Scumton!

“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

Dave”

What a hoot!

Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

Best

Al

157 Responses to Scumton!

  1. Ol' Puffer says:

    Absolutely Brilliant !!!!

  2. John Tipper says:

    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. frederick brown says:

    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. Roy F says:

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

  5. Florin says:

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

    Congratulation !

  6. John Dyson says:

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

  7. John says:

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

  8. Tom Pica says:

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

  9. MIKE,Seattle WA says:

    That was great. more

  10. Stu McGee says:

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

  11. Matt Jackson says:

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

  12. Robert Bell says:

    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. Albert Weir says:

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

  14. Randy Knaub says:

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

  15. Jerry (Mitch) Michnewicz says:

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

  16. Maurice says:

    Fantastic video more please

  17. Wayne says:

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

  18. Timothy says:

    I loved it awesome video may we have more?

  19. Ken says:

    Love it!!!

  20. Brian says:

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

  21. PETER BENSON says:

    GOOD LAUGH WELL DONE

  22. Herb Roberson says:

    Very clever! Enjoyed it a lot!

  23. Rob M says:

    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. Archie Yarbrough says:

    All I can say is WOW!!!

  25. Sid says:

    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!!

    Sid

  26. Paul in Golden says:

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

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

  27. Scott says:

    Hey, thats my town! πŸ™‚

  28. Ken S. says:

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

  29. Lee Barry/ CEO L"Z"PMRR says:

    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. Jimmy says:

    Brilliant πŸ™‚

  31. Peter Evangel says:

    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. robert coe says:

    Unbelieveable!

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

  34. john coffey says:

    realy got a good laugh out of this one good work

  35. Gar says:

    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. StJohn says:

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

  37. Dan in Va says:

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

  38. Arnie Steiner says:

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

    Arnie

  39. Roy says:

    Brilliant video, loved all of it. More please.

  40. paul Otway says:

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

  41. Colin says:

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

  42. Andrew says:

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

  43. Bill W. says:

    Insanely funny, I love it.

  44. Don says:

    Great production!

  45. Jim Collins says:

    Absolutely fantastic!!! Take care Jim.

  46. Tom says:

    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.

    regards,

  47. K Cunningham says:

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

  48. Jim in NC says:

    Nicely done!!

  49. james says:

    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. Rob says:

    Catzilla, I LOVE IT!!! Nice touch.

  52. Willie Kerr (Glasgow) says:

    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. andy says:

    Haha great video. Looking fwd to the next one

  54. kenn says:

    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. Les says:

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

  56. Kaustav says:

    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. Bullfrog Eh! (Ontario) says:

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

  58. Chris says:

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

  59. stuart says:

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

  60. THOMAS says:

    LOOKS LIKE THE REAL PICTURE. VERY NICE.

  61. Rod Mackay says:

    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!
    Rod

  62. Harry Kubarek says:

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

  63. Christine says:

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

  64. Christine says:

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

  65. dave says:

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

  66. dionisis says:

    SUBERB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  67. Pete says:

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

  68. Robert Bouskill says:

    What a fantastic tribute to real life !

  69. Dave Geiser, St. Louis, MO says:

    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 !
    Congratulations.

  70. John Reynolds says:

    Deliciously twisted… Well done!

  71. Malc says:

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

  72. Curtis says:

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

  73. Dave Biddles says:

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

  74. Rick says:

    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

    Rick
    .

  75. Ken Hecker says:

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

  76. Jack windt says:

    I thought this was a serious hobby….

  77. Steve Gore says:

    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. T. Balaker says:

    What can I say; PURE GENIUS!

  79. Robert Bouskill says:

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

  80. robert leach says:

    well impressed had a few laughs great detailing

  81. Gary P. Dettl says:

    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. Gene Fricks says:

    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. Fred says:

    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. Bob says:

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

  85. Bob Shipley says:

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

  86. Mike Griner says:

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

  87. Ron says:

    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. J Dentner says:

    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. Donald says:

    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. Paul Sampson says:

    My old neighborhood!

  91. That was fun. thanks.

  92. Cary says:

    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. Vitsing says:

    Kind of sick but great artistry.
    Ken

  94. chuck hen says:

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

  95. Neil Glenn says:

    Hilarious! Show more!

  96. Ken C says:

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

  97. Rich B. says:

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

  98. Jack Riepe says:

    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. Joe Cavilla says:

    Very imaginative and interesting, well done.

  100. Charlie Norr says:

    O M G
    Great Affects –
    H O W

  101. STEVE COTTLE says:

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

  102. Barry Hespenhide says:

    Oh what fun crazy well done

  103. Ron Schultz says:

    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. Robert Shuman says:

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

  105. John says:

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

  106. Mike says:

    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. Jim Aspin says:

    That takes a ton of time and energy!

  108. Terry Miller says:

    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. Cal says:

    Love it 😍

  110. Warren Ferguson says:

    Wonderfully funny! More, please!

  111. Rick Lochner says:

    Laugh out loud funny!!!

  112. Frank Early says:

    And the ACADEMY would like to present this year’s award to “Scumton” the Action video!

  113. Riki says:

    Great show, And it was a lot of good work.

  114. steven says:

    And that’s just my neighbour hood.

  115. Constance Worth says:

    Excellent, realistic, every day, everywhere scenes! I love it!

  116. Craig B Miller says:

    I always knew it was more than just the trains! Great video and very inspiring.

