I'm sitting here watching the Stout Auction. Most of the prices are decent. The Phoebe Snow set went for over $20k. Still not too outrageous for a very, very rare set.
I probably shouldn't watch auctions and try to fix shorts in my track at the same time. It's my own damn fault, I need to get the track off the floor. I've stepped on it at least 6 times and I have a feeling the steel rails are saying something like "if this fat bastard steps on me again I'm going to send his precious Ives set into the friggin closet!". I already have an orange mark on my wall where a Hiawatha kicked off the track and took out a chunk of trim on the wall. As long as the train wasn't damaged!!