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Picked upload! 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
72 Comments / replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
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_ magazin[email protected]_general_interest
- AL_ shelf_&_ deco_ [email protected]_kids
- AL_ shelf_&_ deco_ [email protected]_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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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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: 4,177 · 26th Mar 2009
1.30 MB 4,177 26th Mar 2009
Station stuff.rar

Size: 722.0 KB · Downloads: 10,205 · 23rd Mar 2009
722.0 KB 10,205 23rd Mar 2009
Simton Station NO CC.rar

Size: 938.9 KB · Downloads: 5,197 · 23rd Mar 2009
938.9 KB 5,197 23rd Mar 2009
Simton Station CC.rar

Size: 1.39 MB · Downloads: 11,901 · 23rd Mar 2009
1.39 MB 11,901 23rd Mar 2009
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Lab Assistant
#51 Old 11th Apr 2009 at 9:34 AM
it's amazing and so lovely. this is the glory an old railway station needs.
Lab Assistant
#52 Old 15th Apr 2009 at 12:13 AM
I love this! I'm so happy that you made a Mac version - I can't thank you enough! <3
Scholar
#53 Old 20th Apr 2009 at 6:53 PM
Wow!

Absolutely amazing details!
You've managed to capture the "quaintness" of those golden olden days (as told by parents/grandparents).
You write a very interesting and entertaining description as well.

I love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

"What we say is good for nothing, if we say nothing for good.".
Test Subject
#54 Old 27th Apr 2009 at 7:16 PM
Love. <3 May I use it in a Sim Series I'm making? =D
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
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#55 Old 27th Apr 2009 at 7:20 PM
But of course - can do what you like with the lot except upload to exchange or TSR (or claim as own, but you won't do that I know). If you use it in a film or anything I would LOVE to see it.

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Test Subject
#56 Old 12th May 2009 at 5:51 AM
Thanks!! I love trains, I only wish the Sims had one your characters could ride, that would be fun...

watch my vids!
http://www.youtube.com/user/KiyoKenshin
P.S. thanks 4 the awesome content!
Forum Resident
#57 Old 14th May 2009 at 6:29 PM
What sweet stories! I love your little 'memories' from...was it Mrs. Leeseter? Lovely!

The building, also, is beautiful. Sadly, it's .rar, but I would have downloaded it if it was .zip!

Well done!
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
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#58 Old 14th May 2009 at 8:47 PM
Feefifofum - that is a shame - but WinRAR is a free program - it just nags a bit....and with WinRAR you can open rar OR zip....I hope you go for the program as MANY MTS items are rar.

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Test Subject
#59 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 12:50 PM
i am completely charmed, this lot is excellent!
Scholar
#60 Old 27th Aug 2009 at 9:34 AM
Why does it need Apartment Life? I just sold my copy! WAH!

Thanks for sharing, though.
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
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#61 Old 27th Aug 2009 at 5:00 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1ove
Why does it need Apartment Life? I just sold my copy! WAH!

Thanks for sharing, though.


You could always try the mac version - unless you ALSO sold your NL and OFB....tsk

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Scholar
#62 Old 8th Sep 2009 at 10:33 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by leesester
You could always try the mac version - unless you ALSO sold your NL and OFB....tsk


Nah, everything up to BV is still with me.

Thanks!
Test Subject
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#63 Old 20th Oct 2010 at 2:50 PM
cool
Lab Assistant
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#64 Old 17th Dec 2010 at 8:36 AM
awesome job!!
Demon Sheep
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#65 Old 20th Dec 2010 at 8:51 PM
Leeeleee! When you first uploaded this railway station my old computer was on the fritz and I could not install it. Yesterday was the first time I actually visited the lot in game. (Yes, hi, slowpoke of the year here.) Now that I've seen how beautiful and real it looks in the game, you deserve another giant thank you. Thank you Lee!! This train station is gorgeous!

PS: Sittin' on the bench waiting for a train that will never arrive is a fab way to repair broken relationships! Whoo!
Test Subject
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#66 Old 10th Mar 2011 at 11:40 PM
Im in love with this lot ♥-♥
Field Researcher
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#67 Old 22nd Mar 2011 at 9:17 PM
What a great presentation and what a splendid job artistique.Bravos.
Lab Assistant
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#68 Old 2nd Sep 2011 at 3:43 PM
very nice job!! thanks!! now we need an airport )))
Test Subject
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#69 Old 13th Jul 2012 at 4:11 PM
Really a nice lot! At least, on the picture... The lot itself isn't working! I see all of the downloads that are needed, but I don't see the lot in my game... Though I've downloaded it en installed it twice.
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#70 Old 17th Jul 2012 at 5:29 PM
That is really odd because I had my laptop stolen and had to redownload all my CC. I downloaded the station and it shows up fine in my game.

Are you using Clean Installer? Did you try the no cc version? Are you looking in community or residential lots?

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Test Subject
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#71 Old 3rd Aug 2012 at 3:10 PM
This lot looks amazing - it reminds me very much of my own local station in Stratford although perhaps a little more modern than that one. Downloading it now and can't wait to see how it fits with criquettes railway pieces.

Thanks so much!
Test Subject
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#72 Old 27th Jul 2015 at 5:07 PM
Thanks so much for including a Mac version! :)
Test Subject
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#73 Old 13th Feb 2016 at 9:17 AM
thanks
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