Arroyo
Module Name:
Arroyo
Diorama:
Store Layout
Owner Name:
CNS Hobbies
Sponsor:
Fearless Leader
Date Built:
2003
Date Updated:
 
Status:
Assigned to permanent layout at Challenger N-Scale Hobbies
Module Type:
3' corner w/ permanently attached legs
Length:
51"
Width:
25.5"
Skyboard:
12" laminated
Track
Code:
80
Brand:
Atlas
Turnouts:
none
Crossovers:
none
Passing Sidings:
none
Yard Tracks
none
Industrial Spurs
none
Other Tracks
none
Electrical:
Wire
Connector
110V
Designer:
Joe "Slim" Lovett
 
Red
18 gauge
C-J
 
Carpentry:
Joe "Slim" Lovett
 
Yellow
18 gauge
C-J
 
Track:
Pyro
 
Blue
18 gauge
C-J
 
Wiring:
Razor
 
Other
     
Scenery:
Razor & Fearless Leader
DCC Equipment:
none
Powered Accessories:
none
Scenery:
Oklahoma Scene:
Route 66 Scene:
 
Prototype RR:
 
Arroyo
Sign Board
Arroyo is the Spanish name for a deep, dry creek bed that is common in the southwest. Semi-arid climates are prone to having short-lived but heavy downpours that run off before the water can soak into the soil. The fast moving water causes erosion that continually deepens and widens these ravines. Typical of far southwestern Oklahoma, this arroyo meanders around sand dunes, under the railroad tracks, and on toward lower ground. A lone coyote bays at the moon from the top of a dune.
Description & History
When our sponsor, Challenger N-Scale Hobbies, moved to its current location we decided that we should assign some older modules to a semi-permanently store layout. Not having any spare corners, we chose to build a set of four smaller, 3' corners that would remain with the store layout. Because they would not be travelling, these modules had permanent legs rather than fold-up legs.