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Creator: Simmer2 Upload Date: 2017-04-08
Last Update: 2018-08-21 File Type: Plop
Views: 8959 Category: Transport - Rail
Last Downloaded: 2022-08-16 Downloads: 1325


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Hello everyone.

I present you with SM2 Heritage Roundhouse.

In the past, rail roundhouses were extensively used all over North America as a repair facility for trains, specifically locomotives. They were designed with that characteristic roundish design in order to take less real estate when building a train repair facility. Coupled with a massive turntable, they greatly decreased a rail yard footprint.  There are a few still in operation (very few) and they are mostly used to house old and retired locomotives donated by railway companies. Sort of like a museum for engines. Some have been converted into retail space while keeping the nostalgic feel of days gone past by displaying old engines and equipment on the front of the building.

This lot represents months of preparations and lots of specific props making. Together with a detailed and realistic custom base texture, I tried to capture reality as much as possible.

Vester's latest train engines prop pack fits this lot perfectly due to the many angles he released. Also with the usage of a clever trick, you are now able to pick different textures (companies liveries) from 5 different texture packs he released along the engine prop pack.

Once you install vester's prop pack you must choose one of his texture colors in order for the locomotives to show properly.

The lot is 14X14 and is designed to allow either freight and passenger trains to cross the DTR section at the bottom of the lot, the other rail exits/entries will only connect visually and so will the street stubs.

Plop cost 45,000
Bulldoze cost 4,500
Power consumed 190
Water consumed 120
Maintenance cost 220/month

It will also provide 34 jobs.

You will find it under the rail menu.

This lot makes use of an extensive array of timed props with multiple angle designs in order to achieve a sort of animation with HD props. There are also many other timed props so that the lot looks livelier throughout the day. Action starts at 7am and keeps going until 6pm (closing time) after that time the lot will look empty because everyone has gone home but for one person and one vehicle, the night security guard on the left lower rail hut area.

From time to time you may see overlapping timed props, especially at the turntable sequence, this is due to game lag and depending on the speed of your processor you may or may not see it. Wait a few game days and it will correct itself.

I'm including one of the texture packs vester released on the dependency list. However you can choose any of the 5 he made.
Lot custom texture and timed props exemplars are included.

A big thank you goes to rivit for creating a single template for vester's out of the ordinary exemplars in order for me to make timed ones. Thank you Ron!
Also, thank you vester for the engine prop pack and girafe for the ever beautiful trees and greenery models!!



*Edit Aug 21 2018 Updated files with new readme which reflects new dependency list (far less files to download) and folder structure. For the sake of an organized plugin I suggest you re-download this file and remove the old one. No other action is required in game as this update does not change the lot/s in any way*

Credit for new folder structure and helping me organize it all, goes to Tyberius06.


Baltimore Excellent work , looks fantastic in game . And the timed props are awesome . 5/5 2017-05-05
Younghappy21 Looks fantastic, I have a place for it in my city. All we need now is for someone to make some Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends props, then we're talking! 2017-04-13
sejr99999 thank you for another excellent addition to SC4s model railroading experience its nice to have Vesters rail stock used so well too 2017-04-09
vester This looks just so real. Great work. 2017-04-09