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Welcome towards my PMC Chunk Challenge: Solo Build Contest #4 entry: Street Section Cut Out.

For a long time I toyed with the idea to make a basic road on a scale of 5:1 with here and there a cut-out to show people what is lying underneath your road. This is based upon an European Country, not the leaving UK.



What lies underneath the street?
Sewer pipes:
- Mixed system, household + rainwater
- Separated system, one pipe for household and one for rainwater
- Decoupled, one pipe for household and rainwater infiltrates the ground
- Pressure pipes to transport sewer water towards the water purification plant

Info:
These pipes lie in general underneath asphalt in a bed of sand. No other cables should lie alongside. The average life cycle can be +50 years.

Gas pipes:
- Low pressure for house-holdings
- Mid pressure to transport to central points for further distribution
- High pressure for transport, the ones who dig without permission are doomed.
info:
Mid and High pressure gas pipes are often marked with little (yellow in my country) post-signs not higher than ~0,3m with information about what it transports and such. Country wide transport are marked by ~1,5m post-signs and are checked regularly with helicopters to check if nobody is stupid enough to dig near it. Besides the signposts, they have a warning tape lying above them in the ground, warning diggers to do it carefully.

Electric cables:
- Household cables
- Mid level voltage cables
- High voltage cables; above and below the ground transport
info:
High voltage cables above the ground are cooled by air and underground, often only in city's, by the groundwater. This could give troubles with deep situated groundwater.

Data cables:
Multiple cables often lie in the ground from different operators. These vary in type: coax, glass fibre or other. In terms of depth these lie often the highest or rather you come across them first if you start digging.

What "is" the street you see made of?
Asphalt:
- Surface layer; finest & expansive layer.
- Bind layer; connects the surface with the base layers.
- Base layers; cheapest but the most done rolled asphalt.
- Foundation layer; broken bricks or broken concrete for example.
- Soil layer; in general a layer of sand.
Info:
Technically full, true bright coloured asphalt is confirm classifications of the EU not asphalt. This comes forth out the use of a different bind/connect component.

"Drain" system:
- Gutter tiles; transport water & servers as buffer against the expendable asphalt in warm weather.
- Sewer gully's; collecting the fallen water on the road to either infiltrate it or send it away.
Info:
This is the most general used drain system in city like environments. Different systems exists, such as bricks that let water run through them or simply let it flow into the bank.

Pedestrian side walk:
- Tiles, 0,30x0,30m standard format in half stone array.
- Tiles, 0,30x0,60m non standard format.
- Soil layer; again a general layer of sand, lesser thick than the asphalt one.
Info:
Without proper maintaining, the parts that are walked upon regular & often grows far slower weeds. Parts that are not walked upon or not often enough, weeds grow more easily.



Other info:
- Render made with__: Chunky
- Pictures edited with_: Gimp
- No redistribution WITH download link, link instead back to this page to download from.



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  • StevenWay
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Steve
  • July 19, 2016, 12:50 pm
Good luck to you too mate ^^
  • eagoy
  • Level 46
  • Master Lava Rider
  • July 19, 2016, 8:04 pm
Thanks :-)
  • Spectre
  • Level 48
  • Master Mage
  • July 9, 2016, 6:21 pm
Nice and simple. ;)

Good luck!
  • eagoy
  • Level 46
  • Master Lava Rider
  • July 9, 2016, 10:35 pm
:-)
Thanks for the comment and heads up.
  • Spectre
  • Level 48
  • Master Mage
  • July 10, 2016, 2:17 am
No problem. ;)
  • kxld
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Architect
  • July 9, 2016, 8:43 am
It's simple. That's what makes this build so unique in its way. Never would I have thought of doing something like this, you really stepped out of the box. Well done!
  • eagoy
  • Level 46
  • Master Lava Rider
  • July 9, 2016, 8:57 am
Thanks, I don't think a lot of people know on what exactly they're walking on or rather walking above.
That's actually really good, idea looks simple but the amount of detail add in is epic ;)
  • eagoy
  • Level 46
  • Master Lava Rider
  • July 9, 2016, 8:56 am
Thanks :-)
With more space I could have cramped more into it or go for an even bigger scale.
  • Frozen Venom
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • July 10, 2016, 12:09 am
True but hey it's still nice, probably gonna be in the top 10.
  • eagoy
  • Level 46
  • Master Lava Rider
  • July 10, 2016, 12:22 am
That would be awesome,
Thanks for the trust you have in this project :-)
  • Frozen Venom
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • July 10, 2016, 12:46 am
No Probs, I'm just really good at predicting results :P

I know a good contest entry when I see it :)
Ja wenn es genormt wäre wie die Kabel und sonstigen Versorge und Entsorge-stränge verlaufen. Müsste beim Neu oder Umbau nicht so kompliziert gesucht werden.

