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Driver’s eye view of ‘Enoshima’ part 2

As previously promised (, here is the footage taken at the recent Epping exhibition …

Video was taken with the original camera (this time with no sound, as the microphone was removed to allow the camera lens to sit right at the front of the car), as well a a new one which is primarily made to be used with R/C helicopters.

I used a Tomix EH-500 loco to push the supporting flat car around, as it ran quite well as slower speeds, and it’s 2 body sections were also short enough to run OK on the Enoden tram line.

This time I covered over the access holes behind the tunnels so that no light would get though, making the view more realistic. We gave both devices several runs in both directions on each of the three tracks, and you can see the results below. Either right-click and download the files to your computer and then watch them, or you should be able to just click on the link and they will open up your media player in another browser window. The files are in .WMV format but are a lot larger than the previously posted ones.

  • Bullet train line – 106Mb 3’01” – first run is clockwise with the new camera, then anti-clockwise again with the new camera. Lastly anti-clockwise with the old camera (which is tilted a little).
  • Suburban train line – 101Mb 3’14” – first run is clockwise with the new camera, then a little of the back storage yards, then anti-clockwise still with the new camera.
  • Enoden train line – 46.7Mb 1’14” – first run is from the station to the yard, then back again. These are both done using the old camera, as the body of the new one (even after we cut off it’s ‘fins’) caused clearance problems).

June 26, 2011 - Posted by | Enoshima


  1. wow. this is are cool shots.

    Comment by trains o scale | October 1, 2011 | Reply

  2. hi,
    will th eh500 run on a R248 curve ??

    Comment by sid21177 | August 14, 2011 | Reply

  3. I love these onboard shots, especially the attention put to the areas of the layout not normally visible. The backsides of those buildings are what the backsides of buildings facing train tracks should look like.

    Comment by Dave | June 27, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks for your comments. Yes the ‘alternate’ view is interesting, until you see the wires coming out of the back of some of the buildings 🙂

      Comment by redracer | June 27, 2011 | Reply

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