Sarah Ball and Kate Fawkes
9th October 2008
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.
- Felix new
- Old Puffer Pete (mentioned) new
- Chatsworth (cameo) new
- When Wilson is talking to Dunbar about his clunk, he says he has got a "tickle" in his engine. But Wilson IS the engine.
- When the Trainees leave, they are all on one track, but when they are in the tunnels. Brewster is on the track beside it.