Why Gladiator Model Kits ?

Welcome to the Gladiator Model Kits website: we hope you like it. We are a specialist ”O” Gauge, 7mm, 1:43 supplier of a large range of high quality model railway kits suitable for the beginner right the way through to the experienced model builder.

All items priced at £20 and over are supplied post free to UK addresses. Orders totalling less than £20 are charged at £2.50 for post and packing. Charges for international delivery are based on order value.  Although we have been able to post worldwide with no issues, we regret that we may no longer be able deliver to EU countries. Please contact us before making an order.

Purchases made through this website can be made by credit/debit card via the PayPal interface or by bank transfer. You do not need a PayPal account to use the payment system. If you wish to pay by cheque or cash please email or phone us. We regret that we cannot accept credit or debit card payments by phone or mail. Following a substantial increase in bank charges for processing cheques, we regret that we must impose a minimum order charge of £20 if you wish to pay by cheque.

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 £75 and £150 per kit. All boilers are supplied pre-rolled and full instructions are included. Castings are lost wax brass or 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.

We are in the process of upgrading locomotive kits to replace some whitemetal castings with lost wax brass or 3D printed resin components. For some locomotives several alternate chimneys/domes can be supplied. To keep prices as low as possible we will ask customers to specify which items are to be supplied when alternates are available. Options are listed on the shop page for each item.

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

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