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 Railroad Club has been in existence for over 50 years.
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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.

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01/29/2020
The Best Websites for Rail Fans

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14 favorite sites for anyone who loves railroad history, train photos, model railroading and anything and everything trains.

01/27/2020
EMD 16-567 White Noise - Sound for falling asleep (30 minutes)

Trouble falling asleep at night? Too much noise in your office during the day? Drown it all out...

White sound to make you fall asleep more easily. EMD is a manufacturer of 2-stroke diesel engines for locomotive, marine and stationary use. When these engin...

01/21/2020
A-B unit test!

Lost in the doldrums of winter? Club members meet every Tuesday at the clubhouse at 7:30 p.m. If you need a break from reality, come out and visit with us. (Just give us a heads-up through Messenger first.)

01/08/2020

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

12/29/2019
Model Train Layout

Model Train Layout

This is the O-scale model train layout I produced over an 11-month period. The layout occupies my narrow and long loft (8' x 108'). The loft is split up into...

Merry Christmas, everyone...
12/26/2019

Merry Christmas, everyone...

12/24/2019

No meetings at Spud until first full week in January. Merry Christmas, everyone!

Life magazine advertisement, 1972, by artist W.T. Vinson.
12/13/2019

Life magazine advertisement, 1972, by artist W.T. Vinson.

Spud Valley trains at the studio this morning for the annual Christmas party!
12/07/2019

Spud Valley trains at the studio this morning for the annual Christmas party!

My wife sent me to look for a new table and chairs. All I found was this starter set for a 29x47 double-loop and yard wi...
12/01/2019

My wife sent me to look for a new table and chairs. All I found was this starter set for a 29x47 double-loop and yard with a 24-inch partition. It supports a three-person operating session. I told her I didn't find anything.

It's on like Donkey Kong! The annual Super Train Sale has begun...(or if you're a Dogman comic fan, "Supa" Train Sale!) ...
11/29/2019

It's on like Donkey Kong! The annual Super Train Sale has begun...(or if you're a Dogman comic fan, "Supa" Train Sale!) Deep discounts are in orange... SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL HOBBY SHOP this holiday season! It keeps them in business! ❤❤❤

CP unveiled some custom paint jobs this week in honor of Canadian veterans. Cool!
11/13/2019

CP unveiled some custom paint jobs this week in honor of Canadian veterans. Cool!

Red River Modular Group
11/04/2019

Red River Modular Group

10/31/2019
Ford Motor Company

Ads don't usually get thrown up here, but this stunt would have been fun to watch during filming! No doubt several brakemen were riding the rachets on the far side.

What's more impressive than towing over 1.25 million pounds? Doing it with an all-electric F-150 prototype.

Passenger rail event Wednesday night in Moorhead... https://kfgo.com/news/articles/2019/oct/29/boosters-of-second-fm-twi...
10/29/2019
Boosters of second FM-Twin Cites passenger train to meet in Moorhead Wednesday

Passenger rail event Wednesday night in Moorhead... https://kfgo.com/news/articles/2019/oct/29/boosters-of-second-fm-twin-cites-passenger-train-to-meet-in-moorhead-wednesday/952072/

MOORHEAD, MINN. (KFGO) - Backers of a second Fargo-Moorhead passenger train to and from the Twin Cities are headed to Moorhead to promote the proposal. The concept has the second train leaving Fargo-Moorhead in the morning, returning in the early evening on the current Amtrak route. It's part of the...

10/26/2019

I really only needed one good locomotive for my small layout, but if God wants me to have 3, then 7 it is.

Pictures from yesterday's show!
10/21/2019

Pictures from yesterday's show!

Four days to go, folks... throwback to 2016 here... the excitement is becoming palpable. Don't let it pass you by!
10/16/2019

Four days to go, folks... throwback to 2016 here... the excitement is becoming palpable. Don't let it pass you by!

10/15/2019

When they were passing out brains, I thought they said "trains"... and so I asked for a slow one.

Just over two weeks away from the greatest hobby show in Fargo! Are you ready?
10/04/2019

Just over two weeks away from the greatest hobby show in Fargo! Are you ready?

