I'm sorry but if I look at the pic's I'm sure the orientation of the transformers changed. Look at the British flag. The long side of the flag was at 90 degrees to the long side of the OT. Now it's parallel and closer.
But I think there's help from a more knowledgeable person, so I'll follow this in silence from now on.
And the center lines are not aligned with one another… some of the worst magnetic field escapes at the corners.
I wouldn’t rule out your hypothesis completely. We’ll all learn something together as this develops.