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    There's just no excuse.

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    Which manufacturer is going to do it first?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bicknell View Post
    There's just no excuse.

    https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/n...2QwCEms7GCSAqA

    Which manufacturer is going to do it first?
    The incredible shrinking camera....

    Downsides to this particular implemention:

    1. Short depth of field - 30mm (< 1.2 inches) - you couldn't focus past the end of your nose.
    2. Short signal distance = 4m (approx 13 feet) - not for any but the smallest of layouts.

    One might be able to change the depth of field using a lens, and an auxilliary transmitter to boost the signal strength.
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    Once model locomotives start coming equipped with cab cameras, I would bet that 18" and 22" radius curved would gain broader adoption as the standard for N scale, not HO! That's one thing that is always so jarring when seeing cab rider footage, how abrupt the curves are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WP&P View Post
    Once model locomotives start coming equipped with cab cameras, I would bet that 18" and 22" radius curved would gain broader adoption as the standard for N scale, not HO! That's one thing that is always so jarring when seeing cab rider footage, how abrupt the curves are.
    For me it was track nails. I stopped using them when I got a cab-view camera. They look like huge speed bumps in the middle of the track!

    Oh, and our track is NOT STRAIGHT AT ALL. It looks like a poorly maintained branch line from that view! Even the best ruler laid is a wavy mess from that vantage point!
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    Its size may be small, but I wonder on the cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    Its size may be small, but I wonder on the cost.
    Oh, crazy I'm sure. But this one is also 1/10th, maybe 1/20th the size needed to hide inside an N scale locomotive. Hence my no-excuse comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    Its size may be small, but I wonder on the cost.
    It's for medical use, so the cost is going to be much inflated. I wouldn't try getting a used one to save on the cost either, no telling where it's been. Probably straight out of Moose Butte.
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    The cost .......... $76 on one site.
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