Recently there has been a flurry of scratch building on the site. And that prompted John to get back in touch. Some of you may remember him from his N gauge layout and his unhealthy fascination with scratch building.
John’s maxim is ‘Why buy it when you can build it?’ which probably explains why he built the switches on his layout from scratch.
You can see the layout John created here – it’s the video at the top – and he even shows you how to make a Uboat too…
“Hi Al – thought you may like to see my latest scratch build. As you can see, it’s not train related, but it’s all scratch built. Happy to send more pics/info if you like.
My scratch built Uboat – submerges and gun squirts water.
The hull was the easy bit.
Making sure it was watertight was the hard part.
The wiring looks more complicated than it is.
Testing the gun – squirting my kids made it all worthwhile.
Another pic of it finished.
What makes John think we wouldn’t find it interesting is beyond me. An amazing project. More pics please, John?
And don’t forget his layout – just watch the top video here. The Uboat stuff is there too.
That’s all this time, folks. Please keep ’em coming. Ebay cheat sheet is here.