Monday, August 30, 2010

The Smallest Train Set

A 1-35200 scale of the real thing and smaller than a thumbnail, this functioning 1/35200th scale miniature train set features 5 train cars, a tunnel, a waterfall, and a bridge, a lit train depot, and two houses. Named "the Sceniced and Ridiculously Small Railroad," it was designed to star as an HO-scale model train set in a shop window in a larger train set called "James River Branch," a fictitious N-scale village. Yes, for the geeks in the audience, it's a train set embedded in a train set!

Creator David K. Smith, a New Jersey model train enthusiast, built the entire set out of moldable plastic using a craft knife. It took him over two-and-a-half years and under $10 to build. A World Record was not his original intent, and Mr. Smith's train set has not yet attracted the attention of the list-keepers in Guinness, UK, but it has definitely made The Wacky List!

How'd he make it? Get the nitty-gritty details here.

For more model railroad how-to's, visit his website.

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