Tourist Trap
Module Name:
Tourist Trap
Diorama:
 
Owner Name:
NEONS
Sponsor:
Razor / Fearless Leader
Date Built:
2005
Date Updated:
 
Status:
Active - Needs fence to keep cattle off of tracks and highway
Module Type:
6' narrow inside corner module
Length:
102"
Width:
24"
Skyboard:
12" laminate
Track
Code:
80
Brand:
Atlas
Turnouts:
3 Peco long
Crossovers:
none
Passing Sidings:
none
Yard Tracks
none
Industrial Spurs
none
Other Tracks
none
Electrical:
Wire
Connector
110V
Designer:
Razor
 
Red
12 gauge
PP-30
 
Carpentry:
Kroutter
 
Yellow
12 gauge
PP-30
 
Track:
Razor
 
Blue
12 gauge
PP-30
 
Wiring:
Razor
 
Other
   
Yes
Scenery:
Fearless Leader
DCC Equipment:
none
Powered Accessories:
none
Scenery:
Oklahoma Scene:
Route 66 Scene:
Prototype RR:
Tourist Trap
Tourist Trap
Tourist Trap
Tourist Trap
Track Plan
Tourist Trap
Sign Board
It's 1958 and U.S. Route 66 meanders across the western Oklahoma plains, paralleling the Rock Island Line tracks. There is a Conoco gas station and diner along side the road. Cattle graze on the sparse vegetation growing in the arid, red Oklahoma clay and an Oklahoma Highway Patrol car hides behind the large Conoco sign waiting for the next speeding vehicle with California plates.
Description & History
Most inside corners are a standard 4' corner with the sky-board on the other side. In order to have large radius turns, the tracks are at the back which require a 4' or 6' transition module on each end to swing the tracks to the rear. We took a different approach and built a one piece, 6' inside corner. This design allows for smooth, large radius turns (29" on the red line and 32" radius on the blue line) without the need for transition modules. The module is a standard 2' deep, but is 8 1/2' long from tip to tip. The narrow depth makes it easier to move the module through a standard width door. This module debuted at the 2005 OKC Train Show.