Chariots of Steam - Model Ships Exhibition
An exclusive, previously unseen collection of model ships, celebrating the work of model builder Lachie Stewart. The exhibition is hosted on the 'Maid of the Loch', a paddle steamer that is docked in Balloch, on the southern shores of Loch Lomond.
Lachie Stewart is no ordinary man. Born in Vale of Leven, West Dunbartonshire in 1943, his achievements include a glorious athletic career which saw him win a gold medal in the 10,000 metres at the Commonwealth Games in 1970. A true champion and polymath, Lachie has combined his lifelong passion for maritime history and model building to create a spectacular collection of ships which he has meticulously built over the last 60 years.
Exhibition work entailed welcome boards, information boards, and object panels that detailed the various models on display, with historical notes concerning each individual ship.
The panels were designed to have a slight art deco style, in keeping with the Maid on the Loch's interior.