10/01/2019

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

With 5 weeks to go until our big show, here are some upcoming regional hobby shows to add to your calendar...Twin Cities...
09/12/2019

With 5 weeks to go until our big show, here are some upcoming regional hobby shows to add to your calendar...

Twin Cities MRM - St. Paul - 9/14
Newport MRC - Woodbury - 10/19
Spud Valley - Fargo - 10/20
Great Train Show - Shakopee - 11/2-11/3
Granite City TS - St. Cloud - 11/16
Greater Upper Midwest TS - White Bear Lake - 11/23
North Metro MRC Flea Market & Open House - Coon Rapids - 12/7

Oopsie.
09/06/2019

Oopsie.

09/03/2019

Business meeting tonight at 7:30pm at the clubhouse. All who love trains are welcome to attend.

Modeling Monday... Soo Line boxcar upgrade!
08/27/2019
Soo Line Box Car 45398 Upgrade

Modeling Monday... Soo Line boxcar upgrade!

After upgrading Soo Line box car 45938 I felt I should do the same with Soo Line box car 45398, Front Range kit 1951, number 47 of 1000, pu...

Freedom... yes! Four of these in stock... I bet they move quickly...❤🇺🇸
08/20/2019

Freedom... yes! Four of these in stock... I bet they move quickly...❤🇺🇸

Modeling Monday... despite its East Coast origins, this is a nice project for flat cars anywhere. Remember, in the end, ...
08/19/2019
Pennsylvania Container Flat car 473267

Modeling Monday... despite its East Coast origins, this is a nice project for flat cars anywhere. Remember, in the end, it's your road!

Rather than place recently purchased Funaro & Camerlengo Pennsylvania Railroad, PRR, container flat 473267, kit 8120, into inventory I deci...

Alien spacecraft spotted this weekend. Reports told that it came to life today and kidnapped an entire string of NP cove...
08/18/2019

Alien spacecraft spotted this weekend. Reports told that it came to life today and kidnapped an entire string of NP covered hoppers and dragged them screaming around the layout.

The Saturday afternoon road switch works the West Fargo stockyards. The crew waves at the westbound Empire Builder, whos...
08/17/2019

The Saturday afternoon road switch works the West Fargo stockyards. The crew waves at the westbound Empire Builder, whose engineer has just notched the throttle up to position 8, having just departed yard limits. Lots of action out at the clubhouse today and tomorrow during Pioneer Days... come see us... personal tours available!

08/16/2019

Hop onboard this weekend... we'll be running trains all day Saturday and Sunday during Pioneer Days at Bonanzaville. Come out and see us!

Yesterday we debuted a brand new "free-magazine" rack for our visitors. SVMRC offers these to all visitors to take, espe...
08/14/2019

Yesterday we debuted a brand new "free-magazine" rack for our visitors. SVMRC offers these to all visitors to take, especially the young ones! If you wonder what to do with your old railroad magazines, contact us... We'll make sure they're read again! ❤

Tonight we stuffed 270 envelopes for the October show. They'll be in the mail tomorrow. Teamwork!
08/14/2019

Tonight we stuffed 270 envelopes for the October show. They'll be in the mail tomorrow. Teamwork!

08/13/2019

We will be stuffing envelopes tonight at the clubhouse at 7:30pm for the fall show. Come on out if you would like to assist.

Freight cars on Friday... a great read on mods you can do to add realism to your rolling stock!
08/02/2019
Brake Levers

Freight cars on Friday... a great read on mods you can do to add realism to your rolling stock!

When I begin freight car underbody detail work I first mount the major brake components: brake cylinder, air brake reservoir, and control v...

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Bonanzaville
West Fargo, ND

General information

Club meetings are weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Business meetings are the first Tuesday of each month. Club membership is open to individuals 18 and older; membership dues are $6 per month. For more information on the club, contact Don at 701-234-9351.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 19:30 - 21:00

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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.
The drone footage makes this really fun to watch. Side note: MCRY was underwater earlier this year.