Lennart's Model Railroad Blog

Lennart's Model Railroad Blog

About this blog

This blog is about my current model railroad layout project; The N scale "Summit" layout, which is a freelanced interpretation of the Southern Pacific Tehachapi tunnels and their surroundings. Or at least, that is what it is meant to be. What it will turn out to be is another matter. The banner photo above shows what I want to recreate in N scale.

Signal video

SceneryPosted by lennart Thu, February 05, 2009 18:33:10

I few days ago I suddenly realized that my son's small digital camera had some crude video capabilities (which mine more expensive one does not). And today I managed to shoot a short video showing one of my ABS signals at work.

An approaching train (well an engine running light) is in the block beyond the signal, so it shows red. When the train has passed the signal it automatically changes back to green. The train comes at quite a high speed, but that is because the camera would not allow longer videos than 10 seconds, so I did not have that much time.

I'll see if I can manage the sequence in the opposite direction; green - red - yellow - green. But then I probably need to split it on several short clips. Unless I learn how to edit videos so I can append them into one longer.

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