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Baseboards

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

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 [...]

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

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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. [...]

Model Railway Baseboard Construction | Avoid These 3 Painful Mistakes

There's nothing worse than building a model railway layout only to realise you've made a basic error. Avoid these 3 painful but easy mistakes when designing [...]

What’s The Best Wood To Use For Model Railway Baseboard in 2018?

Thinking of building your first real model railway? Arguably one of the biggest jobs you'll face will be building the baseboard for your layout. Once you've [...]
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