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, April 24, 2016

I'm still here!

Looking back at the blog yesterday and noticed I have not had a post since April 7th.  That's the longest I have gone in a bit.   Really I have not even been into the layout room in two weeks.  The weather has been nice and outside chores have been calling.  I recent crossed the 100,000 views on my blog and I wanted to thank each and everyone of you that check it out all the time or even occasionally. It really means alot!

 I'm also going to sell one of my Virginia Midland locomotives and to make it different, I'm going to offer it here on the blog first.  This will give you guys that follow the blog to maybe own it first.  I won't offer it anywhere else.  So stay tuned for that.  I'm going to try to do that on the next post here on the blog and I'm hoping later on today or on Monday.  The locomotive is the red patched B39-8.
Sneak Peek

So here's my Sunday morning offering today:  a weathered caboose and VMID equipment on other freelanced railroads.
This is a Bluford Shops FLS caboose that has been patched for the VMID.  #1 waits at the end of a string of cars in BY.

Kevin Klettke who does the Washington Northern RR recently did a write up on a VMID hopper he did.  Kevin has also designed several logos on my layout.  I suggest you check out the WN website and the journals he does for them!  Shout out to Greg McComas and his Michigan Interstate RR  His boxcars are also roaming WNRR rails.  

Kevin Klettke's Washington Northern RR: Washington Northern RR
2015 WNRR Bulletin with VMID car: WN Bulletin
Greg McComas's awesome Michigan Interstate RR: Michigan Interstate RR


  1. Not to mention the VMID 1027 roaming around on the Michigan Interstate delivering OSB and forest products.

    Heard rumors of a MCIS SD60M on property getting some work done.

  2. .o. I want the dash 8 so badlyyyyyy

  3. Having been to Kevin's layout myself . . . he does fantastic work. Just wish you HO guys would shrink your decals down to N once in a while!

  4. The article shows the great trains of our land!
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