Roger Daltrey to help launch world's largest railway exhibition centre

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Boater67

2016-03-21 17:02:02

The Who front man Roger Daltrey has teamed up with Cliff Parsons to launch the world's largest railway exhibition centre.

Railway enthusiasts Daltrey and Parson's idea for the center was born three years ago when the pair were discussing how little children knew about Great Britain's railway heritage, and decided to do something about it. Now, planning permission has been granted by Ashford council to build the 2.5-acre Ashford International Model Railway Education Center which will house up to 30 massive model railways.

So far 5 model layouts have been attained for the center with another donated by an undisclosed member of the Royal family. The center will cross history with modern technology by developing apps that allow visitors to control the models, CGI displays on the future of trains and other interactive features. 

Daltrey however, isn't the only famous face involved in the scheme. Fellow train enthusiasts Pete Waterman, Jools Holland and Rod Stewart have all offered their services for the project.  


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