Eddie Izzard opens museum exhibit of childhood model railway
Eddie Izzard has opened an exhibit of his family's old model railway in his home town in East Sussex.
The comedian began working on the layout with his brother Mark and father John in the early 1960s.
The project grew as a way to occupy the young boys' time during the illness of their mother Dorothy, who died when Izzard was six.
He recently discovered old engines and carriages in an attic and donated the set to Bexhill Museum.
The Tri-ang OO layout has gone on show after being restored by members of Bexhill Model Railway Club.
The rebuilt scene features the Izzard family home at Laburnham Cottages, the old Bexhill West station and an interpretation of the town of Sidley.
Eddie tweeted a video of trains on the layout on the opening afternoon.