I began with the boiler connection and isolating valve.
|Isolating valve plumbed into the boiler orifice|
I completed the joint using Rocol steam seal. Total loco unavailable time: about half an hour!
I then fitted the standard buffer beam equipment using the purpose-designed flange.
|Standard buffer beam equipment fitted to buffer beam (1)|
|Standard buffer beam equipment fitted to buffer beam (2)|
|Blue PRV and safety valve attached to rear of flange (1)|
|Blue PRV and safety valve attached to rear of flange (2)|
|Steam Heating Pressure Gauge|
Having fitted the buffer beam equipment and attached the hose, I hitched up the hose end using the standard support links. It then became obvious that the assembly was somewhat lower than expected. On examining a MK1 carriage for comparison, the assembly is 6 to 8 inches lower.
|Hitched with shortened support linkage|
Prior to steaming, the first test was to to check that the lower height would not prevent a connection being made to a carriage. As shown below, it is all OK.
|May be low but fits perfectly.|