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. 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.


September 10, 2017 update

I have the 30 kits finished and ready to ship. I made up 10 each of the 30' boxcar and reefer kits and 10 each of the 27' boxcar kits. All 30 kits include a pair of Accucraft trucks with PNG bearings installed. All kits include a pair of Kadee "E" series 901 couplers with my enhancement casting. The boxcar kits include a San Juan decal.


I've now sold all 30 kits. I do have a couple orders that I've sent invoices to that are not responding. I will continue for another week before re-listing them for sale. I have had one customer tell me that all emails to me are bouncing. For those that have not responded to my invoice email, I will send you a phone # that you can use to call me.

These kits will never be run again by the PNG shops. I have other trucks to dispose of but none that would support these cars. If interested, contact me at:

phil (at) philsnarrowgauge (dot) com       

Sorry for the encryption.  Spammers like to scourer website for emails and then flood the inbox with junk.

I've had to order a lot of raw materials and am surprised at the increase in cost in the last 2 years. Some stuff has doubled in price.

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 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 09/10/2017

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