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01494 580036
Email:
info@bandrmodelrailways.co.uk
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B & R Model Railways
14 Weedon Road
Aylesbury
Bucks, HP19 9PE


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.  They are surfaced with 9mm plywood which can either be painted green for a rural setting, or grey for an urban layout. The cross members are slotted to allow wires to run adjacent to the board.  If legs are required, corner pieces are added to accommodate them.

The plywood surfaces are cut with a laser cutter, which not only means we can provide a high level of accuracy, but we can also produce irregular shapes.  We can therefore provide boards with rounded corners to match track alignments, or a circular operating well.  Whilst we cannot produce a curved frame, we will match the framework as closely as possible to the board shape.

How Do I Order?
There are two ways to order;
  • For single or multiple board orders, you can use the online ordering system below.  First select the size, colour and quantity of boards, and then add the number of legs required using the button further down the page.  All prices include packaging and mainland UK delivery.
  • To take advantage of discounted 'collect in person' prices, please email your order to info@bandrmodelrailways.co.uk, 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.
Timescales
We will try to manufacture and deliver your baseboards as soon as possible (typically wihtin two weeks), but please allow up to four weeks for delivery.  We will try to provide an estimated completion date when you place your order.

Rectangular boards - order online
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.  Don't forget to choose your board colour for each board.

Maximum Length / Width
1'
(305mm)
2'
(610mm)
3'
(914mm)
4'
(1219mm)
3' (914mm) 78
Colour
Exact Size:
79
Colour
Exact Size:
93
Colour
Exact Size:
Please use the 4' x 3' option
4' (1219mm)  82
Colour
Exact Size:
84
Colour
Exact Size:
98
Colour
Exact Size:
100
Colour
Exact Size:
5' (1524mm) 115
Colour
Exact Size:
130
Colour
Exact Size:
145
Colour
Exact Size:
147
Colour
Exact Size:
6' (1829mm) 121
Colour
Exact Size:
136
Colour
Exact Size:
162
Colour
Exact Size:
164
Colour
Exact Size:

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.

Standard Baseboard Legs - 8
The baseboard legs we provide are tubular steel legs with plastic adjustable feet. They are 800mm high and each leg is screwed to the baseboard frame with four wood screws (provided). Holes will be pre-drilled to accept the screws.  

Stand alone boards which are up to four feet long require four supporting legs, whilst boards over four feet long require six legs.  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.

We offer legs in three colours, either white, black or silver.  The colours are shown below, but actual legs provided are 800mm in length so are longer than those pictured.

White leg     Black leg     Silver leg        

To order standard legs, use the button below.  The quantity can be changed in the Paypal screen.

Standard baseboard legs - 8 each

Colour
New!  Removable Baseboard Legs - 16
Our new removable legs are 710mm high and 60mm diameter.  They come with an adjustable foot.  Each leg screws directly into a base plate which will come fixed to the baseboard frame, making assembly much easier.  Unlike our standard legs, these legs can be removed and reattached many times.

To order removable legs, use the button below.  The quantity can be changed in the Paypal screen.
Castors
We supply 40mm high twin wheel castors which can either be screwed into our standard legs, or can be fixed directly to the frame of the baseboard for a layout that is to be stored under a bed.  For the latter, we drill holes for and insert nuts so that the castor can simply be screwed into place.

Castor

Stand alone boards which are up to four feet long require four supporting castors, whilst boards over four feet long require six castors.  
To order castors, use the button below. The quantity can be changed in the Paypal screen.

Baseboard castors - 2 each

Hornby Set

The 6' x 4' baseboard, which can be order 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 standard legs or three trestles 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 - 190

Colour

Collect in Person Orders

To save on delivery and packaging costs, you can collect your order from our workshop in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.  Just email us and we will provide a discounted quotation.  We will advise when your order is ready and you can then pay for your order on collection.







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