A LOOK AT THE NEW LIONEL THEATER CAR

BobbyD posted:

First, any chance of seeing a video clip Alex?

Second, our new laptop does not have a CD drive so is there an alternative way to load the software? (I might have missed it.) Otherwise cancelling the caboose.

In this day and age there are other ways of getting the software.  I certainly wouldn't cancel a car because of no having a CD drive.

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MartyE posted:
BobbyD posted:

First, any chance of seeing a video clip Alex?

Second, our new laptop does not have a CD drive so is there an alternative way to load the software? (I might have missed it.) Otherwise cancelling the caboose.

In this day and age there are other ways of getting the software.  I certainly wouldn't cancel a car because of no having a CD drive.

I bought an inexpensive stand alone CD drive for these issues years ago. I would think it might be more up to date for these apps to come with a small jump drive or a download from the Lionel web site even better.

 

Chuck TCA LCCA ARRL BMWMOA

BobbyD posted:

First, any chance of seeing a video clip Alex?

Second, our new laptop does not have a CD drive so is there an alternative way to load the software? (I might have missed it.) Otherwise cancelling the caboose.

Hi Bobby

There's a video clip on page one in my first post, also a CD drive is quite easy to get. I wouldn't cancel the caboose.

Alex

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UnclePeteRR posted:

Alex, Do you know if the new Lionel caboose will have the same camera? I would assume so but just wanted

to be sure. Is the caboose still on schedule? Great resolution and no "skipping"!! Unclepeterr

As far as i know it's the same camera , as for the scheduling I'm not sure

Alex

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Alex M posted:
BobbyD posted:

First, any chance of seeing a video clip Alex?

Second, our new laptop does not have a CD drive so is there an alternative way to load the software? (I might have missed it.) Otherwise cancelling the caboose.

Hi Bobby

There's a video clip on page one in my first post, also a CD drive is quite easy to get. I wouldn't cancel the caboose.

Alex

Right. I even bought a plug in floppy drive some years ago to have just in case...10 bucks.

Chuck TCA LCCA ARRL BMWMOA

I'm not getting too excited about the theater car not being here. I still have to buy Kadee couplers for the original 7 cars and correctly mount them.

Ironically, I waited all that time for those car passenger cars and now they sit in Tupperware bin under the layout.

I figure when this car comes it will give me a kick in the pants to get the set up and running.

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Alex M posted:

Hi all, 

Dave just shippped this to me so I could post pictures and videos. This is just the Prototype, if you have any questions I’ll  do my best to answer them. Dave prepped me well on this. Hope you all enjoy !

The last video (if it works ) is a video of a video if that makes sense, it won’t let me upload the theater car video. I had to use another I phone and take a video of the video  LOL  😂 If I figure it out I’ll let you all know  

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Alex,

In looking at the manual page above, it shows a "Pan/Tilt Control" - so can the Lionel Theater Car camera (and presumably the Lionel Caboose camera) pan and tilt around so that you're not stuck just looking straight back in a rigid fixed position?

A couple of years ago I saw one of these cars on the tail end for a train pulling out of Harlingen.  I assumed the guys sitting there were boozing it up.  Apparently my mistake.

My question.   What is the point of attaching this car to rear of the train on the layout and seeing where you have been?  That is never a compelling view.  It is like trying to watch life in reverse.  Why not stick the car in front of the engine and get a real look at where you are going.

Would you please post a photo or two of the underside, especially of and around the trucks? I would like to see how difficult it will be to convert to two-rail. TIA

Later Gator,

  Dave

 

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Will Ebbert posted:
Lionlman posted:

I talked to Ryan Kunkle at the Lionel booth at York today.   The theater cars are on the water and should be here in four to six weeks.

Neal Jeter 

 

Do you know if this applies to the station sounds dome cars as well? 

I’ll try to ask him tomorrow.  

I dont see what's hard to understand. To view is not from the engine forward because it is based on the passenger's viewpoint. That view is more common for more people total, including crew Cab view was done already. I got along fine with a similar view from the back of a station wagon as a kid. But it can cause motion sickness in some folks well. I have a pal that wouldn't be able to handle the reverse view without getting sick. I doubt the view being a camera and screen would help him .

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Well, back to the origins of the topic, cameras in a train car.  At York, in (about) 1994, Neil Young had his portable layout there.  All of his engines had forward facing "invisible" cameras in them.  There were many screens in the tent, so one could watch as the trains went around his well detailed layout.

You could actually purchase a video that included a view of yourself, as you watched the motion of the trains!

The look was simply awesome!

Don - Happy Railroading

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