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Roger Daltrey wants to open a model railway museum.

The Who frontman has a keen interest in miniature trains and loves working on his own collection in his spare time.

He told Radio 2's Chris Evans: ''I hate watching the TV because there's nothing on and I like listening to the radio. The great thing about model railways is you can be doing a bit of woodwork, a bit of painting, a bit of this, a bit of that, and having fun with your mates and you can listen to the radio.''

And now Roger, 70, and some pals wish to celebrate the fact that railways were invented in Britain by opening their own international model railway museum in Ashford, Kent, South East England.

He said: ''We're trying to start a model railway museum down in Ashford, me and a few pals down in Kent. Britain forgets that we invented the railway and it conquered the world. The railway was the first thing to open up the world in a big way for trade. We invented it, and we should be proud of that. The model making side of it, it's enormous.''

According to Kent Online, he visited Ashford Borough Council on Tuesday (22.07.14) to discuss the proposed museum, which he hopes to open at the Klondyke Railway Works site in Ashford's Newtown.

A council spokesman told the website: ''Roger Daltrey attended a meeting at Ashford Borough Council with the leader of the council Cllr Gerry Clarkson and chief executive John Bunnett about a proposal to locate an international model railway museum in Ashford. The meeting was attended by the group working on putting together the proposals for this exciting project. This was a preliminary meeting to discuss certain aspects prior to a formal planning application being lodged in the very near future.

''We were delighted to welcome Mr. Daltrey and the other guests, who are all supporting this proposed project, and we had an excellent and productive discussion.''


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