Clarendon - LNWR steam in 4mm scale

'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.

Clarendon P4 gauge model railway layout as featured in Hornby Magazine.

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