I'm Dave, retired 3 years now, keen on restoring, modding and building toy steam engines and accessories. I have a collection of about 30 engines now, it seemed like a logical progression to invest in a small lathe which I have very recently done. It's even older than me - works just fine but as I have never used one before I am just starting to get comfortable with it and getting the essentials together.
I understand that when you get to a certain age it's vital to be learning new skills to stop the brain shrivelling up - I am hoping that learning new skills may re-inflate an already shrivelled one!
We shall see..