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Welcome

Thank you for visiting Phil's Narrow Gauge. The cars and accessories found on these pages are built in 1:20.3 scale now recognized as F scale and represent Colorado Narrow Gauge. All cars and parts are individually manufactured in my shop.

I use quality basswood,  Poplar and  Birch Plywood's  in the construction of the cars. Scribing of the plywood is done on a custom built saw verses laser cutting. All white metal parts are cast in my shops from molds made with my masters. A Tin based alloy is used in the casting of those parts.

While the completed cars are not fine scale museum pieces, they are easy to build and quite rugged to survive the rigors of outdoor garden railroading.

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Effective September 14, 2014 and for the Foreseeable Future

All kits produced will be of a limited run nature. No kits will be produced for the sake of having kits on the shelf for random purchases. After almost 15 years of doing just that, it's time for me to focus on my projects with the occasional run of a previously produced kit or a new kit. Watch for updates.

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January 20, 2016 update

Colorado is in the grips of winter. That's OK as I've fired up the heaters in the train room and enjoying working on my own projects.

I've added several new sections to the site. All sub folders under the train room page. There are a few new pictures and info on the train room page show finish work to the entry. Click on the shop button above and then the train room button. Sub folders added to the train room page are backdrops, bench work and track work. I'll get new folders for the round house and structures in the next few weeks.

I'm adding a new part. Depending on acceptance, a regular part or limited run. These are industrial type lamp shades. 3 flavors. 90 degree curve, straight down from the ceiling and with an "S" curve. I built a male and female set of dyes to stamp the brass disc and punch a hole in the middle. Also a miniature brass tube bending brake. You can find these parts on the parts page near the bottom. Price is 2 for $10.

The 2015 rodent count ended at 32 gophers and 10 squirrels. All the squirrels are in deep hibernation and I wish the gophers would hibernate. Found a mound a couple weeks ago but with the ground frozen, impossible to dig down to set traps. Still trying to figure out how the gopher dug through frozen dirt. Some strong, sharp chompers!!!

Phil

Rolling Stock

Nothing in stock or planned at this date

Parts

 I am nearly out of the GM motors in all flavors. If there's something you want, ask. Once out, based on minimum orders and the slow down in demand for them, I may not carry them again. Verdict still out.

Customer Photo's

New pictures are from Ron Keiser,  Arvada, CO. George Balling, Grayslake, IL. and Russ Lucas in Brisbane, Australia.

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Thank you and enjoy my site.

Phil Dippel

This page was last updated on 01/20/2016

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