360 Degree Circuit for HO/OO 2nd & 3rd Radius Curve Helix Starter Kit
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360 Degree Circuit for HO/OO 2nd & 3rd Radius Curve Helix Starter Kit

Please Note:  The pictures of the helix under construction were not fixed and have just been erected to show what comes with the kit, This a 3rd/4th radii helix but everything else is exactly the same.

Our Price:  £44.00 (VAT incl.)
Product Code:  DTA-OO2.3rC
Brand:  DCC Train Automation

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This is an additional circuit kit for our a Helix Starter kit and is suitable for OO gauge British Outline 2nd and 3rd radius curved track (Peco, Hornby or Bachmann)and has a track bed 135mm wide.  It can follow the starter kit in being built either rising clockwise or anticlockwise.

Our Helix kits are laser cut from 6mm thick Lightweight Poplar ply, not MDF.  Poplar ply being a lot more stable and longer lasting than other substrates.  All joints are fully supported.

The circuit kit is to increase the total height of the helix by adding additional circuits and each circuit will rise approx 80mm (approx 3 5/32 inches)  With the starter kit giving you a height of approx 120mm you will end up with the following.

1 x Additional Circuit Kit + Starter Kit                   200mm total rise in height.

2 x Additional Circuit Kits + Starter Kit                 280mm total rise in height.

3 x Additional Circuit Kits + Starter Kit                 360mm total rise in height.

4 x Additional Circuit Kits + Starter Kit                 440mm total rise in height.

5 x Additional Circuit Kits + Starter Kit                 520mm total rise in height.

As you can see from the picture, you end up with 72mm from the top of the wooden track bed to the underside which is enough for clearance for steam, diesel and electric locos with Pantographs down, The loco pictures are on code 100 track on top of a 5mm foam bed.  

The Inner circuit based on 2nd Radius curves of 438mm has a gradient of 1 in 34 / 2.9%.

The outer circuit based on 3rd Radius curves of 505mm has a gradient of 1 in 39 / 2.5%.

This pack comes with the following:

8x     1/8 circle sections.

12x  Connecting bridges including 11x inner segment guides, 11x outer segment guides, 2x inner Straight to Circle guides, 2x outer Straight to Circle Guides.and 2 straight guides

All required nuts and washers 

 

You will need our  HO/OO 2nd & 3rd Radius Curve Starter Kit and basic tools (a drill, 2x 13mm spanners, spirit level) and wood glue.

Other bespoke Radii are available to order please contact us for a quotation. 

 

Please Note:

All Helices are made to order and will take 2 weeks to produce.

No Baseboards are included, they are available to special order, please contact us for more info.

 

 

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