Spud Valley Model Railroad Club

Spud Valley Model Railroad Club Housed in the former Kathryn Depot building at Bonanzaville in West Fargo, the Spud Valley Model Rai
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Spud Valley MRC operates an HO-scale layout with over 400 feet of track in the depot building. It also operates a portable N-scale layout at shows and exhibitions.

08/22/2023

Spud Valley will will be running trains during both days of this event. Stop by and see us!

Bonanzaville is a pioneer village and museum located in West Fargo, ND with one of North Dakota's largest collections! With 34 historic buildings, a large museum space, and over 400,000 artifacts, there is something for everyone!

Are you ready? Two months out, everyone! This year, we will be in an even bigger space.
08/15/2023

Are you ready? Two months out, everyone! This year, we will be in an even bigger space.

On December 15, Mark's Hobby Hut store in Fargo closed its doors the last time. Mark passed the following day. His impri...
12/21/2022

On December 15, Mark's Hobby Hut store in Fargo closed its doors the last time. Mark passed the following day. His imprint on the F-M area hobby community for four decades was huge; he was responsible for many people finding or continuing their love of model railroading and other hobbies. Many of us at Spud Valley purchased our items and supplies from him regularly. He was warm, accommodating, and helpful to all who walked through the door. We will miss him.

View Mark E. Erdmann's obituary, send flowers and find service dates or sign the guestbook.

12/04/2022

CP's Holiday Train rolls through our area communities in a couple of weeks... check out the map!

If you haven't been able to get over to the Hobby Hut, there is still time, and still quite a selection of rolling stock...
11/14/2022

If you haven't been able to get over to the Hobby Hut, there is still time, and still quite a selection of rolling stock. But don't wait too long... the inventory shrinks each weekend.

Trains will be running. Come out and see us!
10/28/2022

Trains will be running. Come out and see us!

Some scenes from Sunday. Our show was a success; we made our budget, had a similar attendance, and now have some extra f...
10/18/2022

Some scenes from Sunday. Our show was a success; we made our budget, had a similar attendance, and now have some extra funds for club operations. Thank you to everyone who came out to our show in the new location! Next year will be even better!

Come Sunday, these tables will be filled!
10/16/2022

Come Sunday, these tables will be filled!

08/25/2022

We are running trains again this year... both Saturday and Sunday until 5:00pm... come see us!

03/27/2022

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Spoiler alert!
03/25/2022

Spoiler alert!

Wow...
01/17/2022

Wow...

At 81 years old, Bruce Butler was one of the oldest people still working in train operations.

12/25/2021

Merry Christmas, everyone! πŸš‚πŸšƒπŸšƒ

Modern engineering...❀
12/17/2021

Modern engineering...❀

Ok, not really. But, the time lapse photography is amazing to watch! Located in Reading, UK., the Cow Lane train bridge replacement project was filmed over 6 months with 3 cameras and 250,000 pictures! Network Rail in Britain demolished the existing Cow Lane train bridge as part of the overall upg

Accurail's email blast today with the January/February 2022 new releases mentioned they still have 2021 Trainfest cars a...
12/15/2021

Accurail's email blast today with the January/February 2022 new releases mentioned they still have 2021 Trainfest cars available. Of particular note, the company stated that proceeds from these special-run cars go towards employee Christmas bonuses.

12/08/2021

Some video clips from last weekend's Christmas On The Prairie event at Bonanzaville. Sorry for the wiggles. Great job Ben on these fine holiday pieces! πŸŽ„

On Tuesday we hung our lights for the holidays. Trains will be running for Bonanzaville's Christmas on the Prairie on De...
11/25/2021

On Tuesday we hung our lights for the holidays. Trains will be running for Bonanzaville's Christmas on the Prairie on December 4th... come out and see us!

Thanks to Dennis, Duane, Don, Andrew, and Jorgan for hanging lights!

The future of railroading?
11/06/2021

The future of railroading?

Rail technology company Intramotev is developing hardware and software to enable battery-powered railcars to make short-haul movements without a locomotive.

