All of this is great help. I've been trying the Gargraves rail-pins with the pigtails but als using some of the techinques everyone has mentioned about proper soldering.
I'll let you know how the final connections work. There is still a great deal of practice needed to master an unnoticable solder on GG.
Once again, this is anexcellent resourse for information and meeting others involved with the same problems and successes.