WHAT WE DO?
AT RAIL SWITCH WE SUPPLY :
– RAIL FITTINGS
– RECONDITIONED RAILS
– STEEL SLEEPERS
– RECONDITIONED STEEL SLEEPERS
– TURNOUT SLEEPER SETS
– SLEEPER FITTINGS
We have a large range of steel sleepers to meet any requirements. Steel sleepers offer many cost benefits. They are long lasting, easy to install and maintain and are easily handled by one person. With steel sleepers, we can supply insulation where required as well as Pandrol rail fasteners.
We supply a wide range of switches for surface and underground use, to any angle or length, in 610 mm, 762mm, 914mm and 1065mm gauges.
Our narrow gauge switches can be supplied with various types of rail. Sizes range from 40kg/m down to 15kg/m.
HEAVY DUTY RAILBOUND
For heavy axle load and high traffic frequency conditions the railbound crossing is an ideal solution to the problem of excessive wear. The design incorporates a 14% manganese steel insert that is bolted securely between two specially bent and machined wing rails.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
The Company has been operating for over 15 years, specialising in the supply of new and second hand railway track material.
Over the past 10 years the Company has specialised in the manufacture of new rail track products as listed above for both broad gauge and narrow gauge application (surface and underground). This was initiated by our customers who have a need for both second hand and new materials. The fact that there are very few suppliers of new material afforded us a competitive edge in this market sector. Because we are innovative in our approach, we can offer the best solutions to customers’ needs at a competitive price. We manufacture all types of turnouts (e.g. diamonds, scissors, crossovers, etc.) for any gauge or rail size to suit the customers requirements.
DG GAUGE BAR
Rail Switch supplies the DG Type Gauge Bar. Hereunder we list the advantages of using the DG Type Gauge Bar over the conventional Gauge Bar:
THE CONVENTIONAL GAUGE BAR
The conventional Gauge Bar consists of 25mm diameter round bar threaded on both ends to take M24 nuts. The problem with this method is that you have to drill the rail to fit the Gauge Bar, which is not cost effective and also takes a lot more time.
The other disadvantage to using this method is that because you have to drill the web of the rail, the cover for concrete is inadequate resulting in the concrete cracking above the Gauge Bar.
DG TYPE GAUGE BAR
The DG Type Gauge Bar consists of 16 mm threaded round bar to take 4 x M16 nuts and 4 specially designed DG Gauge clips which fit onto the flange of the rail.
This method is a lot more cost effective as you don’t have to drill the web, therefore giving a time saving. In the same time it takes to fit a Gauge Bar the conventional way, you could fit several DG Gauge Bars. It also does not result in the concrete cracking as there is more distance between the top of the rail and the gauge bar.
Another advantage is this method is that it allows for easy gauge widening around curves, by merely adjusting the distance between the gauge clips.