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Pictured: The world's smallest working train set... it's the size of a fingernail
Daily Mail ^ | 23rd October 2009 | Mail Foreign Service

Posted on 10/25/2009 9:10:04 PM PDT by bogusname

Measuring a tiny eighth of an inch by quarter of an inch, this carefully crafted piece of engineering is the world's smallest working train model. The five-carriage train, which is 35,200 times smaller than a real train, nips around an oval route even taking in a ride through a tunnel on its three-quarter inch track. Created by New Jersey train enthusiast David Smith, the miniscule model was built using nothing more fancy than a craft knife and a steady hand...

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Hobbies; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: model; modeltrains; tiny; train
Now that took some patience.
1 posted on 10/25/2009 9:10:06 PM PDT by bogusname
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To: bogusname

Dave looks fun...

2 posted on 10/25/2009 9:12:26 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

That look comes from straining your eyes. LOL


3 posted on 10/25/2009 9:13:23 PM PDT by bogusname (Banish All Lliberals)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

He looks like that nut in Fargo.


4 posted on 10/25/2009 9:13:55 PM PDT by hercuroc
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To: bogusname

5 posted on 10/25/2009 9:14:02 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: bogusname

6 posted on 10/25/2009 9:14:46 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Thanks


7 posted on 10/25/2009 9:14:54 PM PDT by bogusname (Banish All Lliberals)
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To: bogusname

LOL...I tease the guy...but that is some handiwork that would take tremendous skill & patience. You just think they could of had a better picture...HAHA.


8 posted on 10/25/2009 9:16:04 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: bogusname

You bet.


9 posted on 10/25/2009 9:16:10 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: bogusname

Very neat.
I had a ham radio friend in Florida that was into trains.
His entire 10 to 20 acres, however, was a railroad with all the bells and whistles.


10 posted on 10/25/2009 9:16:37 PM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: AlexW

That sounds pretty cool.


11 posted on 10/25/2009 9:17:41 PM PDT by bogusname (Banish All Lliberals)
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To: bogusname

Nifty!


12 posted on 10/25/2009 9:19:00 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: hercuroc

Where is pancakes house?


13 posted on 10/25/2009 9:19:58 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
Dave looks fun...

Dave looks dead. Somebody poke him with a stick.

BTW - It is impressive.

14 posted on 10/25/2009 9:21:21 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Government For the People - an obviously concealed oxymoron)
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To: bogusname

I do not know the scale, but big enough to ride on.
It was not just a toy train. He had freight trains with coal cars and special unloading tracks, just as in a real railroad company.


15 posted on 10/25/2009 9:23:04 PM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: bogusname

Whoah! Fill that gondola up with skin flakes!


16 posted on 10/25/2009 9:23:32 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: bogusname

At first I thought the motor was part of the train. It’s not, the whole thing sits on an external motor.


17 posted on 10/25/2009 9:23:55 PM PDT by TChad
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To: bogusname
The five-carriage train, which is 35,200 times smaller than a real train...

No it's not.

18 posted on 10/25/2009 9:25:32 PM PDT by xjcsa (And these three remain: change, hope and government. But the greatest of these is government.)
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To: bogusname
The world's smallest working train set... it's the size of a fingernail

Wow. Bet it hauls a lot of freight.

19 posted on 10/25/2009 9:26:38 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Fearing for the republic 24/7.)
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To: bogusname

I’ll stay with Lionel thanks....


20 posted on 10/25/2009 9:28:23 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: the invisib1e hand

LOL The Ameba Express!


21 posted on 10/25/2009 9:29:27 PM PDT by bogusname (Banish All Lliberals)
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To: bogusname

always wondered how one would ship them.


22 posted on 10/25/2009 9:31:13 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Fearing for the republic 24/7.)
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To: bogusname
Just watch, some damn red ant is going to see this thing and get a bright idea.
23 posted on 10/25/2009 9:44:57 PM PDT by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: bogusname
I think it was Gomez Addams who said "Why would a grown man play with trains if he weren't going to blow them up?"
24 posted on 10/25/2009 9:45:12 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (Raise the fanged and warlike mistress, stern, impassive, weaponed mistress...)
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To: AlexW

May have been 1.5 scale.That is the favorite ride on scale with real live steam engines.We are a sick,sick bunch.


25 posted on 10/25/2009 9:46:42 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: imahawk

I don’t think so. I think it’s a great hobby.


26 posted on 10/25/2009 9:50:57 PM PDT by bogusname (Banish All Lliberals)
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To: bogusname; All

Here’s a YouTube clip of it running around its tiny track:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKXYdzH0DKA


27 posted on 10/25/2009 10:22:03 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: AlexW

Evidently literally true, in his case.


28 posted on 10/25/2009 10:24:23 PM PDT by Erasmus (So, people call me a smartass. "I'm not smart," I protest.)
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To: ETL

Thanks!


29 posted on 10/25/2009 10:24:44 PM PDT by bogusname (Banish All Lliberals)
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To: imahawk
Well, you certainly get steamed up often enough.

≤}B^)

30 posted on 10/25/2009 10:31:45 PM PDT by Erasmus (So, people call me a smartass. "I'm not smart," I protest.)
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To: bogusname

Here’s a video of another teeny weeny train:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecMAB8ycbHY&feature=related


31 posted on 10/25/2009 10:43:50 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

LOL Thanks!


32 posted on 10/25/2009 10:44:54 PM PDT by bogusname (Banish All Lliberals)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

You made me giggle.


33 posted on 10/25/2009 10:46:08 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: bogusname
Redneck Train Ride
34 posted on 10/25/2009 11:02:58 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (HARDCORE Redneck)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Check out this one in Hamburg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN_oDdGmKyA&feature

"The "Miniatur Wunderland" model railroad in Hamburg, Germany is the largest in the world, covering 16,146 square feet of space with more than 10,000 train cars running around its 6.8 miles of HO scale track. Now, the makers of this huge layout have created a video that gives you a jaw-dropping look at the vast scope of this intricate work of art.

"Its construction started in 2000, and is still underway, with a tiny airport due for completion by the end of this year. This is just the beginning - there are plans to double to layout by 2014."

35 posted on 10/26/2009 3:45:11 AM PDT by dorothy (“Wisdom cries out loud in the streets, she raises her voice in the squares…" Proverbs 1:20)
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To: Erasmus

:)


36 posted on 10/26/2009 4:18:38 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: dorothy

>Check out this one in Hamburg:
>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN_oDdGmKyA&feature

Wow! Incredible! Thanks for the link.


37 posted on 10/26/2009 5:16:52 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: bogusname

isn’t Willie Greene supposed to be posting this?


38 posted on 10/26/2009 2:25:26 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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