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Camel 3a

The third of three animated/animatronic Camels was built by the Prop-Shop, Walthamstow, London, for Andrew Lloyd Weber's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for the British Touring Show.

When the show had completed its round of the major theatres a new smaller mobile revolving stage was constructed to suit smaller theatre stages. As well as being smaller in diameter the stage was also thinner which meant the camel base was too high and a new one was required. We built a base with the motors lying flat and driving the screws through bevel gears. There was little room under the base and to protect everything the bottom was sheathed in sheet steel but it generated a lot of noise and was lined with red felt.


The new slimline base
with the motors driving through bevel gears
Camel-3 on its new base

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