Welcome to the new-look Golden Arrow website!
Here you will find not only details of our products & services, but also the latest updates on new
products under development, our exhibition calendar. & the photo gallery, (to which you are cordially
invited to contribute pictures of models you’ve built from our kits!). Plus a brand new feature;- you
can now download instruction sheets for most of our kits, past & present, in PDF format, so you can
see what work is involved in each kit before taking the plunge… Please enjoy your visit!
Paypal Secure Shopping
We have now integrated Paypal's secure shopping cart into our site, to make placing your order easy &
convenient. UK p&p is free for orders over £40 in value. Non UK Buyers from overseas will need to
purchase international postage using the drop-down menu found at the bottom of the product or order
7th April 2012 - New Product
'Claud Hamilton' D16/3 class 4-4-0
25th February 2012
We have just completed the lining & weathering of two OO9 locomotives for 'Cliffhanger', a new
exhibition layout about to hit the circuit this year. This new venture is set in north Devon, & is a spin-off
from the highly popular & successful 'County Gate'. The layout's proprietor is so pleased with our work,
that we have now been appointed to line & weather all new additions to their locomotive fleet. Look out
for the saddle tank in a forthcoming edition of 'Railway Modeller'.
18th January 2012 - New moulds
New mould now running from 15/1/12. Kit now freely available
New improved mould ready for work from 24/1/12
New improved mould now running from 15/1/12
New mould ready for work from 24/1/12
New mould now in service, 15/1/12
New kits under development
We are currently working on a number of patterns, the most advanced of which are;-…..
LBSCR /SR /BR ‘J’ class 4-6-2T.
There were two only of these magnificent tank locomotives, one with inside Stephenson valve-gear,
the other with outside Walshaert’s gear. Both operated some of the Brighton line’s crack expresses in
their early years, gradually being relegated to less glamorous roles, & ending their working lives at
Tunbridge Wells West shed, in early BR times. This kit will be designed to fit on the Hornby ‘B12’
chassis, & will feature alternative cabs, chimneys & domes.
LNER/BR ‘Claud Hamilton’ 4-4-0
Representing this class as rebuilt with ‘D&J’ round-topped boiler & plain footplate, (This being the
most common type to make it into BR livery). This kit, for the loco body only, will be based upon
the Hornby ‘2P’ chassis. Initially, this will be the tender-driven variety until we can examine the
forthcoming motorised version & see if it fits.. (Alternatively, use an etched chassis kit from our
friends at Comet Models) You will need a Hornby ‘B12’ tender, plus a short-wheelbase tender-drive
unit from a ‘Compound’ or ‘Patriot’…
LTSR/MR/LMS/BR ‘51’ class 4-4-2 & ‘69’ class 0-6-2 ‘Tilbury Tanks’
Designed by Thomas Whitelegg, these locos had somewhat differing histories, most of the 4-4-2’s
eventually migrating to Nottinghamshire, (one was even tried on the Somerset & Dorset line), while the
0-6-2’s spent their lives mostly operating freight services on the line for which they were built.
It is intended to release both of these kits simultaneously, as they will share many components in
These may have to be produced with dedicated chassis kits, unless a reasonably accurate ready-to-run
substitute comes along in the meantime. We plan to supply alternative smokebox doors & other boiler
fittings to enable most periods to be modelled.