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Elevated Train Shelf: Derailed with 3 Slots

by cmomoney Posted 26th Apr 2010 at 6:06 PM
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.

Did you know there was a shelf in the game (actually more than one)? If you did, you probably also know the there is not much you can do with it. If you didn't know, it's probably because there is not much you can do with it. So I derailed the train, changed the pattern(why did they use horizontal wood?), and added three slots. It can be found in Surfaces/Misc. Comes in 4 colors and cost 85.

Furniture can be placed under the shelf, but only before you place anything on it (but a filled shelf can be placed over funiture).

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Wes Howe, Inge Jones and PLJones, Ceixari, and Delphy for the tools.

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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 29th Apr 2010 at 1:34 AM
It's like you were reading my mind!! I was just thinking "I need some shelves for this room" when I was building my latest house. Thanks so much for this. Awesome job with it as well.

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Lab Assistant
#27 Old 3rd May 2010 at 8:46 PM Last edited by BaXiM : 9th Jun 2010 at 10:13 AM.
Default German translation
Great work, thanks.

I attached a version with german translation.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip (38.5 KB, 12 downloads)
Description: Version with german translation
Test Subject
#28 Old 5th May 2010 at 3:13 AM
Thanks for this shelf, it has been very useful already!
Mad Poster
#29 Old 7th May 2010 at 10:29 PM
This is great! Any chance we could have the train as separate clutter?
Test Subject
#30 Old 9th May 2010 at 2:52 AM
Hmmm i can't find it in game after install...
Test Subject
#31 Old 10th May 2010 at 2:40 PM
Thank you! i really need a shelf like this to show of my collection of gems. Any chanse that you could make mor of this shelf on other levels, so that i can have 2-3 shelves above eachother?
Test Subject
#32 Old 13th May 2010 at 2:06 AM
I can't put a stereo on it?

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#33 Old 26th May 2010 at 7:02 PM
These shelves are a great idea, but I have to report that in my game they just all reverted back to the originals and I lost all the relics I had on them. I now have 4 shelves with trains in the relic room and my canopic jars are gone.
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Original Poster
#34 Old 27th May 2010 at 12:29 AM
The only reason I can think of that would cause that to happen is if it is no longer in you mod folder(or maybe a conflict of some sort?). If you don't save the game and you reinstall the shelf, the relics should be there be there.

"Part of being a mesher is being persistent through your own confusedness" - HystericalParoxysm
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Test Subject
#35 Old 27th May 2010 at 5:56 AM
well finally our sims have shelves to use!!
Test Subject
#36 Old 26th Nov 2010 at 2:01 AM
This is so useful! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 11th Apr 2011 at 3:54 AM
Can this be made shiftable? Also, with many shiftable objects, there is the possibility to put more than one shiftable object on the same wallspace. Can this be done with your shelf in multiples, and also with your shelf + EA content?

E.g., I would like to put some clutter on a shelf, then hang a small picture above it.

GREAT job on this, by the way. Absolutely cannot live without this object now!
#38 Old 28th Nov 2011 at 7:03 PM
Does this need to be updated for patch 1.26?

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Test Subject
#39 Old 13th Feb 2012 at 8:50 PM
Fabulous item! I really want it, but wondering if it's compatible with patch 1.29? Does anybody know?
Test Subject
#40 Old 3rd Nov 2014 at 10:48 PM
I did not get installed as .package, I have Mac, do not know how to install .package, only .sims3pack. Why not put sims3pack to download? :'(
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