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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 28, 2016 update

Been a long time since the last update. Never seems to be enough hours in a day to accomplish all the things we want to complete.

I've added several new sections to the site. All sub folders under the train room page. There are a few new pictures and info on the train room page show finish work to the entry. Click on the shop button above and then the train room button. Sub folders added to the train room page are backdrops, bench work and track work. I'll get new folders for the round house, structures, trees, landscape, etc as those areas fall into the build. As of this update, lots of new pictures and info on the layout.

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.

The pest problem seems to be coming well into control. Where I normally bag 30+ ground squirrels and 30+ gophers, the count this year is way down. So far 7 squirrels and 14 gophers. All are trespassers from the neighbors property!! Haven't seen a squirrel in a couple weeks anywhere in the subdivision so I'm pretty sure they are into their hibernation cycle for the year.

Another plus this year is zero trees planted. While I have a half dozen that didn't survive be transplanted and need to be replaced, sure nothing like planting 40-50 per year. Now it's feeding them fertilizer in the spring, insect control and watering until they get firmly established.


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 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 09/28/2016

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