This was a fun way to spend some time while stuck at home!
You get to ride along with the G-scale model train version of Winston, with a Lego version of Sir Topham Hatt in the driver’s seat, on a race course for model trains. Perhaps not the best known characters from Thomas & Friends… if you’re a true fan of the TV show you know Winston, the track inspection car, and you know that Sir Topham Hatt is always in the driver’s seat.
I put a GoPro Hero 5 session on to the back of Winston, and it captured a pretty interesting view! I chose to use that particular older version of the GoPro for this video because that model is so small and light and could easily be attached to the back of the track inspection car.
I originally shot this scene of Winston racing through a model train layout inside and outside of my house as part of a much longer video I’m working on featuring all 19 of my G-scale locomotives doing time trials on the race course to see which one is the fastest. That video with all 19 of my trains racing through the course will debut on my YouTube channel one week after the debut of this video with Winston & Sir Topham Hatt. I loved this view from the back of Winston, looking over Sir Topham Hatt’s shoulder and down the tracks… so I decided to feature this scene in a short video, to be followed a week later by the much longer video featuring all of my model trains running through the layout at their top speeds.
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