Clunky Wilson

Written by

Sarah Ball and Kate Fawkes

Air Date

9th October 2008

Previous Episode

Hodge and the Magnet

Next Episode

The Chugger Championship

Clunky Wilson is the ninth aired episode of Season 1, but the third episode in the production order.


Wilson hears a strange noise coming from the Repair Shed, so Emery tells the trainees that Old Puffer Pete was in there for a whole week and had his wheels and pulleys removed for repairs. He also tells them that rumors in the past have revealed that Chuggers have experienced painful repairs and torture in the shed, which frightens Wislon.

The trainees have a race around the depot, which Wilson wins. But, Wilson hits the buffers at the end of the track, and quickly starts to shake and rattle. Emery teases Wilson and suggests that he might have a painful procedure to have his wheels removed for repairs, but Wilson tells Emery that he is fine. After the trainees collect vans from Dunbar to take to Felix the Famer, Wilson rattles and shakes even more. Once at the farm, Koko collects the eggs, Brewster takes the vegetables and Wilson takes the cream - and Felix inside his van. But, due to Wilson's rattle and shake, Felix has a bumpy ride to the market. Afterwards, Koko and Brewster decide to take Wilson to the Repair Shed. Wilson arrives at the Repair Shed and Morgan examines him (with the rotator) - it turns out that Wilson had only broken a suspension spring when he hit the buffers. Once Wilson is mended, he joins Brewster and Koko to go back to the market. At the market, Felix tells Wilson that his cream was butter due to the rattle and shake earlier, so he gives Wilson his first prize rosette in the butter competition.

Featured characters


  • When the Trainees leave, they are all on one track, but when they are in the tunnels. Brewster is on the track beside it.


Season 1
Can't Catch KokoWilson and the ElephantClunky WilsonKoko and the TunnelBraking BrewsterHodge and the MagnetKoko and the SquirrelsWilson Gets a WashBrewster Goes BananasBang Klang WilsonOld Puffer Pete's TourLate Again, Eddie!Wilson's Smooth MovesCool WilsonThe Chugger ChampionshipAction BrewsterKoko's Puppy TrainingZephie's ZoomaroundKoko On CallOutward Bound OlwinBrewster and the DragonWake Up WilsonBrewster Knows BestKoko Pulls it OffWilson and the Ice CreamWilson's Wacky Tour

Hodge's SecretFrostini's Fruit FandangoZephie Ace ReporterFamous EmeryWatch Out WilsonBrewster's HobbyZephie's Monkey BusinessPoor Old Puffer PeteInspector EmeryNurse WilsonMtambo's Amazing AdventureRock-A-Bye ChatsworthHelpful HodgeBrewster to the RescueWilson and the Paint WagonEddie Finds TimeMtambo's Royal TourWilson and the Wild WindOld Puffer Pete's Firebox Jet Pack WilsonBrewster's Little HelperBubbly OlwinKoko Takes ChargeWilson's Paper TrailOld Puffer Pete's Big ShowTraining Time, Harrison

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