Model Railway Electronics

Train Cam

Written by David Head. Posted in Electronics

Installing a Remote Camera into a Locomotive

Train cam - a tiny camera mounted in a model locomotive allowing a 'driver eye' view of a model railway.
To see a model railway from the track level is great for shows and clubs. Possibilities are endless with a Train Cam. One can set up a Train simulator that runs the train on the model railway. This could be goods news for layouts with limited space for operators.

Here are some pictures of a miniature camera, as I described to the aus.rail.models newsgroup, as well as the Layout Design SIG.

A comparison with the TCAM loco and a normal model This was the first test model "cut up" in the interests of science. The models are Lima models of a South Australian 930 class.

Inside the loco, the camera has plenty of width and height, but too much length.

 The Camera in front of a ruler.

 The Camera sitting on a Floppy Disk with a Kadee no5 box for comparison.

The camera, and the receiver unit.