Mein Englisch ist sehr schlecht. Google hat übersetzt.

Yes if it was specified as the cable and other Tend and Trash-strands extend. Should be not wanted so complicated when new or remodeling.

My English is very bad. Google has translated.
  • eagoy
  • Level 46
  • Master Lava Rider
  • July 9, 2016, 3:24 am
No problems, English isn't my native language to. At least you try to be understandable with google translate.

Yeah, it's complicated underground. Especially on older locations although there are ways to simplify it by using for example a central tube for all the data cables.

Here is google translate back for you:

Keine Probleme, Englisch ist nicht meine Muttersprache . Wenigstens versuchen Sie verständlich sein mit Google Translate .

Ja, es ist kompliziert U-Bahn. Vor allem an älteren Standorten obwohl es gibt Möglichkeiten, es zu vereinfachen, indem Sie zum Beispiel ein zentrales Rohr für alle Datenkabel .
Neat concept
  • eagoy
  • Level 46
  • Master Lava Rider
  • July 8, 2016, 9:29 am
Glad you like my entry :-)
Better than real.
  • eagoy
  • Level 46
  • Master Lava Rider
  • July 8, 2016, 9:29 am
Hehehe, I wouldn't mind. It means the ground will be less cluttered with cables and pipes.
Dude I love the amount of realism and effort you put into this! 1+
  • eagoy
  • Level 46
  • Master Lava Rider
  • July 8, 2016, 9:28 am
Thanks for the compliment, I appreciate it :-)
Nice creativity. Have fun with the contest, fellow contestant.
  • eagoy
  • Level 46
  • Master Lava Rider
  • July 8, 2016, 9:27 am
Thanks, you to!
  • jduartemiller
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • July 6, 2016, 11:09 am
Hey buddy. Nice work. Interesting take on the project to show utilities. Best of luck. One critique, on your perspective drawing, the perspective to the right looks good and seems fairly accurate with what's actually built, but you need to bring the left side to a similar vanishing point that should be at eye level. It looks like it's pointing upwards and looks a little awkward. I can help you if this doesn't make sense
  • eagoy
  • Level 46
  • Master Lava Rider
  • July 8, 2016, 9:27 am
Nice to read that you're alive and well. Yes it's something I am still surprised about every time, when I see how much stuff lies underneath the street. So that's why I opted to give an impression to others what actually lies underground or what you're walking on.

Ah yes, the left slope. It's certainly true it isn't correct drawn. But lack of time throughout the week (full-time job + received my bachelor of science) and not willing to search my old class papers about this led to this. Nevertheless I will try to fix it this weekend. Thanks for pointing it out & especially how to fix it.

Anyway can I expect an architectural chunk design from your side?
  • jduartemiller
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • July 8, 2016, 1:56 pm
Yep, still alive, but a bit busy with work as well. And I won't be submitting an entry for this one. My time is focused on another large project, and I'm having fun with it. So that's where my efforts are going when I can find the time to play
  • eagoy
  • Level 46
  • Master Lava Rider
  • July 9, 2016, 3:40 am
Fair enough, any estimation when it's done? Sometime before the Olympics?

Fixed the front picture in a lazy way though.
  • CraftyFoxe
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Fox
  • July 6, 2016, 8:45 pm
^ I agree that left side is so steep, even if there was a slope, it's excessive XD
  • eagoy
  • Level 46
  • Master Lava Rider
  • July 8, 2016, 9:27 am
And I do agree with you, I try to fix it this weekend.

edit: Fixed it.
  • jduartemiller
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • July 7, 2016, 7:14 am
I didn't realise it was supposed to be sloped. But still, I like the idea of it
  • Eyedea_
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Architect
  • July 6, 2016, 10:15 am
Very creative and executed well :)
  • eagoy
  • Level 46
  • Master Lava Rider
  • July 6, 2016, 10:21 am
Thanks for the comment & diamond.
What can I say, I played a long time with the idea so I had some things in mind ready. 16x16 is actually quite low to go further in detail, but it worked out well enough,

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