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    Sir Rod Stewart's Model Railway

    Just wow!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-50403561


    Incredible dedication and skill to make that.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    The first cutting is the deepest

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    He told Railway Modeller he worked on the skyscrapers and other scenery while on tour, requesting an extra room for his constructions in his hotels.
    "We would tell them in advance and they were really accommodating, taking out the beds and providing fans to improve air circulation and ventilation," he said.

    What a diva!
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    Never give up on a dream!
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    The first cutting is the deepest
    Well played, Sir!

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    From Wiki, bold text by me:

    Stewart is a
    model railway enthusiast. His 23 ft 124 ft (7.0 m 37.8 m) HO scalelayout in his Los Angeles home is modelled after the New York Central and the Pennsylvania Railroads during the 1940s. Called the Three Rivers City, the layout was featured in the cover story of the December 2007, December 2010, February 2014, and June 2017 issues of Model Railroader magazine. In the 2007 article, Stewart said that it meant more to him to be in a model railroad magazine than a music magazine. The layout, which has a mainline run of 900 ft (270 m), uses code 70 flextrack and a Digital Command Control (DCC) system made by Digitrax.[143][144] Stewart has a second, smaller layout at his UK home, based on Britain's East Coast Main Line. In a sidebar[145] to the 2014 Model Railroader article, Stewart admitted (in an anecdote about his having unwittingly mixed red scenery texturing material into a "turf" mix he used around the bases of buildings) that he is colour-blind.[146][147]



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    i suppose there are only so many beautiful women you can spend time with before one's mind turn to model railways. There was an Alan Yentob interview with him and Stewart wouldnt let the cameras show the model railway.

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    Neil Young was an avid model railway (or railroad) collector. He sold off a lot of his kit in 2017. He was also part of a consortium which bought model train manufacturer Lionel in 1995.

    Young also invented/developed TMCC, which allowed enthusiasts to walk around their layouts & operate them by remote control. He originally developed the system to allow his autistic son to operate the trains.
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    ​Jim.

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    Very cool indeed.

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    That is immense, must have cost a fortune, saw this on tv yesterda

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    I never used to understand why people thought Rod Stewart was cool, now I get it!

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    I read about this the other day. Very disappointed that I couldn't find any video of his setup on the internet. Anyone know of any??

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    Sorry, but just made me think of this

    https://youtu.be/iAbZi14-i6s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hennersf View Post
    I never used to understand why people thought Rod Stewart was cool, now I get it!

    I'm with you on that!
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Sir Rod isn't the only icon of pop that's into Model Railways.... https://www.petewatermansleamingtonspa.com/ ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artistmike View Post
    Sir Rod isn't the only icon of pop that's into Model Railways.... https://www.petewatermansleamingtonspa.com/ ...

    Pete's one is well known. I',m pretty sure he was into it decades ago when I did the occasional production work on The Hitman And Her!


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    Sir Rod also dipped into his pocket when schoolboy vandals trashed a lifetime's work by a local modelling club:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-48332649



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    Jools Holland does a bit too, he was featured in the magazine back in January.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben4watches View Post
    Jools Holland does a bit too, he was featured in the magazine back in January.

    Think he lives (or did) in a former station.

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    Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll and model Railways

    "HE DOES WEAR IT WELL"

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    If you want my Hornby and you think Im sexy

    Sorry.

    Must admit Im quite tempted - I had a layout 45 years ago. Chicken wire and plaster of Paris, lichen, flock...happy days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hennersf View Post
    I never used to understand why people thought Rod Stewart was cool, now I get it!
    Yes, whenever you think of the epitome of cool, it's always the model railway nerds that spring to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    Yes, whenever you think of the epitome of cool, it's always the model railway nerds that spring to mind.
    Well you can add Roger Daltrey to that list of model railway nerds.

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    ^Fairly happy about that.

    I'm hoping some of the coolness will rub off on those of us who may still have Scalextric or Airfix in the loft...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    ^Fairly happy about that.

    I'm hoping some of the coolness will rub off on those of us who may still have Scalextric or Airfix in the loft...
    Airfix.... you may well have created a monster....

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    I love that Sir Rodders phoned the Jeremy Vine Show to refute Vine's suggestion that he couldn't have built it himself. Legend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barryboy View Post
    Airfix.... you may well have created a monster....
    That would make an excellent Hammer horror.

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