Model Railway Forum

Go Back   Model Railway Forum > Model Railway Construction > Baseboards

Baseboards All posts regarding baseboard construction


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-04-2018, 04:58 PM   #1
centenary
Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 34
centenary is on a distinguished road
Default Modular \ Flat Pack Baseboard systems

For the woodwork challenged amongst us, well, me actually, Im not sure building the wooden framework in our integral garage is within my capabilities. Neither do I have a vehicle to transport all the wood and boards or the necessary cutting tools to make the straight, square cuts that are essential for any solid structure.

So, Im considering the flat pack option, specifically from White Rose Models. According to their site, these are 9mm laser cut birch ply for surface and sides with 6mm birch ply spine and ribs. Baseboards come in several sizes and can be joined together in almost any orientation for your layout. (Sorry if this sounds like an advert for them, it isnt!)

They say these are ideal for exhibitions but are also aimed at home layouts. My integral garage is dry and has the house boiler in there and the external wall has cavity insulation. While it doesnt get toasty in there, neither does it get the temperature variation and humidity you might expect with a separate garage and outbuilding.

Can I ask what is people's opinion on these modular systems by this manufacturer? Anyone used them, are the baseboards not very good?
centenary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2018, 05:02 PM   #2
Walkingthedog
Part time idiot
 
Walkingthedog's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: HAZLEMERE, Bucks
Posts: 10,435
Walkingthedog is on a distinguished road
Default

Are they expensive. I built mine without any specialist tools. Saw, drill, screwdriver, square and a level.
__________________
NURSE,the screens!
Walkingthedog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2018, 05:03 PM   #3
Michael P
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 295
Michael P is on a distinguished road
Default

I've not used them but they have good reviews in various modelling magazines. Saw some of their products recently at a show and they seemed well made. No doubt someone on the forum will know more.
Michael P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2018, 05:08 PM   #4
yelrow
Senior Member
 
yelrow's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: burgandy france
Posts: 1,075
yelrow is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

All your wood can be delivered, and there is a lot of satisfaction from making your own. It really is very basic joinery. John
yelrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2018, 05:23 PM   #5
centenary
Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 34
centenary is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yelrow View Post
All your wood can be delivered, and there is a lot of satisfaction from making your own. It really is very basic joinery. John
Yes, I appreciate you can have your wood delivered but I tend to find if you dont pick and collect yourself, they send you any warped crap. You then have to go through the hassle of rejecting bits and getting them to deliver fresh or worse if you dont spot anything during delivery.

Similarly, if you only use a saw once every blue moon like me, cuts tend to be dog legs so you have to invest 100 quid in a decent compound mitre saw that only gets used for that job.
centenary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2018, 05:27 PM   #6
Walkingthedog
Part time idiot
 
Walkingthedog's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: HAZLEMERE, Bucks
Posts: 10,435
Walkingthedog is on a distinguished road
Default

Fair enough, guess it depends who you buy the wood from.
Do you have a price for the ready made boards. There are several companies. Bulleidboy on this forum uses a company whose name escapes me at present. Hopefully he will be along soon.


This is the one. https://modelrailwaysolutions.co.uk

Sorry can’t help with White Rose.
__________________
NURSE,the screens!

Last edited by Walkingthedog; 08-04-2018 at 05:33 PM.
Walkingthedog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2018, 05:44 PM   #7
centenary
Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 34
centenary is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Walkingthedog View Post
Fair enough, guess it depends who you buy the wood from.
Do you have a price for the ready made boards. There are several companies. Bulleidboy on this forum uses a company whose name escapes me at present. Hopefully he will be along soon.


This is the one. https://modelrailwaysolutions.co.uk

Sorry canít help with White Rose.
Must admit it can get pricey very quickly. For seven 1200m x 600 flatpack boards they are wanting just over 500 quid which is a lot.
centenary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2018, 05:52 PM   #8
yelrow
Senior Member
 
yelrow's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: burgandy france
Posts: 1,075
yelrow is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Roger also uses same firm as BB, dont see the need for a mitre saw. I built all mine upstairs, with a £10 handsaw. The merchant will cut timber/ boards to your cutting list, happen you live near a decent one. I only buy from sawmills. I do understand . it can be daunting, but you can use the saving to buy stock. john
yelrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2018, 05:54 PM   #9
yelrow
Senior Member
 
yelrow's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: burgandy france
Posts: 1,075
yelrow is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Centenary, have you looked in yellow pages, for a sawmill. Most will deliver, 50 miles or so. john
yelrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2018, 05:55 PM   #10
Walkingthedog
Part time idiot
 
Walkingthedog's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: HAZLEMERE, Bucks
Posts: 10,435
Walkingthedog is on a distinguished road
Default

I joined my frame with metal L shaped brackets. Built the lot in an 8x8 room.
__________________
NURSE,the screens!
Walkingthedog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.