Thomas Doyle’s Miniatures

Craft & Design

Gareth @ MAKE writes:

Artist Thomas Doyle makes fascinating art, tells compelling stories, with model train miniatures and scenery. I’ve always been strangely attracted to these miniature components and wondered why more people don’t make art, jewelry, dioramas, etc. with them.

12 thoughts on “Thomas Doyle’s Miniatures

  1. gympanzi says:


  2. Thomas Doyle’s Miniatures Becky Stern says:

    Thank you!

  3. Anonymous says:

    people don’t make as much art with them because they’re expensive!

  4. Andrea Feldman says:

    I make all my own jewelry, particularly earrings. When I worked at a Children’s Hospital, I always tried to have a little whimsey on me, and found that a wonderful source of items for unusual earrings was doll house supplies. I have used things like their hanging or landscaping plants and vases of flowers and such even before I created my own. They have sets of, for instance, magazines, books, and other media and even modern technology, as well as labeled cans and boxes and food containers to stock the pantry, copper saucepans, kitchen scales and small appliances, and silver cutlery, etc. – just pick a room,and it will be full of inspiration (a bathroom scale?). I had a pair of toy trains (that’s toy scale for a doll house, about 3/4″ long per car) that went up to one ear and down from the other (seeming to go through), and even a set of picture frames that had interchangeable paintings cut from Art Museum postcards, so they were always different and could match my mood and each other, or tell a story, or . . . Well, you get it – just use your imagination and have fun!

  5. Anonymous says:

    We don’t make things with those little people because they are Impossible to Find!! Argh!

  6. Thomas Doyle’s Miniatures Rebecca Stern says:

    I bet for the kind of specialized works he’s making that he makes those figures himself and uses traditional model train set scenery.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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