Sir Rod Stewart had to hire two container ships to transport his beloved model train back to his native England
Sir Rod Stewart has revealed it took him ten months to move and set up his favorite model train at his UK home – and it’s still not working at full capacity.
Stewart had to hire two container ships and specialized cargo planes to ferry his model train across the pond last March.
However, after being detained in the Panama Canal, he is still gathering more than 2.00
square feet of unique pattern display.
Stewart told BBC Radio program Loose Ends: “It all flew over here. It took eight months, two containers on a ship going through the Panama Canal and now we are rebuilding it in the UK.
“It’s truly a masterpiece even though I say it myself.”
Rod first revealed the details of his incredible train ride in 2019 in a cover interview with Railway Modeller magazine.
It took more than 20 years to complete and is a detailed 124ft x 23ft wide model depicting an American city and its industrial hinterland in the 1940s containing hundreds of buildings, ranging from factory redirect the tracks to huge factories and skyscrapers.
Sir Rod told Railway Modeller magazine that modeling landscapes and structures, rather than locomotives, rails or electricity, is his forte.
“It’s the landscape that I like. Attention to detail, extremely detailed, is paramount. There shouldn’t be any unsightly gaps or the sidewalks are too clean,” he said.
Train enthusiast Rod previously made headlines by paying thousands of dollars to help rebuild an amateur group’s foundation after it was destroyed by vandals.
The singer gave £10,000 to the Market Deeping Model Railroad Club for rebuilding costs in May 2019.
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The £30,000 screen, built in 23 years, was destroyed by four teenagers during a night out before exams.
Stewart, now an honorary member of the club, said in a statement at the time: “It took me 23 years to build my model railway so I feel their pain.
“The collection is priceless and I’m raising £10,000 to help compensate those affected and asking enthusiasts Jools Holland, Roger Daltrey and others to do the same.”
Singer Sailing, 76, has spent around £70,000 unpacking his beloved kit in his Malibu home to move into his Essex mansion.
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