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Offline Thewolf  
#1 Posted : 23 November 2023 21:03:36(UTC)
Thewolf

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Location: Cowansville, QC
Hi gang Cool

I'd like to know where I can buy a helix kit for R2/R3 double track.

There are quite a few manufacturers in Germany but I can't find them on the web here in Canada.

Can you help me ?


Thank you in advance. It will be much appreciated

Thewolf

Project Estrie Rail Road-CS3-Track C- Itrain-Digital
Offline Tie  
#2 Posted : 23 November 2023 22:06:26(UTC)
Tie

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I made mine from simple curved plywood pieces and treaded 6mm(1/4 inch) bars/washers and nuts… but possibly a set is easier…
Regards
Thor
Offline Thewolf  
#3 Posted : 23 November 2023 23:56:33(UTC)
Thewolf

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Location: Cowansville, QC
Originally Posted by: Tie Go to Quoted Post
I made mine from simple curved plywood pieces and treaded 6mm(1/4 inch) bars/washers and nuts… but possibly a set is easier…
Regards
Thor


Thanks for the reply...which doesn't help me much `: I don't have a workshop or garage to do any woodwork of this kind.

I'll already have to use my imagination to build my wooden frame in an 8' x 4' storage unit.

I'm sorry, but replies like "It's not complicated to make it yourself", etc., etc., etc. .... will not be commented on.

I don't have a workshop !!!!!

Thewolf

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Offline kiwiAlan  
#4 Posted : 24 November 2023 00:43:18(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Thewolf Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Tie Go to Quoted Post
I made mine from simple curved plywood pieces and treaded 6mm(1/4 inch) bars/washers and nuts… but possibly a set is easier…
Regards
Thor


Thanks for the reply...which doesn't help me much `: I don't have a workshop or garage to do any woodwork of this kind.

I'll already have to use my imagination to build my wooden frame in an 8' x 4' storage unit.

I'm sorry, but replies like "It's not complicated to make it yourself", etc., etc., etc. .... will not be commented on.

I don't have a workshop !!!!!

Thewolf



It may be worth hunting around the local woodworking shops to see if there is one with a CNC router or laser cutter. I'm sure that if you gave them the dimensions of the track circle, and explained what you want (especially with a photo of an example) they could work out the dimensions and cut them for you. They may also be able to source the threaded rod for supports, or at least tell you where it could be purchased.

Thinking about it a bit more, Noch make helix kits, if nothing else pictures from there will illustrate what you want to local woodworkers.




Offline mmervine  
#5 Posted : 24 November 2023 01:39:47(UTC)
mmervine

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I used helix kits from this company for my layout.

https://tracksidesceneryshop.com/index.php
Märklin C-track, Marklin Digital & ECoS, multi-era French & Swiss
http://www.ete-ene.org/m...mervines-layout-gallery/
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Offline Tie  
#6 Posted : 24 November 2023 06:33:14(UTC)
Tie

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Location: Rogaland, Haugesund
Found some on Ebay also. Did not se any with parallell tracks thou.

Regards
Thor
Offline kiwiAlan  
#7 Posted : 24 November 2023 21:27:48(UTC)
kiwiAlan

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Originally Posted by: mmervine Go to Quoted Post
I used helix kits from this company for my layout.

https://tracksidesceneryshop.com/index.php


Hmm, seems they are not keen on their product, no pictures of anything, at least on the helix section.

I'd like to at least visualise the product in my mind before purchasing.

Offline mmervine  
#8 Posted : 25 November 2023 00:39:12(UTC)
mmervine

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They actually have a video:

Märklin C-track, Marklin Digital & ECoS, multi-era French & Swiss
http://www.ete-ene.org/m...mervines-layout-gallery/
Offline Grand trunk  
#9 Posted : 25 November 2023 00:53:01(UTC)
Grand trunk

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Just find a dealer of NOCH product, they have some single and double track helix
Offline PeFu  
#10 Posted : 25 November 2023 07:27:48(UTC)
PeFu

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Originally Posted by: Tie Go to Quoted Post
Found some on Ebay also. Did not se any with parallell tracks thou.


