Rail Ferries, by DocRorlach WMP Logo

Rail Ferries come in two flavours: urban/industrial, and rural. For each there are two stations which act as railway stations. Transit between two rail ferries is enabled via subway connectors.

While this means they could be connected to a standard subway network, we advise against it - such a connection would minimize or negate the rail-to-subway transfer.

Since ferries tend to be located on steep waterfronts, the subway connection may need to be routed sideways before being layed underwater. Bear that in mind when terraforming. Our experience indicates that gently slopped beaches are best suited for this time of transit lot. Rail Ferries do not generate any in-game ferry routes. There is, however, a timed railbarge (full, emty), and a non-timed diagonal rail barge (full) available as a separate download.

All buildings & props are rendered in HD.

Please note: the required wmp_texture05.dat, original available with other WMP Ferries, has been updated and needs to be downloaded again.

Screenshots

Rural Rail Ferries

Urban Rail Ferries
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Lot Details and Information
Lot size: RF-A: 3 x 8 tiles, RF-B: 3 x 5 tiles, RF-C: 3 x 6 tiles, RF-D: 3 x 5 tiles
Menu position: Building: Transportation,Building: Subway,Building: Strikable Transit,Building: WaterTransit
Jobs:

RF-A: Jobs $ : 25; RF-B: Jobs $ : 25; RF-C: Jobs $$ : 28; RF-D: Jobs $$ : 45;

Plop cost: RF-A: § 1,425; RF-B: § 1,145; RF-C: § 100; RF-D: § 1,145;
Bulldoze cost: RF-A: § 615; RF-B: § 495; RF-C: § 645; RF-D: § 495;
Monthly cost: RF-A: § 45; RF-B: § 35; RF-C: § 45; RF-D: § 35;
Power consumption: RF-A: 35 MWh/month; RF-B: 83 MWh/month; RF-C: 49 MWh/month; RF-D 83 MWh/month;
Water consumption: RF-A: 19 Gallons/month; RF-B: 24 Gallons/month; RF-C: 38 Gallons/month; RF-D: 44 Gallons/month;
Pollution: varied
Compatibility
This download is only compatible with SimCity 4 "Rush Hour" or SimCity 4 Deluxe.
Installation

Manual Installations: If you are using the DIC (Download & Installation Catalogue) manual installations are easy. If not, unpack the ZIP archive into your (My) Documents\SimCity 4\Plugins Folder. We recommend creating a WorkingMan folder beforehand, if it does not exist, and using that as the installation folder.

Un-Installing: To un-install the files, simply bulldoze every lot from this download in your cities and delete the files from the plugins folder afterwards.

Dependencies

To ensure the proper functionality, make sure the files mentioned below are installed in the plugins folder.

Rural Rail Ferry Textures:

Urban Rail Ferry Textures:

Notes about Nightlighting Effects
In order to see the nightlighting, you must install the EP1-Update 1 for Rush Hour/Sim City 4 Deluxe, and then afterwards, install the SC4-Update for nightlighting (note: you have to be logged in in order to see the download link). If this update isn't installed, you won't see any lighting effects on custom BAT buildings.
Disclaimer

The usage of this download is on your own risk. We do test our lots and of course use them ourselves, so they should work properly, but errors may still exist. Feel free to modify the lots for yourself and show them in your city journals, but you cannot distribute them in any manner or form. You certainly cannot upload them to fan sites or file exchanges.

All ZIP archives and the files they contain have been checked for virus infections and are clean.

Credits

While the usual thanks go out to everyone around the Pegasus site & teams and to Dave for his patience with testing this stuff, this project would have not been possible without the creative efforts of quite a lot of people in the 3D modelling world:
First off, there is Max Grueter in Switzerland, whose Working Class Heroes are found on all the ferry lots; for the trucks and cars I owe thanks to a whole slew of designers: Jost, jrn91, anonymous, col1, mike409, mclarenman, banamana, sandman, mago, williamT, matt372, and poolboy.

Special thanks must also be offered to Rivit, who patiently (and repeatedly) fixed the special path files and textures for the rural ferries.

Problems?
If you have problems with this lot it is most likely that you did not download all the dependencies or - just as likely - that we made a mistake. You can contact us via email at comments@workingman-productions.co.uk. Best include a screen-shot illustrating the problem.
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Main Download
WMP_Railferries.zip Download Size: 8.8 MB
Dependencies
wmp_ferry_props01.zip Download Size: 1.6 MB
wmp_cars_props02.zip Download Size: 1.1 MB
wmp_power_props01.zip ( Updated on June 21, 2011) Download Size: 1.1 MB
wmp_texture05.zip (updated September 12, 2011) Download Size: 274 KB
wmp_textures06.zip Download Size: 85 KB
Optional
WMP_Railbarges.zip Download Size: 1.4 MB
wmp_dummies.zip (only needed for barges) Download Size: 28 KB