I was born and raised in Detroit,
came from a family of ten,
most of whom made careers in engineering of some kind.
For me it was Auto Mechanics, Machinist, Fixture Builder,
Special Machine Builder, and finally
Quality Control Inspector for Chrysler.
I've been in the 1.5" scale railroad hobby for nearly 30 years.
I began building a freelance 2-6-2 propane fired locomotive.
Then I built cars for myself -- and then for my friends.
And that evolved into Tom Bee Trucks. I have made or
designed my own patterns, always improving them as I go.
I am fussy about safety, functionality, and appearance...
In that order.
I truly love what I am doing, and hope someday to get to meet
all who enjoy my products.