Guide to helix and staging design vol. 2

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More staging solutions and tips for expanding your main line with a helix. Includes 1 track plan. 6 articles. 18 pages.
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In layout design a helix is a multi-use tool that can serve as a way to gain elevation in a compact space, lengthen a mainline run, add storage and staging space, and more. Two articles in this collection will give you more tips for designing and constructing a helix to fit the needs of your model railroad. A third article shows you a track plan for a 4 x 8 urban switching layout that uses a hidden helix. Every layout needs some degree of staging or storage space and three additional articles will give you staging ideas for realistic operations, plans for adding a storage yard in a drawer, and ideas for automating your staging yards using Digital Command Control. (18 pages, 2.2 MB)

Here are the track plans included in this set:

  • Union Terminal Ry. in HO scale by Don Mitchell
  • What a helix can do for you by Jim Vail
  • Construct a simple and reliable helix by Jeff Johnston
  • Automate your staging yards by Randal Heide
  • Railroading in a drawer by John R. Signor
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