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!!