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14:39 Apr 21, 2017
English to French translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Transport / Transportation / Shipping / restoration of railway
English term or phrase: fettling
Can anyone translate fettling in French. Thank you

All turnouts were assessed on a case by case bases. The repair methodology of the turnouts consists of the following options:
1. Replacement of complete turnout
2. Replacement of components
3. Fettling of turnout
Local time: 23:38

Summary of answers provided
3 +2ébavurage
florence metzger
4entretien de la voie/du ballast
FX Fraipont
Jonathan Cohen



2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5

trim or clean the rough edges

Jonathan Cohen
Local time: 17:38
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: French
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une suggestion...

florence metzger
Local time: 23:38
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 316

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  mchd
4 mins
  -> merci

agree  GILOU
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entretien de la voie/du ballast

pas le sens d'ébavurage ici

"Fettle, fettling:
Making repairs to rail track, especially concerned with maintaining the drainage of the ballast, and the proper cant of the rail track and rails."

"Dipped joint - a dip between two rails in jointed track caused when voids have formed in the ballast under the joint sleepers.
Fettle/fettling - removal of said voids by the P-way gangs using voids using bars or ballast forks. "

"In the railroad industry, this term is used to describe routine maintenance performed on tracks. It includes confirming that the rails are aligned properly, checking drainage systems, replacing ties if necessary, and conducting other tasks which will keep the tracks in good condition. It is important for this maintenance to be performed on a regular basis since a wide variety of situations can cause damage to the tracks, and this can result in damage to trains passing over the tracks, most spectacularly in the case of a derailment.

Track fettling is usually accomplished with the assistance of a small handcar or truck specially fitted to roll on the tracks, which allows track workers to carry tools and replacement parts as they traverse the track to inspect it. This is done in constant rotation to make sure that all of the track is seen at some point or another."

"fettling the track bed
notice : no track laid yet!

video : track fettling

FX Fraipont
Local time: 23:38
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 460
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Asker: Thank you for always assisting it really help a lot!

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