EN­GINE ROOM

Canal Boat - - The Boat Test -

Wood gives way to paint on the walls in the en­gine room, a mix of grey pan­els and white tongue and groove. Plus, there are plenty of cup­boards made from re­claimed oak hid­ing the mod­ern electrics.

The cen­tre­piece of the room is the mag­nif­i­cent Gard­ner en­gine, of which more later. There are yards of cop­per pipes to pol­ish, as well as pierced brass on the ex­haust. The use of brass vents and bulk­head lights, and an­other cop­per pipe ra­di­a­tor looks just right.

‘The cen­tre­piece is the mag­nif­i­cent Gard­ner en­gine. There are yards of cop­per pipe to pol­ish as well as brass on the ex­haust’

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