For the Labor Day weekend our local hardware chain was running a "We pay the sales tax event" so I loaded up on some of the supplies to further the layout construction and that motivated me to get started on the helix. I had already prepared some helix sections but needed to prepare the base that the helix would be mounted on.
4 of the helix sections were temporarily assembled into a loop to get an idea of where the rods would be.
This small space will allow access to the inside of the helix. Notice the AC outlet and LP air nipple on the wall, this is also where the compressor is housed but can be easily rolled out of the way when necessary.
Next I'll be continuing the tempered hardboard fascia that is on the yard section to this section.