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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/

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Throw Back Thursday Dec. 1st 2016

SD38-2 #280 was a favorite locomotive of mine and was built in the summer of 2007.  The locomotive was sold at a Timonium show one year and continues to earn it's keep on a model railroad in Rhode Island.  The gentleman's layout was in an issue of Model Railroader too!  I still see the guy at the shows.  He's got a slug painted for VMID also.  Really loved the white face.  Might be the future paint job!



VMID SD38-2 #280

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  1. Shannon,
    Very nice job on the SD38-2 #280...would of been hard to part with it- at least you know it has gone to a good home and #280 has appeared in Model Railroader magazine- that IS a bonus!...Question: Is #280 an Athern or Atlas or other make? Cheers. KEV.

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    1. That is a Kato. One of the best drives out there.

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  3. I have some undec units that will not be needed for the prototype roster, and I have been thinking it will be cool to establish a "what if" shortline for the area my layout covers. Cool to see interesting paint schemes like this to consider different approaches. The white face is a cool idea! Did you use some prototype decals and some custom decals for this project, or others like it? I was thinking some things, like end stripes, could be used from prototype sets, limiting the amount of custom decal work one would need to have done.

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    1. The Virginia Midland logo is custom but the nose chevrons and numbers are all from Microscale kits. I cut the chevrons to fit the nose. Maybe under stripes? I've got hundreds of decals I keep in a box and you never know when you will need one.

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