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Author Topic: Mini video camera suitable to mount in a loco  (Read 229 times)

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Mini video camera suitable to mount in a loco
« on: October 12, 2019, 07:34:09 PM »
Is there such a thing?

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Re: Mini video camera suitable to mount in a loco
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2019, 07:53:36 PM »
I bought a 'spy camera' off ebay - not got around to doing anything with it.

There was a thread on a working mounted camera. IIRC it was posted by @tutenkhamunsleeping .
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Re: Mini video camera suitable to mount in a loco
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2019, 08:03:02 PM »


Not me, mine’s just a push-in-front jobbie.

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Re: Mini video camera suitable to mount in a loco
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2019, 08:28:48 PM »
@terrysoham
Terry, I just typed
n gauge wagon mounted camera
into Google - it came up with nearly 8 million results  :goggleeyes:. I have a little wagon mounted camera, but have not yet tried it out.
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Re: Mini video camera suitable to mount in a loco
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2019, 11:13:30 PM »
Don't think I've ever seen one mounted in a loco, there wouldn't be any room!  Wagon mounted cameras are the approach taken by most people.
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Re: Mini video camera suitable to mount in a loco
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2019, 11:53:00 PM »


Not me, mine’s just a push-in-front jobbie.

Ah yes, I thought yours was wagon mounted Steve.

I bought my camera with the intention of mounting it in a Dapol dummy 66 and running it double-headed. I figured on using your project as a basis for my project. But no layout means it's never been any sort of priority. Not sure what prototype era or motive power loco Terry intends (your query is a little cryptic @terrysoham  :) ) but I thought your project might be a suitable basis for his too.
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Re: Mini video camera suitable to mount in a loco
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2019, 12:19:07 AM »
I think it doesn't really matter if it's mounted on a loco or a wagon, as when you watch the video, you're essentially getting a driver's eye-view - you can't see the camera itself, can you?

For the above reason, I don't see any point in attempting to mount a camera on a loco. Much easier to wagon mount it and let a loco push it.

As, I say, it doesn't matter what it looks like, it's merely a piece of hardware to perform a particular function - exactly the same as one of those heavy brass track cleaning wagons. You don't run those as part of layout operations in a train, eh.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Mini video camera suitable to mount in a loco
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2019, 12:30:25 AM »
Can be the case, that one just want to make videos to watch back later. Though I've seen a layout (probably OO) at an exhibition that was showing, what I thought was, a live stream of the fiddle yard at cab level. Then the screen's perspective started to move forward and on to the scenic side of the layout. Took three laps before I realised the camera was mounted in a loco cab! :goggleeyes:
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Re: Mini video camera suitable to mount in a loco
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2019, 09:42:10 AM »
Thoughts, @railsquid ?
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Re: Mini video camera suitable to mount in a loco
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2019, 01:47:32 PM »
I have a couple of 'spy' camera from ebay etc... that fit onto an N Gauge wagon that can be pushed round by a loco.

I have one that records to an SD card and one that broadcast the picture over WiFi giving a live feed that you can then record from your laptop or phone.

Take a look at my post here : https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38431

 

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