P48: Is It For You? is a free 47 page guidebook to help you find the answers you need to get started in P48 modeling.

It pulls back the opaque curtain that surrounds quarter-inch scale and outlines the essentials of what you need to know such as where to find stuff, the counterintuitive aspects of layout design in P48, and what it does and, equally important, doesn’t do better than other modeling scales.

The real question you’re likely asking is can I do what I want in P48? With a few exceptions, the¬†odds are you can but you need to understand, it won’t be as easy or simple as you’re used in HO or N scales.

Just click on the cover image below, then save the file to your drive and feel free to share it to your heart’s content.




  1. Craig Townsend

    If I was to ever move indoors, I would seriously consider P48. I just like the mass and size of 1\29. It kind of grows on you after a while. I’m sure the 7.5″ ride on guys say the same thing after moving up from a smaller scale.

    I don’t think I can convince the wife to spare a wall for a shelf layout, but if it ever happens, I will be looking at P48.


  2. mike

    I would imagine that switching from 1:29 to P48 would be like going from P48 to N scale. A bit of adjustment there Craig. -Mike