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Old 03-08-2014, 10:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been searching eBay looking for Hartland steam engines or Railbuses. I am interested in buying one of these products. Has anyone had any experience with this product line? Are they durable?
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They are every bit as reliable and durable as LGB.
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Consider them a generic, American LGB that makes generic beefy, reliable, bashable American trains - Pretty much a fantastic market stance for them. I wish them all the business in the world so they can expand their offerings.

I should buy another mini series car...
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They have a web site, might check with Kidman's, they probably can get Hartland stuff. They are a good dealer. [email protected]
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I am looking at buying the HLW Laporte steam engine. I have read that the gears were poor in this model. Any truth to this?
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Can't say on that loco, but I've literally driven the rims off the wheels on my Jupiter 4-4-0, at 114 air temp the rails get hotter and the glue lost it's grip. Some Super glue flowed right in and no trouble since.
Compromise scale on hobby curves, looks good to me.

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RLD hobbies has it for all most 100 less than e-bay

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Old 03-08-2014, 11:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ebay can be good, but it can also be a ripoff, depending on the person selling the item. I think some of the ebay sellers think their items are made out of gold...
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We do have most everything that HLW makes, and less than Ebay. I do know that the La Port is light weight and not much of a puller. That is the only complaint I have had from them.
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:19 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Our club has several Hartland engines, they just run & run & run & run...
They get kicked around, abused, little service, and still they continue to
run faithfully for literally thousands of hours... Yeah, they're tough, run
'em till the wheels wear out, put on new wheels and run 'em some more...
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