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Meet our Narrow Gauge Shop
Hello, this is the "Narrow Gauge Shop".
My brothers and I have been running an online shop from our house and workshop on the suburbs of Tokyo, Japan since 2011. Our dream is to have our own shop one day.
We sell handmade micro layout baseboards, turnouts and scratch-built structures. Until today we have only sold our products in Japan.
Since about two years ago, we have received an increasing number of enquiries from overseas and we have received requests from enthusiastic customers.
In this article we would like to introduce you to some of the products we have made and the activities we are planning.
Activities and specialities of the Narrow Gauge Shop
We have never sold our products overseas before. However, we are now preparing to sell our products on eBay. We are also working on a sales website for our international customers.
We will be sharing how we make our products in the future, so please check back.
Selling on eBay.com
We are currently preparing the sale and will try to have it ready in February 2022. We are committed to selling our products to all those who need them. Please check back on this blog for updates on our progress.
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All our products are handmade, so it takes time to get them listed. We put our heart and soul into each and every product we make.
Micro Layout Baseboard
We have sold over 300 layout baseboards. Including prototypes, we have made over 600 layout baseboards in total over the last 10 years.
The test run videos on YouTube are just some of them. Our aim is to be the workshop that makes the most micro layout baseboards in the world!
The motifs range from logging and mining railways to amusement parks and Japanese gardens, but most are tiny enough to be enjoyed on a table.
Wooden bridges and scratch-built structures
I ask my father, who used to be a dam and bridge designer, to draw up the plans for us. For logging and mining railways in particular, he collects old documents and draws up designs to ensure that there are no inconsistencies in the construction methods, such as wooden bridges.
We make terrain, scratch-build wooden bridges and structures, and lay tracks. We are particularly passionate about small radius turnouts. Our turnouts are mainly small (less than 120mm radius) and not commercially available.
A selection of products made by Narrow Gauge Shop
Single-ended Gasoline Engines made from Basswood
Small scratch-built Station house and Engine house
HOe turnouts with small radius
Various Layout Baseboards
The Japanese Garden
The Amusement Park
What the narrow gauge shop cannot do at the moment
- We do not accept custom orders or special orders, either domestic or international.
- As all our products are handmade, we are unable to mass produce.
However, we are happy to listen to your requests and reflect them in our product line-up. Please feel free to contact us by email or via our blog.
We will do our best to meet your requirements wherever possible.
Packing of the products
We take pride in the packing of our products.
We are constantly on the lookout for secure packing that can withstand the rigours of international shipping.
We have built more than 600 layout baseboards in the last 10 years, but we are still very passionate about them. We have a special passion for micro layout baseboards and handlaid turnouts in particular.
Take a good look at our turnout videos. See how smoothly the cars pass and how natural the changeover is.
You're worried about solder degradation over time, aren't you? We know that.
We're constantly researching and improving the durability of our handlaid turnouts. and we will share all of our findings with you here on our blog.
Stay tuned, because from now on we'll be sharing it with the world, not just Japan.
Please feel free to let us know what you would like us to sell!!
Narrow Gauge Shop
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How to make HOe Micro Layout Baseboard with Self-made Turnout by Narrow Gauge Shop