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Rod Stewart - an ambassador for the hobby

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28 minutes ago, Denbridge said:

Millions of people disagree with you, judging by world sales and sell out concerts. 


Jeremy Vine has millions of world sales, and sell out concerts? Probably the most surprising revelation of the whole thread!

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11 minutes ago, PMP said:


Jeremy Vine has millions of world sales, and sell out concerts? Probably the most surprising revelation of the whole thread!

Oops. Sorry. Just realised it wasn't referring to Rod. I'll sit in my corner, suitably chastened.

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4 hours ago, tomparryharry said:

 

Actually well done to Mr Stewart. No doubt he's got professional modellers working for him, but the perception can only be his, and his alone.  I've seen some solid A1 modelling, but if I had executed the same place, time or location, then that would be different as well. 

 

 

I remember reading in the articles in Model Railroader that Rod’s forte was building kits, erm, kits of buildings. He was busy putting together sky scrapers at the time, and apparently one of his hotel requests was a big table set up to work on. Had to leave windows open because of the glue fumes. I must find those articles someday and read them again.

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3 hours ago, Denbridge said:

Millions of people disagree with you, judging by world sales and sell out concerts. 

 

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I actually met Steve Lamacq a few days ago at an afterparty, but figured he didn’t want to talk about the day job and we wouldn’t have anything else to talk about! Must remember the model railway for the next time! 

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On 14/11/2019 at 04:13, cravensdmufan said:

Really enjoyed listening to Rod and Jools chatting about their layouts, all very spontaneous and natural. And the two Steves came across very well. It would be great if Jeremy now starts a layout! 

I was struck by Jools' enthusiasm in particular. He was actually more fluent talking about modelling than he appears when interviewing his guests on 'Later...'

 

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On 15/11/2019 at 12:24, Nimbus said:

I was struck by Jools' enthusiasm in particular. He was actually more fluent talking about modelling than he appears when interviewing his guests on 'Later...'

 

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Agree about Jools Holland. Just looked for "later" on i-player and sadly current series doesn't have the excellent titles using his model railway that it used to have.  Bring 'em back, BBC!

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I've listened to the show on iPlayer this afternoon; great to hear all three contributors talking with such enthusiasm but noteworthy that even they felt they would be "judged" for their hobby, so had often been reluctant to talk about it in the past.  I met a woman in WHSmith this week who was looking to buy the RM, not for her obviously, she said (I said, why not?), so the story has clearly captured the attention of non-enthusiasts.

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I see from today's paper that Sir Rod donated £10,000 to help rebuild the Market Deeping model railway.  A very practical and useful contribution.  The members have made him an honorary member.

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He was given it live on the BBC earlier.

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Railway modelling is out the closet.

 

in these days you are not allowed to be critical or “ hate “ anything or anyone for being “ different “.

 

that has played to our advantage.

 

If anyone laughs at my toy chuffers in modern times, I’ll punch them in the face with a handful of code 100 and then retire to my safe space for counselling .

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On 13/11/2019 at 20:34, brianusa said:

Most impressive.  But how does one play with such a large and complicated layout?  You can't really go into the train room, switch on and run trains on a whim.  Its so complicated, how do you manage with derailments or a dodgy engine?   Such a layout of this size and complexity is a bit daunting let alone paying for it all in the first place.  The current tinplate layout is adequate for my enjoyment.https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_biggrin_mini.gif

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A trackplan was included with one of the Model Railroader  articles. Whilst obviously a vast layout, the trackplan isnt at all complicated. He clearly resisted filling his space with over complicated formations, which only adds to the realism.

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I've seen pictures of Sir Rod's US layout over the years in various different publications and would say it's more a cityscape (actually a very large cityscape) with trains, rather, than just a model railway.

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