Model Engine Maker

About MEM => Introduce Yourself => Topic started by: rustyherman on April 05, 2016, 02:12:19 AM

Title: about me
Post by: rustyherman on April 05, 2016, 02:12:19 AM
My name is Chester Long, I live in North central Illinois, I retired (2000)and I love to make things which I have been doing for 70+ years. I have a mill, lathe, drill press, welder, pedestal grinder and the normal hand tools. I collect and restore old hit and miss gas engines. I am a firearm collector and builder. I am interested in black powder guns and buck skinning. I build model gas hit and miss engines and model steam engines. And I do wood working when I have the need. I have made model trains, R/C sail boats and R/C planes. One ongoing project I have undertaken, is building a sixteen foot wood boat into which I will put my 1913 Gray 3 horse power two stroke engine I am working on. After I retired, I needed storage room for my hit and miss engine collection, so I designed and built a 16ft x 24ft building with a 7'x7' drawbridge door. If one has the will, one can usually accomplish just about anything, especially if you are frugal and can not afford to pay to have something done for oneself.  This should give all on this forum an idea of my interests.
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Post by: Dave Otto on April 05, 2016, 02:16:44 AM
Welcome to MEM Chester.

I play with full size antique engines and also make models too; you have found a great place!

Dave
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Post by: b.lindsey on April 05, 2016, 02:37:32 AM
Welcome Chester. You will fit right in here, in many ways!! Glad to have you join us.
Bill
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Post by: Don1966 on April 05, 2016, 04:24:55 AM
Hi Chester and welcome to the forum!

 :hi:

Don
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Post by: gbritnell on April 05, 2016, 04:50:42 AM
Welcome aboard. If you have any questions there's always someone here who can get you the information.
gbritnell
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Post by: vcutajar on April 05, 2016, 04:56:28 AM
Hi Chester and welcome to the group.

Vince
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Post by: Jo on April 05, 2016, 06:55:23 AM
 :hi: Chester,

Do you have any pictures of your models that you have made that you could post? We like pictures  :)

Jo
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Post by: Kim on April 06, 2016, 06:10:56 AM
Hi Chester, welcome to the group!
Kim