Interesting trip, I never heard about this until right now. I didn't see any screaming bargains in your shots, what did you end up buying?
I'd imagine if there were screaming bargains, that they probably came in the first sale. From what I was told, they found more stuff and it was enough to warrant a second sale, considering they were all set up for it.
I came away with nothing, but education and memories. I'm not worried though since there were plenty of people buying up quite a bit.
I honestly already own a lot of Atlas (They are probably half my fleet and a good chunk of my motive power.) and I'm picky and stick with my modeling era and roadname. Having a purpose keeps me in check from buying everything in sight. I was contemplating a few of the slightly-damaged cars on the used table for projects, but I already have too many projects.
The only rolling stock piece Atlas has done in Southern that fits 1966-1972 that I don't have are the 89' flatcars. $80 was a bit rich, considering the MSRP, and the fact that I explicitly remember Kirk at Justrains having these back in the day for like $40, but that was before I went 2R. I'm sure I'll pick up one or two down the road. I'm in no rush. They also would have been a huge PITA to bring back to the city and then eat up luggage space to transport them to layout down the road. The boxes are insanely long.
I was hoping to buy a couple sets of trucks, even at full price, but that was nipped in the bud. I wish that had been advertised up front. Their 70T thin frame trucks are great for converting Lionel 86' boxcars to 2R.
I am surprised this wasn't announced to folks in the GSC. Maybe the email was lost in transit or perhaps a small oversight. Oh well.
And the 70T truck on the tank car could have been another oversight, but I didn't study the truck guide as I didn't buy any bodies. Hopefully anyone who bought those bodies knew better.
The place was really well organized. I can only imagine how long it took to set it all up, even with several employees.