After 5 turns and 14.5 inches of climbing from the lower section of the staging yard the helix is nearing completion. The last section for the helix is a special transition section that will connect it to the Wesso section. In this section the Atlas code 80 track will be connected to the Micro Engineering code 55 track and part of it will have scenery representing the edge of Winnemucca, Nevada so this small section will be referred to as the Winnemucca section.
Besides being supported by the rods and the helix splicing blocks there is also a 3/4 inch ledger along the wall where that end of the section is secured.
So as 2015 ends and the new year begins the layout is enter a new and exciting phase. The most complicated bench work for the layout is now complete and section by section it can now progress around the train room.
Thank you everyone who has been following my slow progress on this layout. May you all have a safe and happy 2016.