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Wallace and Gromit's Cracking Contraption - The Shunt-O-Matic





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#1 Removed a/c_009matt

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 09:08

It all started with an Airfix wallace and Gromit Motorbike and side car set. I picked it up cheap from somewhere, but it was missing the front spoked wheel. :angry: . However, with the purchase of a Bachmann ro-railer, my attentions to the kit took a turn for the better and developed a simplex inspired lcoc for wallace to ride, powered by the motorbike engine. A further purchase of the Shaun the Sheep LandRover kit gave me access to a further group of figures. Originally, the layout employed a turntable, but this was temporamental and the motor was on its last legs, it also didn't have an 'O-matic' part (Hence the addition of a viewer operated push button). It was built purely for fun and it has its first exhibition in its (almost) completed state at Alton on 6/7 feb I hope that you enjoy looking at it. Scale is 1:10, running on 16.5mm track - works out about 7 1/4 inch gauge (or thereabouts)

Please enjoy!

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Overall view of the layout!

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Pigs getting tickets from gromit
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Naughty pig watching the trains go by

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Wallace - 'I'm not a simplex-ton, am I lad?'
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Naughty pig leaving landrover
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Shaun's train, hauling Timmy and Bitzer (blowing his guard's whistle)

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#2 Worsdell forever

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 09:29

Cracking layout Matt!

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 09:35

love it..... just the thing to get kids interested in modelling...

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 09:38

Didn't realise a re-modelling was on the cards Matt. Looks great. Certainly made me chuckle anyway. Is this appearing at Alton?

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 09:39

I like this. Shaun the Sheep is a wonderful inspiration for modelling anyway.
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 09:42

Didn't realise a re-modelling was on the cards Matt. Looks great. Certainly made me chuckle anyway. Is this appearing at Alton?


Yes, will be there

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 09:57

totally brillant, my daughter saw the pics as i was scrolling and instantly knew what and who it was and wagged her finger at me declaring that daddy stops with his and builds this instead?  :D :D

i think you will have a huge captive audience at alton

well done

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 10:00

Is it DCC sound........ Posted Image

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 10:27

Is it DCC sound........



Potentially on the cards, Alton will have MP3 player and speakers rigged up - hopefully won't be too annoying!

#10 sixteen 12by 10s

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 10:28

? This has put a big? ?  :) smile on my face for the first time in about a week,. What superb imagination.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 10:52

You really ought to enter this for the 2010 challenge! I know it probably doesn't meet all the criteria, but for originality alone (apart from other considerations) I think it could be a contender.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 11:18

I love Wallace and Gromit, thats Cracking.Posted Image Shaun the sheep is great too I watch that with my 12 year old daughter.Posted Image

Cheers Peter,

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 11:29

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 13:09

A valuable addition to our modern lifestyle - Great

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 13:32

Please, please check and see if this qualifies for the 2010 layout comp - it's absolutely fabulous and extremely creative.

Now, how a about a followup - remaking the scene where gromit lays the track down in the living room, chasing the penguin...! ;)

Very well done. Love it B)

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 13:58

Now, how a about a followup - remaking the scene where gromit lays the track down in the living room, chasing the penguin...! ;)


Been done, nearly - http://www.rmweb.co....__0

Well, with poetic license :)

Great idea.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 14:27

Fantastic! I think you should sit down and celebrate with a nice piece of Wensleydale

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 17:24

Thank you all for the comments - I am not sure if I can enter it into the 2010 challenge, as I have not charted its progress on here or my blog etc. I could stick it in there and see, what do you think? Size is fine.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 19:50

Thank you all for the comments - I am not sure if I can enter it into the 2010 challenge, as I have not charted its progress on here or my blog etc. I could stick it in there and see, what do you think? Size is fine.



Please do Matt! I have'nt had so much fun looking at a layout online ever!! And good luck!!

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 20:02

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 20:08

Cracking!

This could be extended to make a mini system Posted Image

Or have two or three micro layouts and keep swapping them around just to confuse your fellow exhibitors.
You need to order some of this ready for the show.
http://www.wensleyda...le-truckle.html

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#22 Russ (mines a pint)

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 23:05

Excellent - I didn't know you'd become a GWR modeller! :lol: :lol:

Seriously though stuff like this is fantastic, I do like things that are not mainstream! :D

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 06:29

What a hoot! Tis magic... I can't stop smiling...

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 08:28

BRILLIANT!!!!!
My little man and I love it mate, it brought out the biggest grin from both of us
Cheers
Anthony and son

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:03

What more can I say that hasn't already been said? Just superb, brilliant. A breath of fresh air. It really made me smile, as Wallace and Grommit and Shaun the Sheep always do.

Thanks a million for sharing!

Cheers,
Dave
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