CSX Freight Train Runs Over Camera

CSX 7715 & 9024 Auto Rack runs over my camera before switching tracks at St. Denis, Maryland — View 3.– Please subscribe, rate, and comment! Thank you!! ++Model Trains, Parts, & Accessories for sale here – www.trainz.com I have 1000’s of pics and lots of video, and I’m getting more all the time. Lots more to come….
Video Rating: 4 / 5

What’s a good, uploadable camera for taking highly detailed photos of small, fine scale models?

Question by Arbie: What’s a good, uploadable camera for taking highly detailed photos of small, fine scale models?
I’m thinking of selling some of my HO train models on eBay but don’t yet have a digital camera for photographs nor much knowledge of them. The camera must be able to take either close-up shots of finely detailed parts or sharp photos of the overall model. Traditionally, model railroaders have used film cameras shooting through pinhole lenses with special lighting and long exposures to get the desired quality with depth of field. An added but unnecessary plus is the ability to get the camera into tight places.

Without doubt, the gold standard in digital model displays is John Gurdak at Uncle Dave’s Brass Trains, though the people at Dan’s Train Depot in Ocala, Florida, also do acceptable work. The problem with John is that his equipment runs into the thousands of dollars, and that’s out of the question for me.

I liked a couple of images I saw taken with a Konica Minolta Dimage X1 but have not really surveyed the field. Again, please don’t recommend something costing thousands of dollars, because I can’t afford that, but if anyone knows a better choice (or knows more about the Konica), I’d appreciate hearing your views.

Best answer:

Answer by fhotoace
A dSLR with macro lens (a real one, NOT an add-on), a tripod and lots of

Nikon and Canon make good ones for under $ 700. Nikon D3100 and Canon T1i/500D are two

You can look on their websites to find macro lenses

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

How to View Your Model Railroad Using Micro-Mark #83740 Wireless Micro Camera

Click here to see price: www.micromark.com Experience the Thrill of Riding ‘Inside’ Your Model Train, Plane, Boat or Car Get in on the action with our latest battery-powered micro-camera. It’s so small (only 3/4 cubic inch), it fits inside almost anything…even an N scale train! Mount it in an R/C plane for a bird’s-eye view of the world. Take a cruise on your model boat. Feel the excitement of a car race. Built-in wireless 2.4 GHz transmitter sends a sharp color picture and clear sound to the mini receiver connected to your VCR or TV. You’ll see what your model sees, just as if you were riding inside. And we bet you’ll think of many more uses than we have! Wireless Micro-Camera System includes color camera (.900 inch square x 1 inch deep) with adjustable-focus lens, internal microphone for sound transmission, camera connector for 9v battery or wall transformer, 2.4 GHz video/audio receiver, 2 wall transformers, camera mounting plate, plus cable for connection to VCR/TV.