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I see Rod Stewart made the front cover of Model Railroader.

http://www.trains.com/mrr/objects/images/mrr071201_370.jpg

I saw this on page 9 of the Daily Mail 24/10/2007 it certainly looks the business,
New York Grand Central Station complete with skyscrapers and period hats and coats.
He has this model in his house in the USA.

What interests me, is he has a model of the East Coast main line in BR days in his Essex house. I would like to see that.

His comment of "its appearance on the cover realises a life long ambition and means more to me than the cover of Rolling Stone"

Well said Rod, when railways are in the blood it is there for life.
 

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Usually subscribers to Model Railroader get their copy in the last week or two, two months ahead of the magazine issue month, eg, people will be getting the Dec 2007 issue now.
 

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In fact I have just received in the mail, the November 2007 issue of the Hornby mag - quick glance is that it ii as good as previous issues.
 

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Returning to the subject of Rod's railway I just wonder how he has time for modelling with his penchant for the ladies. As an aside does he have to sneak things in?

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The Science Editor of the Daily Mail, Michael Hanlon, reveals in today's issue (25th October 07) that he too is a railway modeller. He points out that to be a railway modeller you have to be a 'semi-competent carpenter, electrician, metalworker, painter, sculptor and designer'.

He comments, among other things, that railway modelling in the USA in particular does not have the 'nerdy' label attached to it that seems to be used in this country by many non-modellers.

There is also a description of the hobbies various (male) celebrities have including metal detecting, stamp collecting, fishing, astronomy and golf - respectively enjoyed by Bill Wyman, Ronnie Wood, Roger Daltry, Brian May and Alice Cooper.

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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 26 Oct 2007, 01:21) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Returning to the subject of Rod's railway I just wonder how he has time for modelling with his penchant for the ladies. As an aside does he have to sneak things in?

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Quite seriously Dave, he is going to be paying someone else to do most of it for him. My guess is that he will just operate it. I wonder what DCC system he uses? Or I suppose does he have DCC? All will be revealed in the Dec issue of Model Railroader.
 

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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 25 Oct 2007, 16:21) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Returning to the subject of Rod's railway I just wonder how he has time for modelling with his penchant for the ladies.

Maybe, "Come up and see my model railway", is a better chat-up line than we might have thought.
 

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QUOTE (Robert Stokes @ 26 Oct 2007, 10:40) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Maybe, "Come up and see my model railway", is a better chat-up line than we might have thought.

Could be - my experience has been that most ladies are fascinated by a reasonably detailed model railway.
 

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QUOTE (Robert Stokes @ 26 Oct 2007, 10:40) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Maybe, "Come up and see my model railway", is a better chat-up line than we might have thought.

Certainly better than come up and see my itchings!!

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QUOTE (Robert Stokes @ 26 Oct 2007, 19:40) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Maybe, "Come up and see my model railway", is a better chat-up line than we might have thought.

It seems so and all the more with sound. This coming from an analogue 'stick-in-the-mud'! One day...
 

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QUOTE (neil_s_wood @ 29 Oct 2007, 21:35) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Good to know we have such distinguished support.

" Distinguished "? Neil , we don't need the "support " of the likes of those so -called distinguished ?// whatever, to know that our hobby is without doubt the finest ever , neither do we need 'journo's" to justify it .
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Surely anything that raises the profile of the hobby and reduces the "anorak" tag has got to be worthwhile. I for one get plenty of stick about playing with my "toys".

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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 30 Oct 2007, 09:01) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Surely anything that raises the profile of the hobby and reduces the "anorak" tag has got to be worthwhile. I for one get plenty of stick about playing with my "toys".

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Very true - although the media will still try to hang the anorak tag to many, many hobbies & pastimes. But then again the media itself is about the saddest you can get - they seem to think that there are more than about a dozen people interested in people like Victoria Beckham !
 

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The first newspaper article asks why our hobby is still so popular. I once heard an answer given by a psychologist. The gist of it was that most people work under someone else's control that they often resent. At home with your model railway you are the boss!
 

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QUOTE (Robert Stokes @ 30 Oct 2007, 10:49) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>At home with your model railway you are the boss!

Not if you're married surely, you may be boss of the railway but...........................

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