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.

Dave is currently in hospital having knee replacement surgery, so regrettably there may be a delay in responding to requests. Apologies for any inconvenience. 

Replacement Duchess firebox resin castings are available in limited numbers. (Further stocks to follow). If you wish to exchange for the originally supplied firebox, please send the original to us and we will replace it.

The three new LNWR 50' carriages will be available from March. These will be joined in the summer by a fourth design: the D216 centre brake composite.

Rising postage charges has resulted in changes to the P&P charge bands. Please take care to select the correct postage rate with purchases. Purchases over £500 continue to be post and packing free of charge.

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 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 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. We can supply all-nickel silver etches by special request. The premium for this is between £25 and £75 per kit. 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.