Sharing for the RC... Askov is NE of Hinckley, MN, on the way to Duluth.
09/12/2021

Sharing for the RC... Askov is NE of Hinckley, MN, on the way to Duluth.

It's on again! COVID failed to derail the train in 2020. We put on a successful show, and we are back for 2021. More det...
09/05/2021

It's on again! COVID failed to derail the train in 2020. We put on a successful show, and we are back for 2021. More details to come... in the meantime, please share this post for us!

08/27/2021

Northern Plains Rail Companies offers great career choices and takes care of their employees, providing many railroad benefits.

07/09/2021

Long-time south Fargo modeler and hobbyist Harold Jordheim is downsizing his railroad collection this weekend. Lots of Lionel O gauge, some N scale equipment and a small N layout. (The HO scale lot has been sold except for track.) Lots of track: G/O/HO/N. This weekend only. Friday until 4 PM, Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4 PM. Located at 3213 17th Avenue S., Fargo. For specifics, call Alli, 701.388.5202.

07/06/2021

Business meeting tonight at 7:30pm. All who love trains are welcome.

Spud Valley will be running trains on July 4 as a part of Bonanzaville's celebration from 10 to 5. Come out and see us o...
07/03/2021

Spud Valley will be running trains on July 4 as a part of Bonanzaville's celebration from 10 to 5. Come out and see us on Sunday!

Join us on July 4th for a day packed with family fun!

New mural (now finished) on Roberts and North First downtown. Hustle Muscle!
06/28/2021

New mural (now finished) on Roberts and North First downtown. Hustle Muscle!

05/08/2021

Happy National Train Day! A video from LSRM...

04/10/2021
Road trip to Sioux Falls! πŸš‚
03/26/2021

Road trip to Sioux Falls! πŸš‚

The Greater Sioux Falls Model Train Show will take place at the Multi-Cultural Center on Saturday and Sunday. Event organizer Jim Krekelberg joined Dakota News Now Thursday morning to talk about the event.

Athearn manufacturer spotlight later today via those train-crazy New Yorkers...
03/24/2021

Athearn manufacturer spotlight later today via those train-crazy New Yorkers...

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02/13/2021

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BNSF's annual Technology Awareness Day for high school students will be online this year! It’s a free event where students can learn about technology used in the railroad industry and explore career possibilities in STEM fields. Sessions are spread over four days, Feb. 23-26, for 90 minutes after school. Don’t miss this fun and informative event – sign up today at https://bit.ly/3qUfs2h.

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02/12/2021

Spud featured during the Giving Hearts Day broadcast.

02/02/2021

Business meeting tonight at 7:30pm. All who love trains are welcome to join us.

01/16/2021

here it comes with a meowing sound. a curious creature and theres a hairball found. CATZILLA!

12/29/2020

Due to the winter weather advisory, no meeting tonight at Spud. See you next week.

12/25/2020

Merry Christmas from Spud Valley... a few run-bys from Duane's NP steamer and Ben's BN holiday train, one bad intro, one derailment, one prairie dog, and way too much chit-chat, all thrown together Tuesday night before the blizzard.

It's that time of year again... jingle, jingle, Kris Kringle! Be sure to support your local hobby shop this holiday seas...
12/22/2020

It's that time of year again... jingle, jingle, Kris Kringle! Be sure to support your local hobby shop this holiday season. β€πŸš‚

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Online HO Train Auction Nov. 3-11. Many Brass Engines & Rolling Stock. 243 Lots.
Go to thecompleteauctionservice.hibid.com to see.
Kragness minn
Here's something you don't see everyday, a frozen axle being replaced on the old Southwestern Branch yesterday.
I have a lot of Old Trains magazines May 1971 thru March 1979 to give away if someone is interested in them
Passengers waiting for the eastbound Amtrak Empire Builder in the former Milwaukee Road station in La Crosse, WI. May 17, 2019.
One of the stops on our TLR convention tour today.
This depot is located west of the West Fargo airport, any idea where it originally came from?
Footage and info on UP4141.
Wartime...
UP 4141 to roll soon, carrying 41.