Currently the rails are not connected to the ties; the plastic ties have been removed to accommodate the wooden trestle ties (16" spacing). Once everything is bone dry I will begin to work on gauging and fixing the rails to the ties. I will probably use canopy cement for that and possibly make up some homemade tie plates. I will drive a few spikes. Eventually I will get back to touching things up, adding a bit more Goop to the pile ends using a toothpick or #11 blade, covering bare ends, etc. Looks like I neglected to add NBW details!
As you can see in the prototype photo there are plenty of trees and shrubbery in the way. That's my wild card! Just in case anything "needs obscuring". -R