Rod Stewart is a model railroad enthusiast: big time!

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  1. chris m.

    chris m. Poster Extraordinaire

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    Cool story here--

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowb...6MOC0G1nUS_tJQryM2A9n_dHe4bmvXlvg0qCOKvpcW56Q

    When my son was aged 0 to about 7 he loved Thomas the Tank Engine. Rod's models easily rival the models used in the original Thomas the Tank Engine TV show. We bought tons of Thomas railway, cars, etc., and played with it for hours. Believe it or not, Ringo Starr actually narrated many episodes in the original British TV series! So that's at least two Brit rockers who are into model trains.
     
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    him and patrick swayze
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    Not so much a racket, but Pete Waterman was / is well into model trains. And real ones - he used to own the “Flying Scotsman” locomotive.
     
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    I wonder if Rod consulted Neil Young. He sure spent a lot of time immersed in this.
     
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    Those of us who have been into model railways since we were kids knew this already.

     
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    Very cool -- thanks!

    In college I had an HO track with long trains set up to run between the living room & dining room. We had a big transformer that accelerated the trains very slowly & realistically. We'd let two trains run until they 'met' at an intersection on a bridge. :lol:
     
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    I do Lionel O scale on a small scale .
     
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    I remembered Neil Young digging model trains, he owns 20% of Lionel, according to Wiki
     
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    I can't read the attached article, so I hope I'm not repeating information...

    I heard an interview on the radio with the editor of the magazine which is featuring Rod's layout. He said that Rod was a real and true model railroad fan; and that Rod had booked an extra hotel room on his latest tour just for his model-making work. He would relax between shows by working on his models.
     
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    ...I think Rod was quoted once as saying "I'd rather be on the cover of Railroad Modeller than the Rolling Stone".I believe Roger Daltry is also involved in the hobby in the UK...
     
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    I know Rod is a really good footballer.
     
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    Wow that is some home set.

    Is there a scientific name? Railophile or something?

    My Dad is a total rail nut. He left school at 15 to train as a driver. Dreams! Several years shunting stock overnight (and therefore missing out on ladies) put paid to his glamorous fantasies and he quit to later qualify as an electrical engineer.

    When I was a wee one he LOVED setting out the track and buying stock stuff for “me”. Ha! His passion. He loved it and so did I.

    Love you Dad.:)
     
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    Go big or go home.

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    love trains big and small but music became my priority about 50 yrs ago.my father in law has a nice set up and i usually peruse his trains and model railroader magazines.had a buddy that was an engineer for penn central so got to make a few trips.it was great.
     
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    Model railways are my other interest - here's a shot of my N gauge layout Effingby, a fictitious town set in the English East Midlands in the late 1950s.

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    Those pictures are pretty damn impressive. Well done Rod.
     
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    Not into Rod Stewart's music but those are some awesome layouts.
     
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    If I hadn’t gone with guitars I could have easily gone with model trains.
    I saw Rod’s set up on PBS iirc about 20 years ago.
    Its much bigger now.
    I’ve been into R/C planes, about ten years all the way to jets. Which were ducted fans at the time. Must have spent a small fortune.
    I built my first model car when I was about 7-8 years old.
    I loved models, cars, planes even trains.
    Models and modeling is one of the best hobbies a person can get involved in. Especially now it’s very much like the real thing.
    I’ve never missed the time or money spent on modeling...or guitars either.
     
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