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Baseboards

How to build, construct and erect baseboards to hold model railways.

Making my first exhibition layout, part 1

modular baseboard
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Plywood – what you need to know before buying

Plywood is a simple material, very versatile and great material for a model railway baseboard top. Here's what you need to know before buying. [...]

How to make the three most common woodwork joints

Wood work joints for model railway baseboards
If you're building a model railway baseboard from wood you'll need to join various bits of wood together. Here's how to make the three most common wood work [...]

Don’t use this for baseboards

I'm always on the look out for new, cheaper or better materials to build model railways with so when someone wrote in suggesting fibreboard I had [...]

A surprising but ideal ready-made base for a fun small model railway

table with N or 009 train
It's not an obvious choice but this baby accessory turns out to be a perfect small model railway base. [...]

How high should a model railway baseboard be?

While working on the construction of one of my layouts, I happened to think about the correct height for maximum convenience. [...]

What are modular model railway baseboards

Looking for the easiest, quickest, way to start building model railways and operating your trains? Pre-made modular model railway baseboards are the ideal [...]

The Best Thickness For Plywood Model Railway Baseboards

What thickness of plywood is best for a model railway baseboard. [...]

Model railway baseboards: the complete guide

Everything you need to know about model railway baseboards. The complete guide including modular, open frame and flat top boards for model trains, construction [...]

Baseboard backache be gone! Work under your layout in comfort with this handy aid

car creeper
Car mechanics and model railways don't usually make great bedfellows but here's one garage accessory you might want to consider. [...]

Baseboard construction – an alternative technique

Most modellers make their layout baseboards from wood. But there’s an alternative, easier, more flexible and arguably cheaper material. [...]

A layout construction question and suggestion

Toby J. recently reached out to me to discuss a baseboard he was making. He'd seen a friend's railway and set out to build his own OO gauge layout. Having [...]

Should you paint a baseboard and what’s the best paint to use

Progress on my shed layout has been abysmal recently. And I can't blame the hot weather. [...]

Model Railway Baseboard, what is it

Model Railway Baseboard Wood
What is a model railway baseboard? Get the answer here in the Internet's biggest model railway glossary. [...]

How my money-saving-Nija wife is helping helping me make a model railway baseboard for free

How my money-saving-Ninja wife is helping helping me make a model railway baseboard for free. [...]

How To Save Your Railway From Being A Track Only Tragedy

track tragedy-model railway
It's all too easy to start building a model railway with great intentions but then get stuck, never to get beyond the track stage. The trains are left to [...]

Tools To Successfully Build A Model Railway Baseboard

Making baseboards and tables for your model railway seems straight forward but the construction can often go wrong. Very wrong. The good news is that it's [...]

Model Railway Baseboards – A Low Cost Alternative

Looking for an easy, quick, alternative to setting up your model railway on the dinner table or floor? Here's a low cost alternative that won't break the [...]

Hiding the gap between baseboards

If you have portable baseboards and want to hide the gap between them when the layout is joined up this tip I saw on an exhibition layout could be just the [...]
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