Transaction always times out in a private network (trying first time)


We were trying to setup a private network following Create A Private Instance of Algorand In A Testbed | Algorand Developer Portal using physical linux machines instead of VMs. We are able to create and start relay and non-relay nodes, a few accounts, checked that genesis hash matches in all nodes.

When we start transferring some algos from one account to another using java programme (from algoran site with initial issues resolved like setting port no, using more than 100000 algo etc ), the transaction is timing out ( timeout). We see the log in the sending node:
{…(*AlgorandFullNode).broadcastSignedTxGroup",“level”:“info”,“line”:521,“msg”:“Sent signed tx group with IDs [AP7DRRFWW43YJ6ULO3BRNIANEVUVOHM2WKUFQWGNKTYWO6QUDHEQ]”,“name”:“”,“time”:“2022-08-06T16:17:37.824929+05:30”}

We see that in the node.log of participating (2 nodes) and relay (1 node) node, there are messages from each other. Most of the messages are showing catchup messages like:
{…catchup.(*Service).fetchAndWrite",“level”:“info”,“line”:261,“msg”:“fetchAndWrite(53442): Aborted while waiting for lookback block to ledger after failing once : wsFetcherClient( Request failed: peer closing”,“name”:“”,“time”:“2022-08-03T17:08:12.352340+05:30”}

Could anyone please help on the timeout issue?

Best Regards