The Climb - OO Gauge - Shoeburyness Model Railway Club

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The club has been lacking in exhibition layouts of late, this layout currently under construction is partly correcting this deficiency. Based on the Settle–Carlisle line in the north of England. It is being constructed in the clubhouse by a very small number of members, whom have expressed an interest in the project. 
The layout features a constant gradient through the scenic portion of the layout, this to compound matter is also a concave curve with the track work climbing or descending depending on your viewpoint from one end to the other, in fact the grade climbs from right to left as you look from the front aspect. We have had to incorporate a three level helix lifting the trains up from the fiddle yard to begin there run down the scenic portion and likewise from the yard climbing up to return back down via the helix. The fiddle yard which is locate just behind the scenery and slightly underneath has been designed to remove the age old problem of climbing under the layout, eliminating banged heads, sore knees and damaged backs.    Are we mad, You bet!   
As it is said pictures speak a thousand words on the right are some very early pictures of the helix box frame in construction, this is essentially a 6ft square box, which will contain the three level helix, this helix has been custom laser cut to ensure accuracy by our friends at DCC Train Automation 

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