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Author Topic: Helix kits or design ideas  (Read 168 times)

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Offline stuartgoble

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Helix kits or design ideas
« on: July 12, 2018, 09:49:28 pm »
Hello all,

I've been reading a number of the posts on the forum around gradients and have been struggling with the design for the second (scenic) half of the new layout.  I had originally hoped to be able to install a small reverse loop and storage sidings under the section, but I've now come to the conclusion that to create enough hand space in case I need to get in there, the inclines are just too great.

So I'm now looking at a small single track helix to wind up and down from the reverse loop and storage sidings.

Has anyone ever bought a kit for this, and if so where from (I'm kind of in the dark on these things) or has anyone found any useful designs for homegrown helix's?

I've found a number of helix calculators on the web, but these appear for OO and downscaling them, though possible, is a pain.

As always, any guidance is welcome.


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Re: Helix kits or design ideas
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 09:56:13 pm »
Plenty of YouTube vids to see here, Stu........................


We also have a resident expert in @Maurits71

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Re: Helix kits or design ideas
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2018, 09:19:31 am »
Hi, Model Railway Solutions have number kits available,I have used their base board kits which I am very pleased with.



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