The headrails totaly finished along with the cat head and support bracket, the head rails turned out a lot better then I thought they might, but as with most things the only way to get something looking nice is to have plenty of patience !
The cat heads were held in position with 2mm x 0.3mm copper strip.
The next stage was to attempt the head rails; this was always going to be very difficult having to bend the brass in 2 directions. I took a tracing from the plan and offered it to the hull. It was about 17mm short this was because the plan does not show the 2 dimensional aspect of the curvature so when you start to apply curves the opposite way to the drawing above it starts to lose length.
After I had worked out the correct length that was required I drew the 3 head rails on a drawing program (Autosketch) they could then be printed out at a scale of 1:1 and used to check the bending process of the brass. It could also be flipped for the opposite side very easily by the press of one button.