Somehow, I managed to miss this thread completely, so thanks Gerry for bringing it back from the archives.
Wonderful bit of modelling Bill and such a useful thing to have around for photography. Something I have been meaning to make for years, but never got around to
Maybe a project for the Xmas break
I see there was no reply about the fishplates, but it just so happens I use them too
They are from C&L Finescale: