This is where I will stick all of those things that support our infrastructure .. (hence the name) such as sewer gratings, pole transformers etc.

Green Valley Pump House

The Pump House This was the 'proof build' for the Rusty Stumps O scale Green Valley Pump House kit. I found a couple of errors in the instructions .. most had already been corrected by the time I emailed Walt Gillespie of them. You could of course use this structure for whatever you wish but...

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Cinci Culvert

UPWARD MOBILITY Upward Mobility: 1908 - This is the title of a Shorpy photo. It is of Cincinnati, Ohio c.1908 of the "Mount Adams Incline". This is one of my favorite Shorpy photos - you can lose yourself for hours examining every piece of the photo. There is detail upon detail. My attention was drawn...

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Dam

Concept Wanting a small dam I found Power Development of Small Streams - "A Book for All Persons Seeking Greater Comfort and Higher Efficiency in Country Houses, Towns and Villages.". Published in 1920, the purpose of the book was to furnish the layman how to construct a small water power plant. Now - IMO we...

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Manhole Covers

Overview Fig 1 Manhole or maintenance hole covers have been around at least since Rome made sewer grates from stone. These removeable plates allow access to underground vaults or pipes with an opening large enough for someone to pass through. Manhole cover sits on a metal base, with a smaller inset rim/recess which fits the...

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Electric Power Distribution System

Overview Secondary Distribution Systems The secondary distribution system is that portion of the network between the primary feeders and utilization equipment. The secondary system consists of step-down transformers and secondary circuits at utilization voltage levels. Residential secondary systems are predominantly single-phase, but commercial and industrial systems generally use three-phase power. While the various ways transformers...

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