Welcome!

This site is dedicated to my model railroad, the HO scale Virginia Midland Railroad. This layout comprises a 12X9 room with two levels. The upper level is complete and the lower level scenery has just begun.

I do a handful of train shows in the Virginia/Maryland region with Makin Tracks.
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/

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Fall Great Scale Model Train Show next weekend: October 26th & 27th

Next weekend is the big show in Timonium, MD!  The Great Scale Model Train October show is the biggest in the Mid-Atlantic.  Show hours are 9-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday.  The weather looks perfect for a train show that weekend, fall like and a little rain!  Hope to see you there next weekend!  I'll be headed up on Thursday afternoon to staff the show and help my buddy Mike at Makin' Tracks.  Virginia Midland Shops will be selling extra cars and locos there.  Make sure you stop by and say hello. 

All show info can be found here:
Great Scale Train Show Info

Sunday, October 6, 2019

That time of the year...

Well after a very warm and dry start to the fall season, we have finally had some "fall like" weather here in central Virginia.  That only means one thing: model railroading season is upon us!   It's that time where we get back into the swing of projects or pick up where we last left off on some.  It also means train show season too and if you know me, I'm a regular with the most of the shows in the Mid-Atlantic area with Makin Tracks.  We have the our Great Scale Model Train Show (north of Baltimore) coming up in 3 weeks too.  This ironically it is our next show. 
Info can be found here: www.gsmts.com

Here are the shows we will be at:

Oct. 26-27   Great Scale Model Train Show       Timonium, MD
Nov. 9-10    Neuse River Model Train Show      Raleigh, NC
Dec 14-15   Greenburg Train Show                    Chantilly, VA
Dec 28-29   Greenburg Train Show                    Virginia Beach, VA
Jan 18-19    Greenburg Train Show                    Richmond, VA
Feb 1-2       Great Scale Model Train Show       Timonium, MD
Feb 15-16    Greenburg Train Show                    Hampton, VA
May 2-3      Great Scale Model Train Show       Timonium, MD


Projects ready to go!  Actually these were completed already!




Sunday, September 29, 2019

2019 Mid-Atlantic RPM Meet is in the books!

Last weekend, the 2019 Mid-Atlantic RPM Meet was held near Baltimore, MD.  We had a great meet and we heard nothing but good things on the few changes we did this year.  We had over 150 people take part in the meet in some shape or form and we are hoping to have even more next year.  The original founder, Norm Wolf even flew in from Utah to check it out.  I've uploaded my pics for the meet and as I have done for all of them, posted on my Pbase account.  For details on the  2020 MARPM, check out www.marpm.org

https://pbase.com/vamidlandrr/2019_midatlantic_rpm_meet_in_baltimore_md
A few of my prototype models at the show.  I need to do some new ones!

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Another video, this time a tour of the upper level

Decided to do a tour of the upper level of the layout.  I'll get to the lower level in the next video.  Let me know if you have any questions.