These rather useful tools made by Proses, arrived in the post today. They are for applying then gluing ballast along the railway track. I became aware of them through my cousin letting me know about them via Facebook.
The device on the left is the glue applicator and the one on the right is the ballast spreader. The ballast spreader is used first by filling it with ballast then sliding it along the track, and it deposits ballast evenly between the rails and either side. The glue applicator is very cunning. The small red/white bar is placed over the nozzles to stop glue from coming out whilst filling. The small grey piece which is magnetically held in place is removed to expose the small filling hole, then using the syringe, the adhesive, which is diluted PVA glue, is injected into the applicator through the small hole. The magnetic piece is replaced which creates an airtight seal, which is vital in its operation. The red/white bar is removed and the applicator can them be placed onto the track, and whilst moving it along the yellow wheel is moved ¼ turn which thus deposits a small quantity of adhesive onto the previously laid ballast. These will save a lot of work in the building of Hadarford, especially as there will be such a lot of track to ballast. However I haven’t worked out yet, and there is nothing in the instructions on what to do with point work, I think some dry-run experimenting may be necessary.