YouTube Model Railroad Layout Videos
Southern Pacific in the Cascades

Cab Forward Passenger
Operations - Final Edit

Private Car
Includes footage from
Brian Moore in the UK

Cab Ride

Cab forward
passenger operations

SP 4449 and the
Shasta Daylight

Californian Zephyr
A silver ladey at twilight

Cab forward
helper operations

The Shasta Daylight
enroute to San Francisco

A layout tour

Two Broadway Limited
cab forwards
and 60 cars

Diesels and
cab forwards

Cutting in

Double heading
cab forwards

Cab forward
passenger helper

California Zephyr
on the Rio Grane

Cab forward
cab ride

Pacing a
cab forward

The Shasta Daylight
enroute to Portland

Southern Pacific Railroad
in the Cascades
Part 3

Southern Pacific Railroad
in the Cascades
Part 2

Southern Pacific Railroad
in the Cascades
Part 1

Video camera setup showing camera mounted on a stretched, depressed center flatcar

The video camera is a Sony HDR-CX110 Handycam

Video camera setup used for 2015
video shooting at the
Colorado Model Railroad Museum

Starting from the bottom and going up:

1. Manfrotto 127VS tripod dolly
2. Manfrotto tripod
3. Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video tripod head
4. CobraCrane 5033 Backpacker (camera boom)
5. 7 inch ProAm LCD monitor
6. Bescor MP-101 Motorized Pan & Tilt Head
7. Homemade camera mounting bracket used to
Increase downward tilt and allow camera to drop
over and down into layout.
8. Sony HDR PJ710 HandyCam with optical
image stabilization.