need help with the helix

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by wilsonb03, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. wilsonb03

    wilsonb03 New Member

    I got an idea on how to build a helix but I am not excatly for sure. I am wanting to go up 18" with a HO scale. Can I run the track on top of each other or do I start out with a bigger radius and get smaller. I want two tracks to go up. I want them to pull about 30 cars so I know it can't have to much of a incline. If anyone can I would really appreciate it.
  2. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

  3. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Wilson, for years we called it a "spiral", till some bright boy told us that a spiral meant that the radius decreased as you went around. So now we call it a "helix", and it's worth 8 points more in Scrabble.

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