Helix for Sale

30″/27.75″R Double Track 6 turn 2% Grade Helix

For model railroad use.

I built this helix for my former Port Kelsey Railway and still have it.  I managed to dismantle it carefully and it is still very usable.

There is enough pieces to build a 6 turn double track helix.

In addition to all the plywood parts, there is also enough Atlas code 100 flextrack for both tracks.

To aid in laying the flextrack, I cut out Masonite spacers that are placed between the two routes to help form the proper curvature.  These were cut on a CNC mill and are very accurate.

All the risers are also included.  These are very precisely cut and used to space each turn of the helix.  They are screwed in place onto the plywood pieces.

To accurately join each section of the helix Masonite “biscuits” are slid between each section.  This keeps the surfaces completely in line and smooth.

There is over 300′ of flextrack and 4 sheets of plywood here, and countless hours of work.  If your layout design is double deck, this would save you lots of time!

I will have this with me at the Ancaster Train Show this weekend (Nov. 9)


About the Author:

I'm your host, Tim Warris, a product developer in Port Dover, Ontario. Since March of 2007 I have been documenting the construction of the former CNJ Bronx Terminal in HO scale. For my day job, I design track building tools for Fast Tracks, a small company I own and operate. Fast Tracks makes it fast and easy to hand lay your own trackwork. Stop by our website to learn more!

Posted by: Tim | 11-04-2008 | 10:11 PM
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  1. Hi do you stell have the Helix for sale?
    If you do how much are you asking. And do you sale On ebay?
    Thanks Bill

    Comment by William Tucker — January 7, 2009 @ 2:21 am
  2. Hi Bill,

    Sorry, the helix sold shortly after adding this post to the site.

    I occasionally sell items on eBay, when I do I also post the item on the blog.



    Comment by Tim — January 7, 2009 @ 9:47 am
  3. Thanks Tim.

    Comment by William Tucker — January 11, 2009 @ 11:34 pm

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