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Old Gas station fuel pump 1950s style

by leroy157 Posted 20th Nov 2011 at 4:13 AM - Updated 21st Nov 2011 at 4:13 PM by leesester
17 Comments / replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts, 10 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.
This is a 1950s style fuel pump used in most gas stations for pumping gasoline, and diesel fuel. It is available in three types, Regular (Red), and Premium gasoline (Green), and also Diesel fuel (Blue).



They are in game recolorable and take up one square when placed. The cabinet is channel A, The Trim and nozzle are channel B, and the gas hose and gas nozzle pocket are channel C. See the Mapped image for greater detail.
ItemPriceCatalog LocationPolygons(High/Low)
LeRoy157_Fuel_Pump_1950s_Style5000buy mode in outside decor/misc decor2637/2637


The Fuel Pump has been tested in the basic Sims 3 game, also with World Adventures, and should be compatible with all add-ons.

The pumps are easy to place, and can be placed in any combination you desire. In the pictures I laid down a blacktop floor then placed the pumps on that surface. After placing the pumps I recolored the area under the pumps to give the impression of a pedestal for the pumps.

Bennet Pump Company from which the model's have been modeled after.

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LeRoy157_Fuel_Pump_50s_Style.zip

Size: 1.86 MB · Downloads: 8,430 · 20th Nov 2011
1.86 MB 8,430 20th Nov 2011
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17 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
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#2 Old 20th Nov 2011 at 7:13 AM
If I could see prices like that again at a real pump.. Great work
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#3 Old 20th Nov 2011 at 7:31 AM
If you are able to, I would love to see these in Simlish :D
I refuse to have English (or any non-Sim languages) in my games, lol
Field Researcher
#4 Old 20th Nov 2011 at 8:33 AM
Very nice I was looking at a similar item at http://customsims3.com/forums/thread-870.html

I assume you are the author of that one as well I am so glad you cut down on the Poly Count, as I maybe able to use this version. While 2,600 is way better than 11,832, under 1,500 would be more ideal.

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#5 Old 20th Nov 2011 at 8:56 AM
Yes I authored both
Those were older meshes made for CAW, The poly count is very high on them compaired to the new pumps. The new pumps have a totaly new mesh they now have a much lower poly count, are recolorable in game, and can only be used in game, not in CAW. I also use O-Decaff for a creator name mainly for CAW projects
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#6 Old 20th Nov 2011 at 9:00 AM
Poly count
I tried for as low a poly count as I could. I wanted to keep as much detail without a high poly count. When I went that low it seemed to effect the quality of the image. Maybe as time goes on and I get more proficent I will be able to. Thank You leroy157 (O-Decaff)
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#7 Old 20th Nov 2011 at 9:02 AM
Default Simlish
Please tell me where I can find Simlish? Thank You leroy157 ( O-Decaff)
Quote:
Originally Posted by alishiagambino
If you are able to, I would love to see these in Simlish :D
I refuse to have English (or any non-Sim languages) in my games, lol
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#8 Old 20th Nov 2011 at 11:46 AM
Love these, thank you!
Scholar
#9 Old 20th Nov 2011 at 2:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by leroy157
Please tell me where I can find Simlish? Thank You leroy157 ( O-Decaff)


There are a few choices that I know of for Simlish font. Personally I prefer the 3rd one but they are all well done.

http://www.modthesims.info/d/312270

http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=355657

http://www.insimenator.org/index.php/topic,77301.0

http://www.insimenator.org/index.ph...&/topic,78312.0

And thanks for the upload! Good work!
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#10 Old 20th Nov 2011 at 3:41 PM
Default Simlish Fonts
Thank you I will check them out: After posting I did a search and only found one but I found some American Indian fonts that would also work, In particular Sequoya
Quote:
Originally Posted by cameranutz2
There are a few choices that I know of for Simlish font. Personally I prefer the 3rd one but they are all well done.

http://www.modthesims.info/d/312270

http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=355657

http://www.insimenator.org/index.php/topic,77301.0

http://www.insimenator.org/index.ph...&/topic,78312.0

And thanks for the upload! Good work!
Mad Poster
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#11 Old 20th Nov 2011 at 11:27 PM
Thank you so much for this - (I wanted one, but hated the idea of getting Fast Lane for one item).
Field Researcher
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#12 Old 21st Nov 2011 at 4:42 AM
Oh wow! Being from southern Ontario and really close to the Southwestern Ontario Heritage Museum, I stroll through the "village" and see these at the gas station that represents yesteryear. Fantastic job on these and they bring back a lot of memories from my "kid years".
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#13 Old 21st Nov 2011 at 11:42 AM
Are they usable or just decoration?
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#14 Old 25th Nov 2011 at 12:06 AM
Cool! I love it.
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#15 Old 25th Nov 2011 at 3:45 AM
Phandoraz: They are just decorative. Simaboder: They do bring back memories I know as in the late 50s while in high school I worked at a Texaco Station and pumped lots of gas with similar pumps at .22 cents per gallon. In Canada it was a little higher per gallon but then you used the Imperial gallon which was also more volume than the US gallon I believe? Thank you all leroy157 (O-Decaff)
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#16 Old 9th Feb 2013 at 8:39 PM
Great job a cool snack place for my sims and a detailed interior
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#17 Old 24th Jul 2013 at 2:38 PM
thanks. it is perfect to my new city
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#18 Old 13th Jun 2015 at 2:51 AM
thank you