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Old 07-20-2013, 09:00 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a recommendation on a camera that can be used as a layout tour camera? Something that could fit on a flatcar? Preferably one that has English instructions rather than Chinglish. I've see one that looks like a flash/thumb drive but it's instructions were so bad...
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:19 PM   #2
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Not much you can buy without them already being mounted in some kind of train is there?

Plenty of videos using them on the net.
I guess no one has one?

Put a link to the one you found, I found some on a Chinese site with all Chinese writing or maybe it was Japaneses writing?
I don't know it is all Greek to me.
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:15 PM   #3
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Auto-Man...item27ca5843a7

I've seen these used with very good results...with my recent purchase of an N scale flatcar, I plan to try one out myself.
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There are a few small cameras out there that are of a decent nature that you could use for your layout.

Here are two different cameras and two different models. I do know that there is the Mobius, which is a bit more expensive; while still affordable under $100; can shoot in High Definition.

http://www.spytecinc.com/mobius-1080...A#.UexCQo1QEaE

Two of my co-workers have this camera. My manager uses this Mobius on his RC controlled Helicopters. The video quality is a true 1080 High Definition capture and is crystal clear.

There is also this camera, which is a bit less expensive:

http://www.themicrocamera.com/produc...ro-Camera.html

The less expensive version, I would guess records in Standard Definition, while the $44.95 version records in a 720 High Definition Resolution.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:18 PM   #5
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There are a few small cameras out there that are of a decent nature that you could use for your layout.

Here are two different cameras and two different models. I do know that there is the Mobius, which is a bit more expensive; while still affordable under $100; can shoot in High Definition.

http://www.spytecinc.com/mobius-1080...A#.UexCQo1QEaE

Two of my co-workers have this camera. My manager uses this Mobius on his RC controlled Helicopters. The video quality is a true 1080 High Definition capture and is crystal clear.

There is also this camera, which is a bit less expensive:

http://www.themicrocamera.com/produc...ro-Camera.html

The less expensive version, I would guess records in Standard Definition, while the $44.95 version records in a 720 High Definition Resolution.
Mounted properly, these cameras will never go through an N-Scale tunnel nor over a bridge. They might work if mounted sideways, but the picture will be rotated 90 degrees.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Auto-Man...item27ca5843a7

I've seen these used with very good results...with my recent purchase of an N scale flatcar, I plan to try one out myself.
Please let us know how the 'lighter' works with the flat car, tunnels, and such. Are the instructions in Chinglish or are they understandable?

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Old 08-13-2013, 07:47 AM   #6
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Auto-Man...item27ca5843a7

I've seen these used with very good results...with my recent purchase of an N scale flatcar, I plan to try one out myself.
For the price, these do a pretty good job. Here's a video that I made a while back by mounting one of these on top of a Micro-Trains gondola using blue-tack.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjpTlVix6eQ

The cameras are pretty fragile though. I dropped mine and it broke.

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Old 08-13-2013, 04:22 PM   #7
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For the price, these do a pretty good job. Here's a video that I made a while back by mounting one of these on top of a Micro-Trains gondola using blue-tack.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjpTlVix6eQ

The cameras are pretty fragile though. I dropped mine and it broke.

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That is one of the cigarette lighter cameras?
The same ones you can get for around $15?

Works good!
Will be a lot better when you get more of the scenery and stuff on the layout to show in the video huh?
What did you do buy another?

Make it easier for some to look.

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Ron,
Nice quality picture, and sound to boot. Where if you do'nt mind,are these cameras available?
Because, thats exactly what I have in mind of getting, for my model railroad.Your reply
is greatly appreciated. If you like, you may"PM"me. Is that a Key-chain camera?
Sincerely, tr1 (nice back drop scenery in some areas too

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Where if you do'nt mind,are these cameras available? Because, thats exactly what I have in mind of getting, for my model railroad.Your reply is greatly appreciated.
Did you read the thread? There is a link to an eBay sale: Auto/Manual Record Cigarette Lighter Hidden Spy Camera Video Recorder 30fps
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