“Hi Al , think this will go down well , Its a friend who posts a few on Youtube , I have asked if he would mind if I posted , and said O K ..good laugh and all model railway


What a hoot!

Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

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110 Responses to Scumton!

  1. Absolutely Brilliant !!!!

  2. Wonderful! This is like watching an episode of “Life on Mars” or “The Sweeney”. Best model train video I’ve seen this year; more, please!

  3. Very good production but not happy about falling in front of train. Very distressing for train driver. A lot of questions though how was it all done ?

  4. Brilliant. Haven’t laughed so much for ages. loved it. Bring us the next episode soon!!

  5. The best video! After that I have a very nice day !

    Congratulation !

  6. That’s brilliant…what a giggle…well done whoever did that..:O) J

  7. Great creative twisted mind. a new Spielberg is born.. low budget great impact.

  8. I nominate for bst amature vieo of the year in any catagory.

  9. That was great. more

  10. This could be downtown Camden! Nw Jersey, that is.

  11. Very creative and well done. Love the references to “Christine – a tragic love story about a boy and his car.”

  12. Nice video if I saw a spider in 1_1 scale climbing over the car in front of me I think I would need clean pant’s yuk

  13. Dave that was awsome
    A really good laugh and clever too.thanks for posting you made my day

  14. hi,
    I live ikn Scranton, Pa a name very close to Scumton. Some of the stuff happening on thios video actualy happen!

  15. Absolutely great! The spider scene is fantastic! The whole video is just GRAND. Keep up the good work!
    jerrymitch…Marietta, GA

  16. Fantastic video more please

  17. ABSOLUTELY amazing!!!! Great work with the models. Great imagination!!

  18. I loved it awesome video may we have more?

  19. Love it!!!

  20. Absolutely wonderful, great humour and reminds me of a few locations that are actually like that
    Great layout as well


  22. Very clever! Enjoyed it a lot!

  23. That was a very clever video and a display of fantastic modeling skills plus fabulous video skills. It is the most entertaining model train video I have ever seen. Bravo

  24. All I can say is WOW!!!

  25. Nice one Dave lol, Cant wait for 2nd episode, Also goes to prove that model railway builders DO HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOUR!!!!!!!….

    Great job Dave, Keep em coming mate!!


  26. Brilliant! You’re giving our show “Robot Chicken” a run for it’s money!

    The “wildlife” and “Catzilla” were a nice touch!

  27. Hey, thats my town! πŸ™‚

  28. That made my day! Also gave me some ideas for my layout, especially the lamp post ladies πŸ™‚

  29. Excellent!Excellent! I too would like to know the secrets of some of the stuff, such as the wheel falling off. The cat scene reminds me of my solid white 15 lb. cat, Marsha, on my layout when I first got it, that was one of her 9 lives she lost ( just kidding out there you SPCAers). I am going to forward this to some people I know plus some members of a Z scale group. A very funny and entertaining video, only problem is thelength, too short. Thanks Dave for letting us see this. This could probably go viral on UToobe, I don’t know how to do it and wouldn’t without the owners written permissing. Hey keep more of ’em coming. SUPER !!!

  30. Brilliant πŸ™‚

  31. What a warped sense of humor! Just like mine!!! Very time consuming to make all the motions. Well done. And the spider and cat! they looked “so real”

  32. Unbelieveable!

  33. Thought this would cause a good laugh , all enjoy , I did

  34. realy got a good laugh out of this one good work

  35. What a hoot, really funny, tongue in cheek. Either a budding animator or film director. But aside from that someone has toooooooooooooo much time.

  36. excellent detail…and the Drama is exciting….!!

  37. none of my HO trains have that much power in there motors.Lol.that video was very well did you get them cars to move like that.

  38. Very Creative! Extremely well done! Yes, should share more of like this.


  39. Brilliant video, loved all of it. More please.

  40. Did the man, who fell on the track got killed?

  41. Great very very entertaining. Pity about the spider. It reminded me Im in the attic tomorrow most of the day.Good Fun

  42. One disturbed sense of humour. King meets Speilberg. Great piece of fiction.

  43. Insanely funny, I love it.

  44. Great production!

  45. Absolutely fantastic!!! Take care Jim.

  46. I expect to see this video at the Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah.
    An original horror story.

    I Thought it was great Show some more.


  47. well done … looks great ,but i’ll skip that town next trip out

  48. Nicely done!!

  49. this was funny…. how did he do it

  50. Without a shaddow of doubt, the BEST train video I have seen in years. I’m so glad I had just changed my “Depends” before I did my e-mail. I too would like to know how the animation was done. Thank you Al and Dave for making my day a little brighter.

  51. Catzilla, I LOVE IT!!! Nice touch.

  52. Just fixed my utility bill for another expensive year so this was just what the doctor ordered. Also my wife is wanting to get a wee cat so she can just **** off. Great stuff Dave.

  53. Haha great video. Looking fwd to the next one

  54. Excellent and enjoyable. I had a good laugh. I love how the catzilla made its way through the street without knocking anything over. I loved the urban renewal with the domino effect. Reminds me of the south side of Philadelphia when they redid all of the section 8 housing projects. The spider is classic. Reminds me of the big spiders in Florida. I love the guy falling in front of the train, again reminds me of the subway in Philly or New York. Good to see Ghostbusters in action either being chased by or working with the A Team. I loved the haunted car especially when the hood falls on the guy. THis was great. Wish I could be that creatively warped.

  55. GREAT video! There should be an award given for this video. Please keep them coming.

  56. Undoubtedly one of the best railroad videos I have seen EVER! The animations area awesome! Gives me a lots of ideas to look for when my layout is complete!

