletree Hotel    Bloomington, MN       map