How to build model railway baseboards

The most important part of any model railway is the base board, so “How to build model railway baseboards”

A base board of some sort is essential for any model railway, you can either build your own from scratch, using a sheet of ply, and a timber frame, or you can get a laser cut one from a number of different manufactures, if you’re looking for something more custom these can also help you with that. For micro layouts off cuts of wood, box files and even flat pack shelves have been used.

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About North Western Models


At North Western Models we believe that it’s the detail that brings a model railway to life.

North Western Models was established in 2015 by Kevin Colley and Christopher Gore as an online model shop based in Stockport, Cheshire. Initially dealing with high quality detailing accessories and kits, North Western Models prides itself in serving the model railway community to promote the notion that detailing helps to bring a model railway to life.

Kevin and Christopher have a lifelong passion with railways in general and also with model railways. Between them, they have planned, built and exhibited a number of layouts in 00 and N gauge at various local model shows. Kevin and Christopher regularly attend a number of exhibitions each year, either trading as North Western Models or with one of their layouts which is currently on the exhibition circuit.

Kevin Colley, North Western Models Co-founder
Kevin Colley, North Western Models Co-founder