2013 auction #1: HO anniversary car----
#1
Well, finally, we are going to start the first auction of a series of auctions that we’ve been talking about. This one is for an HO, 50’ boxcar as pictured below and decorated by Sumpter250. The car has been stripped, repainted in BB&G colors, decorated in our Anniversary scheme and clear-coated. Along with the BB&G herald, it has the “Anniversary Special” lettering. The build plaque shows a build date of 12-01 (when the original Gauge was started) and a rebuild date of 12-08 (the rebirth of The-Gauge as Big Blue). Those are the dates that make up our 10th and 2nd anniversaries. Also, note that this car has a unique number that will not appear on any other BB&G rolling stock. We will leave any weathering to its new owner if they think it’s appropriate. This car, we hope, will become treasured and be a show of pride for your membership and support of the Big Blue Train Forums.

We auctioned off several other HO and N scale anniversary cars during our anniversary celebration, but we saved a few to be auctioned off at this time. The winning bidder of any of the anniversary cars will receive, along with the car, a certificate of authenticity signed by the person that decorated it .

Please note that we are also auctioning off a PBS “Tracks Ahead”, N scale car at this time in another thread. Bid on one or both if you like.

Now, let’s get started. We are offering this car to the highest bidder. Here are the bidding rules:
  1. There is no minimum bid and no reserve, the highest bidder at the time the auction closes will get the car.
  2. Please keep you bid raises in increments of at least fifty cents and preferably a dollar or more.
  3. You can bid publicly by posting it in this thread. This thread is for bidding only; any comments or questions should be made in this thread or by PM to either ezdays or ngauger. Non-bid posts will be deleted from this thread.
  4. If you want to enter an anonymous bid (just like the rich and famous do), you can PM either ezdays or ngauger and we will bid on your behalf, (we will post the bid amount, but keep your name confidential, just like at those big auction houses). You may also want to give us the maximum you would want to go and we’ll bid for you by adding one dollar above the last bid, up the maximum that you have set, again, just like Christie’s does for the big boys.
  5. The auction will run for three weeks, and will close at noon EST on June 3, at which time we will announce the winner and ship the car to them.
  6. The successful bidder will pay all shipping costs. That cost is estimated to be under $5.00US.
  7. Payment can be by PayPal, check or MO. We will give the winner instructions on how and where to pay.
Good luck to you all.

   
Don (ezdays) Day
Board administrator and
founder of the CANYON STATE RAILROAD
#2
Let's get started with USD 20 + shipping
Reinhard
#3
Nice start Reinhard! I'll go $22.00

#4
A little too new for my layout , but I'm interested anyhow ....$27.00 has a nice ring to it . Misngth

T
To err is human, to blame it on somebody else shows management potential.
#5
One Ringy Dingy, Two Ringy Dingy, Three Ringy Dingy, $30 worth of Ringy Dingies sounds better. 35
Mike Kieran
Port Able Lines

" If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be " - Yogi Berra.
#6
Just so you know, I screwed up and so I changed this car to read, "50 foot" rather than 40. That's what happens when you don't pay attention and do a lot of cutting and pasting from previous auctions.... :oops: :oops:
Don (ezdays) Day
Board administrator and
founder of the CANYON STATE RAILROAD
#7
Oh ,so I can bid 20% less ?? Icon_lol
To err is human, to blame it on somebody else shows management potential.
#8
teejay Wrote:Oh ,so I can bid 20% less ?? Icon_lol

No, you're getting 25% more, so we expect a 25% increase in your bids. 2285_ 2285_

Did I just hear a 25% raise to the last bid?????? 8-)
Don (ezdays) Day
Board administrator and
founder of the CANYON STATE RAILROAD
#9
Don , I don't raise my own bid Goldth

T
To err is human, to blame it on somebody else shows management potential.
#10
teejay Wrote:Don , I don't raise my own bid Goldth

T

The current bid is $30 by Mike Kieran, do I hear something higher than that???? Welcome Welcome
Don (ezdays) Day
Board administrator and
founder of the CANYON STATE RAILROAD
#11
OK , OK , I'm at $33

T
To err is human, to blame it on somebody else shows management potential.
#12
carefully pushing things to $35.00
Reinhard
#13
$36 it is. I think that the bidding will once again be spirited. :popbeer:
Mike Kieran
Port Able Lines

" If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be " - Yogi Berra.
#14
Let's do a jump to $38

ps. I will be on vacation when the auction ends. My first response will be 6/14 in case I am the winner.
Reinhard
#15
I ne'er did larn howta do that ciphering thing, but I'll go up to, too, two numbers :? :? Icon_idea Duh!

Lynn
Whitehouse, Tx


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