“In the past, I’ve been a successful bidder on items from Stout Auctions. So when it came time to find the best way to liquidate a large estate of brass HO and O scale items, I contacted Stout. They couldn’t have been more helpful and accommodating. Derek Thomas and the Stout team went out of their way to educate me on the auction process, arrange transport for the items and present them to their best advantage. Their online, real-time auction feed allowed me to follow each item as it came up for bid and see the final gavel amount. By using Stout, I was able to realize a greater value for the estate than other offers. I highly recommend them.”

  • – Keith Jordan – The Warren Scholl HO and O scale Brass Collection

Consignor Testimonials

Greg/Derek/Stout Auctions,

Thank you for all your expertise, coordination, council, and of course execution, in liquidating my father’s massive model train collection, following his death at 94 years old.

He accumulated this collection over 6 decades and it was certainly his passion, and his hobby. I feel fortunate to have been contacted by Greg initially to overseeing the liquidation of this collection,  as I really didn’t know of anyone else who could manage such a task.

I am also thankful to Derek and Greg for managing the liquidation of my father’s full scale locomotive, caboose and passenger car collection. Derek had the contacts to make this possible, and did so very efficiently.

I appreciate all the efforts and execution, and would enthusiastically recommend Stout Auctions to anyone needing assistance with their model or real trains collection.

Dick Nourse ( The Carl Nourse Collection – O Gauge, OO Gauge, Standard Gauge, and Railroadiana)


This past Saturday’s sale concluded the last of the items I consigned.

I am truly pleased with Stout Auctions in every respect. From Greg “walking” me through the process to the timely pick up of the material and the superb catalog photography and accurate descriptions, everything was handled in a professional  manner.

Add to this the fact that the prices realized frequently exceeded my expectations, I’d have to say this proved to be the best (and altogether painless) way to sell my items.

So thanks to each member of the team who helped make it happen! You folks are terrific.

Jim Smith

As Trustee for an estate, I had hundreds of trains that need to be sold.  I tried to do my homework via internet realizing that there wasn’t a site in California that would be able to maximize the value of the trains.  I felt most comfortable with Derek from Stout Auctions who guided me through the process including the best, safest and most economical way to ship the trains.

Stout did an amazing job from beginning to end including doing exactly what they said they would do.   The auctions have been a terrific success and Stout is prompt with their payments.

I give a lot of credit to Derek who always returned my phone calls.

-Susan McQuaid


Thank you for the settlement statement! The net proceeds were much better than we had expected.

I would be delighted to serve as a reference to other customers.


Larry & Glenda L.