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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:06 am 
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Far out

I used to think the bloke was an bit of a knob who brought out dire music and some how managed to get a never ending line of hot chicks, but he just went up on my respecto-meter.

Been working on this for 23 years.

Size of a tennis court

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-50403561

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I am railing: Sir Rod Stewart reveals his epic model railway city

He's one of rock's biggest stars, but Sir Rod Stewart has finally revealed the fruits of his other great passion - model railways.

In between making music and playing live, Sir Rod has been working on a massive, intricate model of a US city for the past 23 years.

He unveiled it as part of an interview with Railway Modeller magazine.

He then phoned in to Jeremy Vine's BBC Radio 2 show to rebuff the host's suggestion he had not built it himself.

"I would say 90% of it I built myself," he insisted. "The only thing I wasn't very good at and still am not is the electricals, so I had someone else do that."

Sir Rod has released 13 studio albums and been on 19 tours during the time it took to build the city, which is modelled on both New York and Chicago around 1945.

"A lot of people laugh at it being a silly hobby, but it's a wonderful hobby," he said

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.

The scenery and structures are his forte, rather than the locomotives and tracks. "I find beauty in what everyone else sees as ugly - rugged skyscrapers, beaten-up warehouses, things that are very run down."

Photos of the layout show dozens of highly detailed buildings plus bridges, ships, vegetation and streets teeming with vintage cars and taxis.

"When I take on something creative like this, I have to give it 110%," he said. "For me it's addictive. I started, so I just had to finish. I'm lucky I had the room. If I'd have realised at the start it would have taken so long, I'd have probably said, 'No! No! Nah!'"



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:18 am 
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Railway Modeller Exclusive! :lol: :lol:

I feel like this could/should be a piss take.


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Jeff the Bear wrote:
Railway Modeller Exclusive! :lol: :lol:

I feel like this could/should be a piss take.


It's not - he's well known for his hobby. Fair play to him.

He also recently donated to fix up a fellow modeler's vandalised setup:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/may/20/rod-stewart-donates-10000-model-railway-club-vandalised-market-deeping

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Stewart said in a statement: “I was absolutely devastated to hear that vandals had destroyed what was to be a lovely show by the Market Deeping model railway club over the weekend.

“The collection was priceless and I am donating £10,000 to help compensate those affected and asking fellow enthusiasts Jools Holland, Roger Daltrey and others to do the same.”

Stewart added: “It took me 23 years to build my model railway, so I feel their pain.”

The singer is said to own a model of New York’s Grand Central station, complete with talking conductors and air-conditioned skyscrapers. He has said previously: “All the little guys in the engines are talking. It is unbelievable, it really is. Don’t say it’s a ‘train set’. It is a scale-model railway.”


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Fair play tbh :thumbup:


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Fair play tbh :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:45 am 
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Fair play tbh :thumbup:


Indeed. It's an impressive collection and an excellent display. Must take take time, love and skill to put it all together. A million times more worthy than many celebrity displays of wealth :nod:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:07 am 
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"A lot of people laugh at it being a silly hobby, but it's a wonderful hobby," he said


Hard to think of many better hobbies really. It must be excellent for mental health, especially given his main career.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:24 am 
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Dark wrote:

I used to think the bloke was an bit of a knob who brought out dire music


Faces... Debris

Fair play on the model railway :shock: :thumbup:


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guy smiley wrote:
Dark wrote:

I used to think the bloke was an bit of a knob who brought out dire music


Faces... Debris

Fair play on the model railway :shock: :thumbup:


Clicked on the link and thought "that other dude looks like the bloke from the Rolling Stones"

It was

Ronnie Wood.

Never knew they were in a band together.


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Dark wrote:
guy smiley wrote:
Dark wrote:

I used to think the bloke was an bit of a knob who brought out dire music


Faces... Debris

Fair play on the model railway :shock: :thumbup:


Clicked on the link and thought "that other dude looks like the bloke from the Rolling Stones"

It was

Ronnie Wood.

Never knew they were in a band together.


They joined the remnants of Small Faces when the leader of that band split and it became The Faces. They were in the Jeff Beck group together, I think...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xlo1NvEdAw

Rod on banjo.


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guy smiley wrote:
Dark wrote:
guy smiley wrote:
Dark wrote:

I used to think the bloke was an bit of a knob who brought out dire music


Faces... Debris

Fair play on the model railway :shock: :thumbup:


Clicked on the link and thought "that other dude looks like the bloke from the Rolling Stones"

It was

Ronnie Wood.

Never knew they were in a band together.


They joined the remnants of Small Faces when the leader of that band split and it became The Faces. They were in the Jeff Beck group together, I think...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xlo1NvEdAw

Rod on banjo.


It's amazing how small a world the UK music scene was in those days, when you look into it.

How many people knew, replaced, recommended, jammed together/with each other in different bands who are now household names.


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Yup. In the 70s there was a sort of migration of British talent to the US to hit it big in the music scene... Rod Stewart had an album called Atlantic Crossing fercryinoutloud, looking back you could say that was when the rock and roll scene really stepped up and became an industry. All those dudes who had a richly influenced background in music tastes just went out and slayed it.


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Dark wrote:
guy smiley wrote:
Dark wrote:
guy smiley wrote:
Dark wrote:

I used to think the bloke was an bit of a knob who brought out dire music


Faces... Debris

Fair play on the model railway :shock: :thumbup:


Clicked on the link and thought "that other dude looks like the bloke from the Rolling Stones"

It was

Ronnie Wood.

Never knew they were in a band together.


They joined the remnants of Small Faces when the leader of that band split and it became The Faces. They were in the Jeff Beck group together, I think...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xlo1NvEdAw

Rod on banjo.


It's amazing how small a world the UK music scene was in those days, when you look into it.

