Developments in camera tech over the last decade have meant that we can put them in places that many of us previously thought impossible. One such person is Adam Honse, who built up a model railway with his dad back in the early 2000s and has wanted to stick a camera on it ever since. And now, thanks to the Raspberry Pi Zero and its tiny camera module, he can. So he did!
The view from the train’s camera is essentially like having an FPV camera mounted to the front of it, showing the train’s-eye-view of the model world through which it runs. If not for the occasional break in the illusion due to the background of the shot (and the lack of detail vs full size objects), it almost looks like it’s travelling through a real landscape.