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25 January 2010 @ 06:56 pm
The Day We Caught the Train  
I'm not terribly sure how popular this particular offering will be, it might appeal only to a bit of a 'niche' market, but let's see how it goes...

More in the same vein as the companion post earlier today, but this time 45 vintage British and Irish railway posters! Maybe because these represent my 'home turf', or because I've always had a soft spot for the age of steam, I think these particular posters have a quirky, nostalgic charm.

As before, these should work with HugeLunatic's base-game version of the Maxis mesh and karaskaras's add-on set.

Just to forewarn you, there will be yet moar recolours of the mesh at some point, but with a rather different feel to them - wait and see... ;)

Included are these Maxis mesh recolours:

And these lmhwjs horizontal add-on mesh recolours:

(mesh by lmhwjs not included; get it HERE)


The various British railway companies, for once-upon-a-time commissioning some fantabulous art-work.

lmhwjs and karaskaras for the add-on meshes; genius idea!

current mood: okayokay
Mr. Sullivan: Anastasia & Demetricliched_lovex on January 25th, 2010 09:22 pm (UTC)
O_______________O NOW i seriously love you. these will be musch abused in my game! :D thank you!
Bagfran (CuriousB in disguise)curiousb on January 25th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
I can't tell you how pleased I am that at least one other person likes these and will get some use out of them! Thanks for downloading! :D
blh_123blh_123 on January 25th, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC)
OHHH....love these too. I particularly like having some landscape oriented art work!! Great job!!
blh_123blh_123 on January 25th, 2010 10:41 pm (UTC)
oops...double comments. Just had to say that I have that cute red one with the doggies in my file of potential artwork for your birthday. :) Then I decided on the NO music ones.
Bagfran (CuriousB in disguise)curiousb on January 26th, 2010 12:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Barb! It just shows how well you know my taste! :D
orange_alexorange_alex on January 26th, 2010 11:58 am (UTC)
WOW. These are simply wonderful! I loooove retro posters, I'm glad I found your journal! :D Definitely downloading, you're so talented.
Also, I would love to know where you find all those retro images, since I always have to google them and stuff like that - if it's ok for you. :)
Thanks again!
Bagfran (CuriousB in disguise)curiousb on January 26th, 2010 12:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks, alex - it's great to get such lovely feedback!

I get a lot of my images for pictures/posters from here: http://www.allposters.com/

For these particular ones I actually found a fab site with loads of old railway posters: http://www.travelpostersonline.com/
orange_alexorange_alex on January 26th, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :) *lurks*
Emmamarazion on January 27th, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC)
Oh wow! These are absolutely fantastic! I've spent many holidays/days out in a lot of those places. Thank you very much for making them. :D
Bagfran (CuriousB in disguise)curiousb on January 28th, 2010 07:51 am (UTC)
You're welcome, marazion! It's the same for me - many of these are some of my favourite places to visit. :)
pinkthistlespinkthistles on January 28th, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
I loooove these :) Thanks so much!
could I maybe make a request that wouldn't get me shot!!!? Would it be very hard for these to be 'simlished'?
*runs away very fast, clutching the box of wonderful pictures...
Bagfran (CuriousB in disguise)curiousb on January 28th, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
LOL! I'm not going to shoot you, but I'm afaid I do have to say that I really don't know how to go about 'Simlishing' something. I'm guessing there must be Simlish fonts out there somewhere...

That being the case, I would say it is possible, but I can imagine it might take quite a lot of work in Photoshop, and I'm afraid I don't really have the time just at the moment.

If I do make any more sets in the future however, I will bear it in mind. :)

Thanks again for downloading - I'm glad the lack of Simlish hasn't put you off!
pinkthistlespinkthistles on January 28th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
OOH! thanks for not being angry with me :) They are MOST definitely perfect as they are, I'm terribly thankful. I can open SimPe - but that's it !!
greeneyedsims on February 1st, 2010 12:13 am (UTC)
Fran!! I've missed you!

I just found your site! I was going through an archive of Community Finds - Version 1, page 11, at Sims Urbania. When I saw "Bagfran" I was so thrilled. I LOVE your site!!

I had to grab these posters up, great job! I can't wait to use them! *runs off to look at more stuff*


Bagfran (CuriousB in disguise)curiousb on February 15th, 2010 09:41 am (UTC)
Greenie! Good to see you - and to know you are still Simming - sorry I missed your comment until now! *Hugs*
stakeit_ukstakeit_uk on March 8th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
I saw you added me, and decided to check out your journal. I'm so glad I did! I love everything you've made, these especially! I must have hundreds of recolors of this painting, and I can never have enough! Yours are top notch! Thanks :)
Bagfran (CuriousB in disguise)curiousb on March 9th, 2010 07:48 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I've become a big fan of your hair recolours since I discovered them recently, so I just had to add you as I didn't want to miss out on any new ones. ;)
LYNNESEYlynnesey on March 15th, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC)
I agree with a lot of people, you're super talented & I love this freaking journal BUT i have a quick question? Are the first vertical Maxis Mesh recolors supposed to be for the maxis mesh & the two smaller verticals? Cause in my game they only show up for maxis, but on your first preview they showed up fine.

Please let me know as soon as possbile,
these are brilliant ; (
Bagfran (CuriousB in disguise)curiousb on March 15th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
Than you very much indeed! :D

I happen to have my game open, so I've just checked for you, and all my recolours are showing up fine for me on both the two smaller vertical meshes. So I'm really sorry, but I have no idea why thy wouldn't be working for you! My only thought is perhaps they are clashing with some other recolours you might have for the mesh - have you tried with no other CC loaded up?
LYNNESEYlynnesey on March 15th, 2010 09:47 pm (UTC)
Whoa, wasn't expecting you to reply back that fast. But you are very welcome.

And okay, i'll try to do that. That could be it since, well, ihaveabout10trillionrecolorsofthatsamemesh
>.> *ashamed*

Thanks again.
Bagfran (CuriousB in disguise)curiousb on March 15th, 2010 09:50 pm (UTC)
I just happened to be stalking my own LJ at the time! ;)

Anyway, good luck, and let me know how you get on. (Oh, and it's pretty much the only Maxis picture mesh I ever use as well...)
LYNNESEYlynnesey on March 18th, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
Mehh, no luck. Still not working but I'll just take what I can get! Lol, thanks for your help though.
Bagfran (CuriousB in disguise)curiousb on March 19th, 2010 08:11 am (UTC)
That's really strange, and I'm very sorry they aren't working for you, but I'm pretty much out of ideas. :(

Do you have the most up-to-date CEP?

Is it all of the vertical pictures that aren't showing up - perhaps I could re-make a couple for you to test out?
LYNNESEYlynnesey on March 19th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
Yes, I have the latest CEP & no no no, it's OK! I don't want you to have to do that .. I'm decent in SIMPE, so I can just go get the pictures and do it so you won't have to.
Bagfran (CuriousB in disguise)curiousb on March 19th, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
Righty-oh - well, do let me know if you manage re-make them so that they work. :)