'P4' is the most uncompromising of scales yet some fine compromises helped create this unique layout set back in 1908, as JOHN GOWERS of Leamington and Warwick Model Railway Club explains.
COMPROMISE a strange word to find in a piece about a 'P4' (4mm:1ft scale with 18.83mm gauge track) layout. Surely 'P4' is all about absolutes with no shades of grey - either it is right or it goes in the bin? With regard to the actual layout the 'P4' ethic holds true but the compromise comes from a relatively large group of individuals putting aside their railway company or period preferences to work together on one project.
When I first joined the Leamington and Warwick club in 1994 I discovered a group of people who, having finished the 'EM' gauge layout Walford Town (HM31), were beginning to consider their next project.