Additional help building your HM Baseboard

Baseboard track layout

Our baseboard kit is particularly suited to those who want a single-piece baseboard for a Hornby model railway layout.

Aimed at starters using a typical Hornby trainset, the standard HM baseboard kit provides a 1.8M x 1.2M board which folds flat for storage and the leg units consist of 2 frames of 50 x 25mm timbers. It is intended to accommodate your own railway layout on one or more interlocking boards.

Other modular baseboards sizes are available from HM at 8 Front Road Woodchurch, Ashford, Kent TN26 3QE by contacting Harry Maynard.

The kit provides for a lightweight 1.8M by 1.2M top with folding legs and comes complete with all fittings including adjustable feet and hinges.


Model baseboard building: additional help


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Leg assembly with hinge.

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Installing corner brackets.

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Drilling holes for hinges.

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Hinge mounting with 2x1 support.

Hornby Trakmat

Squaring up the legs to fit the stay.

Baseboard side view

Stay fitting for legs.

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Stay fitted in.

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Roll of granite paper.

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Using the granite underlay paper.

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Spacing bar and hammer and tacs.

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Making a hole for wiring.

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Wiring up the track.


Model baseboard kits to buy


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Railway Baseboard: self assembly kit

Frame, plywood tops, folding legs, instructions and includes courier next day delivery.
The leg units consist of 2 frames of 50 x 25mm timbers.
Size: 1.8M x 1.2M
Note: this requires self assembly.
Cost using PayPal: £132.00 including P+P
Or £125 incl. P+P if you send a Cheque / phone with Debit card details

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Railway Baseboard: self assembly kit - with adjustable feet

Frame, plywood tops, folding legs, adjustable feet, instructions and includes courier next day delivery.
The leg units consist of 2 frames of 50 x 25mm timbers.
Size: 1.8M x 1.2M
Note: this requires self assembly.
Cost using PayPal: £137.00 including P+P
Or £131.00 incl. P+P if you send a Cheque / phone with Debit card details

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Controller tray: for Hornby controller model HM2000

Cost using PayPal: £27.50 includes P + P
Hornby controller tray shown bottom right.
Note:baseboard, the actual Hornby controller, train and track are not included.


Harry Maynard Baseboard modules.
Modelshop Woodchurch
8 Front Road Woodchurch Kent TN26 3QE
Tele: 01233 860008/861217
Harry Maynard
harrymaynard@talktalk.net