Parts to build clockwork allies against evil kitties were easily found in New Babbage. Except for cognigators, the brain of the clockwork, which would leave them waiting for weeks if constructed now.
Fortunately, one could borrow a cognigator from one clockwork to put in another for a good cause, of course. It was not easy and required extensive changes to operate an entirely new frame, but generally faster than scratch. Sometimes you had to put a bunny-bot in a giant horsey, or a squirrel into a hat. But first they had to catch the clockworks in the city. And there was no better way than to make a trap with the most irresistible of baits….a bright giant red button!
Beatrixe spent a few hours creating a few identical traps and disguising them. Now all they had to do was lie in wait and borrow a few clockworks. With a plan this simple what could possibly go wrong?!