Thanks gents, I guess I will be heading to the local sewing store, as soon as I can find one!
I would only be interested in making gear at this time in my life, not really sure I even have time for that, but we'll see.
my thinking was also for an older mechanical machine. I like computers but not necessarily in my tools.
Any brands, that you might recommend? Like Singer or?? Maybe I should just post what options I find and go from there? Any thoughts?