Hot from the mould! Pleased to say these have finally arrived in stock, and they look great. These are in 16mm scale, and to make life easy you drill holes into your chosen sleeper at centres matching your gauge – so for mine here at 32mm gauge, the holes were spaced 32mm. The cast pip on the underside of the chair goes toward the inside. The next challenge is to find some suitable bar for the rail! (4×1.5mm ideally). Rail was theoretically keyed in place, but often it was just left loose!
Of course locomotives would not traverse such trackwork, but it was often the case that they would move stock along a line so laid by using a chain or rope wrapped round a buffer as the loco moves along an adjacent track, often the case at weighbridges and the like.