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Rod Stewart Reveals His Epic Model Railway City Which Took Him 23 Years To Complete

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Rod Stewart Reveals His Epic Model Railway City Which Took Him 23 Years To Complete

‘I started it 23 years ago and I have been into it all my life.’

Sir Rod Stewart became a surprising guest on Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine show on November 13th after calling in to discuss his extravagant model railroad.

Sir Rod, 74, while on the program revealed he called because, Penny Lancaster, his wife had told him that Vine had hinted the rock star couldn’t have built the 1500 square feet industrialized city all by himself.

Sir Rod Stewart became a surprising guest on Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine show on November 13th after calling in to discuss his extravagant model railroad

He said on the show: ‘I would say 90% of I built it myself. The only one thing I wasn’t very good at and still am not is electric. So I had someone else do that for me.’

He added: ‘I started it 23 years ago and I have been into it all my life.’

‘I would say 90% of I built it myself. The only one thing I wasn’t very good at and still am not is electric. So I had someone else do that for me

Describing the railway as a cross between Chicago and New York, Sir Rod stated: ‘They say the model railroads are never finished and this one is. There’s not much more I can do with it.’

Also expressing his delight at the coverage of the railroad that has overtaken 20 years, he also said: ‘It was really noisy. We have sound effects when the trains go through the city. There’s a city sound of New York and they go through the country. There are birds singing and it’s very incredible. I am very proud of it and I am also proud of the coverage it finally got today.’

‘They say the model railroads are never finished and this one is. There’s not much more I can do with it’

The complex 124ft long × 23ft wide model is in his attic at the Stewart home in Los Angeles. It portrays an American city and its industrial hinterland contained hundreds of buildings in the 1940s.

Dubbed as the Grand Street And Three Rivers City, it features a railway station crossed by several bridges at rush hour and there are period cars and lorries as well as trains.

The complex 124ft long × 23ft wide model is in his attic at the Stewart home in Los Angeles

It portrays an American city and its industrial hinterland contained hundreds of buildings in the 1940s

Nevertheless, the December issue of Railway Modeller Magazine is now selling.

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