I am a lifelong tinker and have spent many years collecting, studying and fixing trains of all sizes. I have created this page to share some of what I have learned along this great journey. My father, Bert Millls, was a very avid collector of artifacts and information from his working life as a locomotive fireman and engineer. During his time on the railway he collected many artifacts and took thousands of photos. I have continued to add to this great collection with material gathered on adventures of my own. I have volunteered and worked for the West Coast Railway Association off and on for the past 25 years where I have gained vast knowledge of how to archive collections, maintain running equipment and restore full size trains. My latest adventure is joy of owning my own full size Great Northern Observation car. See the Great Northern 1090 part of this site for more information. Please enjoy what you find in these pages as I share some of the knowledge I have compiled over the years. If you have any questions, or would like more information about something, please send me a note on my contact page.
My mom Marian ,dad Bert and myself when I was 6 years old.