Recently I was looking for a picture from one of the early NCLTC train layouts and came across some classic NCLTC train layout video.
Waaaaay back in 2003 when the North Carolina LEGO Train Club (NCLTC) was actively doing train shows on a regular basis, I was presented an opportunity to use a remote control video camera.
Tom Staley of Tom’s Train Station had a wireless video camera which was intended to be mounted on a model train. During the GATS show he asked me if there was any way we could mount it on the LEGO train so it could take some video of our layout. This was late in the day on Saturday of a two day show but being many years before the advent of the GoPro and other similar cameras, this was a novelty and I wanted to make it work.
I took Tom’s camera home with me and built a train which it could fit in. On Sunday we ran the camera until we ran out of battery. This is the train I built. You can see the camera sitting on top of it in one of the images.
Here is some of the video we captured running this train in front of a long train. The video is a bit grainy but this was state of the art 15 years ago!