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/

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Industry tour #3: Patriot Industries

Continuing with my industry tour that I started last year, I decided to show you today, Patriot Industries.
Part 1: Klotz Distributors
Part 2: Specialized Beverage


Here's a short video of a train leaving some tanks at Patriot:
Leaving 2 tank cars at Patriot Industries

Patriot Industries is tucked into the corner of the layout and deals with mainly pool chemicals.  It receives tanks of chlorine and other chemicals.  The chemicals are then shipped by truck.  It's track can only hold 2 cars and it is  usually switched every operating session.
Overall view of Patriot Industries


Gates will be eventually added to the fence.  Klotz is to the left.

The scene to the right is still not developed yet. 
A chlorine tank car has been spotted in spot #1.

The storage tanks are at the very end of the building. 







Sunday, February 10, 2013

Battlefield Yard loco track

Got away from the On30 layout this week and worked on some scenery on the Midland.  I tried out my static grass applicator that I built from a electric flyswatter.  It works good but I never had static grass in the height I wanted .  I got some 6 mm in yellow and green and combined them.  I did a couple of patches on scenery that needed touch up.  No pics of this!  I did finishing ballasting the loco track off of the yard.  I put in a crossing and a small shanty for the crews.  I will put several more details to bring this area to life.  This area will represent a crew changing area and a general locomotive maintenance facility.
Wanted to go with something besides ballast but more than likely ballast would have been used.

The crew shanty with some "era" cars.  I will fill this area with lots maintenance related stuff.

VM #281 waits for her next assignment.