Rod Stewart books second hotel room for model trains on tour

Ruth Doherty


Rod Stewart books second hotel room for model trains on tour
Rod Stewart books second hotel room for model trains on tour



Rod Stewart has admitted that he books a second hotel room during his tours - just for his portable model train collection.

The singer says he likes them to accompany him as they are his "hobby".

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Speaking to the Mirror, Rod said: "When I'm on the road in hotel rooms, like the Ritz-Carlton in New York, they clear out a room for me.

"All my cases come in and they set up tables and lamps and it becomes my workshop. I do it on the road.

"All my cases come on the jet and away we go. Every man should have a hobby."

Not only does Rod have a portable collection, at home he has a permanent train set that measures 30ft by 110ft - bigger than a tennis court - that has 13 trains running on it.

Rod, 70, has been open about his fascination with trains, which started as a young boy living on Archway Road in London overlooking the station and Tube lines.

According to the Daily Mail, he said: "My dad bought me a train set and it has stayed with me for ever and ever.

"It's a wonderful hobby. People laugh but I don't care."

The singer, whose 30th solo album Another Country comes out next month, also said he would like to buy his own steam engine, and is looking into it.



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