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ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                                  10/03/97
Lancaster, California


Minutes of the October 1997 regular business meeting.


ROLL CALL

Members present: J. Beasley, T. Crawford, D. Frozina, D. Jameson,
D. Lawson, H. Morris, H. Veihdeffer, J. Wetzel and R. Wetzel.

Guests present: None.


CALL TO ORDER

Meeting was called to order by Mr. Veihdeffer at 2000 hours in the Club car
on the AV Fairgrounds.


DISPOSITION OF THE MINUTES

June Minutes: Mr. Beasley moved and Mr. Veihdeffer seconded that the reading
of the minutes from the June regular meeting be waived and that they be
approved as written.  The motion passed unanimously.

September Minutes: Mr. Beasley moved and Mr. Veihdeffer seconded that the
reading of the minutes from the September regular meeting be waived and that
they be approved as amended (that it was Mr. Morris who suggested DCC).  The
motion passed unanimously.


COMMUNICATIONS

Mr. Frozina reported that 3 letters were received since the last regular
meeting.  They were from AV Fair (Fair thank you), Driver & Associates
(insurance binder) and the Sn3 Symposium (conference).


OFFICER REPORTS

Treasurer: Mr. Crawford reported that we are solvent.  The Fair Board
again gave us our electricity free during Fair time.


COMMITTEE REPORTS

Train Control: Mr. Beasley presented his DCC analysis report, which was
attached to last month's minutes.

Electrical: Mr. Crawford continues to prep and install Tortoise motors.
There are 26 Tortoise motors left -- enough to complete the main lines on
the upper level.  Feeders continue to be installed.

Track: Mr. Beasley announced that the mechanical and track portions of the
helix have been completed.  Congratulations to Mr. Jameson!


SPECIAL ORDERS

None.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Train Control: Mr. Beasley moved and Mr. Crawford seconded that we deallocate
the $1200.00 previously approved for computer train control.  The motion
passed unanimously.

Heater: Mr. Morris stated that the propane company has the burner assembly,
all he needs is the manufacturer, model number, and BTUs of our heater.  The
propane company will supply a medium size tank.


NEW BUSINESS

Train Control: Mr. Beasley moved and Mr. Lawson seconded that we purchase the
Easy DCC system consisting of 1 assembled controller with two fixed
throttles, 7 assembled walkaround throttles, 5 assembled boosters.  Also
30 decoder kits from a different manufacturer.  For a total of for $2000.00.
Each regular member is to receive 2 decoder kits for "free".  Discussion
followed.  The motion passed unanimously.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Next meeting will be 1998 officer nominations.


NEXT MEETING

The next regular business meeting will be on Friday, November 7, 1997 at
2000 hours in the Club car.


ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business or discussion, Mr. Beasley moved and
Mr. Jameson seconded that we adjourn the meeting.  The motion passed
unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 2035 hours.


Submitted by


Donald J. Frozina
Secretary

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