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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.


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.


September 30, 2015 update

The Summer is starting to close. Final shows are over (for me) and the left over kit sell off is completed. My MIA never showed so they went to a backup buyer. Thank you all for participating.

All the Hartford kits have been sold.

As I clear my bench of this sale, I have a couple projects I'm working on. A 10 stall brick roundhouse and a structure my good friend Joe Crea designed years ago. Those will go up on an expanded train building page. Here's a picture of Joe's building that was on his G scale layout years ago. PICTURE

My friend Mike Harris brought the masters, molds and some of the castings we've been working on for the roundhouse. I have a commitment or two to complete before the end of the month. I will start the blog of our methodology for the construction soon.

I will leave all pictures up on the site. They're always good for ideas for your next scratch build.

Again, I want to thank all of you for supporting my line over the years. I hope every buyer feels they received a fair shake from me and the products they purchased were well worth the dollars spent.

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.

I have completed the 1/96 scale model of the USS Herbert J Thomas of which I served on 1968 through 1970. Pictures can be found following "Phil's Desk" to DD-833.

The squirrel and gopher count this "season" is below previous years. I think our overly wet spring has something to do with it. My squirrel count is 11 and gopher is 26. Sure is nice to look out over the acreage and not see mounds of dirt, aka Caddy Shack. My tree count stands at 500 +/-. I think I'm done  :-) When it's dry, watering them is a 2 day event. But I enjoy that "no brainer" time holding a hose. As I get a handle on chores, I will snap a few pictures of the different types of tree's we've planted over the year's.


Rolling Stock

Nothing in stock or planned at this date


 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.


Thank you and enjoy my site.

Phil Dippel

This page was last updated on 09/30/2015

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