I found this nice 3d model on Google 3D Warehouse of a woman turning a valve. Now I know that a female with a hard hat, overalls would not be doing this (probably) or dressed like this (probably) in the late 1930’s/early 1940’s .. but .. she is positioned exactly as I need .. since she’s a ‘stand in’ to see where I need to create the platform. I hadn’t though about it before but you need room for that left foot to plant behind her. Cool.
The platform construction seems reasonable to me. I’m not too worried about how she got up there .. at the moment. At some point I will have to build access to the sluice-gate on the pump house and will then continue that over to the dam. I’m basically doing this without much of a plan .. but making things ‘fit’ the scene .. I suppose in a way .. how it would have been done in ‘real life’.