itw de Rod Stewart et petites revelations dans le Mirror
Rod Stewart has admitted he is so attached to his model trains that he even books a separate hotel room on tour to set them up.
Rod, 70 , has a train set at home bigger than a tennis court – but also has extra kit that goes everywhere with him.
He revealed: “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.”
Rod’s home set-up in Beverly Hills measures 30ft by 110ft.
He said: “It can never be moved. I have 13 trains running at once. For me, the pleasure has been in the building of it.”
Rod Stewart admits that his model trains get a separate room on tour
And the multi-millionaire singing legend has decided it is time to go up a scale – and buy a full-size steam engine.
Speaking on BBC Radio London , the Faces frontman said: “Trains are my life – not just model trains but real steam trains as well. I’ve looked into buying a real one and it’s closer than you think.
“I’d love to own a steam engine and just sit on one.”
Rod, who releases his 30th solo album Another Country next month, credits his London upbringing for his hobby.
He said: “I was brought up on the Archway Road overlooking the station and tube lines. So when I got up I used to see them.
"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.”
Rod, who has sold more than 200 million albums, is in good company.
The Who frontman Roger Daltrey and record producer Pete Waterman share his passion,
as well as guitar legend Eric Clapton and rockers Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.