  57. A great model train video. Great amateur video work too !

  58. Very well done. Must say I had a good laugh over this video.

  59. Superb, very clever, worth watching over and over again cos it’s great fun


  61. Fabulous, just great. Real life is not too dissimilar round here either. Had a rogue car crash through a fence and down an embankment onto the track. Had a mystery fatality treated by Police as a crime scene. Had a driver follow a dog running up the four-foot all the way to the next station, only to see the dog cross over to the down line and run back in front of the next one (honestly!) Had a train cancelled because of an infestation of fleas in the driver’s seat. Had a kid ride through the tunnel hanging on the back of a passenger train, who nearly gave the guard a heart-attack by banging on the windscreen… no two days the same on the railway!

  62. What an imagination! Beautifully done. I laughed out load. Hope to see some more of Scumtown.

  63. I hope the maker of the video is a kid. It was very good until the spider, then that was it for me.

  64. I would liked to seen more trains, but that is a very good video.

  65. LOL !!!! Christine lives and the kill dozer (granby CO USA ) look it up on you tube

  66. SUBERB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  67. That is fantastic probably the best railway vid ever. Ha more like that please.

  68. What a fantastic tribute to real life !

  69. Tremendous –
    I loved the scene from the Stephen King movie “Christine” with the 1957 Dodge (?) limping back to the garage, with smoke coming out from under the hood. Absolutely classic. Not just a model RR guy, a budding cinematographer !

  70. Deliciously twisted… Well done!

  71. totally brilliant, the best video iv seen for ages, this will take a lot of beating,

  72. Maybe the bet vid I’ve sen on here!!

  73. FabulOUS weathering and realism in the trackside ‘dirt-life’. You can model for me Anytime [please?]

  74. Unbelievable, Dave you have WAY to much time on your hands. But done VERY well. Now I have to get back to landscaping this corner of my layout


  75. Loved it! The “Gumby” of model railroad animation.

  76. I thought this was a serious hobby….

  77. Great fun
    the Christine part
    very clever
    hollywood spends millions on tat and this guy done a great film for a few quid
    Well done and more please

  78. What can I say; PURE GENIUS!

  79. Saw this before but it is still great entertainment. So realistic although Christine was actually a hardtop, not a sedan.

  80. well impressed had a few laughs great detailing

  81. FANTASTIC I was Gobsmacked , very creative. Would like to know how you did the animation. I laughed so hard I had tears, almost peed in my pants from laughing. Also, nice scenery and realism.

  82. I would be interested in how he was able to achieve the automobile animantion.

    The layout is a pretty accurate portrayal of Detroit Michigan.

  83. Great layout. We should all have some features like this, lest we start taking ourselves to seriously. It’s occasionally a little twisted, but that’s about right for the times and kids of all ages!

  84. Incredible, and funny. Cat reminds me of experience with cat and catenary.

  85. One of the most entertaining model railroad videos I watched! Could have done without the spider though.

  86. Great fun! How to get rid of those leftover “parts”! Mike

  87. This has got to be the best model railroad video I’ve ever seen. I have watched it 10 times now, and shared it with my whole family and friends. Everyone of them are still laughing. Now that I’ve calmed down, I would like to commend the absolute brilliance of the detailing on the layout itself. Most impressive. The realism and fine detail are spot on. Thanks for an entertaining few minutes and again kudos to the craftsmanship displayed..

  88. Fantastic video! Very well done. I couldn’t help but laugh at everything. The spiders and cat were most enjoyable. Tne man is a pure genius!

  89. very funny , it had it all with Christine, The A-Team, American Pickers van, Godzilla, Arachnids, and a lot more from different American TV shows and movies I loved it

  90. My old neighborhood!

  91. That was fun. thanks.

  92. I love scenes that tell a story but this one is over the top! very enjoyable to watch, but suspect Dave had much more fun building it!!! Thanks for sharing.
    Cary in KY

  93. Kind of sick but great artistry.

  94. That had something for us all. Even it was just a break between our modeling screw ups. Great vid/

  95. Hilarious! Show more!

  96. Made me laugh out loud. It took great skill this think this up and make it happen. Well done…. lol

  97. LMAO, that was hilarious…. Minot, ME for sure, comments are just as good as video.

  98. I thoroughly enjoyed this. The spider scared the shit out of me though. I always knew there were spiders as big as cars someplace. Train layouts need to make a statement.

  99. Very imaginative and interesting, well done.

  100. O M G
    Great Affects –
    H O W

  101. WHAT An IMAGINATION! AND TECHNICAL TALENT! ready for prime time
    way to go!!

  102. Oh what fun crazy well done

  103. great video, great layout and a great mind . all come together to show what can be done when you put your “warped” mind to it . Just kidding about the warped mind . when the spider ran into the garage door i thought now the fun really
    starts as he has a loose spider o
    n his layout .. What do you do with that ?

  104. Extremely well done. Great sound track too.! Thanks and keep up the great work.

  105. Great video, entertaining and creative. It sure beats my ordinary train going round & round & round………….

  106. What can I say that has not been said it was Brilliant! great action. Also look outside of the video, look also the scenery and buildings the little things that go into making not just a model but a master model – well done.

  107. That takes a ton of time and energy!

  108. EXCELLENT!! Thanks for sharing.
    I especially liked the opening scene with the guy being run over by a train.
    I once had a boss who was the worst person in the world so I made a clay figure of him, placed it on my model RR layout and took great satisfaction as the engine continuously ran over him.
    Great stress reliever.

  109. Love it 😍

  110. Wonderfully funny! More, please!

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