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Old Feb 09, 2012, 09:47 AM
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March 16-17, 2012-Weatherford, TX-WAMS 2012 Swap Meet

This information from the Weatherford Aero Modeling Society web site here: http://www.wamsrc.com/7.html

The WAMS 2012 Swap Meet and Auction will be held March 16-17, 2012.

The location is Shirley Hall Middle School, 902 Charles St. , Weatherford, TX. 76086

Google Maps link and driving directions here: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&su...ed=0CB4Q8gEwAA


Reserved Table Vendors get special early access for setup. Reserved Vendor tables are $17 each per day Non-reserved tables are $12 but do not get early entry and setup access. We almost sold out last year (hint, hint)

Our 2012 swap meet will be even bigger and better than ever. We've added more vendor space and more areas to browse.

Non-reserved tables are "catch as catch can" and we can't guarantee that a space will be available. That's why we recommend that you reserve your table if you are going to attend as a vendor.

Entry fee is $7.00 for adults each day and free for children under 12. Non-reserved table rental is $12 per day. Concessions are available both days with sandwiches, hot dogs, soft drinks and other foods.

On Friday, we start the setup at 5:00 PM with a great swap/trade night for the modeling enthusiasts. (Reserved Table vendors get access at 4:30 pm, everyone else at 5:00 pm) Some of the best deals are made on Friday which runs until 9:00PM. You may leave items over night in the building.

Saturday we start at 8:00AM and go until the last radio is raffled off after the auction which is around 3:30 - 4:00. Auction starts about Noon. Many hours of great deals and trades. Even if you don't need anything this event is something just to observe. You see things about modeling you did not know about or had not seen is many years. Also, a Security Patrol is provided while the meet is in progress.

Saturday auction starts at noon, and goes until we run out of items. WAMS collect a 10% sellers fee if the item is sold. No charge for no sales. Items can only be auctioned once. We except items for auction up to the time it starts. We auction in order that the items are received. So, if you need to leave early or need money to bid on another item register your item early.

We have always had great radios to raffle because people like winning one and for a small investment you could go home with a new 6 channel radio. There are 2 radios raffled off. The first goes at the start of the auction. The second goes after the auction is over. Every paid admission ticket includes an entry into the drawing for a Futaba radio. You need not be present to win. Additional tickets for the drawings are available for $1.00 each or 12 tickets for $10.00.

Questions Contact
Verne "Sarge" Bell
817-599-9580
vernebbell2@netscape.net

Area Hotels
(alphabetical)

Best Western Santa Fe. Inn (817)594-7401 or 1-800-528-1234
Charter Inn (817)594-2707
Comfort Inn (817)599-8683 or 1-800-228-5150
Holiday Inn Express (817)599-3700
Royal Western Suites (817)560-0060
Super 8 Model (817)594-8702 or 1-800-800-8000
Wayside Motel (817)594-3816


Driving directions: From Interstate Highway 20 Exit 406, go north on Bowie Street to the four-way stop. At the four-way stop turn right onto Charles Street, the school will be on your left.

Shirley Hall Middle School, 902 Charles St. , Weatherford, TX. 76086
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 11:04 PM
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 10:04 PM
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Several pilots from the Sherman area are planning on being there. Always a great swap meet.
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Old Feb 21, 2012, 02:37 PM
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Looking forward to it

Finally, something close by
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Old Feb 21, 2012, 03:56 PM
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The other big swap event in the DFW Metroplex is the North Texas Aeromodelers Swap Meet in Denton that is usually the second Saturday in August. They haven't posted this year's date, but this is usually when it happens. I will start a thread for it when I get the date.
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Old Mar 04, 2012, 09:34 PM
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 01:36 PM
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Old Mar 12, 2012, 07:43 PM
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 10:15 AM
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 10:23 AM
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Man, I wish I had seen this earlier. My mom lives in Azle. I might've paid her a visit.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 10:26 AM
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It's on tommorrow too, so there's still time to get here. This is the biggest swap meet in Texas.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 02:03 PM
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Old Mar 17, 2012, 11:41 PM
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Mike's Hobby Shop Swap Meet Saturday March 24, 2012

Another WAMS Swap Meet is done. I found some great stuff and sold a fair amount too. I hope everyone had a good time.

There is another DFW Metroplex area swap next Saturday March 24, 2012 at Mike's Hobby Shop in Carrollton, Texas. My thread on it is here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1610904

See you there.
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