Sir Rod Stewart reveals his epic model railway city

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  1. DaleCooper

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

     
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    I think the most surprising thing about this is that the BBC takes Railway Modeller!
     
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    Rod rang in to the Radio 2 Jeremy Vine show, who was doing an article on this. Unexpectedly joinned on the line by Jools Holland, and Steve Lamacq in the studio. Very entertaining
     
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    Judging by the accompanying pictures I would say that Stewart really needs to get something up on YouTube.
     
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    Just read the article. Looks a superb layout.
     
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    I liked the fact that instead of asking for hookers and cocaine in his hotel room he wanted space to do some modelling.
     
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    Anyone who is interested in both music and model railways will have known for some time that Sir Rod Stewart was not just a passionate railway modeller, but also a very good one. His American Railroad model appeared in Model Railroader magazine quite a few years ago now. His being in The Railway Modeller was long overdue.
     
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    Yes Jools Holland has an interest in Railways, I think I recently read that in the Radio Times, I think Pete Waterman does too?
     
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    Just a bit. :lol:

    It feels like he owned half of the ex-BR fleet in the early 90's. I've been re-reading issues of RAIL recently from 1990-1993 or so and not a month went by without him buying something up, even electrics.
     
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    Thought so. Does he have connections with Flying Scotsman and or the GCR?
     
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    Pete Waterman has a splendid O gauge finescale model of Leamington Spa in late steam/early diesel days. Don't think it is transportable to exhibitions or open to public viewing wherever it is, so I've only seen pics and videos of it.
     
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    The layouts of both Jools Holland and Pete Waterman have both appeared in Railway Modeller in the last few years (Jools in January this year).
    Just Like The Real Thing, which was a manufacturer of O-gauge loco and stock kits, was actually set up by Waterman after he realised that he couldn't buy what he needed.
     
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    Anyone seen the magazine in shops? Looked in a few places and no joy.
     
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    I saw it in the model shop at Buckfastleigh today. I meant to buy it but forgot.
     
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    Hasn't Rod Stewart also built an ECML layout in his UK home?
     
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    It's open to public viewing upon request. These requests can be made by completing a form on the layout's website.

    "About Leamington

    In 2003 Dr Pete Waterman OBE decided to create what is probably now the largest mainline O gauge model railway in the UK. Originally planned to be modelled in Gauge 1 this soon became unrealistic as the space required would have been vast, so O gauge it is then and work started to convert a barn to include a new mezzanine that was to accommodate the layout. Fifteen years on from that date and there is still much modelling taking place and who knows, maybe it'll never be fully completed."
     

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