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About this City Journal

A look at the Region of Mountain North a SC4 CJ. Mountain Forests with small towns, Farmland and City Centers spread across the Region surrounding the City of River's End.

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philforhockey51

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Welcome everyone to Canada Corner and Blue Hill. Two more small tiles in the northeast corner. We'll start off with a quick look at the area in the region and then move through Canada Corner. I could have done so many other things but a lot of these upcoming tiles were some of the first in the region and were quickly laid out so please ignore some of the things like the steep railroad.

02  - Region View (there has been some change in the region since this picture was taken, I'll most likely post an update with the last of these small tile series)

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CANADA CORNER

Mayor Logan Howlett

03 - A look at the tile in the beginning 

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04 - Final Overview

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05 - Some Industry

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08  - Moving in closer

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10 - I'm getting tired of these taxis I need to go find a replacement

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13  - I also need to figure out how to avoid the darkened/abandoned fields or is there a mod to override that?

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15 - I like the rusting car in the back

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BLUE HILL

Shifting into Blue Hill - Mayor Dr. Henry McCoy

19 - Starting off

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20 - Original Layout

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21 - Updated Layout

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23 - Same as Opening Pic

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27 - Freight Train

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That wraps it up for this entry, Hope you enjoyed it. Comments and questions are appreciated.

 

philforhockey51

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Welcome back to the Northeast corner of Mountain North. We're going to take a look at two more small tiles, Webly Woods and the Wayne Manor. The tiles are east of Green Hill and the road snakes along downhill.

02 - Region Area Pic

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WEBLY WOODS

We'll start with Webly Woods simply because I wanted to use the opening pic and it's from that tile. 

 Starting off with a WIP series,  the road originally just passed through and so did the railroad but I saw this natural feature in my head so I started working on it.

03 - Starting off

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13 - I'm going to show you the final overview now and then move in closer to some areas

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14 - rotated

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15 - in region orientation

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16 - Sawmill, so I decided to use these Peg lots and the orientation kind of drove the location and where the rail would need to travel, so the area with the floating logs I imagined as a sort of area that was dug down and flooded to be used to move logs in position for the mill

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18 - no the water mmp would not plop under the bridge ..sad face

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19 - storage area

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20 - Rail bridge near storage

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23 - The road bridge, I took a lot of pictures for some reason so I'll show you them

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26 - These turned out nice at night too, as the only lights in the area

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28 - night version of pic 10

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WAYNE MANOR

Here we'll take a quick look at the tile with the Wayne Manor

29 - starting off

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30 - Final Overview

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31  - The rail line

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34 - a little WIP pics

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39 - day

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40 - night

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That wraps up this entry. I hope you enjoyed it and as always comments questions and likes are welcomed and appreciated.

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psst... over here, I have some more info about some strange things in the Northeast area of the region from some of the locals. Turns out that crater filled with water we saw in the valley back in Thunder Valley was not always there, you would think an impact crater would have happened millions of years ago, not almost a decade back. The authorities showed up but didn't find anything. One guy told me he was driving near the Wayne Manor and saw what looked like a plane fly off from the back of the mansion. Might explain the odd shape of the lawn, do those round parts look like part of a hidden defense system? Some of the mill workers in Webly Woods said the only interesting thing that happens is that some guy from time to time is seen bouncing around on ropes near the rail bridge, they think he is practicing bungee jumping or something, but why would you need multiple bungee cords and a red and blue bodysuit? 

philforhockey51

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Welcome to the northern part of the valley seen in the previous entry. This is going to be a small entry showing two small city tiles Cap's Cave and Green Hill. I'll be upfront with it this will be what I think not such a great entry. The two tiles are simple and do not have a very specific point of interest. I decided early on I would show all the tiles in the region and well some may not be all that interesting, but I believe the next one will be much better.

02 - Region View of the North East, you can see the valley from the previous entry

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each of the above listed are small city tiles, there are two medium tiles in the middle, a small tile where the highway S turn in the woods is located, and a medium tile from the bridge on the right down.

CAP'S CAVE

03 - starting off

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04 - overview final

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05 - Main Road, opening pic is rotated of this area

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06 - Small town downtown

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08  - the next couple of pictures are of laying out some mmps on a cliff

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15 - Cap's Cave as nicknamed by the town, but no one knows it's real name, as secret military vehicles enter and leave the rumor goes this is where Captain America is hiding.

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Here we will transition to Green Hill where we met up with a man by the name of Bruce that was hiking through, his ripped jeans and shirt seemed odd but he seemed like a calm and cool guy.

GREEN HILL

16 - Overview

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17 - The Mine railyard

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18 - The Mine

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22 - I actually changed the road in front of the station to a cobblestone street but I missed the pic

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23 - never mind I found one

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24 - some residents

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25 - this is the opposite side of the tile from the railyard

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Thanks for taking a look. Nothing major but now you know what is happening in this area of the region. The next entry will be Wayne Manor and Webly Woods and in my opinion there will be some better pictures so look out for that one very soon. As always comments questions and likes are welcomed and appreciated.

philforhockey51

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Welcome back to Mountain North. This entry we will take a quick look at two small tiles in the North East Mountains, both from a drying river valley. Thunder Valley will be up first and we can see a deeper crater in the valley from an unknown source. Possibly a sinkhole but seems to be more of a small impact crater. The area does not have a town and is a nice secluded area.  Sorry don't have a region pic, but you can see part of the valley in the previous entry Jahnee Gap, using the region pic therein you can see this valley up north. 

THUNDER VALLEY

01 - Above - Flying Low

02 - Overview

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03 - look close for low flying jets

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05 - Radar gets screwy in this valley so random patrols fly through, both practice and recon. Sometimes the coastal air guard take runs in the valley as part of their patrols.

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IRON ALLEY

Here we transition to the portion of the valley in Iron Alley. Home to the the Stark Bridge, a means across the valley for those driving on the county rode that runs down the side of this valley.

08 - Overview

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09 - yes it took a long time to get that road to slope and curve just right up the side of the mountain, really just wanted to see if I could do it

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There are a couple of points of interest in this small tile. Though not a town it is home to the Stark Bridge named after the family that funded it, the old Stark Mansion, an old vacation home for the technical innovative family, and the Stark Museum displaying some of the first inventions the family created. 

14 -  An older picture of the Stark Museum

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15 - A newer pic they have changed the entrance sidewalk a bit

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16 - The circle in front of the museum and bridge

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17 - Notice the slight elevation change in the in game retaining wall

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17 - Bridge by Day

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18 - Bridge by Night

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19 - The Stark Mansion

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20 - Mansion Walking Paths

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21 - I assume by now you noticed the Jet flying in the valley

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22 - An even Closer look..just in case

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I hope you enjoyed our quick look at at two small tiles. I will most likely do some more of these as I have 8 or so more of these small tiles in the area. We will eventually get back to the tile shown in the previous region pic named Crossroads Creek, but it has some more developing to go through as it is connected to the major city in the region that is in development.  

 

philforhockey51

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Hello everyone, welcome to Jahnee Gap, this is a height transition town. The city tile to the north is much higher than the one to the south. This is going to be a big entry so get a snack or something to drink.

Location, location, location

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Now Let's take a look at the town in development.

03 - Starting off

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05 This one best shows the height transitions transit paths

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06 my little proof that just about all of what you will see is grown.

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I'm going to go to some older pics and some of the pics I took while trying to get pictures for the Rail Challenge

08 Lake Road

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09 The lake and rail tunnels

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11 My Rail Challenge entry

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13 Older Downtown pic

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14 Older Park Circle

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15 Older Residential Pic

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Now we'll move into the newer era in the town with much much more time having passed. I spent a lot of time waiting and watching and waiting until the "right" type of building grew.  The industry you will see took a long long time on it's own but for some reason some small commercial buildings around the downtown circle took a crazy amount of time to finally pop up. 

17 Let's look at the Far view of the residential area

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18 Far view of the Industrial area, this area supports the overall industry throughout the region. The rail you see travels into the neighbor tile to the west, Hero Peaks and it's mine. It is strongly thought that the industry here including Schwartz Chemical works on this mystery product. I'm trying to track down the mayor for an interview but it's not looking good.

