DO’s AND DON’Ts FOR RAIL SEAT ASSEMBLY ON CONCRETE SLEEPERS WITH ELASTIC RAIL CLIPS

DO’s  AND DON’Ts FOR RAIL SEAT ASSEMBLY ON CONCRETE SLEEPERS WITH ELASTIC RAIL CLIPS

1. DO’s 

1.1. Ensure that all components of the assembly are available. Check drawing number of components as stamped on them (except on clip). 

1.2. Ensure that sleepers are laid centrally and square to the centre line of the track. 

1.3. Ensure that there is equal gap between rail foot and insert on both sides. Slew the sleeper laterally to achieve this. 

1.4. Ensure that rail flange top is clean. 

1.5. Ensure that liners are seated evenly on the rail. 

1.6 Keep “toe” of elastic rail clip on the liner and fix it by using driving tool of approved design. 

1.7. Ensure that the end face of central leg of driven clips is flush with the face of the insert.

2. DON’Ts 

2.1 Do not assemble fittings unless complete set of fittings of correct/ matching drawing are available. 

2.2 Do not fit liner upside down. 

2.3 Do not fit liner till equal gap is available on either side of rail foot. 

2.4 Do not hit liner at top for seating evenly on rail. 

2.5 Do not hammer the clip for fixing. 

2.6 Do not allow the central leg of driven clip to either remain inside or project out of the eye of the insert.

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