I concur, although I believe the layout Ashlin shows has two helixes in it. Because I have a string, a pen, and a reciprocating saw I never looked at his items too closely. There are a couple approaches to helixes you can take. The standard stacked helix will burn through a lot of wood and you end up with at least one, usually two joints per loop that you have to deal with. The other approach is the spiral helix. The problem with that design is that the place where you need the most vertical separation (the top at the inner-most loop) is the place where you have the least room for it. The advantage is easy access and easier build.
BTW, the first test-print of 70 ton ore jennies has been ordered.
--- In email@example.com, Paul Murphy <faceter37@...> wrote:
> Hi, I live in Salt lake city and have met the owner of ashlintrains at shows. I can not remember his name, but he has Z layout he brings to shows and it has one of his helix. Although I have not used his helix they look top notch. I have bought other Z stuff from him and I highly recommend him.
> Paul In
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> On Mar 31, 2012, at 3:51 PM, "proverbs30789" <proverbs30789@...> wrote:
> > Fellow Z Scalers,
> > My layout requires (or may) a use of a Helix or 2. Has anyone used one on a Z scale layout? I know there are to companies that manufactuer Z scale helix(es): ashlintrains.com & Noch. Does anyone have experience with either of those premade helix or has anyone built their own and may still have bluebrints or something they could share? Thanks.
> > Eric