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19 Let's take a closer look at this industry area

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23 If we follow the highway north across the rail and this train station, you can see the new construction site that we will take a closer look at later.

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24  Here is the industry a bit north of the tracks

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27  North of this the highway past the transitions area

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Let's now go and take a look at the residential area and downtown

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29 Lake Road Residential Area

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30 Lake View Church

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31 John's Pond

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32 This bridge leads into the next county it is named for Marvel County Bridge where a lot of interesting mayors live. We'll head there in the next entries.

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33 Moving south we see the area around the Old Church

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34 Just behind the church is High St. and High St Park

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36  Back over by the downtown  is the school, here during Spring

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37 and Fall

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38 Downtown

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43  Now the Downtown circle which took decades to grow, pruning quite often

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46 note the historic buildings are a pharmacy and a doctors office, in game medical buildings helping boost the health in the area.

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47  The hospital is near the highway and also near the new construction site we will be taking a closer look at.

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48 The MMP construction site currently undergoing some site work, digging down to get to the depth the foundations will be poured, hope the the slopes are visible to you. 

Note This is an older pic in the sense I reworked the industrial areas into the areas you've seen above.

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51 since this is #51 I'm in this pic, in the black shaking hands with the engineer that came to meet me at my construction trailer office. 

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53 Here is the freight rail yard that brings in the materials of industry including that mystery mineral mined in Hero Peaks.

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54  Curves , this is the road that leads into Hero Peaks.

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How about some Night Shots?

55 Industry at Night

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57 Schwartz Chemical at Night

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58 Residential area at night

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61 Downtown

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64  and my favorite for last the Marvel County Bridge at night

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That wraps up the pictures but now for an interview with Mayor John Wraith. We couldn't get anything scheduled so we will try to do this on the fly and a little sly. We'll follow his car and try to ask him a question when he stops at city hall. Waiting near the mayor mansion we notice he is coming out but as he is gets into his car he seems to have just disappeared. It looked like he vanished into thin air!? What the hell is going on around here?  

I hope you enjoyed this entry.  Any comments or questions please feel free to ask.

 

 

 

philforhockey51

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Welcome to the town of Stepstones. Just east of Twisting Spine it is home to the first part of the east branch of the main river in the region. It was an old town that sat quietly in the valley for years and years but with the development of the region more started to move in and soon a highway was blazed through on it's way to Hero Peaks. 

Here is the region view for orientation

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03 Here is the town in development

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04 Eventually became this

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05 Here is a look from the north taken before some final changes

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06 Let's go to the north east corner

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07 Let's follow that road east ...

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08 right past the church...

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09 ..and cemetery, with funeral in progress.

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10 Still on North Road we keep heading east past some stores near the Rockfalls Road intersection.

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11 Just east of the intersection is a little residential area with a fun little street layout. You'll also see some Cori houses(pink ones) that I decided to keep around this time in honor of @CorinaMarie having become a moderator. She lives in one of these in her game she once said.

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12 Now I know what you want to really see, down by the river, no van though. Like the first picture here is the road bridge crossing the river with some new construction to start soon near it, as you can see they are clearing the site and getting it ready to build on.

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13 There is a little industry up by the highway

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14 Right at this off ramp a strip mall of sorts was built

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15 The road passing through is Rockfalls Road and it runs down past the hospital

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16 Up on the ridge you can see the train passing the station

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17 Following the train we reach the road tunnel that leads to the bridge.

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18 The train crosses the river on it's way to the oldest part of town and the old station.

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19 The old station across the river

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20 In the old part we find some nice homes with some great views imo

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21 This guy built himself a pier to get some lite rowing in.

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23  The Chapel

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24 By the river

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25 Over in the south east corner on the old side of the river there are a couple of piers and docks

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26 This is right by the old mill

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27 Right across the river from the mill is the soccer field near one of the on ramps

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29 If we follow that road east we pass a spot some sunbath near the river but a family of bears is making trouble on the road

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30 It eventually leads to some houses spread out around the ponds

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31 Another view of the highway curve over lake, it's an old pic the red house has since been replaced as you can see above

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32  Pier Street on the north side of the river

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35 If we followed the highway we would see Arrowhead Pond, not only named for it's shape but for the find of many different types of arrow heads indicating varied groups passing through the area.

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I hope you enjoyed visiting. I tried to get an interview with the mayor John Proudstar but it seems he got in his Thunderbird and drove off to help some friends and has not gotten back yet.

Thoughts?

philforhockey51

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Hello Everyone, welcome back, today we are going to take a quick look at the source of the region's wealth, Hero Peaks and more importantly what is located within. There is a very rich vein of a very rare element...sorry we don't know what it is, that has been kept secret. This of course has led to conspiracy theories that range from the alchemists stone to some chemical that produces superhuman powers, but Mayor Lee has vigorously denied these rumors especially the superhuman powers formula.

01 Above you can see one of the "undercover" trains carrying some of the special freight near some of the lower industrial area.

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03 Not sure where to start so.. here is a train station

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04 Where the lower industry section is

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06 Let's take a look around from a little further back

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07 You can see the town is small the Truck Stop off the highway takes up most of the space in town

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08 This is an old city, one of the first I started working on in the Mountain North Region, I tried to keep some of these older cities but touched the up a bit. There was a lot of reworking of slopes using slope mods and in the end the buildings in this picture and the truck stop were the only things not demolished and rebuilt.

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09 The old town circle

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11 The High Rail, hard to see but you can see the tunnel coming out of the mountain, the rail then smoothly slopes down and around till it passes near the train station seen above.

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12 The town as seen from the mountain

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13 Here we can see a train coming into town to get loaded up

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14 We can see it pass a passenger train near the hotels, a couple of them in town as some workers come in from other parts to work and there are plenty of truck drivers needing a nice place to spend the night from time to time.

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15 A small area that I reworked so much I had to just stop at one point

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16 As the train rolls along it scares some deer

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17 Now for a quick sneaky look at the mine

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18 Since the mining company already had the equipment they went ahead and created an area for a rail yard at the mine entrance for faster loading. Production is not major as far as we know but then again when I was talking to the mayor he stayed quiet but someone in his office said "Stan will never admit to anything as long as he is mayor"

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20 What the area used to look like when starting off the region

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21 But there was much much reworking in the end

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22  The upper industry

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24 Here the train rolls into the lower yard to drop off some cars

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25 Final Overview

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Thanks for taking a look and as always comments, questions, and likes are always welcomed and appreciated.  Very soon we will take a look at the Stepstones

philforhockey51

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Welcome back everyone, it's been awhile since we've had a tour so I hope you enjoyed your break. I've decided to bring us over to another area of the region of Mountain North, an area known as the Six Sister Cities, though they are really just large towns at best.  Our first look will be at Augusta Ridge but the locals call the mountain ridge that juts out of the landscape the Twisting Spine. This is going to be a long entry with 45 pictures full of detail so get out the snacks we have a lot to look at. Here is a region shot to show our location:

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Let's take a look at the city tile in development

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03 and what the older layout looked like

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04 after some work

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05 How about we start taking a closer look at some of the areas of the town. Here is the Bridge Area:

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06 and the transit area leading into it

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07 the Old town area

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08 The lower river area

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10 The New town north area

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13 There used to be one mayor that quite enjoyed the look of a terracotta roof so his home was built on the cliff

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14 but the new mayor wanted something a little different with a better view

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15 I mean what a view right?

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16 Here is the southern circle

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17 which crosses over the rail tracks and heads into the hightech industrial area

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19 This is a fairly busy rail line with rather long trains running on it

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20 Which leads to a problem at the station. The train is longer than the station.

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 ^ I think the bear chased the horse onto the tracks but the horse froze at the train at the bear is running away, didn't know there are wild horses in these mountains

22 Here are some shots of a foolish/brave track checker whom decided to go in front of the train as it was pulling out of the station. Think in your head of the Jaws theme baurm baurm baurm ... Run little track checker Run!!

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24 RUN!

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25 taking that curve at speed hope he makes it

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26 There are two other areas of industry in town. One is the research center on a piece of land west of the highway

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27 and over in the Old town section there is a brewery that has been producing a special brew for decades. It has it's own rail connect to distribute it's brew all over the region.

