Gladiator B16-1 More cab detailing

Moving on, the back head is now finished as far as it’s planned and looking at the cab photo I have, there is quite a prominent dial on the rear of the left cabside. This was quickly replicated with a dial, a slice of brass tube and a strip of thickish brass bar (it’s mounted on a thick wooden plinth). Sadly none of that invisible solder here. It is all pre clean up though.

Gladiator B16-1 Cab details

Gladiator B16-1 Cab details

Then came the cab roof which was another of those jobs that I had put off a couple of times for no logical reason. It went to get well and the design makes it fit the cab very nicely and it’s much better than some I have done. I still need to add the ventilator and I think the whistle but I will check that. I also need to adjust the feed pipe to the gauge everso slightly as it’s a bit high up on the cab side making the roof rock ever so slightly.

Gladiator B16-1 Roof

You can see where I had to make a cut out for the plinth to fit.

Gladiator B16-1 Backhead