Monday, September 19, 2011

Recording your layout

I wanted to record videos in first person of my trains running through the layout, and I read in "Escala N" forum about some cheap lighter-spy-cams. You can find in ebay this lighter spy cam for 14€ (including VAT and shipping in Spain). It's small enough (exactly as a real lighter) to fix it on a low profile car and it records in its own micro-sd and has its own battery. After, just plug it in the USB and extract the video (720x480 with voice) as from a memory stick:

This is the first test. The image is not good because it has been compressed for youtube and there wasn't enough ambient light, but still the result is surprising. Hope you like it!!!


  1. tot es molt xuli i esta tot molt ben fet!

  2. I ordered the same one too, but mine arrived broken! :-( It will cost almost as much to return it as it cost me to purchase it. I'm happy that yours is working! Someday I hope to take this sort of video as well. Thanks for sharing!