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29 Here is the old train station and center of town when there were only a few stores. One is a bar serving the local brew which is of course named Twisting Spine. 

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30 the circles in the old town mark the first areas of town

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31 The west road runs north into a tunnel that runs into the Transit Area shown in picture #06

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32 on the other end of the road is the main church in town where the cemetery is on a slope and you can also see the hospital on the hill

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33 just below this area is a little sloped area that required a little thought

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34 so I did this with it

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35 final results a couple of new apartment buildings with what I think is a nice layout with a landscaped slope and stairs

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36 Just past the brewery as you're driving out to take the scenic road you will cross over an interesting stretch of road with a nice pier/retaining wall layout

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37 Down below this area on the banks of this side of the river there are some recreational areas and houses

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38 Here are the trails under the shadow of the mountain

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39 Here is a closer look at the boat ramp. ( I used to have the street with the peg dirt or peg gravel SAM but then near the houses it didn't look right. Now the sidewalks don't look right in this area. I wonder if there is a technique for having two different types of SAM streets on the same street, like a starter/blocker piece.

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40 and here is the area with some nice houses with boat sheds

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41 Here is what the area looks like at night

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42 and some of the trailside campsites at night

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43 and just a little further down river is a favorite fishing spot

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44 Up the river are the bridges and I really like the way these turned out. It took sometime to terraform and then use the rain tool and build the bridge then delete it and terraform some more until I got them to look like this. You can see the rail bridge runs over a drop on the cliff then extends across the river so the bridge looks like it was built to conform to the curves and ridges of the cliffs and the road is at what I remember as the max it can get stretched out without forming another arch under it, typically there are many arches when running that road bridge.

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That wraps it up for this entry I hope you enjoyed it and I warned you there were a lot of pictures to look at. Please feel free to comment and ask questions and as always don't forget to hit the rep/like button, it takes a lot of time and effort for people to put these CJ entries together so the likes and comments help to make it worth it to share.

philforhockey51

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Welcome back to Sunnyville! It's been a bit since the last post. Seems I ended up all the way down river and missed the van pick up point and then it got dark and I didn't want to sit on the shore waiting for a bear so I let the river take at it's pace till I saw a more populated area near the river. Ok really I was super busy with Real Life and didn't have the time it takes to make these journal entries, for those that don't know it really takes quite a while. Though a lot of the areas are already created in game some lack touching up and some lack pictures plus the time to convert the image then post to share site then this site etc etc..   ramble  ramble...

Anyway Let's start with a quick look at the District Pic as always

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Up top in the opening pic we have the Sunnyville Kayak Club from a different angle than the previous post.

02 - The Boat Sheds closeup, seems there is a visitor in the reeds that flew in

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03 - The South Side of the town

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04 - The Highway Curve and Exit, dangerous? no no can't be? right? no no its fine lol

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05 - The Highway Tunnel

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06 - Exiting Speed

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07 - Road Tunnel

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08 - Corner Industry

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09 - The Tunnel is newer than the industry

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10 - College Circle

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11 - Fairview Community Circle 

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12 - College Exit

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13 - In the South East Corner of the woods there is a Logging School and normal the road is not a busy one but people like to go for a drive on Sundays

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14 - Logging School closeup

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15 & 16 - Someone on this site once asked how to make detailed images, in the next two pictures you will see the before and after of the area of the Logging school. Note that the road was shifted a couple of tiles to the left and some rerouting of the other road curves, a street is now in the two tiles and a SAM PEG Dirt Road starter piece was placed so the base end is next to the lot so it stops flat without a culdesac end. Some MMP changes and now the images details have changed to the better I believe without the streetlight, it's not a busy enough road to merit a light.

Before:

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After:

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Ok How about we take a drive up the highway to the town in the tile north of Sunnyville  - Northern Pass, which is the northern pass in the mountains that the highway is able to cross.

17 - Zoning and Building and growing some Industry in the corner for the neighbors

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18 - Add some Trees

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19 - Full Tile Pre-Growth

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20 - Full Tile Post Growth some touches need

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21 - Final Full Tile View

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22 - Just the Town

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23 - The main road runs from the highway south into town

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24 - Then travels south into a wooded area

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25 - Past the Industry and into Sunnyville

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26 - On the other side of the highway is a private school that specializes in the environment so it is located both near some industry it can test as well as a vast natural area including waterfalls to it's east that the students can explore.(area can be seen in district pic)

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27 - The residential area

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28 - Some folks have found themselves a home in the natural corner under the cliff the highway rides up

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No big ending today sorry. For some of the newer people this is a CJ for the whole region that I am building across, some entries will just lack a major attraction like kayak clubs and and marinas, sometimes land is just used to live and work on, and other than cropping in game pics there is no photo editing everything was downloaded plopped or grown. As always Questions Comments and Likes are appreciated. 

Note: I might get a chance to post another entry soon before the 1st but if not it will be a couple of weeks into July as I will be away on vacation

philforhockey51

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Hello Everyone! Welcome back to the tour. Today we'll be taking a look at the city tile that is home to what is still my favorite natural area I've created, Sunnyville Kayak Club. Running through Sun Valley is the Sun Brick River, Sunnyville is located in the middle of the river. You can see in the below district pic that the valley, probably home to a glacier at some point due to it's shape, has a river that runs through it that starts at an underground source, in the tile just north. The source of this river is actually the giant lake that was created when a dam was built(this will all be seen in a future entry).

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Let's start as usual with a look at some development

01 - Pre growth

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02 - Full City Tile Overview

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03 - The populated area as we zoom in

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04 - Same area as the pre growth where you can now see two circles along the main road

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05 - Upstream

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06 - The street down to the river to get to the Kayak Club. Used the RHW slope Mod and slowly and painfully raised lowered sloped bulldozed raise again slope bulldoze...you get it All of it is on a slope including the cut backs and there you have what it takes to get a smooth road up a cliff that steep in that short an amount of tiles/space

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07 - Following Ridgeview Road south

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08 - The intersection

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09 - Ridgeview Road continued

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10 - The road leads to the southern circle

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11 - The road to the right leads to the northern circle

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12 - It is the location of the "Town Center", the road to the left leads down to the Ridgeview Road intersection you saw earlier

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13 - Rotated you can see a little more of this area Main Street

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14 - Between Main Street and the cliff most of the residents call home.

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15 - Moving to the left, south in this case

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16 - Left again to the end

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17 - The Cliff at the north

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18 - The Sunnyville Kayak Club

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This brings an end to this entry but we will continue our tour of Sunnyville in the next, I have a "few" more pics including along the highway some industry and the logging school. I might throw in pics of the two small city tiles north of Sunnyville, we'll see what kind of time I have, in the last weeks of a two year building project in RL (Real Life)

About picture 19, probably took close to 3h to complete, though the idea came to me as I was looking at the area as I was working on plopping the mmp river it was planned out. Planned mentally not on paper, knowing the size of the lots I terraformed the area, after all you don't get the rocky cliff face and slight slope in the street just by plopping. Lots placed and then mmps in a specific order for them to be able to placed closely next to each other. As always not editing of my pics other than small bit of cropping the size(you can still see a part of the menu in the bottom left corner lol)

I hope you enjoyed our opening look at this city tile and hope you come back for the next one. As always questions and comments are gladly taken and likes are appreciated.

philforhockey51

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Hello Everyone! Welcome back to our tour. Today we'll take a quick peek at Ryanson Lake, a private lake owned by Peter Ryanson who really likes to fish and Hobbiton Hills a technical transition area of the region where nothing is on the same level and we have major transit lines crossing over each other in order to transition from the lower southern city tile of Forest Fields to the in construction northern tile of Ryan's Point, the one with the really big lake in the district pic.

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We'll start with the lake.

02 - Lake Ryanson Full Tile

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03 - The lake is only accessible by plane, here it is coming in for a ?landing?

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04 - Some water spray (note I do not edit my pictures other than to crop them, water spray effect from PEG)

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06 - Pete's home on the north coast

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Now let's take a look at Hobbiton Hills where slope mods made the day, and the BTM is positioned as it is because it was the only way to get it to make the climb with the very restrictive slope mod.

