Gladiator LNER / BR L1 2 - 6 - 4 Tank ( with an LMS twist )

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  1. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Another tank engine joins the fleet. Photos when it comes.

    Toto
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice loco the L1 and since the final 70 engines in the order were built by the North British Company this loco will fit very nicely into your fleet. :thumbs:
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Postman pat has carded me so this could be waiting for me when I get home along with the rebuilt patriot. Fingers crossed.

    Cheers

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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Postman pat has carded me so this could be waiting for me when I get home along with the rebuilt patriot. Fingers crossed.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Well ..... the pictures

    the box ....


    and the bags of casts etc .....


    and the chassis frets .... complete with minor damage ..... :scratchchin: I'll check it in more detail when I get the chance .....


    and some more battered frets ......


    some of these parts are actually a bit bent and buckled .... question is ..... to what extent ....

    more later

    cheers

    toto
     
  6. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    There are a couple of good builds of the Gladiator L1 on RMweb, one by Peter Duncan (PAD) and the other by Jonathan Bushell (Scale7JB). I seem to recall that there are a couple of gotcha's to look out for but nothing that's insurmountable and a superb looking loco comes as a result. They are a bit late for my modelling interests but then again so is the B1 and I have one of those so I may find it in my heart to have an L1 too at some point.

    I forgot to add, did you get the etches straightened?
     
  7. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi,

    No, I've not done anything with them yet. Forgot all about that. Must make up my mind what yo did about that.

    Thanks for reminding me.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  8. paul_l

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    Hi Toto, any chance of renaming your thread to LNER/BR and not LMS/BR - I've been looking all over the place for an LMS L1 - do I get a prize for spotting the mistake competition :avatar:

    Apart from the valve gear, it looks a fairly straight forward kit, a good follow on from the Nellie / Jinty / Austerity / 4F build plan. :thumbs:

    Paul
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    It seems Toto has taken a liking to the Adams L class 0-6-2 tank locos of the NSR which were taken into LMS stock. :avatar:
     
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    Aha ...... there ...... see ...... taken into LMS stock ........ so there. :avatar: I'll just leave the thread name as it is now. :avatar::p ...... sort of.
     
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    Tut - wrong Adams, and L1 - I thought he was turning to the Dark Green side
     

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