07 January 2022
Pre-painted etched-brass headboards and arrows as fitted to locomotives hauling the prestigeous London to Dover pullman service are available for 4mm:1ft scale.
PHOTO CREDIT: GRAHAM MUSPRATT
Etched number and nameplate specialist, 247 Developments has added 'Golden Arrow' headboards and Arrows that adorned either Rebuilt Bulleid 'Pacifics' or BR Britannia 70004 to its range.
The manufacturer has also produced the rectangular-style headboard used when Bulleid 1Co-Co1 diesel 10202 was used during 1954 on the prestigious Pullman service. Proprietor, Brian Mosby commented, "These new items are sure to please modellers looking for authentic additions to the famous Pullman service. The headboards and arrows are sold individually because some modellers many not require both. Look out for many new additions to the range in 2022."
The famous ‘Golden Arrow’ name was first used in 1929, although the origins of the service dates back to 1882, with the final service taking place on September 30, 1972. Unlike the ‘Night Ferry’, service passengers would travel by ferry from Dover or Folkestone to Calais where they boarded a similarly prestigious French train under the French name Flêche d’Or. Ten all-new Pullmans were built from 1949 and entered service as the Festival of Britain Golden Arrow on June 11, 1951.
247 Developments stocks other SR named train headboards, numerous BR(S) smokebox door number plates for many ex-SR classes, dated smokebox door roundels for the Bulleid 'Pacifics' and SR Engine Head Signal route discs. See more details on its website.