I would advise, as a rule, never use Penlowry post. It is one of the slowest in the world.
With my model of carriage 121 (the disco carr) out-shopped in Scotland it needed transporting to Yorkshire. In my wisdom I decided that rather than it being posted it could go to Wales with Bron Hebog’s Himself and Scribe and then be collected there by Mr EDM and transported to York.
This all went very smoothly until it arrived in York where in the sat in the EDM models emporium while I failed to travel the 2 miles (if that) to collect it. Every time I remembered and enquired as to meeting up at some suitable establishment to hand over the loot, Mr EDM was either driving trains in Wales/Devon/County Durham or doing his day job at some exhibition.
However, on Tuesday night, after several months of it already residing in York, carriage 121 made the trip to my possession (via the York Brewery Club).
And it was worth the wait.