Gladiator B16-1 Coal Plate – Details (Part II)

Following on from a comment about not being able get at the coal by Jim Snowden on the guild forum, further work was done last night to represent the sliding plate on the front of the coal chute.

Without taking the front back off and doing major surgery I had to employ a little subterfuge to give the impression of a sliding plate but I feel that once painted it will look the part.

Gladiator B16-1 Coal Plate – details

Gladiator B16-1 Coal Plate – details

I also managed to get the front upper coal plate fitted and the lifting rings.

Gladiator B16-1 Coal Plate – details

I still need to add the steps to the sides of the coal chute but that’s about as far as I will go on this build (I keep forgetting “straight from the box”…) – I have lots of ideas for future builds of my own though.