A group for those who enjoy metal working and machining meeting monthly in the Waltham MA area

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Next Meeting is on 5 March 2015 @ 7:00PM @ the Waltham Library

The address of the Waltham Library is 735 Main St, about 2 blocks west of Moody St.  Turning onto Spring St. (to the right of the building) leads to the parking in back.  If the lot is full, there is a garage reached by continuing down Spring and making a right on Middle St. 

NEMES Annual Show Info

Saturday, February 28th from 10-4

at a new location!  This year's show will be hosted at the 

Lowell National Historic Park in Lowell Massachusetts.   

Please read the information at the two links provided below:

Show Flyer HERE  and  the  latest show info  HERE


We have official approval for the NEMES Model Engineering Show at the Lowell National Park for Saturday, February 28th from 10-4. So please get the word out, get your models ready, and come to the show !!

(Latest info posted on 19 February 2015)

New Item of Interest:  Owls Head Transportation Museum Model Engineering Show 

28 March 2015

The Owls Head Transportation Museum down east in Owls Head Maine put on a great model show in the spring. Check out Midcoast Model Festival at info@owlshead.org . To this end I have spoken with Ron Ginger and ascertained that the museum could host a bus load of us from NEMES. I have also inquired at the Brush Hill bus company and found out the bus for a one day trip to Maine would cost us $2085.00 for a 55 seat coach like we have used to go to Cabin Fever.
The date of the show is Saturday, March 28 2015, time 9:30AM to 5:00PM. I have the bus pickup at Riverside MBTA station same as the Cabin fever trips in the past, here is the rub, pickup would be at 5:00AM returning at 10:00PM with an additional stop at the Park and Ride on RT 95 and 113 in Newburyport. The reason for the early departure is we should give the museum a full day of exhibition if they are reserving that mush space for us and it is a four hour trip. I have requested our favorite driver Mark Feldman. Mark enjoys the show but has to be put up in a motel for some time due to the length in time of the trip, this is covered in the cost of the bus.
The arrangements are for us to stop at Moody's Diner in Waldoboro ME for supper.
So with that said the price breakdown, including a tip for Mark, is as follows:
40 passengers $55.75 ea
30 passengers $74.50 ea
20 passengers $111.50 ea
I think we should not go lower than 30 passengers though we could probably use a smaller bus if we go that low with some savings.
Norm Jones and I have already reserved tables for ourselves but would move on to tables with the group if the trip comes about.
Now time is late. Norm is not going to be calling again and again to whip up passengers. We will discuss this at the meeting tonight and set a closing date for the checks to be in the hands of Rich Baker our treasure questions rlucienb@juno.com
I might be able to interest some fellows from the Merrimack Valley Model Ship Builders club to go along with us from Newburyport.
Now I have done this part. I plan to get on the bus at Newburyport so we will need someone to take the bull by the horns and be at Riverside to check the passengers on and help load the bus, also we should keep our displays to a reasonable size due to the exhibition hall not being as large as Cabin Fever has been. Also the show has no venders so keep that in mind if your interest in the show has been to do some serious shopping.
Keep in mind that a lot of our members have moved to Maine and it is a nice reunion with them.
Dick B.


If you are a first time visitor to this site, please, take your time,  look around and see what our group has to offer.  We hope that you find things of interest and always welcome your comments and suggestions.  Please feel free to contact the webmaster at errol.groff@snet.net 

Club Contacts

NEMES Gazettes  Here

How to Join NEMES Directions to NEMES Meetings Calendar of Upcoming Events NEMES Legal Documents HERE




Links to other metalworking and hobby clubs  Interesting places for machinists Please click HERE  Club Related Links Rollie's Dad's Method for Lathe Alignment HERE Page of links about model building and accessory building HERE
Compilation list of "Tubalcain" videos on You Tube. Projects

 Items for Sale

New Item added 22 August 2014 

Mystic River Foundry Photos Sand Casting Videos on YouTube Links to Member Web Sites

Club Activities and Benefits Include:


Metal Working Related Links and Pages

Metal Working Resources (lots of links) Metal Working FAQ Capital Steel and Wire Info Page
NEMES own Links Metal Shaper FAQ Metal casting references  The list is HERE
NEMES Resource Page Metal Shaper Columns  
Kay Fisher's BP Rebuild Metal Shaper Books in PDF  

The January/February 2011 issue of Home Shop Machinist contains an article written by members Max Ben-Aaron and Bill Brackett about the 2010 NEMES club show.  George Bulliss, editor of HSM has kindly granted permission for this web site to re-publish the article so that readers who may not (yet) subscribe to HSM can enjoy it and learn more about our organization.  Please click HERE to link to the article in PDF.



