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    Default Wireless Pinhole Camera

    Found this camera at my local Direct Liquidation stores for cheap, $40 CDN.

    https://www.astak.com/product_detail.php?id=36

    The camera comes off it's pedestal and should fit on a n scale flat car. Haven't tried yet, might try it on HO first this weekend on the club layout.

    It can be powered by a 9v battery for portability. It's meant to connect to a TV, but I have a video capture USB to hook to the computer.

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    Ohhh, this looks intriguing! Can't wait to see videos! (hint hint)...
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    That makes two of us but how would you mount it to a train?
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    That's the next thing I will have to figure out. I will likely try to make it as a flat car load. It has stiff covering over the power wires that I might have to strip off.

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    I'll be interested in seeing how you do it and how it connects to everything else. I have a micro video camera that is about the same size as what you have, but it am very interested in anything else and how it works.
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    Made a basic load for an Inter Mountain 60' flat car. Nothing fancy, but worked. Didn't fasten it to the car, just hoped it didn't fall off.

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    Can you post a pic please? Would like to see how you did it
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    What are the leads coming from it for?
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    The camera can use a 9v battery or wall plugin for power. Eventually I would like to get a wireless camera with a built in battery.

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    So you need to connect it to battery as well then ... hmm, what I have has it's own battery that can be recharged via usb. Think I'll stick with that. Thanks for the information though, appreciate it.
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    Ya, this would be easier if my camera had the builtin rechargeable battery. But for a cheap mini wireless camera that I found locally, it will do for now. I would like to upgrade to a better camera one day.

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    Here is what I bought for $18 if your interested:



    I'll try to dig up where I bout it and let you know.
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