@SIRT seems like we disappointed you on all levels! Sorry about that and sorry for not having any sales for that day. Unfortunately, last york was in the midst of the beginning of COVID and our business, as most businesses are still trying to conform with guidelines, restaff and rebuild our businesses. We were shut down for a while so it really knocks the winds out of your sails. We never experienced anything like that. In the future, of course, a sale makes sense to be in accordance with our virtual shows.
The main purpose of this was to talk about the new products that the top manufacturers we deal with announced and some of the regulars you are accustomed to seeing at york. Since then we have done other virtual seminars so this upcoming one will be strictly O Scale and some S just like York. It was the first event with all manufacturers on at one virtual show so there are a lot of learning experiences as someone trying different things. Any time you try something new you learn and can only get better. We told Williams, Atlas, Lionel And MTH to only focus on O Scale and S this time around.
We did have Mega Steam smoke fluid on the segment as we sell a TON of their smoke fluid and I find Jeb to be a great person who has created some great smoke scents for the O Scale Steam engines.
As per MTH, things always seem to find a way to work out and a company like MTH is too big and have too many great assets to just disappear. Not having Mike in the Hobby is a great loss for everyone not just Virtual York, however, we all can hope Mike will find someone who is hungry and take MTH to the next level.
That being said, we have an insane amount of views on our virtual events. These virtual events can even garner more views then a physical show. Virtual York or York youtube videos will continue as we find that a lot of people do find them to be beneficial. Sometimes someone can't make the show or perhaps their time was limited and couldn't see the manufacturers etc... We never intend to replace or cancel out physical events, we truly believe virtual events will only help GROW our hobby which is what we all want.
If anyone wants to drive to the Round Of Clock dinner so we can live stream see if the scrapple is still on point I think that would garner a lot of interest! I personally would have picked coombs or the old Alexanders! @Mark Boyce ?