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

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Boxcar Update: More details, pricing and pics!

In a joint venture, MAKIN' Tracks: http://makemytracks.com/ and myself have started producing exclusive RTR Virginia Midland boxcars. 

These boxcars are various modern Roundhouse kits and most will be double door boxcars.  Combination door boxcars will make up the next biggest group.  There will be limited numbers of plug door and single door boxcars.

These RTR VMID boxcars will include:
-Custom green/boxcar red paint and decals (silver roof)
-Intermountain metal wheels
-Kadee #5 couplers
-Kadee brake wheel
-A different number on every boxcar
-Reflective stripes for modern day modelers (extra $2)

Cost will be $25 for each car plus shipping.  You can also pick up cars from shows we attend.

Email me at virginiamidlandshops@gmail.com for any other questions and to reserve you car!
Combo door VMID #1001 complete!  First one off the line!

Combo door VMID #1001 complete!

Double door boxcar VMID #1004

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Virginia Midland Boxcars

In a joint venture, MAKIN' Tracks: http://makemytracks.com/ and myself have started producing exclusive RTR Virginia Midland boxcars.  These boxcars are various modern Roundhouse ones that are double door, single door, plug door and combo doors at the moment.

These RTR VMID boxcars will include:
-Custom green paint and decals (silver roof)
-Intermountain metal wheels
-Kadee #5 couplers
-Kadee brake wheel
-A different number on every boxcar
-Weathered cars (eventually)

The cars are not ready for purchase yet and will only be when the first 6-10 are complete.  I will post prices and shipping charges here on the blog soon.

Email me at virginiamidlandshops@gmail.com for info on the boxcars.

Here are some pics in the early stages:





Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Custom Virginia Midland boxcars interest?

I was thinking about doing some custom Virginia Midland boxcars to sell and wanted to see what the interest level is.  These boxcars are going to be modern (late 1970's to the present) They would be green with silver roofs.   They would have the Virginia Midland logo and the VMID reporting marks on them.  I would be starting out with the older Roundhouse boxcars (single door and combo door).  They would be would come with #5 Kadee couplers and Intermountain metal wheel sets. Each car will have a different number and will be ready to run! The price is looking between $22-$25 for each.  I wanted to advertise them here first and wanted judge the interest in them.  They will be a combination of the two cars below.  So comment down below if your interested or email me at virginiamidlandshops@gmail.com to tell me if your interested and how many you would be interested in getting. 
This boxcar shows the logo I will use on the boxcars.  The reporting marks are not correct.  Should be VMID

This boxcar sports the correct reporting marks.  Only thing is missing is the large logo.  This "plain jane"paint scheme may possibly be done.  Let me know!
This is the older Roundhouse shell I will used.  This is a combo door model

This is the combo door kit again.  All cars will be ready to run or RTR!

So please email at virginiamidlandshops@gmail.com and tell me you interest on these boxcars!