The founder of Hartland Locomotive Works, Kenneth W. Coates Jr,. had a true passion and love for trains.
In our history, Hartland Locomotive Works has always supported our customers. We are unique in offering support for parts, service, and answers to questions about our products. Please contact: Phil Jensen at (402) 571-2933 - Tues. & Thurs 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. CST
Hartland specializes in high-quality, affordable G-Scale locomotives, rolling stock, coaches, freight cars, and cabooses. HLW equipment is designed to run on #1 gauge track and is compatible with other G-Scale trains and track accessories.
We are very proud to say that HLW products are American made; Designed, manufactured, assembled and packaged in LaPorte, Indiana! Because of this, these trains are of the highest quality and are less expensive than inferior imports.
Quality is evident in every aspect of this equipment's design. The engines are powered by industrial-grade, high-torque, long-life DC electric motors. The bodies of the engines and cars are injection molded with UV-stabilized ABS plastic. This makes them durable and resistant to the damage caused by sunlight.
Superior design can be found in even the smallest of details! Where other manufacturers chose to use plastic on small detail parts (such as boiler hand rails, whistles, safety valves, and even flag pole pockets), HLW uses solid brass decoration on many of our locomotives. Electrical pickup from the tender wheels aids smooth operation. Crisp and detailed lettering add a high class touch.
HLW is true enjoyable quality--American-made!
Becky and Phil
Greg in the paint booth
Suzie, Maria, and Rosalba, hand assemble every HLW product. This special attention to detail sets us apart from others.