The Late Jack W. Miller Sr's former 1-1/2 Inch Scale Railroad
Jack W. Miller Sr began his masterpiece in the 1980's. From there he had 1-1/2 inch scale and then added 1 Inch scale making his backyard railroad dual gauge. Jack was the only member in the ILS to have dual gauge on his backyard railroad. Then the problems began with the 1-1/2 inch derailing at switches which lead Jack to take up one set of rails to make his railroad all 1-1/2 Inch Scale. Before Jack had built his first steam locomotive he owned a diesel and calf unit. After that Jack was on the search for a engine, he settled on the Mountain Type M1b #6750 of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Starting in the 80's he began construction of the locomotive and by the 90's he had a running steam engine. Then in 2006, Jack had sold his M1b to another ILS member ( Allen Chestnutwood ) and was going to build another steam engine. Jack never got around to building another steam engine. Jack had been fighting cancer since September 2001. Jack had lost his battle with cancer and was called home on July 17, 2007 to be with his father and son ( Palmer Miller & Jack W. Miller Jr ). Jack was not only a live steam addict but was also a life member with the South Fork Vol. Fire Dept. in South Fork, Pa. You are now at the throttle of the PRR M1b Jack. Make her steam like she has never steamed before. Just make sure you are at the station to greet us all when our time is up here. You are truely missed by the ILS members, but most of all your family Jack ( Pap ).