How many people knew, replaced, recommended, jammed together/with each other in different bands who are now household names.


That would have been an extremely efficient self selecting process though. Only the very best, the very hippest, and the right looking guys all percolating around the tip of the iceberg.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:56 am 
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Neil Young is also heavily into trains. One of his children, Ben, has Cerebral Palsy and his kids and he connect building and controlling train sets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3z09VRZ6to

He takes them on tour. I've seen he and Beck playing with them at a festival.

He was also part of a syndicate that purchased the world's largest toy train manufacturer, Lionel.


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Rod also guested on this song by Aussie band Python Lee Jackson In a Broken Dream

He's been prolific.

First time I ever heard part of it, it was sampled here by Lovage feat. Mike Patton Lifeboat


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That is very impressive....


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mr bungle wrote:
Neil Young is also heavily into trains. One of his children, Ben, has Cerebral Palsy



The Bridge School benefit...

Neil Young is just a living legend.


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I may be wrong, but Jools Holland is meant to love his model railwaying as well. Super hobby if you have the time, space and money.


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It mentions Jools in the article I posted.

As for Dark not knowing the Faces........ :roll: :blush: :lol:


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Thought this was going to be an Anne Frank's drum kit type of thread.


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I'll be honest was hoping that this was some new, Profannisaurs type euphemism.

If I had to say what it would be for I think it would be an old man, who dresses like a young man with the complexion of a crocodile handbag, paying several beautiful prostitutes to crawl around the room a la Human Centipede, while he wears a conductors hat making train noises.

But that's just off the top of my head.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:26 am 
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its a rich mans hobby.

I had an n gauge layout under my bed on casters when I was a young un. many many hours of fun as a lad.

I popped into a model shop on a whim to look at the cost of such things in this day and age. I nearly fell over.


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What a wonderful world.
Those structures he made were very impressive and all hand carved from wood. It gets easier to carve as you go on , because it turns out The First Cut is the Deepest


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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
It mentions Jools in the article I posted.

As for Dark not knowing the Faces........ :roll: :blush: :lol:



Okay Boomer (official destroyer of the planet)

As an aside

Yardbirds giving us three of the greatest guitarists of all time is impressive as.


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I was expecting more from the Oundle Massive on this thread.


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crash 669 wrote:
I'll be honest was hoping that this was some new, Profannisaurs type euphemism.

If I had to say what it would be for I think it would be an old man, who dresses like a young man with the complexion of a crocodile handbag, paying several beautiful prostitutes to crawl around the room a la Human Centipede, while he wears a conductors hat making train noises.

But that's just off the top of my head.


Rod Stewart's Train Set (n): An improbable mechanism for the acquisition of fanny. "Don't ask me how he does it. He's got a face like a bag of spanners, but he's seen more blart over the years than Rod Stewart's Train Set, Chief Rabbi"


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Brazil wrote:
crash 669 wrote:
I'll be honest was hoping that this was some new, Profannisaurs type euphemism.

If I had to say what it would be for I think it would be an old man, who dresses like a young man with the complexion of a crocodile handbag, paying several beautiful prostitutes to crawl around the room a la Human Centipede, while he wears a conductors hat making train noises.

But that's just off the top of my head.


Rod Stewart's Train Set (n): An improbable mechanism for the acquisition of fanny. "Don't ask me how he does it. He's got a face like a bag of spanners, but he's seen more blart over the years than Rod Stewart's Train Set, Chief Rabbi"


Send it in to Viz and it'll be in the Christmas edition.


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Christmas edition's out already. Wouldn't wipe my arse with it.


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The most pained, drawn-out and miserable part of dealing with my late father’s belongings was dismantling and disposing of his model railway, about 20 sq ft with 12 engines specked out with soundcards.

Rod let him play with his trains in the 60s, my folks lived next door to his head roadie, a guy called Chooch or something like that.


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I wouldn't join a model railway society for the women though

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Dark wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
It mentions Jools in the article I posted.

As for Dark not knowing the Faces........ :roll: :blush: :lol:



Okay Boomer (official destroyer of the planet)

As an aside

Yardbirds giving us three of the greatest guitarists of all time is impressive as.


Gen X Fule

And yes.


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I wouldn't join a model railway society for the women though

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3,6,2,4,5,1.


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Dark wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
It mentions Jools in the article I posted.

As for Dark not knowing the Faces........ :roll: :blush: :lol:



Okay Boomer (official destroyer of the planet)

As an aside

Yardbirds giving us three of the greatest guitarists of all time is impressive as.

Didn't thay all start with John Mayall first?


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tabascoboy wrote:
I wouldn't join a model railway society for the women though

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3,6,2,4,5,1.



They are at least 'two pinters'


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I wouldn't join a model railway society for the women though

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Is that a Little Britain sketch that I missed first time around?


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tabascoboy wrote:
I wouldn't join a model railway society for the women though

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Is that a Little Britain sketch that I missed first time around?


All the attention on the train set and not a skerrick of appreciation for the 20 ft moat they appear to have dug in that room.


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BTW "train set" are two words to get railway modellers in a right hissy fit. A train set is what you buy in a box, this is a model railway

#nerd-rage


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I suspect Rod has bedded more ladies than all the other model railway enthusiasts put together.


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jdogscoop wrote:
danny_fitz wrote:
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I wouldn't join a model railway society for the women though

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Is that a Little Britain sketch that I missed first time around?


All the attention on the train set and not a skerrick of appreciation for the 20 ft moat they appear to have dug in that room.


Not sure if there were several cameras present given the random direction of each persons gaze. It would make an excellent 'spot the ball' competition.


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Had train sets as a kid but you need the space to do anything decent so makes sense that adults pick it up.

As for Rod - great music especially the early stuff


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