C&L was started in the 1980's by toolmaker Len Newman, after he designed and developed a small range of chairs and other trackwork plastic components for P4 modellers.
The business has subsequently been through several owners. Brian Lewis took over around 1999 and later on added the Carr's range of solders and scenic items to the business. Later on Brian developed the Timber Tracks laser cut plywood trackbase and building kit range.
In July 2011 Pete & Jo Llewellyn bought the C&L and Carr's parts of the business, leaving Brian to further develop the Timber Tracks side, which was made available through C&L.