This is a progress shot of my hand laid track. I use ME code 125 rail and Peco code 148 rail joiners. Using chunky rail joiners might seem a little old hat but I find nothing else holds the rail in correct alignment to the same degree. For some inexplicable reason ME don’t make joiners that match their code 125 track. You can see the paper point template in this photo and the heads of the brass screws holding the track bases in place.