Welcome!

This site is dedicated to my model railroad, the HO scale Virginia Midland Railroad. This layout comprises a 10X9 room with two levels. The upper level is about 95% complete and the lower level scenery has just begun.

I do a handful of train shows in the Virginia/Maryland region and go by the name of Virginia Midland Shops.
I also can help you find that freight car/locomotive or other hard to find item.

Email: stctigers@gmail.com
You tube videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/Virginiamidlandrr/

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hidden staging on the On30 layout

Well it is not much but it is better than nothing.  Think of hidden staging on your layout like a play. The train starts behind stage, goes on stage, preforms and exits.  So I accomplished this by extended a industry siding through the back drop and put in about 20 inches of track.  It will hold #7 and about 2 cars.  Plenty for this layout.  The old starting point on the other end of the layout will serve as an industry.  Just got to figure out how to configure something in the narrow space.
The entrance to the staging will be hidden with trees.

The staging area above my workbench,  It could be easily extended but that is a project for another day!

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