Model railway baseboards

Baseboard trak mat for hornby Our model railway baseboard kit is particularly suited to those who want a single-piece baseboard for a Hornby 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.

If space is a problem, then folding down the legs would allow the baseboard to stand over a double bed, allowing you to watch the trains go round whilst drinking a cup of tea and reading the paper.

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.

Please take a look at the full range of options available.
Other modular baseboards sizes are available from HM at 8 Front Road Woodchurch, Ashford, Kent TN26 3QE by contacting Harry Maynard.

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


Model baseboard kits to buy


Railway Baseboard: self assembly kit

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

Railway Baseboard: self assembly kit - with adjustable feet

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

Controller tray: for Hornby controller

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.

Track laying accessories: hammer, track guage, nails

Track laying accessories: hammer, track guage, nails for pinning track

Cost using Paypal: £6.30
NOTE: this can only be ordered with one of the baseboard kits above and is not available seperately
Hammer, track guage and nails shown in image.

Roll of 2mm cork

Roll of 2mm cork

Cost using PayPal: £16.50
NOTE: this can only be ordered with one of the baseboard kits above and is not available seperately.

4 pack of grit underlay sheets

4 pack of grit underlay sheets for placing under track: 1.2M x 1.2M

Cost using PayPal: £16.80
NOTE: this can only be ordered with one of the baseboard kits above and is not available seperately.
Grit underlay shown in image.


Model baseboard overview


Harry Maynard Baseboards

Self assembly

It requires rather less skill to assemble than the average piece of 'knock-together' self-assembly flat-packed furniture and uses good quality traditional woodworking joints such as the mortice and tenon.

Harry Maynard Baseboard fitting instructions

Folding legs and cross bracing

The underside of the model railway board showing the cross-bracing and the arrangement of the folding legs and braces.

Hornby Trakmat

Sized to fit the Hornby TrakMat

The completed HM Model Railway Baseboard with a Hornby Trackmat. This should be glued in place.To remove the creases the trackmat could be carefully ironed- with a cool iron-on the unprinted side.

Baseboard side view

Side view of baseboard

Please contact Harry Maynard if you have any further questions or need help assembling the baseboard.


Videos of a completed HM modular baseboard layout



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