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3 new railings

by armiel Posted 16th Jan 2012 at 10:04 AM
30 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 19 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Never satisfied, am I?

Here are 3 new railings that match those EA fences. 1 requested by heaven, 2 others I wanted myself.



Some of the textures have been repo-linked to the fence textures. The split rail one I had to remap completely - EA can apparently make horrible maps :P

Please note that the 6 step versions (frieze height) may not look good with all patterns, due how the bottom part mod1 repeats.

Here are the infos

NameCatalog locationPricePolys highlodPolys mod1Polys mod2ChannelsPresets
Pediment balustrade railingBuild - stairs and railings - railingso336/168144/72232/13211
Brick wall railingBuild - stairs and railings - railingso96/6096/60144/9221
Split rail railingBuild - stairs and railings - railingso54/3654/3636/1821


I hope you enjoy them


Additional Credits:
Heaven for the request, Lee for tons of help and suggestions.

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Sims 3
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armiel_railing_split rail.rar

Size: 22.5 KB · Downloads: 14,566 · 16th Jan 2012
22.5 KB 14,566 16th Jan 2012
armiel_railing_pediment balustrade.rar

Size: 31.8 KB · Downloads: 17,877 · 16th Jan 2012
31.8 KB 17,877 16th Jan 2012
armiel_railing_brick wall.rar

Size: 39.7 KB · Downloads: 16,977 · 16th Jan 2012
39.7 KB 16,977 16th Jan 2012
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Field Researcher
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#2 Old 16th Jan 2012 at 10:29 AM
Great! Some more options for the stone WA stairs particularly - as I really hate the railing that comes with and there aren't any stone alternatives. Many thanks :-)
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 16th Jan 2012 at 10:44 AM
yes yes yes thank you, armi <3
i finally have some more diverse options ^^
Scholar
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#4 Old 16th Jan 2012 at 11:25 AM
Armiel, your railings are very precious. Thank you so much for making and sharing them.
Field Researcher
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#5 Old 16th Jan 2012 at 12:26 PM
Thank you very much for sharing! I can't help but wonder, as I do a lot lately, why didn't EA do this in the first place.
Veteran Finn
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#6 Old 16th Jan 2012 at 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Miuki
I can't help but wonder, as I do a lot lately, why didn't EA do this in the first place.
Are lazy. You should have seen the mapping on the split rail one... Had to completely remap it to make the railing in the first place xD
Inventor
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#7 Old 16th Jan 2012 at 12:56 PM
I love your railings (and fences, too) - great work, especially the mapping - thank you for sharing with us!
Test Subject
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#8 Old 16th Jan 2012 at 4:19 PM
yay! moar!!! thanks so much armiel!!!
Scholar
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#9 Old 16th Jan 2012 at 5:01 PM
Great, I love especially the brick and split one.
Instructor
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#10 Old 16th Jan 2012 at 6:56 PM
Oooh, thank you so much! The brick wall and balustrade will be so useful for serious building (mansions, museums, libraries, yay!). I agree with Miuki, EA should have done these themselves, thanks again Armiel.
Mad Poster
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#11 Old 16th Jan 2012 at 8:02 PM
WONDERFUL idea, and gorgeously done! Thank you!
Field Researcher
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#12 Old 16th Jan 2012 at 9:16 PM
The ballustrade railing is something I've missed especially, it's one of those things that I keep looking for in the game only to remember that there never was one, though of course now there is, thanks to you!
Field Researcher
#13 Old 17th Jan 2012 at 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by sandymdh
Great! Some more options for the stone WA stairs particularly - as I really hate the railing that comes with and there aren't any stone alternatives. Many thanks :-)

My thoughts exactly! Thanks Armiel.
Field Researcher
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#14 Old 17th Jan 2012 at 4:29 AM
You deserve the "Friend to all Simmers" award. Thank you, again!
Test Subject
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#15 Old 17th Jan 2012 at 9:27 AM
Yeah.. just yeah!!!
Matching balustrade railing is exactly what I need! However others are valuable ^_^ Thanks a lot!
Lab Assistant
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#16 Old 17th Jan 2012 at 12:03 PM
Awesome! In Sunset Valley, the school has the brick railings and I would always try to figure out how they did that. I thought it was something that was just going over my head. Will be using these A LOT! Thanks!
Veteran Finn
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#17 Old 17th Jan 2012 at 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Iggysaurus
Awesome! In Sunset Valley, the school has the brick railings and I would always try to figure out how they did that. I thought it was something that was just going over my head. Will be using these A LOT! Thanks!
They are made with fences in Sunset Valley
These are new meshes, made by me, not unlocks
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 5th Mar 2012 at 7:04 PM
Great job! Makes me think of another type of railing I've been missing for some time: for Sims 2 there was an escalator-like looking railing that added the real look to stair-houses in big supermarkets and other public places ...

Live your dream.
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 19th Mar 2012 at 6:21 PM
Love the Brick one - it will be perfect for townhouses!
Test Subject
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#20 Old 22nd Jun 2012 at 3:55 PM
thanks a lot! I´ve really missed railings like that!
Lab Assistant
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#21 Old 1st Dec 2012 at 11:44 PM
Oh, this has been driving me bonkers. Finally, I can make some good porches. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#22 Old 9th Dec 2012 at 10:06 PM
This is amazing! I hate the EA non-matching railings with a passion
Field Researcher
#23 Old 22nd Mar 2013 at 10:13 PM
Can the "Pediment balustrade railing" be used on staircases that come with landings and railings with corner posts?
Field Researcher
#24 Old 22nd Mar 2013 at 11:48 PM Last edited by Train_guy : 23rd Mar 2013 at 11:15 PM. Reason: forgot something!!
Also, there is a problem with "the Pediment balustrade railing", and here's a link to a picture that shows the problem!: http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/52...eenshotdqvo.jpg
Test Subject
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#25 Old 21st Jul 2013 at 2:15 PM
In your post you said you were never satisfied. I am so glad you are not! We get the benefit of that! Thank you, Thank you
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