Bespoke

Consultancy for the tough issues

Bespoke, you’re in expert hands

Are you attempting something new and novel? Do you think your gauging approach could be improved? Does the scale or complexity seem overwhelming? Don’t know where to start? We relish these challenges.

By working with us: we will save you time, reduce your project risk and upskill your inhouse teams with our gauging subject knowledge.

Our team have decades of experience with projects of all sizes. We advise on standards, guiding you in challenging them if they are outdated or unclear. We undertake research and develop new software tools bespoke to your situation. We apply our skills and experience to see beyond numbers, providing insight into what the numbers mean for you.

Set us your challenge. Get in touch.

Rising to challenges

Define

To define gauging strategies and provide project clarity

Model

To model, evaluate and optimise vehicle design

Investigate

To investigate and reduce infrastructure modifications

Interpret

To interpret, challenge or draft new standards

Engage

To engage and present to industry stakeholders

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for everything, it’s been a pleasure working with you again and I hope to have the opportunity again in the further”

Carly, Programme Manager

“D/Gauge have the most knowledgeable gauging engineers in the UK.”

Mike, Senior Engineer

“D/Gauge have consistently delivered over and above what has been asked of them, to a high standard and on schedule. I look forward to continuing to work together with them to find innovative ways to move gauging forward in CP6”

James, Senior Engineer

Gauging is solving problems

‘My passion for gauging stems from my love of problem solving and the huge variety of questions in our field that remain unanswered. Not a day goes by at D/Gauge where we aren’t tacking something new and improving our algorithms & tools. The relentless improvement is incredible and gets me out of bed in the morning.

I have built up a broad range of railway experience over the past 43 years. This helps me and the team appreciate the history, interactions and compromises between different disciplines. My role is to oversee and guide the bespoke gauging projects.

Having started my career in research, I know the value of innovation. I have been at the forefront of computerised gauging for 30 years. I know that our customers derive huge value from our ability to develop software quickly.’

Technical Director

Gauging is solving problems

"My passion for gauging stems from my love of problem solving and the huge variety of questions in our field that remain unanswered. Not a day goes by at D/Gauge where we aren’t tacking something new and improving our algorithms & tools. The relentless improvement is incredible and gets me out of bed in the morning.

I have built up a broad range of railway experience over the past 43 years. This helps me and the team appreciate the history, interactions and compromises between different disciplines. My role is to oversee and guide the bespoke gauging projects.

Having started my career in research, I know the value of innovation. I have been at the forefront of computerised gauging for 30 years. I know that our customers derive huge value from our ability to develop software quickly."

Technical Director

Gauging is approachable

"My role as MD is to nurture our culture of innovation, customer focus, and ensure that gauging is approachable and understandable.

I love to chat to clients from all railway disciplines, to really understand the challenges they face. I’m really privileged to oversee our software and engineering teams, giving fantastic flexibility to develop the products and services to best meet those needs.

As an engineer, I know the complexity of our subject, but likewise I’m passionate about great presentation. Gauging connects every aspect of the railway and the outputs must be clear and insightful to non-specialists."

Managing Director

Gauging is adaptable

"It’s so important for me to work for a company which strives to tackle new problems and adapts to make that happen. That’s exactly what we do here at D/Gauge. I’m all about looking for better ways to approach problems.

I lead the engineering team, ensuring we understand our client’s needs and ensure we deliver. My technical focus is electrification and probabilistic gauging. The mathematics and mechanics of these activities are really challenging and rewarding.

I’m hugely excited about how the industry is moving to electrify as well as thinking about clearances as risk, not just a number."

Head of Engineering

Gauging is guidance

"I specialise in vehicle introduction and am proud to have supported several clients from concept, all the way through to gauging acceptance. It’s great to see these new trains on the network!

I’ve been involved in gauging from the 1990’s going back to the introduction of tilting trains. I understand that a pragmatic approach is needed when working with so many stakeholders and suppliers.

Over the years we have developed a wide range of approaches to support our clients. My role as a principal engineer is to select the right approach to meet the client’s expectations, budget and timescales."

Principal Engineer

Gauging is detail

"My railway background spans 25 years, covering vehicle gauging and infrastructure data. My passion is to understand the detail and I take a meticulous approach to modelling every gauging input.

Every millimetre counts when we are looking to run trains incredibly close to the infrastructure. I love that our software has been designed by gauging engineers, it allows me to really interrogate the numbers and make an informed decision.

Having been involved with Network Rail’s National Gauging Database from its inception, I have extensive knowledge of UK routes which allows me advise clients around the known gauging tight spots."

Principal Engineer

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