I was dragging yesterday and didn't finish installing them, so, hopefully that'll get done tonight. Clips to follow for sure.
I was going to wax pot them, even got all the stuff required, but after considering I rarely play louder than bedroom volume, decided it wasn't worth the effort. I'll crank it up though just to see what happens.
For a rail, I don't think that is the actual magent, rather just a piece of steel with the magent(s) mounted beneath. That's just a guess on my part though.
Counting the winds was a stumbling block for me too. I decided to go low-tech and use a mechanical push button counter. It works well up to about 600 rpm, then it tends to jam. 600 rpm is plenty fast for me though.