Construction manual for a camera dolly for model railways and model railroads by Jens Krogsgaard

Published: December 6, 2020
Construction manual for a camera dolly for model railways and model railroads by Jens Krogsgaard

Jens Krogsgaard is a model railroader from Denmark. Inspired by the cab ride videos that are often presented on Pilentum Television, Jens decided to construct his own camera dolly. He uses the old “Polaroid Cube Camera” for video recording. Since this camera is no longer manufactured, Pilentum Television recommends the use of the new “RunCam 5 Orange Camera”. Both the old “Polaroid Camera” and the new “RunCam Camera” are cube cameras, which are characterized by very small dimensions in width, height and length.

Jens’ camera dolly not only records photos and videos, but it can also be panned while driving. Therefore, Jens designed a Blynk application for iOS and Android Smartphones and Tablet PC. This is the easiest way to build own mobile applications that work with the hardware installed on the camera dolly. His camera dolly is an absolutely ingenious invention, which is suitable for model railroad layouts in HO scale and model railway layouts in N gauge. Jens has written a detailed construction manual in English language as well in Danish language, which explains all the individual construction steps. You can download this construction manual below.

Free PDF Download (English)

Free PDF Download (Danish)

The camera dolly is presented in a video at Pilentum Television on YouTube, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VESfq1nlCM. Jens is also working on his own model railway layout, which has its own website on https://www.krogsgaardsmodelbane.dk. Jens also writes about interesting topics about model railroading and railway modelling on his second website on https://modeltog-guide.dk.

INTRODUCTION

Pilentum Television is the largest international video network for railway modelling and model railroading. Pilentum’s website is available in many other languages.