Hi - I was admiring your layout. At the risk of sounding like a prat, why don't you just rotate Q3 on its collector 180 degrees? Then the emitter will be on ground and the base will line up with the other transistor's emitter and you won't need the two link or a cut. Is there a technical reason for doing it like that? I'm no tech, I don't know, so it's a genuine question.