Helix

 

A helix is a space-saving and stable method to change the level. It is a spiral in which the train can run from a lower to an upper level. For example the model railroader can easily drive from a storage yard up to the layout or from the layout down to the storage yard. The helix has the same gradient at each spot so that even long trains can
overcome great elevation differences smoothly. Additionally the outer curves of a helix are superelevated by 3 mm. This improves the running security significantly
and reduces the rolling resistance. For each helix you need a standard helix. This standard helix is the base circle including the entry and the exit of a helix. This base circle can be extended by as many  add-on helix as necessary  depending on the elevation difference that the train has to overcome. If you want to determine the number of the required add-on helix for a given elevation difference you can do it in the following way. Let's assume that you want to bridge a total height of 300 mm. The height of the standard helix is 130,5 mm. If we deduct this height from the total height of 300 mm the remaining height is 169,5 mm. Now we have to divide this height by the height of the add-on helix that is 87,00 mm: 169,5 mm / 87,00 mm = 1,95. That means that you need 2 add-on helix on your standard helix to bridge the total height of 300 mm. By the way there are helix for H0, TT, N and Z scale, for single or double track - exactly adapted to the special requirements of the individual track systems. Each helix has the option to be assembled left hand thread or right hand thread.

LAGGIES Basic Helix, track radius 360 mm LAGGIES Basic Helix, track radius 360 mm

Track radius: 360 mm, single-track,

base circle, 9 segments = 1 ½ circles,

assembly height: 130.5 mm

segment width: 80 mm

gradient: 3.8%

outer diameter (outer dimensions from pillar to pillar): 828 mm

Suitable for: Märklin M/K/C, TRIX C, Fleischmann Track/Profi, Roco/Roco-Line/Roco geoLine, PIKO A and tracks with this radius.

Ref.: 53001
LAGGIES Basic Helix, track radius 360/437,5 mm, single or double track LAGGIES Basic Helix, track radius 360/437,5 mm, single or double track

Track radius: 360/437.5 mm, single- or double-track,

base circle, 9 segments = 1 ½ circles,

assembly height: 130.5 mm,

segment width: 165 mm,

inner gradient: 3.8%,

outer gradient: 3.17%,

outer diameter (outer dimensions from pillar to pillar): 998 mm

Suitable for: Märklin M/K/C, TRIX C, Fleischmann Track/Profi, Roco/Roco-Line/Roco geoLine, PIKO A and other tracks with these radii.

Ref.: 53004
LAGGIES Basic Helix, track radius 420/483 mm LAGGIES Basic Helix, track radius 420/483 mm

Track radius: 420/483 mm, single- or double-track,

base circle, 9 segments = 1 ½ circles,

assembly height: 130.5 mm,

segment width: 145 mm,

inner gradient: 3.3%,

outer gradient: 2.87%,

outer diameter (outer dimensions from pillar to pillar): 1078 mm

Suitable for: Fleischmann Profi R2/R3, PIKO A R2/R3, Roco Line R3/R4 and other tracks with these radii.

Ref.: 53005
LAGGIES Basic Helix, track radius 481,2/542,8 LAGGIES Basic Helix, track radius 481,2/542,8

Track radius: 481.2/542.8 mm, single- or double-track, base circle, 9 segments = 1 ½ circles,

assembly height: 130.5 mm,

segment width: 145 mm,

inner gradient: 2.88%,

outer gradient: 2.55%,

outer diameter (outer dimensions from pillar to pillar): 1214 mm

Suitable for: Fleischmann Profi R3/R4, PIKO A R3/R4, Roco Line R4/R5 and other tracks with these radii.

Ref.: 53007
LAGGIES Basic Helix, track radius 554/619 mm, single or double track LAGGIES Basic Helix, track radius 554/619 mm, single or double track

Track radius: 554/619 mm, single- or double-track, base circle, 9 segments = 1 ½ circles,

assembly height: 130.5 mm

segment width: 145 mm

inner gradient: 2.5%

outer gradient: 2.23%

outer diameter (outer dimensions from pillar to pillar): 1352 mm

Suitable for: Märklin K and flexible tracks from all manufacturers.

