Rod Stewart’s secret hit track! After 26 years, the veteran rocker finally lets the world see his breathtaking completed model railway – a 124ft spread depicting an entire US city and inspired by the view from his childhood home

By David Wilkes for The Daily Mail

He has long been known as a model railway enthusiast — even if at times he didn’t want to talk about it.

But now Sir Rod Stewart’s legendary layout — 26 years in the making — can be seen for the first time in all its finished glory.

The rocker’s astonishingly detailed 124ft long x 23ft wide model depicting an American city and its industrial hinterland in the 1940s contains hundreds of buildings, from trackside switchman shanties to vast factories and skyscrapers.

Called Grand Street And Three Rivers City, it also features a railway station crossed by numerous bridges at rush hour. There are period cars and lorries as well, of course, as trains, and it is all surrounded by lush landscape and dramatically lit in the colors of late afternoon sunshine.

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