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Project Fenbury

Bettyboop55Bettyboop55 Posts: 1,502 Member
I recently reinstalled TS3 and decided to start again with Project Fenbury. I am somewhat embarrassed as I am not gifted with use of CAW but I am pleased with the progress I have made so far. For background Fenbury is going to be a small village on the South Coast of England. If you can imagine somewhere around the Devon, Somerset and Dorset coast where the geography can be surprisingly rocky along the coastline. I love water so there had to be a river. The families and some buildings are already made. The decision not to use CC or mods is personal, mainly because I lack the skills to sort it if anything goes wrong. Like most small villages it will have a manor house, pub, green and almshouses. It will also have an abandoned railway (thanks Dr Beeching) and castle ruins.

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This will form the back of the world and I thought it a good place to put the farm. I think the terrain shaping needs more work but the work done so far is to help me plan the layout.

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This is a potential site for a waterfall.

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I am going to put the castle ruins here. Again the terrain shaping needs a lot of work. In Norman times they would have looked for the highest point to build because they had a real problem with Viking raiders.

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The bridge is in as a marker, it needs considerable work but I have found adding bridges at a later stage when the roads are already down causes me real problems.

Comments

  • Rflong7Rflong7 Posts: 33,783 Member
    How's it going? Are you still working on it? :)
  • cleo00cleo00 Posts: 860 Member
    It looks good so far! I have a hard time with painting the terrain too, but I think you're doing better than I do!
    I typically just outline the entire land mass with sand and leave it there. I'm not very creative.
  • Bettyboop55Bettyboop55 Posts: 1,502 Member
    Hello @Rflong7 apologies for the delay. I got as far as putting down roads and lots and then I realised a small map would not be big enough. Current medium map is progressing slowly but the bridge is in and the site for the castle ruins.

    Steep learning curve but I have been reading up on rabbit hole rugs. I have never used mods before so this could be interesting. In terms of building I have been working g on a couple of community lots. One is the cottage hospital (hence the rabbit hole rugs), the other is The Bridge Inn, am old coaching inn now used as a pub with B&B. I could post a few pics if you would like to see.

    Hello @cleo00 I have discovered some more terrain paints which I can download. For now though I am concentrating on terrain shaping first. I have added a few trees as well and put a basic layer of rock on the cliffs and river bank.
  • Bettyboop55Bettyboop55 Posts: 1,502 Member
    edited August 11
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    This is the view of the castle ruin site at sunset. It was done deliberately this way because it reminds me of Tintagel in Cornwall.

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    The bridge at sunset.

    For some reason tinypics has removed my other images.
  • Fireheart2010Fireheart2010 Posts: 52 Member
    The layout looks really well planned/thought out, I'd like to see more :)
  • Bettyboop55Bettyboop55 Posts: 1,502 Member

    The layout looks really well planned/thought out, I'd like to see more :)

    That's very kind. After making such a mess of my previous attempt I am really trying to plan so I can fit in everything without it looking over busy. Not many pics yet of this latest effort but there will be more. Concentrating my efforts on finishing a couple of community lots at the moment.
  • Fireheart2010Fireheart2010 Posts: 52 Member
    > @Bettyboop55 said:
    > Fireheart2010 wrote: »
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    > The layout looks really well planned/thought out, I'd like to see more :)
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    > That's very kind. After making such a mess of my previous attempt I am really trying to plan so I can fit in everything without it looking over busy. Not many pics yet of this latest effort but there will be more. Concentrating my efforts on finishing a couple of community lots at the moment.

    Do you make your world map based off any particular town or do you use your own imagination? I am currently working on a world that is going to be somewhat based off Terrasen from Queen of Shadows/Empire of Storms but I am planning out the map from my own imagination and right now I've got some of my community square built and it's pretty busy.
  • Bettyboop55Bettyboop55 Posts: 1,502 Member
    > @Bettyboop55 said:
    > Fireheart2010 wrote: »
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    > The layout looks really well planned/thought out, I'd like to see more :)
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    > That's very kind. After making such a mess of my previous attempt I am really trying to plan so I can fit in everything without it looking over busy. Not many pics yet of this latest effort but there will be more. Concentrating my efforts on finishing a couple of community lots at the moment.

    Do you make your world map based off any particular town or do you use your own imagination? I am currently working on a world that is going to be somewhat based off Terrasen from Queen of Shadows/Empire of Storms but I am planning out the map from my own imagination and right now I've got some of my community square built and it's pretty busy.

    Hello this is my idea of a small seaside town in the South West of England. This is home territory for me as I live in Somerset and know several small towns quite well. Streets and some lot names are from my personal past. My first attempt failed because I used a small flat map which would not accommodate all the lots I want to place without it looking crowded. Imagine a valley with a river running through it to the sea. Most lots would be clustered along the shoreline and the river bank. Using a medium map allows me to do this without the crowded effect.
  • Bettyboop55Bettyboop55 Posts: 1,502 Member
    edited August 16
    I've been having trouble with my image hosting site so am trying a new one. I split my project time between CAW and building. I am currently working on a community lot, in this case the hospital. Once I get myself sorted with rabbit hole rugs, I want to edit Fenbury in game and add this lot. It is important to me because it represents the early 20th century health care of the UK pre NHS. In a lot of small towns people paid what they could to set up memorial hospitals in remembrance of the fallen in WW1. These were true community hospitals and integral parts of the communities they served. Many survived the advent of the NHS but there are very few of them left today. The one in the town where I lived as a small child is now a derelict building awaiting demolition. This post shows both the inside and exterior of the hospital. I wanted to decorate the interior because I know we have all tried to look into community lots and been very disappointed. It is a work in progress. I shall be going into buydebug to find the necessary bits and pieces to mark it as a hospital. It will eventually be placed on a cliff top. I would like to think that returning hero sims got a chance to recuperate here and had wonderful views to lift their spirits.

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    Front note the roof line which is all over the place. This is typical of Cotswold architecture.

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    Entrance hall note the huge space at the front where the rabbithole rug will go.

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    Two ward views. I cannot think of a way of hanging privacy curtains unless I use MOO. Am mulling that one over.

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    Back view not the balcony and french doors from the wards. Patients would have been encouraged to get as much fresh air as possible in the 1930s. TB was very common both in the UK and the US then.

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    This shot shows the lift shaft and the A&E with the operating theatre above it. Even the cottage hospitals and memorial hospitals still open today have a minor injuries unit. In the old days the local doctors would also have been surgeons as well. Specialists were found in the major teaching hospitals or Harley Street in London for the wealthy.

    Not sure whether I have bored or entertained. I have two other community lots as WIP. Let me know if you want to see pics of those.
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