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ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                                   01/03/97
Lancaster, California


Minutes of the January 1997 regular business meeting.


CALL TO ORDER

Meeting was called to order by Mr. Veihdeffer at 2021 hours in the Club car
on the AV Fairgrounds.


ROLL CALL

Members present: J. Beasley, J. Beckmann, R. Boone, J. Fowler, T. Crawford, 
D. Frozina, T. Hertter, D. Jameson, E. Jones, D. Lawson, H. Morris and 
H. Veihdeffer.

Guests present: Adam Jameson, Larry Janik and Lloyd Ott.


DISPOSITION OF THE MINUTES

Mr. Beckmann moved and Mr. Hertter seconded that the reading of the minutes
from the last regular meeting be waived, and that they be approved as
written.


COMMUNICATIONS

Mr. Frozina reported that six letters were received: one from the AV Bank 
(statement), two from the AV Fair (lease agreement copy and utility bill),
one from Driver and Associates (policy renewal), two from the U.S. Post 
Office (box renewal receipt and "You're not a number, you're a revenue 
stream").


OFFICER REPORTS

Treasurer: Mr. Crawford presented the Club's fourth-quarter/year-end report.


COMMITTEE REPORTS

Carpentry: Mr. Jameson reported that he will pick up the materials for the 
helix this weekend.

Wiring: Mr. Crawford reported that he will get several of our old throttles
in working order -- including the tether.

Rolling Stock: Mr. Jones reported that he will check the test bed; that he 
will take home the Club's equipment/rolling stock for inspection and repair.

Scenery: Mr. Hertter reported that when the time is right, there will be 
plenty to do.

Bridges/Structures: Ms. Fowler reported that she needs direction.  (Go West
young lady.)

Grounds: Mr. Jones reported that the flood lights on the south side of the
car were out; that the roof over the helix needs attention, since it leaks;
that there is plenty to do.


SPECIAL ORDERS

Installation of Officers: The officers elected at the December 1996 meeting 
were duly installed.

Dues:  Mr. Beasley moved and Mr. Hertter seconded that the monthly dues
remain $10.00 per member.  The motion passed unanimously.

Capital Assessments: Mr. Beasley moved and Mr. Frozina seconded that the
capital assessment remain $100.00.  The motion passed unanimously.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Train Control: Mr. Beasley reported that under the new guidelines, eight
cabs, 36 blocks (main line only), the cost of the relays for the
Computerized Block Control (CBC), would be about $1,600.00.

Heater: Mr. Crawford reported that after closer inspection, the orifice in
the control valve does not need to be changed.  All the orifices in the
burner assembly need to be changed instead.  It was mentioned that Mr. Morris
would be able to get a 50 gal. tank donated by his propane company, and we'd
be able to get the propane at cost.


NEW BUSINESS

Turnouts: Mr. Crawford reported that we received the multi-conductor cable
necessary to wire the Tortises to the terminal strips.  Tortises will start
being installed shortly.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mr. Veihdeffer mentioned that the A.V. N'Scalers will do a show in
Bakersfield Jan 18-19; will do a G.A.T.S. show in Bakersfield Mar 22-23;
and will do an NMRA show in Bakersfield May 1-5


NEXT MEETING

The next regular business meeting will be on Friday, 1 February 1997, at
2000 hours in the Club car.


ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business or discussion, Mr. Beasley moved and
Mr. Crawford seconded that we adjourn the meeting.  The motion passed
unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 2057 hours.


Submitted by


Donald J. Frozina
Secretary

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