Need a club in Southwest Florida

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That's our club, Rick. FAST You moved from Citrus Springs to Indiana? If you came back you'd have a club nearby.

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yeah i left flordia for work up couldnt find work down there.loved the area hell you probbly crossed paths once or twice i know a couple good honey holes for kits if you need them lmk

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The economy got worse here. The County started taking 3% for a retirement fund for employees. Courts say illegal and now the County has to pay the money back plus interest. Citrus County has no idea where they'll get another million or so. Maybe a raise in the millage rate for higher taxes.

Kits? Cheap? Of course I'm interested. Locally it's either Rob's Hobby World or Hobby Lobby.

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in homosassa theres a pawn shop that has all kinds of kits and pretty fair on on the cash side.no building supplies abc pawn by the burger king

cant remember the cats name tho

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Sounds like near Grover Cleveland and 19. Next time I'm down that way I'll check it out.

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yup and i was pickin them up out howards flee market on 19

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wish they had a club around Bradenton-Tampa area

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We have a member who comes up from Safety Harbor.

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How about some names down here in ft myers /naples/cape coral........I know a bunch of y'all in Naples

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Hey iam also in naples and a friend and i are trying to get a club started.... let me know if intrested...

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Hey iam also in naples and a friend and i are trying to get a club started.... let me know if intrested...

Sure, send me a pm

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OK, lets get one started in the naples-ft. myers area,, I'm in lehigh,,I dont know anyone in lee county doing model cars,,its all

golf, planes, or RC,, Like to hear from some local builders,, Nothing else, maybe we can swap some parts and a couple good lies..HAHA..

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I'm in Bonita Springs, so I'm game.

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Hope you and S. made it back safely from the BAMA show, Tim. Best, V.

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I think if we all put our heads together maybe we can organize a big FLA. STATE-WIDE model club, and then have a yearly NNL Style Show that moves around the State from year to year. One year in Orlando, one year in Ft. Lauderdale/Miami, one year in JAX, one year in PENSACOLA . . . well, you get the point. And TAMPA too.

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Great idea Doctor

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We tried organizing the FLA builders with the Model Car Builders of Florida club last year (maybe year before). We had a couple dozen people doing an online thing and a few members met each other face to face. The club, sadly, was going nowhere. Fortunately, we were able to organize the Florida Auto & Scale Trucks (FAST) club and we're going strong.

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Good to know, Jim . . . and could someone keep us informed of up and coming shows? Thank you.

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OK, lets get one started in the naples-ft. myers area,, I'm in lehigh,,I dont know anyone in lee county doing model cars,,its all

golf, planes, or RC,, Like to hear from some local builders,, Nothing else, maybe we can swap some parts and a couple good lies..HAHA..

I'm in Bonita Springs, so I'm game.

let me get a list worked up...looks like 8 to 10 in this area already....now work schedules are another story.....

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let me get a list worked up...looks like 8 to 10 in this area already....now work schedules are another story.....

I'm in Naples, too. Since I started this thread, I guess I better step up to the plate. We should at least get an initial meeting together and discuss whether it's worthwhile. Mike - if you have a list of people and their locations, maybe you could tell us what's a midway point between us all.

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Definitely count me in. My work schedule doesn't really fluctuate, good ole 8-5pm M-F. ;)

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North Naples thru Estero.....I live out east of CR951 so I'm open....

I work 7 to 5 M-F

Edited by MikeMc

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I'm in Lehigh,,ft myers,fl, been here about 40 some yrs,, only think i've seen is golf, RC, and more golf,, i don't even know anyone in lee county that does model cars,, it would be nice,,

The hobby stores here are mostly trains, or RC, a few models,,

As for a model club in this area,,that would be the greatest thing ever happen,,,

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Hey. I work the graveyard shift but I could do meetings if they're local. I'm off on Wednesdays & Thursdays. Paradise Hobbies in Ft. Myers has a pretty decent selection of supplies and they can order kits as well.

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Tonio....was gonna pm you...but you saw this...I will PM Jason Mc. hes here in Naples...I work with one of his buddies...

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