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Re: Estonia - Scenery developement

Postby Alral » Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:53 pm

Port Noblessner has been constructed and will be added to my next release.

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The harbor is located not far from the city centre, next to Lennusadam and Miinisadam ports. The former is somewhat modelled, the latter will hopefully be some day.

The complex, including a port and a shipyard, dates back to 1913. It was founded by Emanuel Nobel (a relative of Alfred Nobel) and Gustav Lessner. The shipyard was mostly servicing military needs. Today there is still a smaller shipyard functioning, which belongs to BLRT Group, but many former industrial objects were either repurposed or abandoned.

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Departing from Lennusadam. It is quite crowded there in real life, especially during the summer season, with smaller ships and boats. On about the same place where the ship is on the screenshot there stands a historic icebreaker - steamer Suur Tõll built in 1914. The hangars have been reconstructed heavily and now house the Estonian Naval Museum, including the submarine Lembit built in 1932. A highly recommended place to visit if you happen to be in Tallinn some day. But in FG I decided to have some place to myself here.

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BLRT Tallinn Shipyard. Still functioning. There are also ship slips which look quite impressive but unfortunately tricky to model. Maybe later I will.

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Port Noblessner Marina. The terrain here is a bit faulty (something wrong with elevations), so I had to raise some buildings above the ground (and even with this they are a bit sunk).

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Now we can leave our car and take a little walk. The building used to be a foundry. Now it is used as a concert hall.

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Another former industrial facility acting now as a summer cafe.

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Yachts.

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I don't know what to do with this old trawler (from FlightGear Models stock). Environmentally it just fits where it is standing (in front of the shipyard), but it blocks the view to the sea from the harbor and vice versa. It can also be placed at the pier on the other side of the marina - in real life there are usually written-off ships moored. But there it might ruin the feeling of a marina. What do you think?

Some real-life photos of the place:
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Re: Estonia - Scenery developement

Postby Catalanoic » Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:47 pm

Absolutlty astonishing work!!
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Re: Estonia - Scenery developement

Postby fmg » Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:34 pm

Very nice!

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Re: Estonia - Scenery developement

Postby legoboyvdlp » Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:57 pm

Speaking of nice work, Tempelhoff is beautiful.
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Re: Estonia - Scenery developement

Postby Müller » Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:35 pm

Hi Alral,

Very nice work, congratulations.
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Re: Estonia - Scenery developement

Postby Alral » Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:18 am

Welcome to the Medieval era
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Kuressaare Bishop's castle, located in Kuressaare town, Saaremaa island. Dates back to the 14th century (though most of the current's castle is a result of later reconstructions and modernisations). Originally build by the Teutonic Order, was used as a fortress until about 18th-19th centuries when it (and the Saaremaa island) lost its strategic value. Now housing the Saaremaa museum.

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Re: Estonia - Scenery developement

Postby wrg » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:48 pm

Super!
scenery of Russia updated 20 Jul 2015 https://github.com/soitanen/Project-Russia
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Re: Estonia - Scenery developement

Postby MIG29pilot » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:51 pm

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Re: Estonia - Scenery developement

Postby Alral » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:15 am

Actually it is still Work-In-Progress, but I will upload what I have done so far since the last release.

Port Noblessner in Tallinn, a bit of Naissaar island (just the harbour), Kuressaare castle and a couple of buildings in Kuressaare, Saaremaa.
Kuressaare airport is in the release (a little earlier in the thread or the starting post).

http://users.flightgear.ru/alral/Estonia/Updates/Update102015.zip

Enjoy!

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Re: Estonia - Scenery developement

Postby Vladimir Akimov » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:14 am

This looks great!
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Re: Estonia - Scenery developement

Postby Alral » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:33 pm

A new release (why so early? Only a year has passed since the previous one!)
***THE LINK IS HERE***
https://www.online.ee/sharefile.php?shareid=060e0898-0557-41ca-8f76-b1482cca97b4
Just open the link and click the button which says "Laadi kõik alla" (which in Estonian stands for "Download all", all being the only zip-archive with the release).
Installation instructions inside. Should you need more help, or face any problems, don't hesitate to ask right in this topic.

The new area is the Ülemiste City business district.
Modeled only partially, the most prominent (and not too complex) objects have been included. Possibly WIP (as in real life, by the way, this is actually a new development).
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The district is mostly located in a former industrial area. Situated between the Tallinn Airport and the Ülemiste freight station, what is now called "Ülemiste City" used to be a large factory called "Dvigatel". Founded in 1899, it used to build all kinds of machinery, from railway equipment and rolling stock, to nuclear and space production.
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Since 1990's the factory has been in a decay, up till in the recent years the redevelopment of the area commenced. Currently, it is growing into a business and small industries district, situated near the airport and the railroad.
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Of the former factory buildings, many have been demolished to make room for new developments.
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Some have been repurposed.
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Many still remain, either housing some smaller industries or simply falling apart.
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Highrises near the airport. Adding fun to your life since SimCity 2000.
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The district is still in active development in the real life, many object are even not on Google Street View yet. Future plans for the area include a tram line to the airport passing through the district, and a Rail Baltic terminal, which would be located at the current Ülemiste station. Right now it is a nice opportunity to see the contrast of the shining new skyscrapers and futuristic IT-offices just next to derelict factory halls and industrial ruins.

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Also included the Noblessner Harbour, Kuressaare town and Naissaar harbour, which I introduced earlier.
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Have fun and less rainy days (well, unless you like them)!
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Re: Estonia - Scenery developement

Postby Alral » Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:30 pm

Another tourist trap to be added to the next release.
Trap - because if you are not careful enough around this attraction, it will be you who is going to crash.
So exercise caution...
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This balloon has been produced by Lindstrand Technologies Ltd. It operates on the territory of the Old Harbour (Passenger port of Tallinn), near the cruise quays.
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The balloon takes up to 30 passengers and rises up to 150m (which makes ca. 120m for passenger gondola). If you are doing low-level flying in the area, watch out!
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Hopefully coming soon!
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And just a nice view of the Ülemiste City business district and the Ülemiste railway station.
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Re: Estonia - Scenery developement

Postby Alral » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:57 am

24.02.2018
Eesti Vabariik - 100.
The Republic of Estonia - 100 years anniversary.

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Re: Estonia - Scenery developement

Postby Alral » Sun May 24, 2020 8:43 pm

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Carry me, caravan, take me away
Take me to Portugal, take me to Spain

(This particular ship will only take you to Saaremaa)

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