Scratch Building For Beginners

Scratch Building Basics

Learning the skills to use card and plasticard to build your own structures means you can build unique items to enhance your layout. PAUL CHAPMAN shows how to build a simple brick built sub-station using wallet friendly materials.

Scratchbuild substation building with blue car parked outside and train on railway behind it surrounded by bushes and trees

Above: The finished substation building is simple but effective. Starting with a structure like this will build your skills to take on more complex projects.

SCRATCHBUILDING is a great pastime. Some find it daunting, but in this feature and accompanying video below I’ll be showing how to build a simple substation building which can be used on any layout from any region.


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