Moving to P4

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Moving to P4 (PDF)

From the introduction:

“Why would anyone want to move to P4? Active modellers in 4mm scale who currently use OO or EM standards may feel some questions need answers.

A group of active modellers in P4 has produced this guide with the aim of providing an introduction to the world of P4 and some guidance as to how to begin modelling to P4.

Our approach in writing this guide is to give straightforward practical information on what is involved in modelling in P4, to debunk, we hope, some of the myths, and to give realistic advice on some difficulties you might encounter and on the constraints which exist.”

This guide to getting started in P4 can be browsed below, or downloaded as a PDF booklet. It is also available from our stand at shows, professionally printed and bound.

Download Moving to P4 (PDF)

 

Contents

Introduction

Why Should I Model in P4?

Plain track, points and crossings

Laying the track

Wagons

Carriages

Locomotives

A modelling philosophy

Layouts

Getting supplies

Getting support