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 2 April 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. 

As the speaker at the April New England Model Engineering Society meeting, author Ron Fierstein will provide us with a unique view of Polaroid, Land, and a number of critical inventions from the mid-twentieth century.  The meeting starts at 7 PM on Thursday, April 2, 2015 in the auditorium at the Waltham Public Library.  Mr. Fierstein will sign books after his talk (books will be available for purchase).  The public is welcome.
Author Ron Fierstein new book, ďA Triumph of Genius: Edwin Land, Polaroid, and the Kodak Patent WarĒ takes the reader through the spectacular life of Edwin Land, breakthrough inventor. At the time of his death, he stood third on the list of our most prolific inventors, behind only Thomas Edison and one of Edisonís colleagues. Landís most famous achievement, of course, was the creation of a revolutionary film and camera system that could produce a photographic print moments after the picture was taken. The book takes you behind the scenes of his discoveries, his triumphs, and also the defeats of this reclusive genius.  You'll learn details of Landís involvement over four decades with top-secret U.S. military intelligence efforts during World War II and through the Cold War in the service of seven American presidents.
As a young attorney, Ron Fierstein worked extensively with Edwin Land during the epic Polaroid v Kodak patent litigation, learning the detailed history of Polaroid directly from Land himself, and studying every aspect of the Landís inventions through the years.  Now, several decades later, Ron has written a riveting biography of Land and Polaroid.  Join us April 2nd to hear him tell us Edwin Landís story.



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 

DSC07103.JPG (203937 bytes)  Henry Hudson Half Moon Replica  New London CT   23 March 2015

DSC07008.JPG (170555 bytes)  19th Annual NEMES Show  8 February 2015

  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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 Morse Tapers        Temp       Terri             DXF_IGS    Final Q and A

PD                     Westerly RI                     Multi start threads

"Nostalgia"      Waltham          Wood Show 1        Wood Show 2





Start Date is 18 January 2012