want to create a two track helix of 26" and 28" radius.
I seem to remember reading an article/hint about cutting straight
such a way that they would create the spiral for a helix. My questions
does anyone else remember it and where was it so I can look it up?
I tried the MR index and the dates don't seem right. I thought it was
last year or so.
FarSeas Connecting Railroad
That article was in RMC, as someone else pointed out, by Peoria,
Illinois (USA) area resident Roger Kujawa. Here is the link to his
His email addy is on the home page and you can contact him if you have
any questions. When I was talking to him about the article when it
first came out I believe he stated there was a small error in the angle
cut that was printed in the article. He could easily give you the
numbers you need for *your* specific radii, etc. as he's an engineer.
Even if you don't contact him, be sure to check out his webpage as his
AGW layout is HUGE, still growing and is fun to operate. Roger is also
a former RR employee, IIRC.
Hope this helps you.
"Paul - The CB&Q Guy"
North Central, Illinois, USA
(Modeling 1969 In HO.)