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Current Layout by Bill Winans

Layout Name:

"Saint Louis Eastern and Pacific"

Layout Status:

active

Track Type:

S/Sn3

Layout Space:

20' x 20'

Layout Style:

Folded-8

Track Manufacturer:

handlaid, Tomalco flextrack, Shinohara turnouts

Rail Size:

code 100, 83, 70 (70 & 55 narrow-gauge)

Min. Turnout Frog:

#8 (main), #6 (yards, narrow-gauge)

Min. Radius:

54" (main), 36" (narrow-gauge)

Ruling Grade:

2.2% (main), 4% (narrow-gauge)

Track Height(s):

45" (main), 57" (upper), 36" (storage)

Mainline Track Length:

140' (main, double-tracked), 70' (narrow-gauge)

Completed:

benchwork: 100%; track: 100%, 95% (ng); scenery: 15%

Setting:

mid-eastern U.S.

Railroad(s) Modeled:

freelance

Control System:

DC

Featured In:

The S Scale Resource, Apr 2017, pg 15

NASG Dispatch, Jan 2016, pg 11

Notes:

The standard-gauge line is called the Saint Louis Eastern and Pacific (SLE&P), and the narrow-gauge line is named Coal Creek Central (CCC). Visitors are welcome, with prior notification (no wheelchair access, second-floor). Bill was the western vice-president and then later the president of the NASG for a number of years.

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copyright © Joe Kimber; used by permission

The south side of the layout, with the town of Coal Creek above.


(copyright © Bill Winans; used by permission)

This photo shows just about the entire layout.


(copyright © Bill Winans; used by permission)

(copyright © Bill Winans; used by permission)

The north side of the layout.


(copyright © Bill Winans; used by permission)

(copyright © Bill Winans; used by permission)

(copyright © Bill Winans; used by permission)

These two photos are a bit older than the above, but they show Bill's track work in more close-up detail.


(copyright © Bill Winans; used by permission)

(copyright © Bill Winans; used by permission)

Bill models a private railroad called the "St. Louis Eastern & Pacific", and so he letters his standard-gauge equipment for that railroad with custom decals. This is a River Raisin Models 2-6-6-6 brass model.


(copyright © Bill Winans; used by permission)

Here is an oil-burning 2-6-6-2 also by River Raisin Models working hard on Bill's layout.


(copyright © Bill Winans; used by permission)

Bill's narrow-gauge railroad is called "Coal Creek Central", so he runs equipment custom-decaled for that line as well.


(copyright © Bill Winans; used by permission)

Freight and passenger cars are also custom-decorated for his lines.


(copyright © Bill Winans; used by permission)

(copyright © Bill Winans; used by permission)

Bill and Mike Swederska exchanged decals for each of their respective private railroads. This photo shows Bill's model on his layout, using Mike's "Meramec Valley Lines" decals on the box car.


(copyright © Bill Winans; used by permission)
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