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Today the Department of Teeny-weeny Wonders shares the work of Japanese model artist Akihiro Morohoshi who, after years of making traditional model railroads, decided to switch things up by creating awesomely detailed miniature railroad dioramas atop and inside everyday objects such as cans of Pringles, matchboxes, gumball machines and electric guitars.

To make the scenes look good as a whole, Morohoshi had to pay attention to every minute details of his pieces: from the custom-made signs and vehicles, to the weathering of each object to make them look lifelike.

Visit Akihiro Morohoshi’s website to check out more of his marvelous miniature railway scenes, preferably while you have some Pringles in hand because those particular models make us hungry for chips.

[via Design Taxi and Spoon & Tamago]

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Kind of dry, but here is a brief foam carving tutorial that I just made.

Here’s a new and improved moment of model railroad zen courtesy of train enthusiast and YouTube contributor James Risner (previously featured here). Risner’s mini-train spiral is now self-contained and much faster than his first version, which makes it even more hypnotic. Behold the meditative awesomeness of trainception:

[via Geekologie]

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Day 004 of Model Railroad May 1st 2014:

Picture 01: H0e Steam Locomotive (Roco) 99 02: H0e Diesel Locomotive Gmeinder (Egger - 1965) 03: Freight Shed (mbz) 04-06: Steyr Puch Garage (Faller) 07: Transformer shed (self-made) 08: Wagon Weighbridge (Auhagen/self-made) @wkjonesnet: The System will be running both DC and DCC and the locomotive on the older bridge photograph from the last post is a Roco ÖBB Baureihe 93.