- A kit: the Ashlin Designs helix kit was a time saver and went together well.
- Space: the helix is on a 5' high platform taking up a 6' by 7' space. I did put shelves under it so I could store stuff. I can forget parking a car in the garage. We never did.
- Track: 15 pieces of flex track in the helix from level to level. I used Atlas code 100.
- Lumber: about $100 worth of lumber. I did use MDF board for the platform
|This is my flat lower level loop. The helix lower level ends about 2 o'clock and has to run all the way to here. The sliding doors are kept closed since it's about 45 in the garage.|
|Overall view from the garage steps. Alot of work for 10 inches of drop!|
|A view of the track doors to the layout. Need some touch up paint and to level the lower door slide.|
|These finishing washers are perfect for holding track in staging areas. I used them exclusively on the helix.|
|Access hole. Standing on a stool I can access the helix for maintenance/cleaning. I also can easily open the track doors. They will stay closed when not using the helix.|