Hi, I’m Lucy, a keen railway modeller. I’ve had an interest in Model Railways since I was four years old, when my parents built a layout at home. From an early age my Dad would take me to New Street Station, where I was blown away by the size and noise of loco hauled trains and HST’s. As I grew up, model railways and their prototype never left me, and as I reached my teens I found myself traveling the country by train with my camera in hand.
At the age of twelve, I joined my local model railway club, where I met some great (and not so great) people. I learned new skills within the club and was able to practice them on club layouts. Most of my pocket money was spent in my local model shop, and full length trains were soon running on the clubs 40ft layout.
When I turned eighteen I was unexpectedly asked to join the committee as Publicity Officer, which I proudly accepted, and held for a four year term before moving to the role of Honorary Secretary. Sadly, work forced me to move from the area and I had to stand down.
Since 2006 I have owned and managed Modellers Mecca in Kingswinford, West Midlands. A job which I’ve really enjoyed from day one, and one that has made me so many great like minded friends!
In 2013, I decided I wanted to push my skills further, venturing into P4. Having been greatly inspired by Jim Smith-Wright’s Birmingham New Street and Phil Eames’s Calcutta Sidings, I concluded that I wanted to build a real location, preferably within the West Midlands for ease of access etc. After much researching on Google Earth, I finally decided on Walsall, as the veriety of stock passing through from Bescot gives great operational and viewing interest. What was originally planned as a 16ft layout, has now (in plan form) grown to nearly 40ft.
My spare time is spent modelling, whether it be for my own layout and stock, or on commission for someone else.
Thank you for taking the time to read a little about me and how I got here. Please bookmark my blog and check back weekly for updates.