In this video I will share with you some of the techniques I use to shoot videos of my G-scale model trains. Several people have asked me about how I get some of the shots you see in my model train videos, so I thought it might be interesting to give you an inside look at a few of my production techniques.
It’s important to note that it’s only possible to mount a GoPro on to one of my model trains because these are G-scale trains, which is the largest type of mass-produced model trains. The most popular type of model trains, HO, are far too small to be able to handle a camera mounted on the train. I suppose it might be possible to mount a GoPro on an O-scale train such as a Lionel, but it really works great on the big G-scale trains that I have.
The key to easily attaching a GoPro to a model train, and then being able to easily remove it later, is a 3M Command Strip. You can order them from Amazon at and you can also probably find them at your local Walmart store.
If you want one of those very small GoPros that can be mounted on the side of a model train without tipping it over, go to eBay and see if anyone is selling a used GoPro Hero 5 Session.