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chuck geiger

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Re: Check out these detail parts
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2007, 07:55:29 AM »
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i like the helix kit - 2% grade on 6.5 turns to gain 15" - for $100.00.  that seems reasonable.

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Re: Check out these detail parts
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2007, 11:00:14 AM »
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The HO kit would probably work well for N scale -- more clearance and larger radii.  I'd bet you could stack multiple kits too.

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Re: Check out these detail parts
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2007, 11:25:26 AM »
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Ah, a nice, simple helix. Haven't seen one of those in a while. :)

My train club has several of them, and we all know that helices and turnback loops take up a lot of room, so...
we stack as many in one spot as we can to share space.

http://www.wrmrc.ca/construction17.html
http://www.wrmrc.ca/layout10.html
http://www.wrmrc.ca/layout16.html

This one's actually nice and simple, it's just two single track helices stacked on top of each other.
http://www.wrmrc.ca/layout12.html

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Re: Check out these detail parts
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2007, 11:41:34 AM »
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Them buses have doors on the wrong side! :o  ;)

Hmm, the helix looks like 1/4" plywood. Bet it would be a noisy thing. Still it is interesting.  8) Curves too sharp on most of them for my taste.




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Re: Check out these detail parts
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2007, 01:41:25 PM »
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Nice helix's for a logging or turn of the century before the last one , but I agree it would be too sharp for a long train . The 48 incher's for HO would be better for N , and with the extra width , threaded rods through the plywood  would be better for supports as they are adjustable and block less track .
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