Wyandot Lake Auction Inspection, Tonight 4-6PM

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 11:51 AM
So the first inspection for the Wyandot Lake auction by Norton is this evening from 4-6 PM. Anyone going?

I plan to drop by for a while during that period to take a look around and get some final photos of the place before it turns into part of the Zoo.

Second inspection is tomorrow at 8AM with the auction starting at 10AM or 10:30AM.

http://www.nortonauctioneers.com/upcoming.htm

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006 1:48 PM
There has been some misinformation flying around that the carousel in the sale is the one that the Gooding family left the city. It is not, it's a pieced together mess that SF brought in after the city pulled the Mangels/Illions machine out of the park.
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Tuesday, November 28, 2006 1:53 PM
Yeah, Wyandot's carousel is pretty bad. Isn't the Mgels/Illions machine the one that's at the Zoo now, restored?
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Tuesday, November 28, 2006 5:58 PM
Don: Yes, that is correct.

When this is all over, the Zoo will have the Mangels-Illions carousel, the Allen/PTC coaster, the Tilt, the Scrambler, the waterpark playhouse, and the newest triple-tube slide as the anchors around which to build the new amusement park.

I didn't make it to the inspection tonight, but I'm planning to attend the auction tomorrow.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
(gotta use up those vacation days sometime...)

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006 6:26 PM
^ Hey Dave, pick up that Frolic, would ya? :)
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Tuesday, November 28, 2006 9:49 PM
Well, I'm back. Went to the inspection for a little while from about 5:30 to 6PM, then went to th Columbus Zoo WildLights. Photos coming tomorrow.
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Tuesday, November 28, 2006 11:12 PM
Im planning on doing the auction tomorrow as well.

Hope to see some of you there!

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006 11:34 AM
Pics

Sorry for quality... I got there late and it was kinda dark. *** Edited 11/29/2006 4:34:39 PM UTC by pkidelirium***

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006 12:43 PM
I'd loved to go. In fact i tried getting out of work early and driving the 2 1/2 hours there but couldn't swing it.
I'd love to buy one of the many 6Flag garbage cans. It'd be great for collecting the dog-dirt in my yard.
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Wednesday, November 29, 2006 12:48 PM
They don't have Six Flags garbage cans. Wyandot's cans are completely unmarked.
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Wednesday, November 29, 2006 4:41 PM
^Wow, that's some seriously red-neckin', low-ballin' treatment even for a 6FLags park. Probably had Dollar General pricetags on the botton.
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Wednesday, November 29, 2006 5:10 PM
You think thats bad? Their benches were OLD battered up wood benches that look 50 years old.
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Wednesday, November 29, 2006 11:16 PM
Wyandot's benches were fine. This beauty from Guntown Mountain is a different story.
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Monday, December 4, 2006 3:36 PM
Video report from the auction is now alive on my site.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Monday, December 4, 2006 4:15 PM
TERRIFIC!!!!!!!!!

Great job, Dave!!!!!

It's like I was there... oh wait.. I was! :)

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