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 have now received deliveries of the pre-production modified firebox for the Duchess locos. Some minor modifications will be made before full production. Meanwhile we will continue to provide kits with complete resin boiler-firebox assemblies and a small number 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 have also received the resin tender bodies used for the LNWR locos, so the locos with Whale tenders are now available. We will also produce some tender kits.

The dummy Joy valve gear sets are back in stock.

We can also supply 10BA threaded crankpin bushes. These are in two types: one with a plain circular flange and the other with an 8BA hexagonal head. These will be on sale at Telford.

Test builds of the LNWR 50' carriages have commenced and we hope to have these - and the other LNWR carriage kits - available later in the 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.