09 - Full tile view prior to growth

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10 - Full Tile View

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11 - A closer look at the populated area

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Thank You for taking the tour, sorry I've been kind of busy lately so I kind of saved some time by skipping captions. Hope you enjoyed it, if so please like and as always comments and questions are gladly taken.

philforhockey51

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Welcome back to the Western Side of the region. Today's tour will see us at Iron Hills Lake. There is a campground on the southern side of the lake and at the northern tip we will take a look at St. Ryan's Vineyard. The vineyard has been around a long long time and the monks developed a special breed of grape, actually three, that grows extremely well in this rocky northern climate. There are only a few sims in the region that can afford one of the bottles of the various wines the monks produce and age, but I've arranged a tasting for any who might want.

District View for location

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02 - Making the lake

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03 - Filled in the lake

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04 - Finished Lake

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05 - Full tile Overview

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06 - Southern Side of Lake

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07 - Southern Tip

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08 - Camp Beach

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10 - Beach Trail

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11 - Campground Marina

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12 - Camp Stable

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13 - Campground

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14 - Camp Marina

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15 - Boats

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16 - Big Cabin

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18 - Lake House

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19 - Ryan's Road

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20 - Watch for Bears

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20 - Further up Ryan's Road

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21 - Some View for these folks

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22 - Western Coast of Lake

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23 - St. Ryan's Vineyard

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25  - Tower's view

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26 - The monks at work

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27  - Closer look from North

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29 - Northern tip of the lake

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Thank you everyone for taking the tour! I hope you enjoyed it. If anyone enjoyed the wine a little too much please do not drive and call the camp shuttle. I'll be take the tour east from here into Hobbiton Hills, and might throw in a quick look at the lake to the north of here, Lake Ryanson. Thank you again for taking the tour and if you enjoyed it please like and as always comments and questions are gladly taken. 

some late replies

@Dreadnought Thanks, I figured it's a nice station it should have a nice plaza, also needed something to fill the space and it worked out with the number of tiles.

@Urban Constanta Thank you, hope you like this one too

 

philforhockey51

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Welcome back to the tour!  Today we'll be taking a look at a small quiet town that sits at the northwestern shore of the entrance to Sun Bay. Sun's Mouth sits to the west of the Sun Bay Bridge visible in the region district pic below. That was a complicated corner to build with the various bridges and tunnels, it will be shown in a future entry(probably in about 8 entries). 

Sun Bay District Pic

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I like the way the transit pic looks, you can see all the mmp water and shores

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I am considering taking us back west to Iron Hills Lake and then working east from there looking at unseen tiles.

Now let's take a closer look at Sun's Mouth. A simple transition town that provides a little more residential but also has some small pockets to help the RCI balance. 

02 - Here is the development stage

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03 - and the final tile Overview

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04 - Let's move in a little closer, we can see the ferry, the sims with boats are over in East Peak at the marina there.

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05 - Town Circle as in the Town in a Circle

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06 - Ferry pilots need to be careful with the rocks

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07 - Up the road we can see the town in a transition stage as the community grew. The church is still the old one in this pic but you will see the new one that was built later on.

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08 - Train Station along Ferry Avenue

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09 - Moving west a bit

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10 - Train Race

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Notice the missing pylon any idea why? It has a tile it once was on. I'd like to repeat this if possible or a "good" thing

11 - The BTM will surpass the SuperChief very quickly, there is no race lol. For those wondering check back to the district transit view above in the CJ, you will notice the purple BTM line. Some of these towns along it have stations but for the sake of trying to make sense of having so many stations along the route; Some stations do not operate at all hours and are shut down to allow for the train to swish past at high speed. Most of the runs are from River's End the major city in the Region in the east over to the Sun Bay Village Area and these smaller towns get passed by. However there are some runs that stop at varied stations along the way.  Th train on the other hand makes all the stops and runs all day and has some night runs.

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12 - BTM S Curve other end

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13 - BTM Station

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14 - I just like how this corner worked out, you can see where it is above

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15 - Along the shore

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16 - As I said the town built a new church and here it is

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17 - You can see the new church and a bit of the industrial corner in this one, note the BTM

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18 - Statue Corner with a train passing by

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Thank you everyone for taking the tour, if you enjoyed it please like and as always comments and questions are gladly taken.

philforhockey51

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Welcome to East Peak on Sun Bay!  For today's tour we will start with a better look at the District as requested by kschmidt. Followed by a look at the overview of the tile and then a  closer look at the marina and transit paths crossing through. Ohh and keep your heads up for the bay patrol thanks to Airman15.

Updated District pic

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Updated District pic - Transit

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Updated District pic - Towns

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  Hopefully the locations of the last couple of entries are clearer and we can also see some of the upcoming areas we will be touring. Any particular area you have an interest in? Please share in the comments.

Let's start our closer look at East Peak on Sun Bay located where the Owl Bend River meets Sun Bay. There are a couple of farms with some testing out of some smoothing out jagged farm edges, some practice and testing will improve this as I go along, hopefully.

01 - Overview - Full Tile View

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02 - Development stage

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03 - A closer look

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04 - Boats in the bay

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05 - Owl Bend River ends

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07 - Marina in full

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08 - Marina West End

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09 - Marina middle

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10 - Marina East End

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11 - Marina East End closer look

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12 - Looking at the town center area in a couple of pictures

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15 - A pic form the north before some "adjustments"

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16 - Travel Paths

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17 - Bridges

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18 - Down by the bay the patrol is passing by

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Thanks for taking the tour, if you enjoyed it please like and as always comments and questions are gladly taken.

philforhockey51

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Hello Everyone! Welcome back. Today we'll be looking at another pair of small city tiles. Owl Bend and East Bend. (Please look for replies at the end)

Forgive me for not having made a new Region pic, will have one sooner than later. Please note the location of East Peak on Sun Bay, the end of the Owl Bend enters the bay at East Peak. Today we will be looking at the area up stream, Owl Bend and East Bend are located north of East Peak, East Bend being to the east of Owl Bend.

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We'll start with the start of the river. It's source is an underground river that is in part fed by the Sun Brick River(a small part can be seen at the top right of region pic) The water bubbles up from a cliff and creates a nice waterfall that some hike to.

01 - East Bend Overview

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02 - The Farms that are part of East Peak's industry

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03 - The Corner, and some use the road on the left to get to the river.

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04 - The farm meets the forest

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From here we will start looking a bit further down river and head west into Owl Bend. A lot like to use the area for outdoor sports, hang gliding, mountain biking, and hiking.

05 - Owl Bend Overview

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06 - Here you can see the Flying Owls Hang Gliding Club on the ridge.

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07 - Campground, part of the one you will see in East Peak

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08 - Kayaking anyone?

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12 - A little further down river we can see some folks on the riverside

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15 - Fishing anyone?

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16 - The Pearson brothers are back at their favorite spot.

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17 - The kayakers have made it down the river and under the bike bridge and will be heading to shore before the end of the tile. (or go over the falls in East Peak)

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18 - A Mountain Biker is working their way up to the bridge

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19 - A little more of the trail and another biker

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That ends our tour of the upstream area, we'll be taking a look at East Peak on Sun Bay next time, and because I think I mentioned it so many times here's a sneak peek..

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Thank You Everyone for joining us! Hope you enjoyed it and as always comments, questions, and likes are gladly taken.

Replies:

@takemethere Thank you very much, I wanted to end a rail line in a little style but had limited space, glad to see it passed the test. Snuck in there is also the first street/rail crossing on a public road, I have one more coming up but that's pretty much going to be it in the region.  I like using the dirt in these more rural areas but I would like to see a version of the RRW that has an asphalt/concrete texture for use in heavy density cities and port regions. Something like one of the IRM filler lots would also help fill it out.

@MissVanleider Thank you, those are in the SFBT Diagonal fillers pack. You can find it here: http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=1197

@Dreadnought Thank Man, I'd like to make some even smaller streams without needing to load up on the mmps to cover it, little ponds here and there, if you know what I mean

@kschmidt Thank you, glad you like this little corner

@Ln X Thank you, a little confusion on my part, still not sure why the shadows fall that way, some ideas for the farms I'm working on

@egret Thanks and thank you for the tip but I'm more looking for MMPs the pack unfortunately doesn't contain a horse one only a prop, I haven't started to learn how to LOT yet so the search continues (I didn't dig in maybe there is one in the pack if someone knows?) 

