LAYING a gel to combat wheel-slip or slide on slippery rail surfaces is now possible using a portable applicator weighing just 5 kg. Available from Chipman Rail, the Handite applicator is pushed manually along the rail to distribute a Sandite gel evenly on the rail surface.

The gel is supplied in sealed bags which clip into the applicator, and a roller pushes the gel from the end of the bag to a peristaltic pump. A 5 kg bag suffices to cover more than 300m of rail.

Chipman Rail, Great BritainReader Enquiry Number 144