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(LiveLeak)   Take a ride on this model railroad--from the engineer's perspective   (liveleak.com) divider line 19
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2013-10-28 12:07:02 AM
It looks from the camera angle like he made a custom camera platform that rides on two sets of parallel train tracks at once...like the imaginary "Supertrain" from the eponymous TV series.
 
2013-10-28 12:26:27 AM

Any Pie Left: It looks from the camera angle like he made a custom camera platform that rides on two sets of parallel train tracks at once...like the imaginary "Supertrain" from the eponymous TV series.


i thought it was just a really small camera mounted on the front. still cool to really get into it.
 
2013-10-28 12:33:30 AM

Any Pie Left: It looks from the camera angle like he made a custom camera platform that rides on two sets of parallel train tracks at once...like the imaginary "Supertrain" from the eponymous TV series.


I think he just mounted a GoPro on the side of the train instead of the front.
 
2013-10-28 01:49:20 AM

vartian: Any Pie Left: It looks from the camera angle like he made a custom camera platform that rides on two sets of parallel train tracks at once...like the imaginary "Supertrain" from the eponymous TV series.

I think he just mounted a GoPro on the side of the train instead of the front.


This is what I was thinking.  There's not much to give it away, but I believe we're riding the right rail and the camera is low on the left of the engine.

As an aside- train goes through a park, past a school, and through several thriving commercial and residential communities.  Talk about an urban planning failure.
 
2013-10-28 06:12:15 AM

unyon: vartian: Any Pie Left: It looks from the camera angle like he made a custom camera platform that rides on two sets of parallel train tracks at once...like the imaginary "Supertrain" from the eponymous TV series.

I think he just mounted a GoPro on the side of the train instead of the front.

This is what I was thinking.  There's not much to give it away, but I believe we're riding the right rail and the camera is low on the left of the engine.

As an aside- train goes through a park, past a school, and through several thriving commercial and residential communities.  Talk about an urban planning failure.


Not a chance, my Hindu friend.
 
2013-10-28 06:48:58 AM
This is a good example of a hobby turning into an obsession, still pretty cool though.
 
2013-10-28 07:00:00 AM

unyon: As an aside- train goes through a park, past a school, and through several thriving commercial and residential communities.  Talk about an urban planning failure.


Not at all. Back in their day, most cities were built around them and accessibility was essential to their success. Not only were they used for passengers, but it's how most cargo was moved in/out of them. It may not be the case these days, but if you go to some older cities you can still find unused tracks going into industrial and commercial areas. As for schools and parks, the land was cheap so they were often used for public projects like that.
 
2013-10-28 07:35:00 AM

vartian: Any Pie Left: It looks from the camera angle like he made a custom camera platform that rides on two sets of parallel train tracks at once...like the imaginary "Supertrain" from the eponymous TV series.

I think he just mounted a GoPro on the side of the train instead of the front.


Yeah.  "As seen from the engineer's perspective, if he were to stick his head out the side window continuously like a dog."

Pretty damned impressive layout, though.  That's thousands of hours of work put into that.
 
2013-10-28 07:48:21 AM

unyon: vartian: Any Pie Left: It looks from the camera angle like he made a custom camera platform that rides on two sets of parallel train tracks at once...like the imaginary "Supertrain" from the eponymous TV series.

I think he just mounted a GoPro on the side of the train instead of the front.

This is what I was thinking.  There's not much to give it away, but I believe we're riding the right rail and the camera is low on the left of the engine.

As an aside- train goes through a park, past a school, and through several thriving commercial and residential communities.  Talk about an urban planning failure.


The best layouts are the most unrealistic, because you're centering everything around 2-3 feet behind and 1-2 feet in front of the track layout, and you're always building on a level plane or a plane rising as it moves backwards.

/it's amusing how much good train layouts borrow from shelf advertising theory
 
2013-10-28 03:10:36 PM
Needs more Chemical Brothers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmwn0Dwwa0s
 
2013-10-28 05:02:41 PM
All things considered, I think I would rather install a train sim on my computer, and still have the basement real estate available for other things.

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2013-10-28 07:26:15 PM
I can appreciate model train hobbyists, but I don't get the appeal
 
2013-10-28 07:56:07 PM

toyotaboy: I can appreciate model train hobbyists, but I don't get the appeal


I had some awesome layouts as a kid.  I think if you don't fall in love with it as a kid, you never will.

1) You get to play God
2) When you're a kid, trains are huge and loud and impressive - you get to play with a miniature version of that
3) Interesting electrical and mechanical stuff to learn.
4) You get to use all sorts of fun tools - xacto knives, pliers, wire strippers, crimpers
 
2013-10-28 09:11:32 PM

Any Pie Left: It looks from the camera angle like he made a custom camera platform that rides on two sets of parallel train tracks at once...like the imaginary "Supertrain" from the eponymous TV series.


Imaginary?

i.imgur.com
Schwerer Gustav
 
2013-10-28 09:54:53 PM
I never got into model trains, they seemed uninteresting.

For some reason however, I really got into model rockets.

I guess because sending my sister's hamster for a ride on a model train was kind of boring.
 
2013-10-28 10:18:31 PM
That's not a model railroad...THIS is a model railroad...and airport...and highway...and ocean.
 
2013-10-29 12:00:58 AM

SurelyShirley: That's not a model railroad...THIS is a model railroad...and airport...and highway...and ocean.


I saw it and still don't believe it.
 
2013-10-29 12:12:52 AM

Zeno-25: Any Pie Left: It looks from the camera angle like he made a custom camera platform that rides on two sets of parallel train tracks at once...like the imaginary "Supertrain" from the eponymous TV series.

Imaginary?

[i.imgur.com image 371x600]
Schwerer Gustav


Only on Fark can a model railroad video get Godwinned. :)
 
2013-10-29 02:25:29 AM

Any Pie Left: It looks from the camera angle like he made a custom camera platform that rides on two sets of parallel train tracks at once...like the imaginary "Supertrain" from the eponymous TV series.


Side mounted the camera instead of putting it on a flat-car in front of the engine (tho its likely they used one of the ten year old sized gopros and that's as tight as it gets)
 
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