Use this Google search bar to find things on the NEMES site 

  Steamship Historical Society of America  22 January 2015

  AOMCI  Dry and COLD Meet  17 January 2015

DSC06793.JPG (295883 bytes)  New Years Day @ Waushakum Live Steamers  1 January 2015


DSC00882.JPG (232763 bytes)  Annual Banquet and Frost Bite Crank Up  13 & 14 December 2014 (A brief video has been added to this page)

Picture11.jpg (335767 bytes)   Andres Institute of Art Iron Pour  26 October 2014

DSC00798.JPG (249329 bytes)    Pioneer Valley Chapter ATHS Truck Show  11 October 2014

DSC00670.JPG (193280 bytes)    Water's Farm Days and Rollie's Open Shop  5 October 2014

DSC00607.JPG (146747 bytes)    Connecticut Antique Machinery Association  27 September 2014

DSC00385.JPG (238249 bytes)   Whately Engine Museum Show  20 September 2014

DSC00253.JPG (307969 bytes)    PVLS Fall Meet  13September 2014

DSC00174.JPG (272904 bytes)   Yankee Yesteryear of Oakdale CT Cruise Night   9 September 2014

DSC09998.JPG (276966 bytes)    Yankee Yesteryear Car Club Autumn Show  7 September 2014 

DSC09907.JPG (277057 bytes)    RI Antique Military Show  6 September 2014               

DSC09775.JPG (138470 bytes)    Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club  3 September 2014

DSC09699.JPG (339493 bytes)    Canandaigua Pageant of Steam and HCEA Show

DSC09708.JPG (196215 bytes)    ATCA Bay State Chapter 13th Annual Truck Show     27 July 2014

DSC09572.JPG (236795 bytes)    CAMA Engine Show    26 July 2014

    Waushakum Live Steamers  20 July 2014

DSC09474.JPG (299119 bytes)    QVEA July Show    19 July 2014

DSC00080.JPG (254494 bytes)    ATCA New England Chapter 33rd Annual Truck Show    13 July 2014

DSC09930.JPG (319242 bytes)    Pepperell Crank Up    13 July 2013

DSC09760.JPG (225319 bytes)    Long Island Antique Power Association    12 July 2014

DSC09701.JPG (231565 bytes)    New England Museum of Wireless and Steam    11 July 2014

DSC09426.JPG (101961 bytes)    Central Massachusetts Steam, Gas and Machinery Assn. Yankee Engine-uity    29 June 2014

    WLS Van Brocklin Meet    22 June 2014

DSC09148.JPG (179703 bytes)  ATHS Nutmeg Chapter Show    22 June 2014

DSC09059.JPG (231816 bytes)    7th Annual Massachusetts Antique Fire Apparatus Association    14 June 2014            

DSC08857.JPG (315375 bytes)    Old Iron Tractor Club Show    8 June 2014

DSC08764.JPG (180670 bytes)    Ocean State Vintage Haulers    8 June 2014

DSC08735.JPG (235823 bytes)  Connecticut Military Vehicle Collectors      7 June 2014

DSC08550.JPG (356461 bytes)  CT MG Club "British by the Sea Gathering"  1 June 2014


DSC08234.JPG (322981 bytes)  Tri-State Firefighters Meet and Waushakum Live Steamers Spring Meet    18 May 2014

  S.E. CT Mustang Club  17 May 2014

DSC08008.JPG (148952 bytes)  New Hampshire Power of the Past Show in Dunstable MA   4 May 2014

DSC07964.JPG (348742 bytes)  Zagray Farm Spring Show  3 May 2014


DSC07066.JPG (321465 bytes)   Cabin Fever Expo 2014

DSC07783.JPG (237715 bytes)  North American Model Model Engineering Society Show    30 April 2014

  New England O Scale Model Train Show 13 April 2014


DSC07284.JPG (228820 bytes)  Rolling Barn Door page  28 February 2014

DSC06596.JPG (208321 bytes)  NEMES Annual Show 2014    15 February 2014    (3 March, photos and short video from Mike Boucher added)


DSC07241.JPG (167809 bytes)  Yankee Chapter of Antique Outboard Motor Club    25 January 2014

DSC07219-001.JPG (189920 bytes)    Waushakum Live Steamers New Years Day Steam Up    1 January 2013


Another year has wound to an end and we hope that you have enjoyed reading our website.  If we were able to show you the model engineering hobby in and around New England our goal was met.  I am looking forward to bringing you more photos and comments in 2014 and, as always, welcome your comments and suggestions on how this site might be made better. 


Use these links for years prior to 2013

Index page for 2013 Index page for 2008
Index page for 2012 Index page for 2007
Index page for 2011 Index page for 2006

Index page for 2010

Index page for 2005   
Index page for 2009 Prior to 2005

Please be aware that when you select Return to NEMES homepage at the bottom of the pages this link takes you to will bring you back to this page.  

Places of Interest  

A collection of companies and other "places of interest" that are worth the trip from just about anywhere. 

Click HERE to get a PDF listed by state.  Or HERE to get an Excel spreadsheet listed by state or province

Or HERE to get the alphabetical listing      Or HERE to get an Excel spreadsheet listed alphabetically 


Need to machine a sprocket?   Click HERE to download an Excel spreadsheet that will do the calculations for you.  Just enter the number of teeth, pitch of the chain and diameter of the chain roller.


 Send comments, corrections to webmaster@neme-s.org


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Start Date is 18 January 2012