Gladiator NER/LNER/BR B16/1 – A North Eastern Workhorse

The next build to cross my workbench is another one that’s not for me but for the same Gent that I built the G5 for last year. This one is a finish it off build of a Gladiator B16/1

This is where I am starting from.

Modified by CombineZP

Modified by CombineZP

The main body work and the basic chassis are built. The chassis is to be rigid and pick up is to be by the American method.

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The kit contains lots of lovely brass castings

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Plus some nice whitemetal ones too.

I have the week off and I will be at home the week after Easter so I plan to make a start on this then. Any spare time on between after finishing of the V4 brake van will be spent blackening wheels and preparing the castings etc.