Cindy Chinn started with a normal pencil, but after hours of work with a magnifying glass and X-Acto knife, a microscopic train set was the result. It’s less than 1-inch tall and measures over 5.5-inches long, showing the front of the locomotive barging through a dark tunnel. The pencil’s wood acts as landscaping of sorts. Continue reading for more images. Click here to view bonus images of some more amazing pencil tip sculptures.
“To construct this impressive sculpture, Chinn used an assemblage technique. She started with another pencil and etched a 3/16 inch-tall train out of its lead. Afterwards, with a second pencil, she fashioned a passageway and partial tracks. Chinn then glued straight lead pieces (resembling rails) onto it and secured the locomotive to them,” reports My Modern Met.