Hertz is still often quoted and recalled. Go to just about any train meet with people over 40 and stories are told, embellished and than retold with relish and mustard.
I saw this pic of Hertz from June, 1937 Model Railroader Magazine and I just had to let everyone take a look. Collecting tinplate in 1937 must have been like shootin fish in a barrel. Lionel was closing out standard gauge (or getting pretty darn near) and WWII was almost in full swing.
I'll try to dig up a few other pics I have of him...