Friday, October 22, 2004

Holy Moly!

Check out the above link. It is to Ted Maurer's upcoming standard gauge auction in PA. Let's just say I am definitely going. There are some very exciting items I'd just like to see (forget about bidding on). I am anxiously counting down to Nov. 6....

Also, Stout has posted their Nov. 5 & 6 auction. Some pretty nice standard gauge including two President's Special sets. One of them is very nice. Some really nice Wide Gauge Flyer as well.

Makes eBay look kind of cheesy (and yes, I am tired of all of the "rare" sets, people thinking a typical postwar O gauge loco is "rare" standard gauge and of the nuts that keep posting blueprints to real trains).

I am looking forward to the real, live auctions!!



San Diegan said...

That is one heck of an auction list. I would love to see some of it.

As for the clowns that hawk blueprints, "standard gauge" barrels, and Lionel Whirlpool sets out on e-bay under Standard Gauge... Well, I guess we'll keep this civilized. A friend suggested a way to filter them out with the Search feature, but I never seem to bother despite the annoyance.

On a happier note, I saw a reference to this site

in a model trains forum. The use of color and the art deco motif for some of the images would seem to blend well in a Standard Gauge train room. I had never heard of Richard Smyth befor, but I like his style.

Tom Virgil

Anonymous said...

Marc, I am planning to attend the Maurer Auction on Sat the 6th - lets meet for an eyeball.

Ebay has been slim pickings, that's for sure.

JIm Kelly

Standard Gauge Blogger said...

Gotta tell ya, I am super-tired of eBay. Some of the people on eBay are really nice but others are just so nasty.

They don't seem to understand that I am a customer and messages like "give me my money now or I leave a ton of negative feedback" is not the way to woo a customer.

I'm also very tired of people that don't know anything about our particular hobby and expecting top dollar for bad quality. Tons of repaints and fakes are also out there.

Just gettin old.... I am going to stick to pro's like Stout, NETTE and Ted Maurer.


ModernEraSG said...

eBay will be a bit more exciting after this auction! Not to say the sellers will be better, but at least the selection will be.