The World's Smallest Working Train Set


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A train enthusiast from New Jersey recently unveiled what is thought to be the world's smallest working train set. Measuring 1/8 of an inch by 1/4 of an inch, (tinier than a fingernail), the engineering feat is the work of David Smith, who crafted it using just a knife, some plastic and a lot of imagination.

That's because while the nano creation may look looks like a five-car train circling an oval rail track, the model is an optical illusion, carved from moldable plastic and stuck atop a two-inch rotating motor head. Surrounding the train is a beautiful landscape that includes colorful buildings, a mountain range, and even a tunnel - all made from putty.

The train set is part of a bigger project called James River Branch, a fictitious miniature village being created by David. This tiny train set has been built to be placed inside the hobby shop of his village. It had to be minuscule because the village model itself, is being made on a scale of 1-220!

The New Jersey train enthusiast, who has been working on the James River Branch Village for over two years, will not reveal when it will be completed, but promises that when ready, it will be quite incredible - We have no doubt!

sources:,, Engadget,com

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  • bsc
    bscSaturday, February 13, 2021 at 6:30 am
    Wow! That is really cool.
    • pinklilcow
      pinklilcowSaturday, February 13, 2021 at 6:00 am
      so tiny!I would like it for my lol dolls!
      • ALIENThursday, January 31, 2019 at 10:26 am
        So Cool!
        • iamtherealthing
          iamtherealthingThursday, June 8, 2017 at 1:48 pm
          Aw its adowable 😊
          • lemonade11
            lemonade11Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 6:14 pm
            Ok... so that is cool :)
            • cariegoldnugget
              cariegoldnuggetFriday, June 9, 2017 at 9:15 am
              You can say that again!
            • coolSunday, June 4, 2017 at 3:44 pm
              • callie_b
                callie_bSunday, June 4, 2017 at 1:11 pm
                Tininess!! OMG so adorable!!
                • KevcatMonday, December 19, 2016 at 7:08 am
                  I wish i had one!
                  • joetheman
                    joethemanTuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:01 am
                    I love it
                    • swirlycool
                      swirlycoolWednesday, February 17, 2016 at 2:45 pm
                      OMG WOE