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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.


December 21, 2017 update

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

Short update. Finally broke down and purchased a new PC. My 2006 XP machine is about as tired as me. Anyway, transferring files and programs so this is more of a "new machine" sort of test. I expect to be all cut over by the new year. Then onto the process of creating a new kit, i.e. a set of short passenger cars.

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 sideframes. PSC part # 9861, MSRP is from PSM is $38.25. I added ball bearing to the sideframes 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 wheelsets. 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.

Been "workin on the railroad" out in the train room. Finally getting a little scenery laid down. Now that summer is winding down with all those summer "chores" and a solid month spent build kits, I expect to get back out to layout work in the next week or two.

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.

"Wildlife" around here, i.e. squirrels and gophers, have dramatically declined. To date, 3 squirrel and 2 gophers. Rabbits are another story. No shortage of cotton tail and jack's. Saw a feral cat hauling a dead rabbit off the other day. The "good guys" here are the hawks, falcons, fox, coyotes, ermines (weasel family) and now a feral cat !!!


Rolling Stock

As stated above, the 30 kits I built in August, 2017 are now sold. Thanks you to all that purchased them.


 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 12/21/2017

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