@airman15 the wrong alloy will mean learning how to downhill backwards lol

@raynev1 Thanks Buddy, I think I started to get into a flow, still takes sometime to put the entries together but I'm enjoying it.

 

philforhockey51

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Welcome back everyone! We have a small entry ahead but there wasn't much to cover in the first place. Two small city tiles that are sitting next to each other. The hill rolls over the southern edge of both tiles. (Please look for replies at the end)

District Pic shows us the location of the hill

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Haidy's Hill city tile is the one to the right and Ol'Vera Rail Fields are to the left (directly below the Haidy's Hill yellow line)

01 - Haidy's Hill Full View in Regional alignment

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02 - The view from the east show the little town

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03 - The small station

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04 - Main road through town

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05 - Town Hall and Police station(really just a police station)

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06 - Heading east

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07 - When this portion of the road collapsed a new wall needed to be built, in order to get it built quickly the regional government stepped in to assist.

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Now a look at the other side of town where the old rail yard is located.

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08 - Full Tile View in regional alignment

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09 - A look at the zones (from the north)

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10 - Full city from the north

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11 - The connection to the eastern side of town

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12 - Radio Station and the town

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13 - Full rail complex

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14 - Better look

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15 - Train Engine Home as my little cousin would say

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16 - Old Industrial side, some moved over to Forest Fields where the road at the top of the circle leads, and residential has started to take over, one day the farms might go as well

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17 - Same area different view

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18 - Old town square as in the town was built in a square, then expanded out from it.

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19 - From the other side

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20 - First expansion was downward

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21 - The school

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22 - Illusion Hill, thanks to some varied items, it's difficult to tell exactly how steep this street leading up to the radio station is. The farms are slope friendly so that won't help tell, then thanks to varied slope mods the street itself has a few different slopes and a ridge in it. Let's just say whomever works at the radio station needs a car with a good transmission and good brakes.

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I wish I could find some good horse mmps for these farm fields, I already built the fence.

I hope you all enjoyed the tour, I am thinking of taking the tour for a look around the East Peak area next time. As always questions and comments are gladly taken, likes are too.

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@raynev1 Thank You, those folks have a pretty good view, rain must be scary though lol

@airman15 Thank you , not easy to build but fun for sure

@Golhbul Thank you, I hope you enjoyed it

@kschmidt Thank You, glad you like it

@takemethere Thank You, yep sometimes with the game you kind of have limited space and kind of have to just imply the idea, it's like shrinking some things, I actually wish there was a smaller version of the ppond mmp, there is a full one the size of a tile and then a "1/4" one but I think it is actually half the size, I would like to work with one smaller than that to create very small streams cutting through a neighborhood.

@Linoa06 Thank You, I think you make pretty stuff too

@kingofsimcity Thank You, It was an experiment for sure, glad you like it, thinking next time I try an island of building style/type I will make a better expanded background, so the industry isn't in the pic

@LanceVance They are various parts of the NBVC Marina, found on the STEX

 

philforhockey51

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Hello Everyone! Welcome back to the Tour. Today we'll be stopping in to take a look at Sun Bay Cliffs. (please look for replies at the end)

A quick peek at the District pic

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As you can see Sun Bay Cliffs is a bit of an extension of the more densely populated area centered in Sun Bay Village. It also has a portion on the outskirts if you will that has found farms growing on the plateau. The cliff at it's highest point is "like 40million feet tall, like for sure" as one local resident informed us. A set of "steps" on the cliff has provided some space for some homes and access to a Ferry and a small bay side marina. To the north it rises to a few hilltops(in neighbor tiles)    

(new to the tour? we didn't skip Sun Bay Village it was covered in an earlier entry)

Let's start with a look at the development and full city tile view.

02 - Zones (Opening pic is 01)

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03 - Full City

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04 - Moving in closer for better look

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05 - Farm Area

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07 - Town Area (little bit of repetition but you'll notice slightly different LOTs so I left them in as a "development")

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08 - Main transit paths East

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09 - Moving East

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10 - A little farm town that existed before the main city section today.

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11 - I tried getting a pic with a train on this rail but I just couldn't seem to get the timing right

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12 - The retention pond, very "green" with a lack of movement in the water, I intentionally left out an pipe outlet into the pond because those lots are a little oversized for this pond.

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13 - Raising a Barn

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14 - The back farms

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15 - Transitioning into the town

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16 - Underpass

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17 - From the other side (do you see the Bullet Train?)

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18 - Curves by Day

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19 - Curves by Night

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20 - Where the Industry is

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21 - Where the access to the marina is

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22 - Gotta move that freight, had issue with filling in the spaces and getting road and rail access and it doesn't look great by it's ok

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23 - BTM on the Curve

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24 - Sun Bay Cliff's City Center Circle

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25 - The City Planning Board members changed so much over the years that many different building styles were approved and the town has developed a very interesting yet strange look.

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26 - Here is the circle at the end of the avenue as it heads toward the farms

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27 - Some good fishing near the cliff, the Ferry is heading over from Sun Bay Village

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28 - A better look at the Watchers on the Wall (I wonder how many of you have picked up on my Feature title references to _____ ) someone fill in the blank please.

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31 - Marina road continued

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32 - The full marina and the transit paths East

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Finished Strong? I hope you folks enjoyed the tour, this isn't one of the most beautiful towns in the region but it is an important part in helping the region to function. If you notice there are plenty of jobs and not many that live here, they commute. Though it may seem like it most of the plateau is flat it actually has areas at slightly varied heights, smoothed most of the roads and streets with slope mods. As always Comments and Questions are gladly taken, and I really do appreciate Likes. 

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@kschmidt Thanks, it is such a small space and the ground is not even so not much space for helicopter base, I have a Coast Guard complex with sea and air in another city tile, we will see in a future entry.

@MissVanleider Thank you, I thought you might like it when I started to put it together, I really like lighthouses too, glad to see you did

@Dreadnought Thanks Man, I just keep trying, I try to work "with" the rock mod I have, I use the smallest setting and slowly raise or flatten parts of it until it looks "different". On this big cliff it was harder to do it, it still looks a bit repetitive in some areas but I did what I could with what I wanted to make.

@takemethere Thank You for noticing the work I put into that animation, I have a couple of ideas for some more and now that I kinda know how to I hope to improve. I found some time this week to put this one together and I have a good feeling about getting some more time next week.

@wournos Thank You, Glad we got that figured out, yeah sometimes it takes a bit to load. 

@Urban Constanta Thank you

 

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Welcome everyone to The Lion's Lighthouse!  (please look for replies at the end)

Today we'll take a look at the small sliver of land ,on a small city tile, that sits between The Lion's Inlet and Sun Bay Village. It is the end of the peninsula so it has a lighthouse for maritime safety. A ferry also docks here as it is the other side of the Sun Bay's ray that is part of Sun Bay Village and it connects the ferry in The Lion's Inlet with the rest of the region. Sims can take a short trip up the road from the ferry past one of the two residents of this small area that is considered part of Sun Bay Village's Old Town Ward. So taxes go to Sun Bay Village as they fund the Lighthouse and ferry. 

A look at an updated Sun Bay District pic 02

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In the region pic above you can see the location of The Lion's Lighthouse. I am also working on the plans for a couple of future tows we will be looking at in upcoming entries. The intent is to go onto Sun Bay Cliffs, a quick peak at Haidy's Hill and then we'll probably move east a bit into East Peak on Sun Bay. I have a lot going on right now in RL so the weekly pace might slow or I might just have a couple of smaller entries with less pics. We'll see what happens.

We'll start by taking a ride out to the lighthouse. Those that wish can bike over and store their bikes at the rest area near the viewing platform. Please see opening pic number 01 above district pic.

03 - Full City Tile View

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04 - The roundabout area where some residents and utilities are located. In this pic we can also see the large home of the family Reed.

