Houstoun Gate Locomotive Works
Houstoun Gate Locomotive Works
In association with
The Houstoun Gate Locomotive Works (HGLW) undertake maintenance, refurbishment and modification work to models in 16mm and G scales, we also manufacture and sell a number of Garden Railway related products

Browse the menu on the left or contact us to see how we can help you
Visit this site regularly as over the coming days we will have a number of sundry item for sale online
The HGLW is pleased to announce that it is now the first approved Summerland Chuffer fitter in Scotland

We are taking orders now to help the Lochs and Glens resound with the sound of chuffing

See the announcement on the
Summerland Chuffer website
If you have any specific requests either send us a mail or give us a call
This is where the Houstoun Gate Locomotive Works started. Its a video of the Houstoun Gate Light Railway's rebuilt Mamod. Although the staff of the HGLW have many many years of engineering experience beyond this humble start.
Exciting News - We are in the process of creating a railbus in a similar vein to the much loved but long discontinued Locomotion range

Click on the Railbus tab for more info
Draft design plans for the forthcoming HGLW Railbus
Summer Coach Range

While basking in the sun here in Scotland the Loco Works created a range of summer open coach for our passengers
The kits are available in both 32mm and 45mm

Available now on our Rolling Stock Kits page
Have you taken a look at our Facebook page? You Don't need to be a Facebook user to see what we are up to. See www.facebook.com/hglocoworks

But if you are a Facebook user don't forget to 'like' us too. Thanks
Empire Bogie Coach
Our Premier Range bogie coach in a style that was seen all over 'the empire'

Once again the wooden parts for this kit are all plywood

See the Premier Kits page for more details
Gordon Loco
A loco body designed to fit on a 'Big-Big/Novo 0-4-0 chassis

ow available with a new HGLW designed chassis. This 4 wheel drive chassis is also available as a separate item for home build projects

For more info see here at the bottom of the page)
News - Radio Control
HGLW stock the Deltang range of Radio Control equipment

Call us for information
Gift Vouchers
Stuck for a gift idea for your friends and family? Then worry no more!

The new
HGLW gift vouchers are now available.

Sized in various denominations to suit every pocket these vouchers allow them to choose just the gift they really want
Wittenberg Schafer Loco

Designed as a brickworks loco, originally constructed as an overhead electric loco, but easily 'imagineered' as a battery or ic engine conversion.


(Find it under the 'Kits' button on the menu, then the bottom of the Locos page)

See our Light Industrial products page

The first are two versions of an Arthur Koppel designed passenger 'Sitzwagen'

Based on an extended skip chassis these are useful for transporting workers out in the fields, or conveying visitors around your site.

Available as either covered or open carriages
Available NOW - 7/8th Scale

Penrhyn Railway Quarrymans Open Coach and Penrhyn and Ffestiniog Slate Wagons
See here

From HGLW in conjunction with ACME Engineering
The 2020 National Garden Railway Show at Peterborough Arena has been postponed due to Covid-19

New & Small Traders Page

Because of this postponement HGLW are offering any New or Small Trader the opportunity to have their wares displayed HERE AT NO COST.
This offer is to help capture any sales that may have been missed due to the shows postponement - Please support these traders

If you are a new or small trader and would like to display your products to a wider audience just send a .pdf file of your products to smalltrader@hglw.co.uk and we will host it here
This service is primarily to help traders who as yet do not have their own web presence

Corona Virus Update - January 2021
We've just had some rather sad news from the Scottish government in that Scotland goes back into full Corona Virus lockdown.

This may well impact the business as I need to return to only posting out orders when doing essential shopping trips.

This could also impact deliveries of raw materials in, but I will keep running as long as I can. I'll do my best to keep things turning over here in the locoworks.

Currently orders are taking up to 4 weeks to despatch (March 2021 Update)

Thank you for your continued support and understanding

How many times do we see folks moaning on about the speed of our little locos? Well here at HGLW we have listened and have produced a set of speed restriction signs to help keep your drivers in check

Click here for more info