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My second CJ

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Dalton

Dieppe in Detail

REPLIES

Mymyjp - Thank you, the FAR intersections do look pretty

Tonraq - Thanks, while tedious, I love what can be done with RHW

slickbg56 - Thanks

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So as I mentioned in the comments on the last update, I discovered tree controlers and had to re-forest my city, here is a view of the water supply before and after, originally I hand plopped each tree, the new one was done with god mode tree tool much quicker and easier.

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AFTER

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Anyway, lets dig a bit deeper into Dieppe. As I mentioned before, it's a small own in a rural setting.

Just a reminder of where we are and how to get to where we're going...

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Here you can see I-4 passing by the town, and DR-1 passing looping around to the north and east.

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There are 2 main routes into the city from I-4. One is the major exit directly onto mainstreet which I showed last update, the other is via DR-1 which connects with I-4 in the north, then follows the coast down before crossing the Montague River and heading south through the province. The Main street exit from DR1 is an interesting combination parclo & trumpet that I was quite happy with the result.

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Since we're on Main street, lets see a bit more.

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Here you can see some of the suburbs that have grown up around the outskirts of the down town area. In the top corner you can see part of the I-4, Main street exit.

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More suburbia

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C.R. Judd Elementary School tucked in among the middle class homes.

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And lets finish up with a view of some small factories that have setup shop near the city due to the low cost of labor

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Dalton

Fresh Start

So while I've been around ST for many years, I haven't posted much in the forums in a while. I did at one point have a CJ named Dalton, so I've decided to recycle my name.

I can't promise particularly frequent updates but I'll do what I can.

This CJ will focus on a large scale project I've just embarked upon. The development of the small fictional province of Dalton within the larger country of Sim-Nation. I am working with the rather large Eaton region map with my goal being to fill the map up someday even if it's just wilderness across many of the tiles. I know this is an obnoxiously ambitious goal, but it will give me the options to build whatever situation I feel like at a given time. I always build for realism, but sometimes I prefer rural, sometimes small towns, others I prefer large scale cities. This project will allow me to do all of those.

While I am borrowing many city names from various parts of Canada simply for the fact that I hate trying to come-up with city names, these will not be recreations of their real life namesakes.

As I mentioned above, my goal is realism, so if you have any suggestions of what I should change or alter, or what mods I should look into, please let me know. I am always looking for ways to improve the realism factor.

I'll get this started with a quick overview of the region as it stands now, as well as a map of my Inter-Provincial Highway network, then I'll get down into our first tile as indicated on the map below.

The Highway network will follow these naming conventions.

  • Highways belonging to the Inter-Provincial Highway network will be designed by the letter I for inter-province, followed by a number. (I-17)
  • Provincial Highways will be designated by the letters DR for Dalton Route followed by a number (DR-34)
  • Highways going generally N/S will be even numbered, so I-6 or DR-24
  • Highways going general E/W will be odd numbered, so I-3 or DR-19
  • Ringroads or Bypasses around major centers will be designated as 3 digit versions of the highway they are bypassing, for example if I-15 passes through a city, and a bypass is built around the city, the bypass will become I-115. If a second ring road is built, it would be named I-215, a third would become I-315.

So that's enough explanation for now. Lets get into this now.

Provincial Overview (we will be taking a closer look at the highlighted tile)

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Highway Network.

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Lets take a closer look at Dieppe a small town along the coast in the north eastern section of the province at the mouth of the Montague River.

Dieppe is a small town/city with a population of around 15,000 people. It is mainly an rural farming community.

Here we can see the town's water reservoir.

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Here we have the northern I4 & DR1 junction. I4 is the twinned highway running through, while DR1 at this point is a 2 way traffic country highway.

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Here is the main street exit off of I4 heading towards downtown Dieppe

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