GoPro: Unusual View Of Amtrak Model Passenger Train

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I attached a GoPro Hero 5 Session to the side of one of my big G-scale model trains, and got a very interesting perspective of the train running on my layout.

If you like watching videos of scale model trains running on a railroad layout, this point of view will give you a unique viewpoint that you don’t normally see of big G-scale model trains.

By the way, if you like this video, you’d probably also really enjoy another video of mine that was shot mostly with a GoPro attached to a train. Check it out at

This train operates with a DCC (digital) control system that allows multiple locomotives to run at the same time on the layout while controlling each one independently. However, in order to avoid having another train crash in to the GoPro attached to the side of the train, I didn’t run any other trains on the layout while shooting this video.

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Towards the end of the video, I take you to our local Amtrak station to watch the express train come blasting past without stopping. Great Doppler effect at the 3:37 mark, as the trains speeds past the camera!

The model train featured in this video is MTH Railking model number 70-2100-1, a scale model of a GE Dash 8-40BW diesel locomotive. It is in G-scale, or what MTH calls One Gauge.

Music credit for the end of the video:
“Guiton Sketch” by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (


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