Phil's Narrow Gauge

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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.


August 26, 2015 update


I've been receiving a lot of emails from customers wanting head of the line privileges. Let me say this again. I will not accept any holds orders, pre-orders or reservations. I have been answering those emails with 12:01 AM (mountain daylight time) September 1st. The more I think about it, that's a bit unfair to those east coasters. So, I'm moving the time to noon (mountain time) September 1st. That's 11 AM Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 PM Central and 2PM Eastern. Sun is shining and everyone is awake.

The limit per order is 2 kits of different types. I have listed the quantities of left over kits below with the price. If you request 2 kits, please list first choice with alternatives and a second choice with alternatives. Give me 3 or 4 alternatives. If your first choice and alternatives are sold out, I will check your second choice and alternatives. I will sell you 2 kits from your choices if I have them. If not, 1 kit or possible none. I do expect them to be gone within the first 20 emails.

Lets do this one more time.............. Do not ask me to hold kits for you for the September 1st date. I won't do that. Do send your request dated September 1st at noon mountain time. I have emails delivered to my PNG server time stamped. Those received before noon mountain will be deleted. In the Subject Line, put  "PNG Rolling Stock Order" Please have your name and address in the body with FIRST CHOICE with 3-4 alternatives and SECOND CHOICE with 3-4 alternative. Do not ask for a shipping quote as everything will be sold before I get you one. 2 kits in a box will weigh approx 4 lbs. I ship FedEx Ground and my zip is 80831. If the shipping price is an issue, figure it out now by going to The box size will be 20" by 6" by 6". The DW drops are packaged 1 per box and the box is 20" by 8" by 8". Weight is 3 lbs. I can fit one PNG kit into a drop bottom box which will elevate the weight to 5 lbs.

I have the following:

PNG-001    30' Boxcar    $100    Qty = 3

PNG-002    30' Reefer    $100    Qty = 2

PNG-003    30' Flatcar    $75        Qty = 4

PNG-006    27' Boxcar    $95        Qty = 2

PNG-007    Drop Bottom    $120    Qty = 1

PNG-030    Kitchen            $110    Qty = 4

PNG-031    Commissary    $110    Qty = 3

PNG-032    OM EMBC        $95        Qty = 3

PNG-033    OM KD            $120        Qty = 2

PNG-034    OM SMBC        $110        Qty = 3

Don Winter Drop Bottom with PNG upgrades click  HERE, HERE and HERE     $150    Qty = 3

I have no 40' Reefers or Frameless Tanks. They are sold out.

Also, I have no 3' 7" Accucraft trucks, Accucraft couplers or Kadee Couplers. You will need to purchase them from the Accucraft "E" store or your favorite hobby shop. I do have Accucraft 30' reefer trucks should you get one of the 30' reefer kits and Accucraft Westside Lumber trucks if you want a Carter Bros sort of look. The reefer trucks are limited to the reefer kits and 1 per kit. The Westside trucks are open to any kit and 1 per kit. Both trucks types are $60 per pair.

Some of you may think this is an unfair method of closing out left over stock with the thought that the early bird gets the worm. I don't know when I'll make any of these kits again so this is the most fair way I can think of to let more than 1 or 2 guys buy up the lot.

Watch for updates as 9-1-2015 approaches.

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.

After an extremely wet spring, it sure is hot now. 85 to 90 degrees to many of you sounds pretty nice but at this elevation (7,150') 85 to 90 degrees is hot. Either the overly wet spring (some minor flooding in the area) or "over thinning" of the squirrel and gopher populations or both, my stroke lists are only in the teens. That's OK too. Less damage to the trees and property.


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 08/26/2015

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