Welcome to Gladiator Model Kits.  We are a specialist ''O'' Gauge, 7mm, 1:43 manufacturer. We produce a large range of high quality products suitable for the beginner right the way through to the experienced model builder.

We are pleased to announce that we have agreed an agency arrangement with the supplier of the Javelin range of locomotives and have secured a small number of the excellent Black 5 kits for sale. Please see the LM loco section. We hope to offer the other Javelin items later.

We have now most of the Gladiator range of locomotive kits in stock and expect that the complete range will be available by the Guild show at Kettering. We will then concentrate on reintroducing the other rolling stock and then developing new items. 

The modified firebox for the Duchess locos is progressing well. A 3D printed prototype has been delivered and has passed the dimension checks. It is now being detailed and will be used as a master for the production batch of resin cast items. Meanwhile we have sourced a limited number of resin boiler-firebox assemblies and a small number of kits are now available. We intend further upgrades to the LM Pacifics to include additional brass castings to replace some of the whitemetal items, particularly cab fittings. We will offer this in the New Year.

Purchases made through this website can be made by credit or debit card. If you wish to pay by bank transfer, cheque or cash please email or phone us. We regret that we cannot accept credit or debit card payments by phone or mail. 

We do not charge postage on orders over £500.

We have received many requests concerning the sale of components. We are happy to do so and are building up stocks. When catalogued we will update this site to show what is available, but if there are specific parts that you require, please let us know.

We have updated the section on instruction copies.

We are still  looking for photos of completed models to use as artwork on the boxes and on this site. If you would like your model to be used, please let us know.

Our locomotive, coach and wagon kits are mainly supplied in 18 thou brass etches with most frames and valve gear in 28 or 22 thou nickel-silver etches. All boilers are supplied pre-rolled and full instructions are included. Castings are lost wax brass and nickel-silver and whitemetal. We also offer a large range of lost wax brass, lost wax nickel-silver, white metal and turned parts for customers who wish to scratch build or indeed upgrade products from other manufacturers.

Wheels, pick-ups, paint, gear sets and motors are not included in our kits.