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Baseboard tips and advice for model railways, including how to make them; constructing folding baseboards and how to prepare them.

A layout construction question and suggestion

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

How to make reliable track-carrying bridges across baseboards

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Bridges between baseboards? Here are three components to spanning the gap. [...]

How one modeller joins track across boards

Joins track across boards
How to join track across baseboard sections is one of the most common questions I get asked here on Model Railway Engineer. Here's an interesting technique one [...]

How To Save Your Railway From Being A Track Only Tragedy

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 You’ll Need 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 [...]

Three And A Half Minutes To Build A Model Railway Baseboard

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If you're thinking of building a baseboard for your model railway but think it's too complicated or difficult watch this. [...]

How To Get A Baseboard For Under £30 | Model Railway Baseboards

When first starting out building a model railway, it usually comes as a shock to find building a baseboard isn't quick or cheap. Here's a tip that'll get you a [...]

A Space Saving Idea For Compact Model Railway Layouts

If you're tight on space for your model railway layout or want a efficient way of moving trains over a large vertical distance you'll love this idea. [...]