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. I do outsource a few parts to a screw machine shop in China otherwise, everything is manufactured in my shop.

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

I have no kits in stock nor do I plan to manufacture any in the near future other than what's posted in the current update. Any 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.


March 15, 2018 update

My trip to California is complete. I saw my old neighbor and together we got the new frame jig for the short passenger cars drilled out. Once home, I got it mounted, pins cut, fixed misplaced holes and am ready to cut sticks for the first cut cars.

Go to the button up top titled Future Projects and then the Short Passenger Cars. Then "The Kit".

I have added 2 items to the Non PNG 4-Sale button at the top of the page. First is a pair of brass trucks. These are Precision Scale Models, 1/2" scale K-27 tender side frames. PSC part # 9861, MSRP is from PSM is $38.25. I added ball bearing to the side frames and constructed the two bolsters. The wheels are Sierra Valley #3 wheels. Trucks are RTR and priced at $45 plus shipping. Click here for the page.

Second items are AAR wheel sets. I have 23 sets of 4 wheels per set. These would be perfect for smaller scratch build or kit bashed cars. $10 for a set of 4 axles plus shipping. Both items are on the Non PNG 4-Sale page or click here.

Have more pictures of progress in the train room. Probably next update for those.

Layout pictures can be reached by pressing the Shop button and then the Train Room button. There are several folders listed under the Train Room tab.

The GM motors are sold out. I do have a bag of mounts and another bag of defective motors and gearboxes. Will do my best to get a few pictures of the odds and ends left over.



Rolling Stock

The limited run of short passenger cars is finally in the development stage.


 I am out of the GM motors in all flavors. I do have the mounts with screws and a bag of motor gearboxes with either the gears stripped or a defective motor. If you have a lot of GM motors in use, these would be spare parts as the motor and gearbox separate easily.

Customer Photo's

New pictures are from George Rawe, Pfafftown, NC, Ed Mattison, Tacoma, WA, Matthew Fierer, Deerfield, IL, Ken Scheer, Delta, CO and Russ Lucas in Brisbane, Australia.


Thank you and enjoy my site.

Phil Dippel

This page was last updated on 03/15/2018

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