Thursday, 22 March 2012

Diesel Lab

I had a meeting at Algonquin College this week and took some time to look around the vehicle mechanics facility.  It's a huge, immaculately clean space with all types of engines and vehicles. The instructors are really friendly and tolerant of wacky artist types like myself.

With the help of my friend Stephen I have come to admire the elegant principle and precision engineering of the diesel engine in my sailboat.  I can even name some of the parts.  In the lab there are many huge diesels which radiate an aura of tremendous power and duribility that make my 20hp boat engine look like a toy.


  1. Great drawing! There's a great lorry mechanics training school here in Bristol which has a big room full of diesel engines. Must go and sketch there one day.

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