I went on a neighbourhood deco downloading spree last night, and ended up building a little goods yard just up from the station. You can see it from the station and I rather like how it looks and can’t wait to get some more lots into the subhood now and see it all start to come together. :D
Well I think the railway station is about done, apart from maybe adding some more deco to the front. In the end, to get the train tracks, I had a happy accident when trying to replace the neighbourhood track mesh, which made it invisible, because I forgot to rename something. That meant that I can use Criquette’s deco with that so that I still see steam trains in the neighbourhood view going through the station. I then altered Criquette’s meshes a bit to get rid of the more modern pylons and recoloured the sleepers with Kativip’s textures so that they are wooden rather than concrete.
I made the signs I wanted to as well, but the EA mapping is so annoying. The Simford sign isn’t spaced properly due to the fact EA split that mesh into 3 parts for the texture, and the ladies waiting room has the text mirrored on one side. Pretty annoying, but I can live with it.
I have seen that set before, and was going to use it, but, because I’m strange, I really want the neighbourhood deco railway actually running through the lot, to tie it all together. Yeah, I know. My mind works in very odd ways. But if I can’t get the textures looking nice, then I may have to try to change my mind.
Unfortunately, the trains are not period appropriate. I might take a look at the textures for the railbed and see if I can use them though.
I did a little bit more work to the platforms, and I really like how they look now. I also placed some levers in the signal box. My original idea was to add a bargeboard to it too, but because I’ve changed the pitch of the roof to look more authentic to the pictures I’ve seen of the Hertford North signal box, the deco ones I have don’t fit. Which is a pain. I really want a trestle table for putting the newspapers on, so I might look for one of them, and make a few signs, and then this lot is finished. Apart from looking at that texture for the railbed.
I felt like working on the station again yesterday and this morning. It’s still not finished, but I like how it’s coming along. The main things I still need to work on, are the platforms themselves (I want like a newspaper vendor, and maybe a kiosk on the far platform) and finishing off the front and the signal box. So far, the only thing I really don’t like, is the crappy Maxis texture on the neighbourhood train tracks which I’ve placed so that they are the rail bed for the station. I might see if I can make them higher res, but I’m not hopeful.
Because I have reached the “I hate bodyshop and clothing textures even if I’m just copy pasting shit” stage of creating for the time being, but I still feel like simming, I’m playing for a bit. David’s engagement means that all the sims that are old enough are now betrothed.
Updated post at my DreamWidth. <3
Yusss! More fantastic and updated defaults by Changeling! Thank you my dear.
The toddler undies are now up at the Emporium. :D
I’ve been very quiet lately, taking a bit of a break from simming and playing other games instead, but last week I started work on some new clothing meshes, including this one for the V&G Community Project.