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    Default New Tiny Portable Camera

    Not sure if anyone has seen this but seems like it might be viable for making a less obtrusive camera train... Only 2 minutes of HD video and no wifi so may not be ideal.

    https://pogotec.com/


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    and here is a review...


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    So hypothetically if you were to, say, increase the storage capacity by replacing it with something from a thumb drive this would probably be pretty great. With some decent camouflage it could be any kind of flat load or stored in a dummy loco or plow. Sounds like the controls might be a little fiddly though for anything inside a shell. Not sure if I'd take the dive at $150 for it though and personally I don't like it when companies don't specify actual memory capacity in favor of saying "it stores up to 100 photos and six 30-sec videos".
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    Yeah, when I first saw it I thought it would fit inside a box car but after seeing the reviews I think there are too many issues (storage capacity, battery life, controls) -- I guess we are still stuck with scratch-building something for now (or the Tomix car).

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    Default Mini Cams ...

    I have been trying to find a mini cam for Cab View videos as well. The closest I have found (size wise) is this:

    https://www.banggood.com/Y2000-2_0-M...-p-970809.html

    I still think the dimensions are a little too large but the price is right if you were able to modify it to fit.
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    I have one that I picked up a few weeks ago. I haven't tried to do much with it yet. But it seems to fit nicely on a flat bed car...


    The camera has a magnetic base and (thankfully, the flat bed car also has a metal bed. It sticks pretty firmly.

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    Looks good John, can you tell us a little more about it please such as make, model, price, where to buy one and so forth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    Looks good John, can you tell us a little more about it please such as make, model, price, where to buy one and so forth?
    I picked it up on Amazon for $149. Its called a PogoCam by PogoTec.
    Its 1.7" long and 0.5" wide and weights in at 2/10ths of an oz. (about the weight of two dimes they say.)
    The camera is 5MP... take up to 100 photos or 6-30 second videos @ 720p HP on a single charge.
    There is a App for iPhone (and the site says Android as well), which connects the PogoCam Smart Case to your device via Bluetooth to download videos and photos from the camera. The Smart Case also charges the PogoCam and well as transfers the videos/photos from the cam to the Smart Case.
    The Smart Case charges its internal battery via a std USB cable.
    Much more info on the PogoCam site (link is above.)

    I've got some more track wiring to do before I can run it around the layout.

    John

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    Okay, the same as the one originally posted for the glasses. Would be interested to see what you think of it and how well it works.
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    I'll provide an update/feedback as soon as I have the system running.

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    Polaroid has a cube camera dimensions are 3.5 cm X 3.5 cm with extensive features ie. 90 min filming time (HD is less)
    https://www.amazon.ca/Polaroid-Lifes.../dp/B00NEYHIHM

    John Tanzillio has cabview videos
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcilezUitls
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABoSQfCkvPk

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