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18055, SW Seiffert Road is a huge four bed detached house currently for sale in Sherwood, Oregon for around $3,500,000.

The house itself is largely irrelevant, given that it’s surrounded by a masterfully enginered, elaborate miniature railway system featuring a trestle bridge, tunnel and train warehouse.

A separate barn contains a railway museum.

Current owner Tom Miller, who buiilt all the miniature trains, sez:

…it is time to let someone else take stewardship of what I have created. I intend to keep my locomotives and run them at club railroads around the country unless the new owner insists they go with the property. After all they are just stuff and I could build other and different locomotives.

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modelcars22modelcars23 modelcars17 modelcars16 modelcars11modelcars12 modelcars9modelcars10 modelcars3modelcars4modelcarsheaderModel maker and photographer Michael Paul Smith has an extensive collection of detailed die-cast model cars and a keen eye for forced perspective.

For the last 25 years, Smith has been honing his craft, setting up miniature vehicle dioramas (mostly against real-world backdrops) to create atmospheric and super-realistic vistas from a fictional town he calls Elgin Park.

The photographer explains his process in an interview with Fstoppers.

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(H/T: Barry McKenna)