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How to build, construct and erect baseboards to hold model railways.
Never Use These Three Materials For Your Model Railway Baseboard
May 5, 2021
Just don't use these. Trust me.
Plywood – what you need to know before buying
August 14, 2020
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
July 13, 2020
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
June 12, 2020
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
January 19, 2020
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?
October 11, 2019
While working on the construction of one of my layouts, I happened to think about the correct height for maximum convenience.
Skip the pain of reaching across your layout with this inspired home built aid
September 14, 2019
How's this for a nifty idea.
What are modular model railway baseboards
August 18, 2019
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
April 5, 2019
What thickness of plywood is best for a model railway baseboard.
Model railway baseboards: the complete guide
August 18, 2018
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
July 15, 2018
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
March 26, 2018
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
March 17, 2018
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
July 14, 2017
Progress on my shed layout has been abysmal recently. And I can't blame the hot weather.
Model Railway Baseboard, what is it
June 9, 2017
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
March 19, 2016
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
January 4, 2016
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
October 4, 2015
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
June 5, 2015
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
May 5, 2015
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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