"Saint Louis Eastern and Pacific"
20' x 20'
handlaid, Tomalco flextrack, Shinohara turnouts
code 100, 83, 70 (70 & 55 narrow-gauge)
Min. Turnout Frog:
#8 (main), #6 (yards, narrow-gauge)
54" (main), 36" (narrow-gauge)
2.2% (main), 4% (narrow-gauge)
45" (main), 57" (upper), 36" (storage)
Mainline Track Length:
140' (main, double-tracked), 70' (narrow-gauge)
benchwork: 100%; track: 100%, 95% (ng); scenery: 15%
The S Scale Resource, Apr 2017, pg 15
NASG Dispatch, Jan 2016, pg 11
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.
The south side of the layout, with the town of Coal Creek above.
These two photos are a bit older than the above, but they show Bill's track work in more close-up detail.
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.
Here is an oil-burning 2-6-6-2 also by River Raisin Models working hard on Bill's layout.
Bill's narrow-gauge railroad is called "Coal Creek Central", so he runs equipment custom-decaled for that line as well.
Freight and passenger cars are also custom-decorated for his lines.
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.