The Wesso section has been bolted into place and the cork road bed installed on both line connecting the road bed between the helix and the Wesso section and it was time to make the track connections. The Atlas code 80 track from the helix would need to be connected to the Micro Engineering code 55 on the visible parts of the layout. There would also need to be a gap in the rails at the point were the helix and main line DCC power districts meet.
track gaps in the staging yard, but this time I added a pair of .020 thick brass strips on one end.
It is not pretty but it works. These will be out of view behind the sky board near the helix.
American Tie and Timber Company. These are 4 tie sections made from PC board material with a gap in the middle of each tie.
On the SP line I removed 4 ties and replaced them with the Gapmaster, then sawed through the rails.
This photo shows one of those after the track was painted and ballast was applied. After the ties are painted they blend in with the rest of the ties.