Coast Division Auction
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At every quarterly NMRA Coast Division Meet, we have an Auction
that is rich with a wonderful array of model railroading treasures being
sold by our members. Brass locomotives, locomotives, rolling
stock, structures, kits, parts, books, videos, magazines, and more are
to be found - this is a rich resource for hard-to-find items
long gone from the hobby shop shelves, and at very good prices.
Come out, browse, shop, and enjoy the fun! You never
know what you will find!
Click here to
see a copy of the Coast Division Auction Guidelines (updated as of
November 7, 2008).
The Auction Guidelines document requires Acrobat Reader to
view. You may click here
to download the free Acrobat Reader viewer.
How does the Auction benefit the Coast
The Coast Division quarterly Auction directly benefits all of us,
in that the seller automatically donates a small 10% of the auction
selling price. This small amount of money adds up over the course
of all the items auctioned off, and is a significant source of income
for Coast Division to pay for things like the Coast Dispatcher printing
and mailing, expenses to cover costs of holding the meets and events,
and other expenses to support our services to our
Most of all, of course, the items in the Auction benefit all of us as
true bargain-hunters and treasure-hunters! Come on out and see
what is there!
To participate in the Auction
Any person who meets one of the following criteria may participate in
the Coast Division Auction:
Note: You can meet the
criteria for being a NMRA member in good standing, by purchasing a NMRA Railpass
$9.95 trial six month membership, right at the Coast Division Meet
from our Registrar. That's a great deal! Note that
the Railpass offer is good in the U.S. only, and is for new members and
those who have not been NMRA members for two years or more.
- A NMRA member in good standing
Our auction is chairperson is John Marshall, you can contact him by clicking here.
Quarterly Coast Division Auction volunteers in action
We are indeed fortunate to have many dedicated, consistent Coast
Division volunteers that operate our Auction. Thanks to all of them, some of whom are
Don Shortt and Chuck Mitchell
Bill Swindell, Bob Ferguson, Darlene Burgess, David
Benjamson, John McCool (not pictured), and many more on the
Auction Accounting crew!
We especially wish to
thank our outgoing Auction Chairman, Bill Burket
The September 2008 Meet was
Bill Burket’s last meet as our auction chair after 40 years on the
committee, and the last 18 years as chairman after the original chair,
John Dennis, passed away. To commemorate his 40 years of service,
Coast Division Superintendent John Marshall presented Bill with the
Coast Division Lifetime Recognition Award, the first such plaque ever
awarded by Coast Division.
Bill expressed his thoughts in the following parting letter in the December
2008 Coast Dispatcher:
I wish to thank the Coast Division
Board, Officers and Membership for the wonderful Lifetime Recognition
Award that I was given. This means so much to me for all the friends
and acquaintances that I have made over the past 40 years. Thanks to
all of you again from the bottom of my heart. The award was completely
overwhelming and is a beautiful addition to my John Allen Award and
Coast Division Member of the Year Award. I was so overcome with emotion
at the meet and I just couldn't believe the standing ovation. Coast
Division will always have a special place for me on my journey through
life. I promise I won't disappear totally. I have a few extended family
matters to attend to and hope to see you all later next year. Thanks
and keep the model railroad spirit alive!
Sincerely, Bill Burket
Bill, we all Thank You for
your long service, very very much.
Starting in December 2008, John Marshall will take over as Auction
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