Monday, June 16, 2008

Rod Stewart is a model railroad enthusiast

"Having been a model railroader for 20 years, and an avid reader of your magazine for longer, I thought you may be interested in publishing some photos of my layout."

So began a letter to Model Railroader Publisher Terry Thompson. Even though MR receives many letters from readers hopeful of seeing their model work in the magazine, this one was unusual in being signed by entertainer and song writer Rod Stewart.

The photos enclosed with the letter revealed a superbly built HO scale model railroad featuring a Manhattan-like setting with some model skyscrapers. Terry contacted Stewart's England-based secretary and expressed an interest in featuring the railroad in Model Railroader.

Click here for scans from the magazine featuring Stewart's railroad.