Penlowry

Chronicling the development of my 5-gauge 4mm scale model railway with a few off-topic insights thrown in for free

The postman cometh

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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. 


Once my lastest standard gauge activities are complete I’ll turn to adding the details to make it a rocking disco. 

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Author: Chris H

Now in my fourth decade, I am a rolling stock engineer and have worked in many different locations including a 7 year spell in Sydney, Australia, where I arrived with a suitcase and left with a wife and a son. I am now based back in my home county of Yorkshire where I juggle full time work, being a Dad, and trying to fit in railway modelling and visits to volunteer on the Ffestiniog Railway. In addition to my heavily railway themed life, I am interested in rugby, cricket, reading crime novels, falconry, and medieval re-enactments.

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