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Simton Railway Station (OFB or AL)

by leefish Posted 23rd Mar 2009 at 5:47 AM - Updated 24th Jul 2013 at 11:03 AM by leefish : added to personal picks
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Simton, though small, is quite an old town and on the edge of town there was a disused railway station (ever since Sims discovered taxis the trains were never used anymore). Simtons Mayor, Mayor Leesester, was pressurised by his great aunt, Miss Leesester, to refurbish the station and as he is a good nephew he has done so.



Miss Leesester has an amazing archive of photos from her youth and with the help of colour technology these were used to direct the refurbishing of the station, especially the bar area with darts and poker and a piano for dancing.



The station bar has been restored to its former glory, based on pictures from the archive. Other parts of the station such as the ticket office, left luggage, station masters office and waiting room are fully restored, but as there are no staff and trains these are really just pretty museum pieces for sims who wish to enjoy bygone days.



The cafe and restaurant are fully functional and there are opportunities to add some extra items to the station to make it a little more exciting for your sims. Otherwise all they seem to do is kiss each other while waiting for trains...



I suggest

Numenors postcard rack for the kiosk here

MogHughson's Job Seeking Noticeboard for the waiting room here

And maybe a Maxis drink or chips dispenser (but it was so anachronistic that Miss Leesester forbid it)

In addition, there is a small employee break area and changing room that could EITHER be extended into a clothes shop, or could be used as a stationmasters flat if you decide to make this a home business using OFB.

I included two versions - 1 no CC and the other some CC - it is prettier with the CC, and I have included a mesh pack for the major CC EXCEPT the clock by MommaB and the wall lanterns from Numenor.

EDIT: One of the regulars in #create (and a friend) is a mac user and wanted this for her hood, but there is no AL for MAC yet, so I rebuilt using OFB instead of AL. It is BASICALLY the same thing, but with the kiosk as a book store as no pretty shelves in OFB. You can DL a mac version from the DL tab below - it contains the CC - there is no none CC version available, sorry. The Mac version uses Base Game+UNI+NL+OFB.



Lot Size: 3x5
Lot Price: 235,537

Custom Content by Me:
- KnockOnWood Medium Shelves with Decorative Magazines 200 simoleons, found with shelves
- AL_ shelf_&_ deco_ magazines_by_Leesester@MTS2_general_interest
- AL_ shelf_&_ deco_ magazines_by_Leesester@MTS2_kids
- AL_ shelf_&_ deco_ magazines_by_Leesester@MTS2_womens_interest
- Decorative Railway track Can be found under decorative sculptures at 15 simoleons

Custom Content Included:
- Large 1 tile wall clock. by momma"b"
- Outdoor Lantern Recolour Black - by Numenor by Numenor
- Outdoor Lantern - by Numenor by Numenor
- The Mauritania Staircase Window by leesester

Poly Counts:

- Decorative Railway Track 516 polys.
- KnockOnWood Medium Shelves with Decorative Magazines 640 Polys
- Mauritania Window = 1190 Polys

Additional Credits:
All the people in Create who have listened to me waffling on about this lot for the last month. SimPE for making it possible to create the CC that this lot needs and MTS2 for giving me a place to share my stuff and find other peoples creations too.
And a special thank you to Criquette, whose fantastic railway set gave me the base design for the deco track - and it just so happens that my track lines up PERFECTLY with his hood ornament in neighbourhood view......

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Simton Station for Macs.rar

Size: 1.30 MB · Downloads: 4,216 · 26th Mar 2009
1.30 MB 4,216 26th Mar 2009
Station stuff.rar

Size: 722.0 KB · Downloads: 10,298 · 23rd Mar 2009
722.0 KB 10,298 23rd Mar 2009
Simton Station NO CC.rar

Size: 938.9 KB · Downloads: 5,250 · 23rd Mar 2009
938.9 KB 5,250 23rd Mar 2009
Simton Station CC.rar

Size: 1.39 MB · Downloads: 12,000 · 23rd Mar 2009
1.39 MB 12,000 23rd Mar 2009
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 6:10 AM
its so charming! I loveit..the big clock..all of the details...it just oozes atmosphere. And..that couple kissing in one of the pictures..the cherry on top..the perfect touch!

