4ft x 2ft baseboard with
four white removable legs
well finished, solid baseboard is the essential starting point for
model railway construction.
standard boards are constructed on a 44mm x 20mm soft wood frame with
cross members to provide support behind. The cross members
slots to allow wires to run adjacent to the underside of the board, and
corner pieces are fitted if legs are required. The boards are
with 9mm plywood, which we have found to be the right balance between
being robust, whilst still accepting track pins. The ply
can either be painted green for a rural setting,
or grey for an urban layout.
x 2ft grey baseboard with
We provide two different types of legs:
- Standard Legs
which are 800mm in length and 30mm in diameter. Each leg screws to the
board with four wood screws. These legs are available either
adjustable feet, or with castors for a mobile layout.
legs are available in white, silver or black.
Legs which are 710mm in length, 60mm in diameter. These legs
screw into a pre-fitted baseplate, so they are easy to remove and
Removable legs are also available in white, silver or black.
We can also provide any of these optional extras:
- Cork surfacing over entire boards. The thickness
of the cork is 1/8th
inch and can be painted in the chosen surface
- Backscenes from 9mm thick
plywood at a desired height, and fixings for it to be
to the rear and / or sides of the baseboard. Backscenes can
provided unpainted, painted sky blue or we can fit a landscape picture, for which we
would recommend id Backscenes. Visit this
page to choose one!
4ft x 2ft baseboard with backscene, mounted with
- A shelf attached to the front of the board
to accommodate controllers and other items (cup of tea!) The
size and position of the shelf can be specified.
multiple boards are required, pre-aligned holes can be drilled
bolts, washers and wing nuts provided to enable the boards to be joined
- We are now offering a 'build on site' service where we can come
to the final installation location of the baseboards and build them to
fit to the exact size of the room. This allows the use of larger
boards and reduce the number board joins. It also allows any
constraints to be considered and means that you won't need to worry
about setting up the boards - we'll do all the work. An example
of an order that was built on site, alongside the customer feedback, is
to say how very pleased I am with the baseboard construction etc you
did for me. It really has changed my whole outlook on railway modelling
and opened up the possibility of doing scenic work etc which was never
sensible with a smaller layout. I am now researching wiring etc and
having a great time."
Mr R Hewins, Shrivenham
- For many, one of the biggest challenges in developing a model
railway is lack of space. That's why we are developing an 'over
the bed' baseboard arrangement, which folds away. The concept is
illustrated below. The idea is that there is sufficient space
behind the board for buildings, etc, and legs can be unscrewed and
removed. If you are interested in this, please contact us.
Do I Order?
- For single or multiple board
orders, you can use the
online ordering system below. First select the size, colour
and whether you would like cork layed, and then add the optional extras
such as legs, backscenes, controller shelf etc using
the buttons further down the page. All
include packaging and mainland UK delivery. If
you're not sure exactly what you need, for example in terms of number
of legs, then just email your thoughts to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we'll get back to you.
- If your able to collect from us directly in Aylesbury,
Buckinghamshire, you could take
of discounted 'collect in person' prices, please email your order and
we will get back to you with a price.
- To order irregular shaped boards, please email a sketch to
us and we will respond with a price.
- For the 'build on site' option, please email us with a plan
showing the desired board configuration, showing necessary dimensions
along with any constraints. Please also provide us with the
location of the site, and any access restrictions.
all orders are custom built please allow up to four weeks for delivery. Please note that
we can no longer take orders for delivery prior to Christmas. Orders
recieved in December will be delivered as soon as possible in the New Year.
ordering - Baseboards
place your order, first choose your board sizes from the table below.
The price guide below is for boards up to the maximum size
however, as all boards are made to order, any size below the maximum
can be specified. For
example, if you would like a 6' x 2'6'' board, select the 6' x 3' board
option and then enter 6' x 2'6'' into the Exact Size
surfacing and the board colour can then be specified, and when clicking
through to the payments screen the quantity of baseboards can be
|Max. Length / Width
||Please use 4' x 3' option
are unable to send boards of greater than 6 feet in length by courier,
but boards of up to 8 feet can be ordered for collection.
Obviously, please ensure you have a large enough vehicle to
collect the boards, an 8 feet long board will typcally require a
transit van or similar for transport.
happy to align and fix multiple boards into any configuration
, and will provide
fixings so that they can be joined
together (bolts, washers and wingnuts).
For multiple board orders please email us with a description
how you would like the boards joined. For complicated
configurations please send us a sketch.
Legs can be
ordered using the buttons
below and once you click through you can change the quantity from one
to the number needed (typically either 4 or 6 per board).
note, we recommend that boards
are supported at least every 4 feet along their length.
Therefore boards longer than 4 feet could either be ordered
with six supporting legs (four in the corners and two in the centre of
the long edge), or you could order four but have the legs a little way
in from the ends. Multiple board
configurations often require fewer legs per board, as you don't need
legs on both sides of a board join. If you would like to
discuss the number of
legs needed, please feel free to contact us, or send us a sketch.
For a standard backscene of up to 6 feet in
length, please order using
the button below. Please note, these must be ordered with the
corresponding baseboard to which it is to be fitted. Backscenes
can be left unpainted, painted a sky blue colour, or we can fit a
landscape picture from ID Backscenes on your behalf. If you would like a picture fitted, please email us to confirm which one.
The controller shelf
can be up to 8
inches (203mm) deep, and 18 inches (457mm) in width. Please
order and specify the size required below. This must be
ordered with the corresponding baseboard as we will need to adjust the
board frame to accommodate it
shelf - £35
6' x 4' baseboard, which can be ordered from the table above, is a
very popular size as it can accommodate standard Hornby sets.
However, if access is an issue, you may want to consider
buying the board in two 4' x 3' halves, with the boards joined along
one 4' edge. To order this you can use the button
Please note, this set would require six legs for
adequate support, which can be added to the order using the buttons
Set' - Two 4' x 3' boards joined along one 4' edge