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05 - The Reed's have a great view of the bay.

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06 - Early Morning on the day of the race, some start to arrive for a view of the boats as they sail by.

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07 - To show ferry location

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08 - Some boats and more people have arrived to find a place to watch today's race in the Sun Bay Regatta

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09 - Closer look, yes the path around the lighthouse is mmps

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10 - Here they come! The starting point was in The Lion's Inlet (to the right of pic at this angle)

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11 - Whose your favorite to win today? Light Blue, Green, Red, or Dark Blue?

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12 - Race in Motion, my first animated gif ever so please forgive roughness 

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13 - A night shot, why not (yes I was lazy and left the boats in)

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14 - A better one (hey I didn't make the lighthouse the light might not be in the right spot but ehh)

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Thank You for taking the tour with us, hope you enjoyed it. It is such a small bit of land I wasn't sure what to really do with it. The only things that were a constant was that I needed to add the ferry for functionality and a lighthouse. Everything else kind of evolved and since this entry would have so few pictures I figured I had to throw in a little something, so I learned how to make an animated gif and I hope that even though the quality isn't the greatest, you folks enjoy the concept.  Yes the night pics are a bit filler but why not.

As always comments and questions are gladly taken, likes are too. I hope to see you when we resume our tour in Sun Bay Cliffs. As I said earlier this is a rough time in RL so it might be split up into a couple of smaller entries.

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@airman15 Thanks lol Some poor drivers out on the roads, but at least the bridge is new.

@takemethere Thanks man, By which mod do you mean the water or the marina pieces? I think you mean Marina and those are all NBVC marina pieces.

@Urban Constanta Thank you

@raynev1 Thanks buddy, I wonder if anyone else can see the Lion's head in that pic, takes a little imagination but I think I did an ok job of sneaking it into what I agree with you to be fairly realistic.  Also thank you for having my back.

@Dreadnought Thanks man, Yep all NBVC. I had to do something back there but wasn't sure what at first, glad it came out well.   Yeah I'm new to the CJ section and this is my first CJ so I'm not sure how it all works but it'd be cool to make Ben's List. I've started to get a lot more views and I noticed that's from the little changes, I think, like putting an opening pic first so there is a preview pic in the banner and featuring a pic from the CJ. I tend not to comment on my CJ so I can better track how many comments I get but sometimes I'll go back and comment to reply to someone that has commented after the replies were posted. Not sure if that gets counted like your saying. yes I've noticed the "direction" 

And you or anyone can write as much as they want I don't mind and in fact would rather see it.

@kschmidt Thanks, yeah it takes a while to get the terraforming to where it is and that took and teaches me patience.

@MissVanleider Thank you Again, I thought so and am glad you do too, better than this lighthosue imo

@mgmyguy Thanks, sorry don't remember but I came across a couple of different LOTs for it on SC4D recently

@Linoa06 Thank You for the very nice compliment!

@CT14 Thanks, No they are Paeng's Park trails/paths. Thank You for noticing, its not easy to keep things form looking out of place. To be honest I would rather not have Bond in town for the sake of something getting blown up but if The Most Interesting Man in the World wants to stop in he's welcome. lol

@ThuanLy Thanks you

@Hikapunk Thanks, hope you enjoy the other towns in the CJ too.

@sejr99999 Thank You for the nice compliment, just some time and patience and it'll pass faster than you think

@gatakos Thank you very much!

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Hello and Welcome to the second part of our tour of The Lion's Inlet. We'll continue our tour with some more day pics followed by some night pics. If you're just joining our tour please check out the previous entry 07 for development pics and region location. (please look for replies at the end)

1 - In the opening pic above we can see the other end of the tunnel.

2 - Below we can see it from a different angle.

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3 - Statue Cliff from a different angle

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04 - The Lighthouse

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05 - Ferry Park

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06 - Statue Pier at Ferry Park

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07 - Boat docks for an evening at the bay side cafe.

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08 - The Bayside Cafe is a great place for dinner and plenty from around the bay sail in for a night out. We'll stop back in later.

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First let's jump across the river for a look around the other side of town.

09 - Crossing the Bridge

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10 - Old town center

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11 - A closer look (these school buses are out of control one just smashed through someone's car)

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12 - Change the angle

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13 - If you take the road at the top you will be driving into The Lion's Woods, if you take the one to the right it drives past some residential and industry on it's way to Sun Bay Village

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14 - The other side of town

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15 - The Mansion

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16 - A closer look at the Mansion

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17 - Change the angle

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That wraps it up...for now, I have an idea for a future entry that will involve multiple towns. 

I know it's probably not on the level of the previous entry but I hope you enjoyed it. I think we'll be moving east of Sun Bay Village in the region for the next entry.

We had many more views last time and less comments. o.O    Anyway As Always Comments and Questions are gladly taken. Likes are gladly taken too ;)

 

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@Dreadnought  Thanks Man, though I've never been there I guess that's what this looks like. Mountain meets water with a forest on top lol.

@kschmidt Thank you, I'm sure there are plenty of balls down there. No one is going over the fence for them haha

@raynev1  Thank you buddy, Yep Doc's tunnel portals are great, wish I knew how to make new ones. That utility lot is really helpful, it can be tucked in a corner and you're set.

@takemethere Ok if you're gonna start questioning me.... jk Thanks man actually there will be some moments that are just eye candy type areas, but in this case there are 18 people that use it, see below. The pic doesn't show the pedestrians that walk from the ferry. My assumption being that it was built for and used by those needing some help like the Elderly, Disabled, and GroceryBound . 

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Welcome One Welcome All!  Hello everyone, seems we had a big bump in views last entry so welcome newcomers to the tour. (Please look for replies at the end)

We started our tour in The Lion's Woods, and then went north to The Lion's Perch before we shifted to the East. We saw the River Leon, known to the locals as the Lion's Claw, and now we will see where it meets Sun Bay. (The Lion's Inlet is the unlabeled city tile in the bottom left corner)

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We'll start as usual with the full tile view and some development pics. Please let me know if you folks are interested in development pics, I could always leave them out but I thought some would be interested in the development stages and it's sometimes easier to see the elevations when not tree covered.

2 (The opening pic is 1, district pic has no number) Full Tile View - Finished

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3 - Starting Point

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4 - further along

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5 - Inlet Area Zoning

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6 - Univ. Bridge Zones

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8 - University Bridge

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9 - Statue Cliffs

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10 - Inlet end Industry, Homes on the Hill

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11 - Main Road through Town

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12 - Downtown

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13 - Westfield School

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14 - Farm Corner

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15 - Farmer Bob's Sheep

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16 - Church Street (yeah some of the names are quite blatant, but in my head they reference somewhere, something, or someone else)

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Zooming out a bit, we'll take a look at the inland area

17 - Church and Farms

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18 - Moving South(to the left in this case)

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19 - Coast

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20 - Inlet and Downtown

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21 - Round and Round we go

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23 - Funicular at Station

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24 - Funicular going down the hill

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25 - Ferry Park

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26 - Going Out for a Sail

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Let's head over to see the area around the University. Education was always an important thing to 'The Lion of the Sea" (my grandfather's nickname the townsfolk gave him, meaning his hometown in Portugal, it speaks to how good a fisherman he was.)

27 - Univ. Area (the school is an off site campus for a larger university, guess what it's focus of studies is.)

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28 - Across Univ Bridge

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30 - Different Angle

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31 - Sports Fields

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32 - That Tunnel Again (love that thing, any BATters out there want to make more overhanging tunnel entrances, they WILL be used) yes MMPs to blend

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33 - The Lion's Claw

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34 - River Ends and Bay Begins

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35 - Across the river there is both some high end housing and industry in the corner.

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A couple more to go, more water to come

36 - Industry Corner

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37 - Heading Out to the Bay

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38 - Some Fishing some Sunbathing

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39 - Sunbathers (if you can see them, two of the three lost there towel in the MMP wars)

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40 - Full Tile View (in Regional alignment, North at the top)

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Ok another long entry and I actually decided to cut it off at 40 so the next entry will have a couple more pics of The Lion's Inlet including some Night Shots. We'll also take a quick peak at the lighthouse on the small city tile to the east of this one.

