Wildcatter
Module Name:
Wildcatter
Diorama:
 
Owner Name:
NEONS
Sponsor:
Lane Littlefield
Date Built:
2017
Date Updated:
 
Status:
Active
Module Type:
4' 30° corner w/o legs
Length:
25"
Width:
24"
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:
Razor
 
Red
12 gauge
PP-30
 
Carpentry:
Razor
 
Yellow
12 gauge
PP-30
 
Track:
Razor
 
Blue
12 gauge
PP-30
 
Wiring:
Razor
 
Other
   
Yes
Scenery:
Lane Littlefield
DCC Equipment:
none
Powered Accessories:
none
Scenery:
Oklahoma Scene:
Route 66 Scene:
 
Prototype RR:
Wildcatter
Sign Board
In November of 1905, two years before Oklahoma statehood, wildcatters Robert Galbreath and Frank Chesley drilled the Glenn #1 well just southwest of Tulsa and discovered the Glenn Pool oil field. This event started a boom that lasted over 70 years as thousands of wells were drilled and Tulsa became known as "The Oil Capitol of the World".

Many of Oklahoma's oil fields were discovered by wildcatters, men who speculated on leases and drilled with very little supporting geological data. Environmental impact was not an issue in those days. If the wildcatter didn't have an oil tank, he stored the oil in a pit dug in the ground.
Description & History
In our ongoing effort to promote variety, we built three 4' x 30° corner modules. When attached to our standard 4' modules, we end up with a 120° corner. With three of these we can shape the layout as a triangle or, with our inside corners, an indian arrowhead. We like this interesting and novel alternative to the standard rectilinear layout shape.