For one day next week, there will be a small display of astonishingly small model trains at King’s Cross station. They’re carved out of pencils.

Ok, it’s a PR stunt by Virgin Trains, but a pretty good one.

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Free to visit, the exhibition will house micro-sculptures created by the world-famous miniature artist, Salavat Fidai. The micro-sculptures showcase the evolution of British passenger rail travel, from the early days of Flying Scotsman right through to the forthcoming Virgin Azuma — which is the reason for the PR stunt.

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Magnifying glasses will be provided to view the tiny and detailed sculptures, which are near impossible to appreciate with the naked eye.

The exhibition takes place from 9am to 7pm on Monday October 3 and will be located in front of the travel centre in King’s Cross station.

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