I hope you enjoyed the tour. Any questions or comments are gladly taken. If anyone would like to see a pic of a specific area feel free to request I'll throw it into the next entry, don't forget to mention zoom level.

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@MissVanleider Yes! First again, you win a duck :ducky:    Thank you for the comments. My focus is working with the elevations and the nature so I really appreciate that compliment.

@raynev1 :D That's cool thank you. Really good question, I have tricks and I will gladly share. Let's start with what's in my imagination and then what is actually going on with the power situation. There is a city tile in the eastern part if the region near the main city that has the largest nuclear power plant lot I could find (SFBT if I remember correctly) that powers most of the region. There are tiles around it with power lines as you will hopefully see in a future entry. One power line runs to a sub station that carries under ground and then it runs under the Bullet Train Track. I think we should move more of our power lines underground in the USA as they are in Europe. So where the Bullet Train goes the power goes. In the actual game to make things work I like to use what I think is the most useful utility, a water tower that produces power, cleans the air pollution, and water pollution in a 1x1 lot you can see it in picture #15.(I'll throw a link in the comments section. I don't mind the way it looks in both farm areas and industrial areas as some sort of "modern" water tower. Pretty much most of these smaller town tiles have one or two on them. In some I also use a lot that is a metal shed that does not require road access, it's a Nexis item. You can see it in picture #35 it is the shed on the left side of the industrial yard 3 are plopped together. For the gaps between zones I use a couple of different "park" lots, usually a PEG item I picked up with a texturebaseless 1x1 lot with a couple of rock props on it.

@feyss Thank You, I promise there will be more waterfalls and bridges in the future

@kschmidt Thanks, not easy to work with elevations but it was fun and sometimes you just have to use the roads that fit. 

@Dreadnought Thanks man, yeah it took a long time to lay down all those MMPs but I couldn't find the right beach mod so I decided to plop my own. You can only build where you can get to, thanks for noticing. The way you lay down mmps underwater in your coasts tells me you'll also do a good job when you head inland, all about hiding the hard lines and transitions. I think

  @kelistmac Thank you, sometimes I like to build places I wish I could drive in and that view from that bridge would be cool. We don't live on a flat earth so I decided I wouldn't build on one :] :lol: , thank you for noticing.

@kingofsimcity I appreciate that coming form someone who does great work themselves. I'm sure that tower sold like hot cakes, and I'm really happy with the way it worked out for that building, something just told me to dig it into the hillside and I like how the lines of the crosswalks work their way into the columns, I love his work I always try to find homes for them.

@takemethere Thank You, sometimes when I'm building I try to imagine ground view and that was definitely one of those times, glad you can see it too. I wish for a ride on a bullet train one day so once I saw the mod I knew it was going in.

 

philforhockey51

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Welcome Everyone to Sun Bay Village. For those that enjoy a long entry ... we've got one for you today. (Please look for replies at the end.)

Let's take a quick look at the Sun Bay District view. (Check out entry 01 for the full region view)

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Sun Bay has a couple of rivers and inlets along it's rocky coast. Some parts have developed though in difficult areas to build in. Though some looked into building a small seaport, once the studies were done and the local population pushed against it, all plans were canceled. One of the outcomes of the data in the studies found that there was enough depth for a Ferry stop. Once the Regional Bullet Train was constructed through the village, on it's extensive region wide track, a stop helped the areas beauty to be found and more and more wanted to move in. The speed of the Bullet Train between Sun Bay Village and the city of River's End, on the Eastern side of the Region of Mountain North, allows for some to live in the village and work in the city.  A couple of towers were built with some of the best views of Sun Bay. 

Let's start with development and full city tile views.

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I hope you enjoyed it, I enjoyed making it. I figured with so many pictures I would skip captions or explanation. If you folks think I should add some more written info let me know, I was also thinking of starting to add numbers to the pictures if you guys think I should. I was going to do it this time but.. I think I'll save it for next time.

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@MissVanleider Thanks I only think a grid looks right in a dense city, there will be more anti grid coming up too

@kschmidt Thank You, You got it, the town is in mid development. The Avenue running west into The Lion's Woods is newish, and the Regional Government is paying for a region wide Bullet Train Network, its kind of passing through but a stop developed. The first stop in the area was here in Sun Bay Village. 

@Dreadnought Thank you :thumb:   The region in full is partially planned out. The geography started with the basic idea of Northern elevation Mountain on the water, bays with river running into them, I picked the areas based on the tile size that would be "developed" and created the "nature" and then planned out towns kind of evolving as I went. I pretty much lay it all out making sure there is enough "civil" coverage, school, police, fire etc.  Then I hit play and just watch. Varied speeds and plenty of pausing to allow for making things historic to keep them around and add some things to close out lots, like IRM fillers.  Some more MMP and there you go.  I'm using the good ole Maxis terrain, when it is at a higher elevation it starts to change to the splotchey look, part of the reason I wanted to build high elevation areas. For trees I'm using the Columbus Terrain mod tree controller with the CPT trees(I think that's what its called sorry) for the main tree brush button and in mayor mod I have the CPT trees models to plop. So it's a mix of me putting in mmp usually along edges, and the tree controller for larger swaths. The feathery brush near the tracks is a mix of mmps, Girafe Bushes and Tall grass and ppond mmp flowers.  As you can see by my coasts on this entry, a lot of mmp work.

@raynev1 Thank you buddy, there's a little one in this entry too, peg cemetery stuff and peg scenic drive for the drive aisles. Not sure where to find it maybe here on STEX but check with catty_cb thread for the list.

@feyss Thank you, and welcome to the tour

@takemethere Thanks man, I kinda had to squeeze in that 180 into the station but otherwise I think I kept it smooth. While I was in the planning stages of the region I started to play around with mods for the region and kinda realized I would need to use the maxis highway for space reasons and well I like the look of the grey kinda reminds me of the concrete ones there used to be in the northeast corner of PA. I kind of wish they would revisit the maxis highway with some more interchanges and exits a little cleaner looking as well. I'm also assuming by the time I start a new region I plan on using the RHW in, it will be even better.

@kingofsimcity Thanks glad you like it I spent some good time on it.

@Belfastsocrates Thank You and welcome to the tour

@kelistmac Thanks, if you want to see the rest of the region in development check out the first entry of my CJ, I also eventually will have a new entry showing more of the region.   

philforhockey51

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Forest Fields Freight Yards just to start.

Welcome everyone! Today we'll be taking a closer look at Forest Fields. It's going to be a full day tour so I hope your ready. I hope to cover just about all of it so this will be a big entry. (Please look for replies at the end.)

Ok to start off let's catch up with where we are in the Region. As you can see we have been touring the Sun Bay District and it's communities. Situated in the South Western corner of the region. We have already taken a look at The Lion's Woods and The Lion's Perch. We'll take a look at Forest Fields and then move our way south into Sun Bay Village.

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A quick look at starting point and development.

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Here Is the Final Full Tile View:

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Want to take a closer look?

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Note: The taller building in the above picture was eliminated, took up too many jobs.

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We made it through, I hope you enjoyed it. Any comments or questions are gladly taken. Hope to see you next time when we head into Sun Bay Village where we will get a chance to to spend some time down by the bay, Windsurfing anyone?

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@Dreadnought Thanks man, I had the idea and had all the pictures ready then noticed some people were posting nightime CJs around the same time, hope they don't thik anything of it, I've had most of these pics for months.

@raynev1 Thanks buddy, Yeah it kinda throws things but there are so many good buildings with great night lighting I still have to switch over every once in awhile.The Goober Gen just popped up one day and in just the right spot I think

@MissVanleider Thank you glad you like them. Thank you for commenting. Yeah it's always the parking lots causing trouble, shakes head at the parking lots  :noway:

@kschmidt Thanks, I don't make them I Just plop them, but then again it is SC4 and everything is a little compacted or we'd never fit anything

@takemethere Hey man Thanks for the compliment. As I mentioned in a pm, I use the Mandelsoft's LRMv5 USA Set, with the dark nite cones, but doesn't always work that well. We need someone to come up with a new set.

@kelistmac Thank You, hope you liked it during the day too.

