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Cast Iron Stair and matching Fence

by Lisen801 Posted 27th Oct 2010 at 4:26 AM - Updated 27th May 2012 at 10:22 AM by Lisen801
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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.
Updated for Pets and patch and tested in game

There is now a small corner filling you can use if you build a balcony and have the round corner. It have three color channels so you can match it with your floor.

When placing the stairs don't use automatic railings or you will get a wooden railing!
First place the stairs and then the suitable railing



I have no cast-iron staircase that was in Sims1 and sims2 and was therefore forced to make one myrself. Unfortunately I can not make a spiral staircase which I also miss alot. When I was at it I also made a matching railing and fence of the same design.

All three have three color channels. At delivery, all in galvanized so I encourage you to color sets in an appropriate manner.

Fences are in a version for the Base Game.
You muct not have World Adventure to use this set. The difference is that the height do not correctly match so if you want to place a lamps on the poles it will be a small gap.

There is a EA-gate matching the fence.



The staircase cost $ 60 and the fence $ 30. For some reason I do not understand, the railing costs nothing. The corner filling cost $ 10 and you can find it among the statues in the decoration directory.

Polygon Counts:
Staircase: 560 vertices and 356 faces
Railing: 222 vertices and 126 faces
Fence: 108 vertices and 54 faces
Corner filling: 34 vertices and 24 faces

Additional Credits:
As always I first of all thanks EA for this marvellous game, the developers of the tools for creating, the autors of tutorials here and there and all the helpful folks on the forums.
Tags: #castiron, #stair, #staircase, #fence

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Sims 3 World Adventures
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Lisen_CastIronStairoFence.7z

Size: 1.20 MB · Downloads: 10,807 · 27th May 2012
1.20 MB 10,807 27th May 2012
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Instructor
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#2 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 4:31 AM
Gorgeous! I love the curvature as well the iron lacework - great work, Lisen!
Inventor
#3 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 5:02 AM
Wow, this is so great... I don't remember this fence from The Sims 1 (to be honest) but I love it. I don't like the other iron fences from EA and there's no matching railing anyway - thank you for giving us a set of matching fence, railing and staircase.
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 5:16 AM
Ooo pretty!
Theorist
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#5 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 6:02 AM
This looks it will go perfectly with Late Night! Thanks
Field Researcher
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#6 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 6:39 AM
This is definately something that has been missing, thank you soooo much!
and (spiral stairs) seems like a distant memory
Field Researcher
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#7 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 10:08 AM
This looks like it will complement your steampunk set very well.
Test Subject
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#8 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 10:10 AM
This is beautiful, and very versatile too! Thanks!
Scholar
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#9 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 10:34 AM
It`s near the same project I`m working of now. But I had no idea to make such beautiful stairs. Really nice Lisen! thank you a lot
Field Researcher
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#10 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 11:14 AM
Love the curved corners! Perfect for balconies. Thanks!
Test Subject
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#11 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 2:52 PM
Thank you so much for this! I've been missing iron stairs since TS3 came out. And these are even better than TS2 version. You rock!
Instructor
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#12 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 3:03 PM
Thanks so much for all the nice comments.
Unfortunately the round part was not in the 7z file. Now I have updated and also added a small "corner filling" that can be used to fill the gap if you build such a balcony.

I apologize for the mistake.
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 3:15 PM
This is great! I don't know how many times I've wanted to use a cast iron stair and railing and could never understand why there wasn't a set in Sims 3. It looks absolutely beautiful and the rounded end pieces are fantastic. Thank you.
Mad Poster
#14 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 4:07 PM
I have to ask; What is DV?

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu
Field Researcher
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#15 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 4:09 PM
These are wonderful!! But I'm a little confused as to whether or not I'll be able to use them...what is DV?
Instructor
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#16 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 4:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Menaceman44
I have to ask; What is DV?


Sorry about that, DV = World Adventure (WA)

(I'm swedish)
Test Subject
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#17 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 5:22 PM
Love the stairs.
Test Subject
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#18 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 5:32 PM
Tack lisen, du gör alltid precis vad jag behöver
Scholar
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#19 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 6:22 PM
Amazing work, so beautiful. Another must-have
Test Subject
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#20 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 6:29 PM
great work with the curves!
Eminence Grise
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#21 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 6:51 PM
You pulled it off again Lisen!

This will work well on old brick buildings in Bridgeport
Field Researcher
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#22 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 7:06 PM
Beautiful. Great work. Thank you so much.
Test Subject
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#23 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 10:11 PM
Amazing! Thank you so much! This will be perfect for the New Orleans style house I'm building.
Test Subject
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#24 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 11:56 PM
These are gorgeous! Just one question. I have World Adventures, but can I still use this as long as I don't put lights on it?
Instructor
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#25 Old 28th Oct 2010 at 12:21 AM
Ashaminnie...

There are two variants of the fence, one "original" is for those who have World Adventure. This fits with the lighting. Then there is a file called Lisen-BaseGameCastironFence.package intended for those who do not have World Adventure. This fence will have a small gap between the lights and the poles, but it is so small, so it is hardly visible in the game. It is useful nonetheless.
Have a look at the picture.
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