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/

Thursday, April 27, 2017

A Virginia Midland boxcar earning it's keep...

Darrell Darkow sent me some pictures of a boxcar he purchased from me a while back.  It's currently in service on his Royersford Modular Railroad.  I really appreciate emails like this and it made my day Darrell!

Here's his email:

Shannon, 
 I wanted to share some pictures of the boxcar I bought from you. It has been in both club shows this year. We did a joint layout with the Allegheny Western lines club a few of there members instantly recognized your layout and at least one said they wanted that car. Had to fight them off lol. Hope your doing well I keep looking for updates to your blog. It has helped me develop more of my layout. .

Have a good day Darrell

More info on his modular layout:

All pics are copyrighted: Darrell Darkow





Monday, April 24, 2017

Upcoming presentation on the Virginia Midland on May 6th

I will be giving a presentation on building my Virginia Midland model railroad on May 6th in Charlottesville, VA.  This will be part of the James River Division NMRA.  Hope to see you there!

Info: http://jrdnmra.blogspot.com/p/meetings.html

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Spring Break and Happy Easter!

I know I have not posted a bunch over the last few months.  Been very busy with everything but looking forward to having having this week off coming up.  Hope to get a few things done on the layout and I will put a few posts on this blog.  Been trying to incorporate a video so that is coming too.  Had a great time at the Timonium Show last weekend and met a couple of blog followers.  I will also post on my great finds up at the show.  I also have been working on my presentation next month on my model railroad for my local James River NMRA division.  The meet is at Charlottesville, VA on May 8th.
So busy to say the least!  Take care!