Ref.: 53008
LAGGIES Basic Helix, track radius 515/579,3 mm LAGGIES Basic Helix, track radius 515/579,3 mm

Track radius: 515/579.3 mm, single- or double-track, base circle, 9 segments = 1 ½ circles,

assembly height: 130.5 mm,

segment width: 145 mm,

inner gradient: 2.69%,

outer gradient: 2.39%,

outer diameter (outer dimensions from pillar to pillar): 1276 mm

Suitable for: Märklin C, TRIX C

Ref.: 53009
LAGGIES Basic Helix, track radius 194/230 mm LAGGIES Basic Helix, track radius 194/230 mm

Track radius: 194/230 mm, single- or double-track, base circle, 9 segments = 1 ½ circles,

assembly height: 81 mm,

segment width: 100 mm,

inner gradient: 4.43%,

outer gradient: 3.74%,

outer diameter (outer dimensions from pillar to pillar): 560 mm

Suitable for: Arnold, Fleischmann piccolo, Roco N, Minitrix and other tracks with these radii.

Ref.: 53026
LAGGIES Basic Helix, track radius 329/362 mm LAGGIES Basic Helix, track radius 329/362 mm

Track radius: 329/362 mm, single- or double-track, base circle, 9 segments = 1 ½ circles,

assembly height: 81 mm,

segment width: 100 mm,

inner gradient: 2.61%,

outer gradient: 2.37%,

outer diameter (outer dimensions from pillar to pillar): 840 mm

Suitable for: Roco N, Minitrix, flexible tracks and other tracks with these radii.

Ref.: 53027
LAGGIES Add-on Helix, track radius 360 mm LAGGIES Add-on Helix, track radius 360 mm

Track radius: 360 mm, single-track, add-on circle, 6 segments = 1 circle,

floor height: 87 mm

Suitable for: Märklin M/K/C, TRIX C, Fleischmann Track/Profi, Roco/Roco-Line/Roco geoLine, PIKO A and tracks with this radius.

Ref.: 53101
LAGGIES Add-on Helix, track radius 360/437,5 mm LAGGIES Add-on Helix, track radius 360/437,5 mm

Track radius: 360/437.5 mm, single- or double-track, add-on circle, 6 segments = 1 circle, floor height: 87 mm

Suitable for: Märklin M/K/C, TRIX C, Fleischmann Track/Profi, Roco/Roco-Line/Roco geoLine, PIKO A and other tracks with these radii.

Ref.: 53104
LAGGIES Add-on Helix, track radius 420/483 mm, LAGGIES Add-on Helix, track radius 420/483 mm,

Track radius: 420/483 mm, single- or double-track, add-on circle, 6 segments = 1 circle, floor height: 87 mm

Suitable for: Fleischmann Profi R2/R3, PIKO A R2/R3, Roco Line R3/R4 and other tracks with these radii.

Ref.: 53105
LAGGIES Add-on Helix, track radius 481/542,8 mm LAGGIES Add-on Helix, track radius 481/542,8 mm

Track radius: 481.2/542.8 mm, single- or double-track, add-on circle, 6 segments = 1 circle, floor height: 87 mm

Suitable for: Fleischmann Profi R3/R4, PIKO A R3/R4, Roco Line R4/R5 and other tracks with these radii.

Ref.: 53107
LAGGIES Add-on Helix, track radius 554/619 mm LAGGIES Add-on Helix, track radius 554/619 mm

Track radius: 554/619 mm, single- or double-track, add-on circle, 6 segments = 1 circle, floor height: 87 mm

Suitable for: Märklin K and flexible tracks from all manufacturers.

Ref.: 53108
LAGGIES Add-on Helix, track radius 515/579,3 mm LAGGIES Add-on Helix, track radius 515/579,3 mm

Track radius: 515/579.3 mm, single- or double-track, add-on circle, 6 segments = 1 circle, floor height: 87 mm

Suitable for: Märklin C, TRIX C

Ref.: 53109
LAGGIES Add-on Helix, track radius 194/230 mm LAGGIES Add-on Helix, track radius 194/230 mm

Track radius: 194/230 mm, single- or double-track,add-on circle, 6 segments = 1 circle, floor height: 54 mm

Suitable for: Arnold, Fleischmann piccolo, Roco N, Minitrix and other tracks with these radii.

Ref.: 53126
LAGGIES Add-on Helix, track radius 330/362mm LAGGIES Add-on Helix, track radius 330/362mm

Track radius: 329/362 mm, single- or double-track, add-on circle, 6 segments = 1 circle, floor height: 54 mm

Suitable for: Roco N, Minitrix, flexible tracks and other tracks with these radii.

Ref.: 53127