I managed to get some time to make a start on this, I will be on the C&L stand at Scaleforum and thought I would take it with me, I don't know how well it will work without a pre-made common crossing, so mk1 is a trial and error with the wing rails without too much modification. The rest should be plain sailing as these bases were designed to work with these chairs
The vee is soldered up in the normal way and I have soldered a piece of 0.6 mm copperclad to it to hold the nose of the vee at the correct height, before fitting the copperclad was cut back to the tip and filed flush with the rail sides
Chairs fitted to the Vee and to the straight stock rail (which has the check rail fitted
I next fitted the Vee, using superglue to stick the tip of the vee to the base and solvent for the chairs. The fitting of the stock rail as per normal
This is where you need to spend a bit of time, make the wing rail the best fit you can. In the Exactoscale kits the wing rail is one timber length longer than the rail break shown on the Templot plans, so I copied it.
Two normal chairs fitted one end and a modified centre check rail chair (see the cut off bit) the other (in the B chair position of the common crossing).
Now using solvent on the 2 normal chairs (I also fit the X chair half) fit the wing rail (do not glue the Check chair yet) using gauges and put aside overnight to set thoroughly
Using a wing rail gauge glue the remaining chair
Thread the chairs to the stock and check rails, then glue in place opposite the common crossing, when set only glue the next 6 chairs, I we need to fit some chair parts from the additional switch rail fret
With the gap at the knuckle of the wing rail fit the centre part of either the CCR or CCL check rail chair, this will maintain the gap at the bend
As with the first wing rail, make it and only stick the first two chairs then let set
I have made the first switch/closer rail, fitted the chairs, now fit in place
At the same time I have fitted the outside and centre parts of the additional switch chairs positions PL3 & PL4 on the straight stock rail, This is now ready for the curved switch/closer rail once set. I also fit the slide chairs to this rail
Then on the straight switch rail I fit the inside and centre parts for PL3 & PL4 positions (this is why the curved stock rail needs not to be stuck in place. Now leave over night to set hard before doing anything else