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famous people into model train hobby
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 25, 2004 7:12 AM
do you know any famous celebrities or athlete etc who's into model train hobby ?
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Posted by lupo on Friday, June 25, 2004 7:26 AM
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Neil Young
he ownes a fair share of a MR factory, but with some big black financial clouds at the horizon: Lionel

another involved in the music industry: british Pete Waterman, the producer from the eighties who put us up with Bananarama, Rick Ashtley, Mel&Kim, Kyli Minogue (The Locomotion!). He has a large collection of model trains, and also spends lots of time and money restoring the real thing: 1:1 scale locos, ( at one time he owned the famous "Flying Scotsman ") and is restoring ( or has restored ) the briti***ilting train the APT
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Posted by Eriediamond on Friday, June 25, 2004 7:35 AM
I know of a couple. one was Frank Sinatra and another was Merle Haggard. Also recall a TV special where one of Indias Kings or whatever they call them in India had an electric train that was set up on a big table and they used it to serve dinner and cocktails. Also I have this nagging memory that John Wayne was into trains also. Then there is me and Bubba (>^..^<). [(-D][(-D][(-D][(-D]. Oh yeah, lets not forget Walt Disney. He had a live steam layout in his back yard.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 25, 2004 7:38 AM
The bald guy from Murphy Brown (Cannot remember his name), and also Lynn Johnston's husband (he qualifies because his alter ego in For Better Or Worse shares his hobby) is actually a 1" Scale manufacturer.
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Posted by nslakediv on Friday, June 25, 2004 8:38 AM
Gary Coleman(Different Strokes)
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 25, 2004 8:39 AM
Lets see is Michael Gross. I don't know him personaly but i've heard he even has 1:1 scale railroad.
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Posted by simon1966 on Friday, June 25, 2004 8:40 AM
In an interview in Sports Illustrated Kids, Emmet Smith now of the Arizona Cardinals said he had built a large model train layout. Also, the web site of Allied Model trains in Culver City has the following in it

"Since Culver City is the home of several, major film studios, and is only a short drive from such famous neighborhoods as Beverly Hills, Brentwood and Bel Aire, it is not uncommon to see celebrities shopping at the store. Past and current customers have included Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Phil Collins, Bruce Springsteen, Rosanne Barr, Rod Stewart, Donald Sutherland, and Richard Crenna, just to name a few"

Simon Modelling CB&Q and Wabash See my slowly evolving layout on my picturetrail site http://www.picturetrail.com/simontrains and our videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/MrCrispybake?feature=mhum

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Posted by MAbruce on Friday, June 25, 2004 8:40 AM
Me.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 25, 2004 8:51 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by MAbruce

Me.
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Reminds me of the Chevy commercial where they asked several NASCAR drivers what makes the Monte Carlo so great. Jeff Gordon went into a long spiel about the engine, handling, comfort, etc. Dale Earnhardt just said, "Me". Ya gotta love it!
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Posted by DSchmitt on Friday, June 25, 2004 10:12 AM
See this web site

http://www.boldts.net/TrainsCelebs.shtml

I tried to sell my two cents worth, but no one would give me a plug nickel for it.

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Posted by fec153 on Saturday, June 26, 2004 8:58 PM
Mandy Patankin - Chicago Hope tv
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Posted by eastcoast on Sunday, June 27, 2004 12:06 AM
more and more celebrities are getting into the hobby thanks to the
World Greatest Hobby Campaign, some are even getting the kids into it.
Alot of the country singers in the area do model trains.
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Posted by tpatrick on Sunday, June 27, 2004 5:50 PM
John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State in the Eisenhower administration was an avid railfan and modeler. There is a famous photo of him in an engineer's hat and scarf, holding a model loco. Looks to be HO.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, June 27, 2004 7:17 PM
well, I think I shouldn't say this but the most evil men in history also enjoyed their Marklin trains, can anyone guess who am I talking about?
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, June 27, 2004 11:19 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by flyingscot

well, I think I shouldn't say this


Maybe you shouldn't....
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Posted by brothaslide on Sunday, June 27, 2004 11:47 PM
I was in Allied Model Trains in Los Angeles about 15 years ago and saw Gary Coleman doing some shopping.
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Posted by ddechamp71 on Monday, June 28, 2004 7:52 AM
French movie producer Edouard Molinaro: he is an avid remote control model aircraft modeller, and has a free-lanced HO layout showing the south-western part of the USA.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, June 28, 2004 7:59 AM
Back in the Detroit area, one of the local celebs (anchorman) was a Model railroader, I guess just famous in that area
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Posted by Big_Boy_4005 on Monday, June 28, 2004 9:38 AM
Try these links.
http://www.trains.com/community/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11559
http://www.trains.com/community/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=8428
This topic has been done a couple of times before.

I just thought of someone new though. I seen former Minnesota Viking Carl Eller at some of the local train shows over the years.[:)]
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, June 28, 2004 8:40 PM
I was in Allied Model Trains in Los Angeles about 17 years ago and talked with Danny Deveto. He was buying some LGB for his wife, so he said. About 7 years ago in the same store, I talked with Kate Jackson of Charlie's Angels. She was buying trains for her grand children. She was dragging around a few small kids. Gary Coleman has worked in a few shops, like one in Orange County that is now gone and Caboose Hobies in Denver. I talked with Michael Grose at an operating session in West LA about 17 years ago. He was running a NYC passenger train on a Santa Fe club layout. He is the only one that could get away with that...LOL.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, June 28, 2004 9:50 PM
Back in the 60's Red Skelton was a huge fan of Marklin HO. He had a very extensive railroad that he built with his son.

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