[EDIT] Revised plan is down here
Just a quick thing to say first... this is NOT
a request, and i fully appreciate it will be 90% done completely by me, and i can tell it will more than likely take several years to complete. So i don't want anyone saying i am just asking for all this to be done, because i'm not, although obviously feedback and critism is welcomed. Some bits are probably impossible to create/implement too, but the way i see it, if you have no imagination for a project in the first place, nothing will be done at all.
Anyway, that over, here's my idea. This set would be a series of GRF's, not a replacement for the Sub-Arctic climate. I aim to help recreate some basic elements of Alpine landscapes, and below i shall hope to outline how i might go about it;InfrastructureRoads
- Not of a high importance, as there are many good roadsets out there, but if i do get around to this part, i hope to create roads that can become impassable during the winter months. Whether this is just an eyecandy feature (i know the NARS has roads <1950 that are covered in snow), or a way of actually simulating roads of a certain altitude becoming impassable in winter months.Rails
- Again, probably even less of a priority than roads, and as we may never see catenary on narrow gauge rails, this is probably best left to a good rail set such as YARRS.Town buildings
- Definitely a large part of the project. Having used mainly the NA buildings when creating alpine scenario's, I began to get quite annoyed at having my small alpine town nestled under the Matterhorn having a large American Football stadium. This is by no means a critisism of the NA set, as the clue is in the name, North America, so I will set about creating a new Alpine Town Buildings Set. This will include many different chalet-type buildings, with more emphasis on the smaller villages.Industry
The main focus of this set was to include industries that best fit the Alpine areas. I know that it takes masses of time and work to create even a few industries, but anyway, (link pending)this(link pending) is the proper thread for these industries, but i shall outline some of the main areas of change here. I plan on using some original industries, plus adding some rather basic things such as water, sand, various farming/animal rearing etc., so i shall only outline some of the more extra-ordinary here. Ski areas
that require and produce Passengers, but only when they are above the snow line. Alpine Meadows
that require water to produce flowers. These will only produce flowers when they are not covered in snow (ie during the summer months). Florist
is a town building that will accept flowers. Chocolate factory
will require milk from a Cattle farm
to produce chocolate, which can then be distributed elsewhere accordingly.
As you can see, this is a very vague and probably useless topic. I am sure many will jump straight on the bandwagon and begin tearing it apart. When i return home tomorrow, i shall begin organising this properly, but for now, i just had to get it all down somewhere while i thought of it. And for those of you interested in the set, please don't hesitate to add suggestions, particularly as I am probably very bias towards European Alpine areas.
[EDIT] Got rid of TOURISTS and got rid of my made-up Flourist shop
_________________Total Alpine Replacement Set
: If anyone would like me to help draw snow stages in any of their GRFs let me know. I genuinely enjoy drawing them.