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Brian Considine
post 22 Oct 2012, 10:55
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QUOTE (TonyDaly @ 22 Oct 2012, 10:19) *
Is it my imagination or have we lost a post somewhere here. I could have sworn that there was a post after mine last night ?
Something about someone else's helix ?



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Yes there was. The forum censor has been at work.


This thread is for review/discussion on the Helix produced by Proses.
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One qustion.

Do you know which is the most popular track brand for HO in US?

We will start a range of helices for US and we want to start with one of the popular ones.

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Does anyone have video of a rigid frame OO loco climbing a helix with a decent load? only my attempt at a 2nd radius (18") Radius Helix failed as my locos simply wouldn't pull a decent load as only a maximum of 3 driving wheels were on the track at a time, sprung chassis and diesels were fine but my Flying Scotsman was useless. The layout remains unfinished because it was obvious it would not work. I was trying for 6 coach trains on a 6 and a bit by 4 and a bit.

I notice Pecorama always seem to run their train down their Helix.

Is there any video proof that 56mm plus OO/ HO wheelbases can work on a helix?.
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I'd forgotten completely about this thread.
I wonder if anyone has bought one of these systems ?
I would still have a worry about the Mdf track bases.


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I personally prefer the acrylic bases as they are not affected by humidity.


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*** It's a very tight radius as helixes go... but I would absolutely guarantee that a helix will work for steam locos if powerbase is fitted, and the magnets are properly installed on the locomotives. Powerbase will work at any radius above R1, so installing it would be easy enough. 6 coaches should be no problem.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxiip-QdEE0Other videos show before and after on 1 in 30 gradient, which will I think be close to your helix gradient. No case gives less than double pulling power.

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Does anyone have video of a rigid frame OO loco climbing a helix with a decent load? only my attempt at a 2nd radius (18") Radius Helix failed as my locos simply wouldn't pull a decent load as only a maximum of 3 driving wheels were on the track at a time, sprung chassis and diesels were fine but my Flying Scotsman was useless. The layout remains unfinished because it was obvious it would not work. I was trying for 6 coach trains on a 6 and a bit by 4 and a bit. I notice Pecorama always seem to run their train down their Helix. Is there any video proof that 56mm plus OO/ HO wheelbases can work on a helix?.




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Fixings changed a little and 2.5 Level helices added to range.

So, the new range includes 2.5/3.5/4.5 Levels for both R3 and R4 and 30/40/50 cm heights.



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We have released N scale clear acrylic helices and economical versions of HO scales with PVC ramps.

Single and double helices from 2.5 to 4.5 levels.



All versions can be seen at Helices



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