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B & R Model Railways
115 Narbeth Drive
Aylesbury
Bucks, HP20 1NX

Model Railway Baseboard Table Hornby
4ft x 2ft baseboard with four white removable legs

A well finished, solid baseboard is the essential starting point for model railway construction.

GalleryOur standard boards are constructed on a 44mm x 20mm soft wood frame with cross members to provide support behind.  The cross members have 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 surfaced with 9mm plywood, which we have found to be the right balance between being robust, whilst still accepting track pins.  The ply surface can either be painted green for a rural setting, or grey for an urban layout.

Model Railway Baseboard Table Hornby 2
4ft x 2ft grey baseboard with four silver standard  legs

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 with adjustable feet, or with castors for a mobile layout.  Standard legs are available in white, silver or black.
Leg with screws           White leg    Black leg     Silver legCastor
  • Removable Legs which are 710mm in length, 60mm in diameter.  These legs screw into a pre-fitted baseplate, so they are easy to remove and reattach. 
Removable leg   Baseboard bottom

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 colour.    
  • Backscenes from 9mm thick plywood at a desired height, and fixings for it to be bolted 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! 
Model Railway Baseboard Table Hornby Backscene
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.
Baseboard with shelfShelf close up  
  • If multiple boards are required, pre-aligned holes can be drilled and bolts, washers and wing nuts provided to enable the boards to be joined together.
  • 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 included below:
RH Pic

"Just 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.
Overbed board 1      Overbed board 2


How 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 prices 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 info@bandrmodelrailways.co.uk and we'll get back to you.
  • If your able to collect from us directly in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, you could take advantage 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.



Timescales

As all orders are custom built please allow up to four weeks for delivery.  We will do our best to get your order to you in advance of this.



Online ordering - Baseboards

To place your order, first choose your board sizes from the table below.  The price guide below is for boards up to the maximum size quoted, 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 field.

Cork surfacing and the board colour can then be specified, and when clicking through to the payments screen the quantity of baseboards can be amended.

Max. Length / Width 1'
(305mm)
2'
(610mm)
3'
(914mm)
4'
(1219mm)
3' (914mm)
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Please use 4' x 3' option
4' (1219mm)
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5' (1524mm)
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6' (1829mm)
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We 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.

We are happy to align and fix multiple boards into any configuration at no extra cost, 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 of how you would like the boards joined.  For complicated configurations please send us a sketch.




Baseboard Legs
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).  Please 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.

Standard Legs Removable Legs
No. / end fitting
Colour
No. / Colour




Backscenes
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.

Backscene
Finish
Exact Length up to 6ft(1829mm)
Exact height up to 15" (381mm)



Controller Shelf
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

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Controller shelf - 35
Depth up to 8" (203mm)
Width up to 18" (457mm)



Hornby Set

The 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 below.  Please note, this set would require six legs for adequate support, which can be added to the order using the buttons above.

'Hornby Set' - Two 4' x 3' boards joined along one 4' edge

Cork surfacing?
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