  117. Jim says:

    Made my day. Loved the spider.

  118. Larry says:

    What an imagination! I love it ! Can,t wait for more!

  119. Robert Rolfe says:

    I LOVE IT, Like the cat not stepping on anything, Spider is GREAT, nobody could have make the spider do that. I do think the person that did this will not tell how it was done, and why should He or She do so?
    NV Bob

  120. rick says:

    needed a good laugh, been days with out one

  121. Brian Doughty says:

    good video. only thing i would take issue with is the engine running over the person. i am a train guard in Sydney NSW. One of the worst things to happen to use is “person hit by train” other than that good one

  122. spence says:

    Interesting sense of humor and some very good stop motion video.

  123. David A. Massimi says:

    well done !
    very clever and very, very funny !
    thanks for sharing it with the rest of us.
    dave, in ny

  124. Jim Wilson says:

    What a change! A great video, well done to all concerned.

  125. John says:

    Absolutally fantastic complete with multiple TVs shows in ther and some famous films keep up he great work

  126. Tom Sawyer says:

    Outstanding! How true to life. LOL

  127. Anna noe says:

    Stuff is about to get real when the ghostbusters , Christine, a team etc are all in one place!!! Omg too funny!!! Loved it! Great job!! Totally sharing with my family!! Loved the crime scene and catzilka!

  128. Mark G says:

    Al,

    I think you have your feedback as to how this video has been received as I ad my comment applauding the content and frivolity of this video.

    Thanks for sharing it.

    Mark
    SC in the USA

  129. Peter Theodore says:

    A day in the life of lowville, really well done !! Makes the rest of our la la layouts seem unrealistically tame. Your followers approve Al. Thx. Peter

  130. Henry McCoy says:

    WoW LOL

  131. Glad you posted this,Al. What a hoot and a half!! Made my day!!

  132. Fantastic! Must have taken a lot of time to make, well done!

  133. Jan Boen says:

    Hilarious!
    Love the way the cars move…
    Great scenes πŸ™‚

  134. Hi. Well done Dave. Your video of life in Scumton Junction was a good laugh. You really enjoy your hobby. Thanks for sharing Al.
    Damian
    Sydney, Australia

  135. Steven says:

    Thank you for posting this. I really needed to start my day off with a good laugh. The effects were priceless and the choreography was superb! My advice though is, ‘don’t quit your day job’. LOL

  136. John Tennant says:

    Very good. What an imagination. A little warped but quite watchable

  137. jim ostrowski says:

    Absolutely a great Laugh!!!…brings to mind Lots of Life’s Realities…the creator is Genius!!!

  138. Joe Burkel says:

    I agree, it looks like downtown Camden, NJ, maybe South Philly.

  139. john thorogood says:

    Loved seeing Christine again. Loved that movie as my brother George Thorogood sang the opening song Bad to the Bone. The hood coming crashing down on the worker is right out of the movie. WELL DONE
    John Thorogood

  140. john thorogood says:

    South Philly is known for their Cheese Steak Sandwiches and trolley cars..
    South Philly home to Bandstand and rock-in-roll.

  141. Absolutely fantastic never laughed so much and catzilla was a nice touch

  142. Gary Manganiello says:

    The best model railroad vid……. I could not stop watching……….I would love to know how all of that was done……..love the spider……..

  143. Brian Lee says:

    Fantastic!!!

  144. Neil says:

    That is truly entertaining. Thanks for all the great smiles to that post. Keep up the good word.

  145. marcus says:

    well done i give it 4 popcorn tubs. will be a money maker.. lol keep those coming. needed that .

  146. Arthur Rago says:

    Very funny!

  147. Ray Kempa says:

    Hi Al,

    Glad you posted this, great animation. It’s great seeing trains running but this video takes the prize. The more you laugh the more twisted your humor is. Keep them coming.

    Ray

  148. Earl Jones says:

    Painful to watch the deterioration of the 58 Plymouth, more than watching the dude get run over by the train. I liked seeing that the train didn’t get derailed after the runover! The creators of the video must be junior Alfred Hitchcock clones.

  149. Michael C Cain says:

    this made my day..a laugh a minute.. gave me some great ideas though.. thanks for posting, it was worth it.

  150. Woody says:

    LMAO……. Now that’s model railroading!

  151. Stosh Polodski says:

    Hilarious! Made my day. Should be getting paid for that!

  152. george zaky says:

    LOVE IT

    Exactly what I think modeling should be- FUN, humor, perhaps out of the ordinary,
    If it doesnt shock you whats the point.
    YAY
    George from NY

  153. Harry r.decher jr says:

    Thanks for the movie it was great was very entertaining

  154. dug sitowski says:

    Wow! How did this guy know where I live. That’s my old 57′ Plymouth in the shop. Very funny and pretty close to real life with some creative twists. My cats love my N-scale layout too.

  155. Victor Koyano says:

    I just had a house spider caught in a sticky trap meant for rats. It was bigger than the videos’s. Otherwise very realistic portrayal of Americana. It needs a shooting scene with say, thirty victims and shooter taken into custody with a lawyer….

  156. Michael Wells says:

    thank you for the humor. I have always said that if you can’t have a little fun at work or in a hobby then get another job and or another hobby.

  157. Erick says:

    That Neat. That Christine make your whole site. I going to make something that.

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