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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  • silverguy
    silverguyTuesday, February 16, 2016 at 11:51 am
    • iluvpups
      iluvpupsFriday, October 30, 2015 at 9:28 pm
      • bocaj89
        bocaj89Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 9:38 am
        • snugybugy
          snugybugyMonday, September 14, 2015 at 1:30 pm
          cute and cool
          • kenworth
            kenworthMonday, September 7, 2015 at 5:07 pm
            so tiny
            • puttycat2
              puttycat2Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 4:43 pm
              that is so tiny how dose it even work
              • melia1234
                melia1234Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 5:10 pm
                • maxh12345
                  maxh12345Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 5:09 pm
                  • i say omg Monday, May 4, 2015 at 5:14 pm
                    omg so small how it works i dont know
                    • YayWednesday, April 8, 2015 at 9:01 am