It also doesn't make it easy to take good photos. I hope the gist is clear from the following ones.
The first is the driver's eye view looking forward.
|Avoiding the window and other pipework|
So I concluded that the best route for the pipe was around the top of the circular window aperture with the brake lever much higher up. Top right in the photo are the yellow-coloured silencer/air filter where air is let in to apply the brakes. Then there is the blue-handled brake valve lever itself with the vacuum relief valve just beyond it pointing up at an angle. There is a connection for the vacuum gauge right at the front.
It was not an easy job fitting the pipe around the window particularly the elbow at the top left. The pipes won't bend or give so they have to be exactly the right dimensions to go together! (I got it right on about the third attempt!).
The next photo is looking down to where the vacuum pipe passes through the cab floor (see the last three photos of this link).
|Connections to the train pipe,check valve and Ejector|
|Ejector's steam feed|
Next I have to assemble the safety valve manifold with steam seal and complete the ejector connections. Some extra Stauff clamps are also needed to support the vacuum pipe. Then there is the ejector exhaust pipe which will require a hole in the roof. Hmm, I'd better get that in the right place!