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Offline Nord

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Rod Stewart's railway
« on: November 13, 2019, 07:00:15 PM »
As you would expect from a super rich guy, it's big, and it's amazing. Took him 23 years to complete.

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

Offline fastolfrus

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Re: Rod Stewart's railway
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2019, 07:09:55 PM »
Has no-one tried to get him gaming?
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Offline FramFramson

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Re: Rod Stewart's railway
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2019, 09:39:51 PM »
Love that sunset lighting.

Offline Michi

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Re: Rod Stewart's railway
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2019, 09:42:43 PM »
Oh my, I pull my hat and pay tribute to that dedication!

Offline Sterling Moose

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Re: Rod Stewart's railway
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2019, 09:56:34 PM »
 :o
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Offline AzSteven

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Re: Rod Stewart's railway
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2019, 10:30:25 PM »
Stunning.  You can tell the BBC reporter is NOT a model person though - not one mention of scale.

Online gamer Mac

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Re: Rod Stewart's railway
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2019, 10:42:24 PM »
I was listing to the radio when it came on and had missed the very start so it wasn't until the end that I realised that it was that Rod that was talking, he did sound very knowledgeable about he subject and then Jules Holland as well, very interesting program an other geek is outed lol lol lol

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Re: Rod Stewart's railway
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2019, 11:05:09 PM »
Amazing work :-*
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Offline carlos marighela

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Re: Rod Stewart's railway
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2019, 01:55:52 AM »
Is that a Downtown Train? * It certainly is sexy, in an odd sort of way. :D





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Offline Byblos

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Re: Rod Stewart's railway
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2019, 09:45:43 AM »
The Rod Stewart railway is superb, note that it is inspired by another extraordinary network: the George Sellios Franklin & South Manchester Railroad.

http://fsmkits.homestead.com/layout.html

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20365


And I invite you to discover the Gorre & Daphetid railways of the late John Allen!

And don't forget this :

http://www.ottgalleries.com/WelcometoArkham.html

 :o

Offline Michi

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Re: Rod Stewart's railway
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2019, 11:49:05 AM »
The Rod Stewart railway is superb, note that it is inspired by another extraordinary network: the George Sellios Franklin & South Manchester Railroad.

I thought so, when I saw it first. I have the printed F&SM book at home for a long time.

Offline Byblos

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Re: Rod Stewart's railway
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2019, 12:40:03 PM »
I thought so, when I saw it first. I have the printed F&SM book at home for a long time.

Excellent book! And since then, the F & SM has grown considerably!

In the web magazine Railroad Model Hobbyist (free), there are several articles on the evolution of the network.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvbg_tL9JXM&list=PLS3jZx0JPZNqclKh9Ifh9xKe179hw81HA

Offline has.been

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Re: Rod Stewart's railway
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2019, 09:25:28 PM »
Will have to show my wife, she is mad keen on... Rod Stewart.

Offline Etranger

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Re: Rod Stewart's railway
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2019, 10:45:50 PM »
And credit to Rod in that a lot of it is his own work, rather than just bought in. He reckons around 80% was done by him & the parts that were done by others were (necessarily complex on a layout that size) most electrical work.
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Offline Bloggard

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Re: Rod Stewart's railway
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2019, 12:59:21 PM »
joe cocker was into toy soldiers iirc.