How about this from Heimworker, or Alexander which is his real name? I purchased helixes from him in 2017, and he seems to still be in business. You can correspond with him in English. (Note, I’m not affiliated with Alexander, I’m just a pretty happy customer.)

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Offline Thewolf  
#11 Posted : 25 November 2023 10:22:55(UTC)
Thewolf

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Originally Posted by: PeFu Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Tie Go to Quoted Post
Found some on Ebay also. Did not se any with parallell tracks thou.


How about this from Heimworker, or Alexander which is his real name? I purchased helixes from him in 2017, and he seems to still be in business. You can correspond with him in English. (Note, I’m not affiliated with Alexander, I’m just a pretty happy customer.)

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Hi Pefu thank youCool

But there's a big problem: shipping from Europe to Canada seems to be causing problems for many people in Europe.Angry

Thewolf

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Offline dave55uk  
#12 Posted : 26 November 2023 10:00:47(UTC)
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Quote:



But there's a big problem: shipping from Europe to Canada seems to be causing problems for many people in Europe.Angry





Ditto to the UK. Either won't do it or it's prohibitively expensive.

Offline Thewolf  
#13 Posted : 26 November 2023 11:19:30(UTC)
Thewolf

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Originally Posted by: dave55uk Go to Quoted Post
Quote:



But there's a big problem: shipping from Europe to Canada seems to be causing problems for many people in Europe.Angry





Ditto to the UK. Either won't do it or it's prohibitively expensive.



As far as you, the UK, are concerned, it's probably been since you left the European Union.

And as far as Canada is concerned, the European Union considers Canada to be part of the USA, and it's back to Trump's "USA first" message.

Europeans, Canada is not the USA, so get that through your head!

When I think that for many French and Belgian people, Canada is still full of teepees... it's ridiculous!



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Offline PeFu  
#14 Posted : 26 November 2023 12:04:01(UTC)
PeFu

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Originally Posted by: Thewolf Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: PeFu Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Tie Go to Quoted Post
Found some on Ebay also. Did not se any with parallell tracks thou.


How about this from Heimworker, or Alexander which is his real name? I purchased helixes from him in 2017, and he seems to still be in business. You can correspond with him in English. (Note, I’m not affiliated with Alexander, I’m just a pretty happy customer.)

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Hi Pefu thank youCool

But there's a big problem: shipping from Europe to Canada seems to be causing problems for many people in Europe.Angry

Thewolf


How would you know it’s a big problem, before asking him?

BigGrin
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Offline Thewolf  
#15 Posted : 26 November 2023 12:55:34(UTC)
Thewolf

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Location: Cowansville, QC
Originally Posted by: PeFu Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Thewolf Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: PeFu Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Tie Go to Quoted Post
Found some on Ebay also. Did not se any with parallell tracks thou.


How about this from Heimworker, or Alexander which is his real name? I purchased helixes from him in 2017, and he seems to still be in business. You can correspond with him in English. (Note, I’m not affiliated with Alexander, I’m just a pretty happy customer.)

ThumpUp


Hi Pefu thank youCool

But there's a big problem: shipping from Europe to Canada seems to be causing problems for many people in Europe.Angry

Thewolf


How would you know it’s a big problem, before asking him?

BigGrin


Ah Pefu RollEyes Cool

Because 1- the one you referred doesn't ship to Canada (it says so in their terms of delivery) but I read it in a hurry I must admit
2- all the companies I consulted on the web don't ship to Canada
3- because you seem to forget that I'm European by origin and that I still have a lot of contacts in my native country, who confirm that the number of small companies exporting to Canada is plummeting and that this is due to a deliberate EU policy .... which, let's not forget, is one of the reasons why I left my native country.

To back up what I'm saying, please read the comment by member from the UK

In any case, if I don't manage to import on my own, I still have the option of going through my son who still lives in my native country....but it's longer and a bit more expensive, but I've already done it several times.

To get back to this famous helix, I think I've found the solution: adapt the helix I have.

Have a nice day




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