A helix is the ultimate model train elevator. Large or small, short or tall, there is nothing quite like watching a train climb above itself like a giant snake. A helix is sure to be a center of attention on any model railroad.A helix can also be an intimidating construction project for any skill level. No matter how large, a helix can be broken down into very manageable pieces. If you can build a conventional grade, you can build a helix. The secret is all in the planning.
Planning is truely the key to a succesful helix. Planning in three dimensions can be a challenge as you balance radius, grade and space.
Step-by-step, turn-by-turn, a helix can rise to great heights. Although they appear complex, a helix is built on simple constructions.
Round and 'round they go...Smooth track is essential to enjoyable operations everywhere, espescially in a helix.