Young Iron

| October 2008

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    'Tom Winland, of Columbus, Ohio, with a one-of-a-kind engine made mostly out of wood. “I’ve shown it at the Coolspring Power Museum and received a lot of attention from everyone including the museum staff,” Tom says. '

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Meet Tom Winland

Take a quick glance at the exhibitors and attendees at gas engine shows, and it's easy to think that this is an older person's hobby. But take a closer look and you'll find a growing number of younger enthusiasts. The future of the hobby rests in their hands, and you'll meet many of them in "Young Iron."

First up is Tom Winland. This 35-year-old from Columbus, Ohio, boasts a collection spanning several manufacturers and even an engine made almost entirely of wood.

Q How long have you been collecting gas engines?

A I've been into engines as long as I can remember. I was kind of born into the hobby because my grandfather Henry Winland was a collector of sorts and so are a lot of other relatives.

Q How many engines do you have in your collection? Any rare or unusual ones?

A Not real sure how many I actually have but it's a lot. Here is a partial list: Ohio, Otto, Abenaque, Foos, New Holland, Jacobson, Alamo, Emerson & Brantingham, Ruston Hornsby, Christensen, Rayner Field side-shaft, Schramm, and several oilfield engines and steam engines.