I have all the parts at present, the MLCS "Pins and Tails jigs" looked just what i wanted to make but a bit longer. But i cant find a stockist over here in the UK.
I'm afraid you'll struggle finding MLCS in the UK. If you want their stuff you'll have to buy it over the net and pay the shipping, I'm afraid.
Also does anyone know of a good fixed spindle router which will accept both 1/2 and 1/4 inch bits suitable for routing out the tails.
Depending on your router that probably isn't necessary. Many plunge routers can be converted to what is, in effect, a fixed base router by simply adding a fine depth adjuster such as this model
by Trend. the main advantage of a fixed base over a plunge router for jig work is the fine, incremental depth adjustment - a fine depth adjuster gives you that. Some routers, like the Freud FT2000
already come with them installed. If you want to go ahead with a fixed base router then there is only one "quality" tool on the market at present, the Bosch GMF1400
, which ain't cheap. Ryobi, GMC and Draper all do their own brand Chinese-made versions, but they are none of them quality goods.
If anyone has plans for the jigs, i would be most appreciated, as i can have a stab at it, but i am sure i would wreck a good length of ally first time round.
Have you thought about trying to set-out the jig yourself and experimenting with a cheaper alternative material? 4 to 6mm acrylic scrap from discarded signs, offcuts, etc can often be had for the asking from sign making firms