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May 20, 2019

Rod donates £10,000 to vandalised model railway club

Absolutely Devastated

posted by Mike Walton

Rod said today he was “absolutely devastated” over the destruction of a model railway exhibition and has promised to donate £10,000 after it was trashed by vandals.

Rod has been a model railway enthusiast for over 20 years asked fellow musicians to dig deep after the vandalism.

Stands were overturned and layouts destroyed on Saturday at a school in Stamford, Lincolnshire, where the Market Deeping model railway club was holding its annual show.

The club said months of planning had gone into the exhibition, and some of the models were irreplaceable.

Stewart said in a statement: “I was absolutely devastated to hear that vandals had destroyed what was to be a lovely show by the Market Deeping model railway club over the weekend.

“The collection was priceless and I am donating £10,000 to help compensate those affected and asking fellow enthusiasts Jools Holland, Roger Daltrey and others to do the same.” adding “It took me 23 years to build my model railway, so I feel their pain.”

A crowdfunding page has been set up to raise money for the exhibition.

Four youths were arrested in connection with the incident and have been released on conditional police bail pending further inquiries.

Rod's layout has been featured on the cover of model railroader and he is currently working on a documentary about his layout with Sky Arts.

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