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626), "Of Beauty"
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 6:42 AM
You my friend have exquisite taste, and its so good to see it all clash when designing something of such thought-provoking design, with respects to the environmental and structural appeal. Speaking of thoughts and the rush of memories from long ago, what came to mind was the Shining Time Station that we've all grown to love awhile back in the US. You made it came to life with such an intriguing story. Kudos!
Top Secret Researcher
#4 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 6:58 AM
I love the "RealiSIM" of this lot. You have a wonderful eye for detail. I love the rural essence of the station. It's almost as if I actually want to be in there. Thank you for sharing your hard work!


Test Subject
#5 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 8:14 AM
Lovely! Absolutely lovely! Thank you for sharing.
Test Subject
#6 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 8:27 AM
wow this is the coolest thing i've ever seen! you sure help the movie makers out there
Field Researcher
#7 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 8:38 AM
It looks so realistic! Thanks for sharing.
Inventor
#8 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 9:11 AM
Very beautifull and it looks so cozy!! I will putt it in my game asp, thank you so much!
I love the pictures too, great work again!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 9:35 AM
Lee, it looks wonderful! Putting it in-game now - expect pictures at some point soon
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retired moderator
#10 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 9:38 AM
The last picture is so romantic and adorable! Thank you very much Leesester

Sorry I can't take requests anymore!
And I will probably never convert my creations for TS2 to TS3.
Field Researcher
#11 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 10:08 AM
very fantastic and i love the last picture !
Test Subject
#12 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 12:20 PM
I can't even begin to imagine how you made this! Amazing work.

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Alchemist
#13 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 1:11 PM
It's such an interesting and original creation! Love the details and the presentation too, very well done. It reminds me the real stations in many italian little towns, where this architectural design still survive.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 2:16 PM
Default Very nice!
This is fantastic!
Instructor
#15 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 2:50 PM
IT'S UP!!! WEEEEEEEEHAAAA! *cheers* And the pics are wonderful! <3
Thanks for the great trrrrain staion lee!

TAKE ME TO THE HOSPITAL!

23/02/09

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Field Researcher
#16 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 3:06 PM
I love both the lot and your presentation of it. This is a wonderful piece!

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#17 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 3:12 PM
OMG Lee, this turned out great! It's like the set of an old movie. But of course, you always make nice stuff.

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#18 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 3:19 PM
This is so beautiful, I can't describe. It's so pretty, reminds me to an old movie, indeed.
Maybe you could make something 'old' like this again, not a lot, but something special like this.
I admire your creations Hope to see more soon!!

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Lab Assistant
#19 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 3:26 PM
This is beautiful and very well done! It's definitely spot-on, and very pretty As others have said before me, great presentation as well :D

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Lab Assistant
#20 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 4:26 PM
I love this! It actually reminds me of the train station in my boyfriend's hometown in Flanders, so I think you've managed to make something with quite universal appeal. And given that, the couples kissing are an especially appropriate touch!

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Mad Poster
#21 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 4:45 PM
WOW Stunning and fantastic ! Thanks a lot for sharing
Test Subject
#22 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 5:25 PM
Oh, that's great! I really love train stations, specially by the strange of that to me, because i live in a country that only have subways, and that reaaaally sucks. So, i'm kinda atracted by this. Haha This will bring some charm to my neighborhoods. Thank you!

Giovi
Demon Sheep
retired moderator
#23 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 5:46 PM
OMG Lee it turned out SO awesome! I simply adore the background story and "vintage" pics, and the station itself is pretty dang wonderful. Thank you! .
Banned
#24 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 6:04 PM
yay lee!!! This is so immense, i am so happy to see it up at last!
Wiki Wizard
#25 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 6:11 PM
woop woop This is epic lee, hehe, i am talking to you while i post this, how exciting i think i may fav this!


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