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MetroRedLn
13th Jan 2014, 07:16 PM
Okay folks, we've come a looooooong way since the days of Lionel Rail Scope! We have cameras in cellphones now that offer pretty good resolution. Has anyone "kitbashed" a cellphone camera and made a "camera car" out of it? Anyone put video camera guts inside of a dummy loco? Anyone made a "camera car" out of a tubular-shaped sports or lapel cam and made "cab view" videos of their layout?

Bryan
13th Jan 2014, 07:48 PM
There's been a couple of threads about using spy cams for this.

Tred
13th Jan 2014, 08:48 PM
They seem to be pretty cheap on Evil-Bay...

Jugtown Modeler
13th Jan 2014, 09:00 PM
http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?31181-Layout-Video-Great-Point-of-View-Mini-Cam-Perspective&highlight=mini+camera

http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?18087-Amazing-Video-Spy-Cam&highlight=mini+camera

http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?27609-N-scale-box-car-camera&highlight=mini+camera

http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?24849-miniature-video-camera-novelty-or-worth-it&highlight=mini+camera

BikerDad
13th Jan 2014, 09:29 PM
The new ReplayXD1080 (http://replayxd.com/cameras/replay-xd-1080-mini/) may be just the ticket. I'm not sure if it's actually small enough to snuggle into a dummy loco, boxcar, autorack, etc, but it is certainly small enough to put on a flat car. Diameter is 24mm, aka .9", and it's 3.3" long.

baldylox
13th Jan 2014, 11:23 PM
Few of my bookmarks

Wireless - http://www.dcctrain.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=1793

Japanese but signal runs through rails some how - http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10040331

Next two are build process w/ RF setup
http://forum.atlasrr.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=62981
http://www.katousa.com/gallery/Peter-Wisniewski

Articulated car design for better curve tracking of the video
http://lordzox.com/mrr/camcar.html

TexasJeff
14th Jan 2014, 08:37 AM
Got mine off ebay, for less than $10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-nSY8D5Wxc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3kleOi7VPM