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Model Rail (UK) - - Layout Masons Lane -

neil has been mod­el­ling for over 25 years, but it was his wife, Lacey, who fi­nally con­vinced him to re­alise his dream and build lay­outs as a job. De­spite sell­ing sev­eral of his ex­hi­bi­tion lay­outs and ac­cept­ing the odd com­mis­sion, neil had never en­ter­tained the idea of build­ing lay­outs full‑time. but that all changed at an ex­hi­bi­tion in Mans­field. “Lacey came with me to the ex­hi­bi­tion,” says neil. “When i man­aged to sell ‘Wer­ring­ton road’ there, she im­me­di­ately iden­ti­fied that i might be onto some­thing.” The next step was to come up with a com­pany name and set up a web­site. peo­ple took note, and neil be­gan to take com­mis­sions as The Lit­tle Lay‑ out com­pany for the very first time. The prob­lem was, it was work­ing a lit­tle too well... “i was work­ing in my spare time, from home,” he ex­plains. “but, it quickly out­grew the house, so we de­cided to bite the bul­let, open our own prem‑ ises, and com­mit to a full‑time busi­ness.” The Lit­tle Lay­out com­pany now con­sists of neil’s work‑ shop and a model shop ‑ it even has its own club.

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