The vertical boiler has four fixing brackets at the front, rear, left and right sides. Starting with the rear, the sides and finally the front, access becomes steadily more tortuous!
|Rear bracket with the boiler-maker's plate above|
Having aggressively wire-brush-cleaned the bolts and holes well and applied graphite grease, I found I was facing an interference or at least very tight fit - the sort that works better, the bigger the hammer!
When there isn't much space to work in, swinging a big hammer is an art form to behold - one that Norman had mastered a long time ago but has so far eluded me! Still, when you have a master of an art, why not make the best use of him! So I did and thanks to Norman and my spanner wielding self, the boiler is now very firmly bolted down.
|Left hand bracket|
|Right hand bracket|
|The pipe can be seen in the cab doorway.|
Photo courtesy of the Sentinel Drivers' Club
but heavily doctored for the cab detail
|Front bracket from above - not too accessible!|
|Front bracket from below (somewhere near the rear axle!)|
|Front bracket from below - with the rear axle showing|
|The Front fixing in grey is just above the axle - much|
easier to get at without a boiler in the way!