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Rod Stewart in Model Railroader Magazine
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Rod Stewart: model train geek? Who knew? Stewart contacted Model Railroader magazine last year, said he’d been a hobbyist for 20 years, and sent them pics of his layout. While he was on tour, he visited the magazine’s offices in Milwaukee. Stewart invited editors to come see his HO scale 23′ x 124′ layout in LA. They did and were blown away by what they saw. The online article has no pics, the magazine article, with lots of pictures and track layout, was in the December ’07 issue of the magazine. The pics above are scans found online.

Visiting Rod Stewart’s Three Rivers City model railroad [via]
More scans here.

12 thoughts on “Rod Stewart in Model Railroader Magazine

  1. This doesn’t surprise me. Neil Young is also a model train hobbyist and I heard that he was associated w/Lionel in some capacity (could someone vet that?).

  2. Neil Young designed and built an electronic control system so his son Ben could enjoy the hobby (he has cerebral palsy). This system became the Lionel TrainMaster Command and Control (TMCC) wireless remote system for controlling engines. As of late last year, Neil Young owns 20% of Lionel.

  3. Neil Young designed and built an electronic control system so his son Ben could enjoy the hobby (Ben has cerebral palsy). This system became the Lionel TrainMaster Command and Control system (TMCC). As of late last year, Neil owns 20% of Lionel.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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