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Hello Everyone! 

I hope you were able to get some rest. Tonight we'll meet up for some dinner and head over to the State Fair for some entertainment. Pigs and Ferris Wheels and maybe a pig on the Ferris Wheel...you never know around these parts.  (Please look for replies at the end and sorry but some of the lighting is out of whack)

If we head East from the train station we will walk through the downtown section.

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A little further east and we can see the hotel just past the Bullet Train Rail Line.

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If we go to the west from the train station we'll be heading into the area of town called the west village. It's one of the residential arms of the town.

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For those that want to head to the State Fair we'll be driving this little area of the town.

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The road at the bottom right of the above picture can be followed to the fair, it drives right past it.

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Here's a larger view of the area.

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If you're wondering what is helping support the denser population areas, well there is some advanced industry in some corners of the town.

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Forest Fields is one of the towns on the western end of the Bullet Train Line that runs all the way to the main city of River's End situated on the eastern side of the region. The region is quite wealthy and the Bullet Train was paid for by the regional government. The wealth is due to some mines in the region that produce a very rare but very versatile metal. The PM of the region has worked toward development of the region with keeping  the natural feeling of it in place. The Bullet Train is currently operated by MGB Associates and they have started the Overnight Express, a direct high speed run from River's End to Sun Bay Village. It then continues north through Forest Fields onward to the end of the line where it reverses for it's final run of the night a full speed direct non stop ride back to River's End. This last run has turned into quite the hot ticket as it is the only chance to ride the train at high speed for the full length of it's track.

Here we can see it on it's north bound route. Past the other residential arm of the town.

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For anyone that would like to go ahead to spend the night in the next town in our tour Sun Bay Village you can use your region pass to take the night train into town.

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Thank You everyone for coming to hangout tonight. Looking forward to seeing you in the next entry 05 - Forest Fields by Day where we will take a deeper look at Forest Fields and it's development. Look for the Full Tile View of the town in the next entry, something I will do for each of the tiles we will look at.

Replies:

@kschmidt Thank You, I hope I was able to better explain about the Bullet Train reference.

@Dreadnought Thanks, I love the Super Chief, my operable model train as a kid was ..what else.. the Super Chief!

@DavidDHetzel Thank You, I dragged it.. you can create a 90 bend in a 3x3 space by starting to head at an angle then turning it, I created one 90 and then continued and made another, the bend on the right is a wide radius curve dtr piece.

@raynev1 Hey Bud, yep decided to finally start it up, I've been working on it for a year but finally got to the point I was comfortable enough to make a CJ and show it to people, that and I figured it'd be a shame if I was the only one that had ever seen it. Thank You for comments. (So that's why those orchards are dark, kinda forgot about that)

@takemethere Very glad you like it Thank You , hope you like Bullet Trains too

@Ln X Thank You, I kinda went with some older mods for the region, PEG Rock Mod and Columbus Tree, I used SHK's Brigantine that's newer but it looks good and works so well with PPond MMps, I also stuck to the Maxis Sidewalks for the region.

@Schulmanator Thank you I'll try.   This CJ has been schulmanated! That's a big meow!

@GoKingsGo Well I guess that would have been a nice compliment I would have said Thank you to but.. I Still say Let's Go Devils! lol  I still haven't forgotten 2012, the Devils haven't done much since then, it hurts lol  

Thank You everyone

~Phil

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All Aboard! Welcome and Welcome Back! Thank you for all the comments and compliments, please look for replies at the end.

We have a busy day ahead of us hope your up for it. We're gonna start our morning in one of Bed and Breakfasts up on The Lion's Perch. Nothing like coffee with a view. Feel free to take a walk around and take in the view from the perches or the tower for a clear line of sight. We will be just north and up stream from the town of The Lion's Woods and the entire Valley is visible from up here.(check first entry for Region View)

For the adventurous, the main attraction other than the view at the Lion's perch is the Hang Gliders Club. Brave souls can take flight and with the right updrafts from the valley can stay aloft for quite sometime. Brothers Ryan and John run the club and have a knowledgeable and friendly staff that is more than willing to give a helping hand and with plenty of instructors everyone is welcome to take a lesson and flight.

Please Note: If you choose to fly please meet us down at The Lion's Woods train Station for the early afternoon train ride at 26 o'clock.(this is not earth it just looks like it) If you're not flying today the shuttle will bring you down the mountain and into town.  See you at the station don't forget to bring your pass.

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I actually redid some of the MMP work on the shoreline after the last picture some visible in the first pictures.

Hope everyone had fun, get your rail pass out time to take the train over into Forest Fields situated to the East of The Lion's Woods and North of Sun Bay Village.(a non yet seen city, unless you've seen the before and after building concepts thread ;))

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(for those trying to track where we are in the region you might care about this detail: the train is actually running out of town and into The Lion's Woods)

Here are a couple more pics of the train on the tracks in Forest Fields, think of it as a preview for the next entry.

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Welcome to town, there is a hotel by the Bullet Train Station to the East of the Train Station and plenty of places to find some food. We'll be in town for a few days so feel free to sleep in tomorrow, we'll meet up for a quick dinner and then we'll take the full tour of the town.

Replies for 02 - The Lion's Woods (and 01 - A Look at The Region)

@SimCoug Yes it was intensive but that's the way I've found I like to get rid of some stress after work. I just get lost in it for a while. Thank you for all your MMPs please release more :yes:

@Dreadnought Yo Thank You, I spent plenty of time making sure things make at least a little sense geographically, some area might seem a bit compacted but those were kinda of ideas that went too far to be deleted but don't perfectly fit. It's science fiction I guess lol

@SimEMS38 Thank you bud, yes lot's of patience.

@VMIUJcadet09 Thank you, there are some places available now, but there will be more when the land near the avenues develop. (In the fictional future of this town, I'll never actually change it.)

@GoKingsGo  Thank You and thank you for noticing :thumb:  and Go Devils! ;)

@takemethere  You are going to have some scary moments with this CJ, I'm using 7.5m Tunnels and in most places that I can fit it in I have already started changing out most of the 15m overpasses. There will be some throughout due to space but there are some I'm going to leave in to give you a smoother ride :). Some locations that I will be changing though are where I feel whatever is next to it looks too small next to it.  As far as Rails though I don't think you'll find a piece of track that is interfered with and other than some low mph zones I think you'll find a smooth sloped ride. Please point out any problem spots please as my priority was the rail over all other forms of transit. Thank you for you comments

@bien1500 Thank you. Look for SFBT diagonal fillers and mgb or rsc204 fillers

@kingofsimcity Thank you, Sorry I don't remember where I got them but they will end up being used some what often kinda like them better than others for some spots.

@kschmidt Thank you for the compliment

Thank you all for your comments This is my first CJ ever so I really appreciate them. Also I'd like to add that I'd like to treat this CJ as a bit of an interactive one where anyone can ask for an additional picture of an area I'll throw it into a reply comment in the entry. I wasn't sure how to set up my replies or if I should comment within the entry or what not, I'll tend to do it this way unless you guys disagree or have a different suggestion.

Thank you for stopping in, see you next time for 04 - Forest Fields at Night

~PHIL

 

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02 - The Lion's Woods

Welcome Everyone!

Today's tour will see us going through the town of The Lion's Woods. Situated on the Western border of the Region of Mountain North it contains both a rail line and a new avenue that runs through connecting the neighboring region with the neighbor to the east Sun Bay Village, a larger more developed community.  We'll start today with a couple of before and after pics.

Before:

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After:

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Here we can get a look at the way the zones were laid out followed by an image of the zones grown.

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Let's move in a little closer for some better views of the new avenue and bridge near the town center.

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Here we can see the old road bridge.

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And here we can see the rail bridge in action.

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In the north east corner we have some farmland. The avenue was built right down the middle of Old John's farm splitting it in two.

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Here we can see the avenue connection to Sun Bay Village

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Let's take a look at the town center where both the passenger rail station and the freight station are located.

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To closeout let's take a look down river a bit.

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Thank You for taking the tour!

Next trip we will be heading North up the mountain. The Lion's Perch has become quite the Hang Gliders Destination so bring your gear for a flight. 

~PHIL

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