A history of a cockpit sim build beginning in the mid 90s by Hans-Joerg Krohn:
"By now, more parcels had arrived, containing different flavors of pushbuttons, toggle switches, rotaries, displays, diodes and of course wire, lots of wire. I just had to put it all together."
I am just dabbling but certainly can relate to the above. I must say it is much easier to go about this stuff nowadays with the Internet around. For almost any...