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Unfortunately I don't have a Mac, just PC. 

Really it's a nice plan and you have a lot of space!  My concern with the circular helix is this: if its diameter is 56" and you allow 6.5" (suggested minimum) between turns, that works out to a 3.7% grade.  On an O56 curve.  Not impossible, but steeper than I would prefer.  Depending on train length you might shed a few rubber tires every now and then. 

If you could sneak one track width behind the water heater, you could have a separate, oval-shaped helix with a longer run between successive turns.  This would reduce the steepness of the grade. Train goes behind the heater, and comes back on the upper level!

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