Antelope Valley Model Railroad Club


ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                      6 February 2004
Lancaster, California

Minutes of the February 2004 regular business meeting.


President Tate called meeting to order at 2000 hours in the Club
car on the former AV Fairgrounds.


Members present: R. Boone, J. Cenkner, T. Crawford, D. Frozina,
B. Haynes, M. Lacey, J. Madriaga, H. Morris, N. Schultz, and D. Tate.

Guests present: Tom Fidger, Tammy Glasgow, and Bill Shiverdecker.


Mr. Lacey moved and Mr. Crawford seconded that the minutes from
the last regular meeting be approved as written. The motion passed


Mr. Frozina reported that we received the following correspondence:
Joe Beasley, letter; NMRA, bulletin; Mouser, catalog.


President: Mr. Tate had no report.

Vice President: Mr. Crawford had no report.

Secretary: Mr. Frozina had no report.

Treasurer: Mr. Schultz reported that we are solvent.

Publicist: Mrs. Cenkner had no report.

Superintendent: Mr. McKinnie was absent.


Electrical: Mr. Tate had no report.

Grounds/Housekeeping: Mr. Lacey had no report.

Operations: Mr. Crawford had no report.

Rolling Stock: Mr. Madriaga reported that 33" NWSL steamer pilot
wheels could be used in place of the stock Athearn fine scale wheels
on our Metrolink cars. He will try this on his own cars and report
the results.

Scenery/Structures: Mr. Tate had no report.

Track: Mr. Tate had no report.


Sustaining: Joe Beasley, in a letter, asked to go to sustaining
membership. He sent in a $10 check along with his request. Discussion
followed. Mr. Beasley now sustaining.


Extension: Mr. Crawford reported that the extension was not granted.

Track and Ties: Mr. Crawford reported for Mr. McKinnie that we're
having difficulties with Metrolink getting what we need. It was
decided that we would use our own track and ties.

Truck and Crane: Mr. Tate reported that T&T Truck and Crane Service's
bid was $7,200.00. Spuds Crane's bid was $10,300.00. Most of the
other crane services that Mr. Tate contacted were not interested,
or did not have large enough equipment to move the car. Mr. Frozina
suggested that Mr. Tate Contact American Heavy Moving and Rigging
in Chino for another bid.

Lease Agreement: Mr. Tate reported that we now have a signed lease
agreement with Granicy Square.

Granicy Square: Mr. Crawford reported that the site will need some
grading, and that he is working on this. Mr. Boone offered to
contact a friend of his who has done grading in the past.

Air Museum: Mr. Tate mentioned that this was a no-go.

City Planning: Mr. Crawford reported that Mr. Morris drew the
plot plan, and Mr. Frozina wrote a letter for Mr. Tate, which were
submitted to the City of Lancaster. The City approved the plan.


AV Fair: Mr. Jacobs is continuing to handle our leaving the old
fairgrounds. Mr. Frozina to write a letter for Mr. Tate addressed
to Mr. Jacobs outlining our progress, problems, and needs.

Move Preparations: Mr. Crawford detailed items needing attention prior
to the actual move: removing the outside lights, porch and stairs,
and air conditioner ducts. A group of members will meet this Sunday
to work on demolishing our patio.


Mr. Haynes mentioned that on 28 and 29 February 2004 at Fairplex in
Pomona there will be the model train expo.


The next regular business meeting will be on Friday, 5 March 2004
at 2000 hours.


Mr. Crawford moved and Mr. Madriaga seconded to adjourn the
meeting. The meeting adjourned at 2042 hours.

Submitted by

Donald J. Frozina

Note: Mr. Madriaga borrowed two videos from the library: Railway
Adventures Across America, and Best Passenger Trains/Maintenance
of Way.

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