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UK Cooling Towers/Chimneys that stay visible at distance

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Initial Release November 18, 2020
Last Updated March 31, 2021
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United Kingdom Drag and Drop

Cooling towers and chimney stacks for Ferrybridge,Eggborough,Drax,Ratcliffe,Ironbridge,Rugeley,Fidders Ferry,Stockton,Willington,West Burton and Cottam.
These don't disappear when at a distance that they should still be visible.

 

V1.3

Added some more chimneys:

Longannet,Peterhead,Aberthaw,Southam,Uskmouth,Fawley and Lynemouth

NOTE: Since Sim Update 3 the draw distance has unfortunately reduced on this addon and is now approx 20 miles. Was much further previously..


Pretty empty over here.


Pretty empty over here.

  • Version 1.3 March 31, 2021

    V1.3

    Added some more chimneys:

    Longannet,Peterhead,Aberthaw,Southam,Uskmouth,Fawley and Lynemouth

    NOTE: Since Sim Update 3 the draw distance has unfortunately reduced on this addon and is now approx 20 miles. Was much further previously..

  • Version 1.2 December 26, 2020

  • Version 1.1 November 19, 2020

  • Launched November 18, 2020

    Initial release of this file just launched. Welcome aboard!


Pretty empty over here.


15 Comments
  • L5BTG
    13 day(s) ago
    Flew to Rugeley from the unit where I keep my car (abbots bromley airfield) and was disappointed no power station. Then I discovered this mod! It'll be nice to have the landmark on flight sim even when the towers are gone,
  • SledDriver
    1 month(s) ago
    You mention the decreased draw distance with SU3. We thought the same thing had happened to tree draw distance mods. Turns out if you run the sim once without the mod installed, then reinstall/restart the sim, the draw distance comes back. I wonder if this works with this chimney mod? I will test it soon and reply to myself here.
  • willfly
    1 month(s) ago
    Is it possible you could please add the tall chimney at Fawley power station? It is a local landmark and the sim is incomplete without it.
    • metel89
      1 month(s) ago
      Just added that one to my list.. will be out later today probably...
    • willfly
      1 month(s) ago
      Fantastic. Thank you so much.
      Later that day; Just seen the Update and that you've added Fawley chimney.
      Brilliant stuff. So grateful. Thank you. We use it at Solent Airport (EGHF) for reference when to turn Crosswind (right-hand Pattern) and to judge height AGL. We shall miss it when it goes - scheduled for demolition later this year or early 2022. Lovely to have it for now.
      https://postimg.cc/rdsQQkk6
  • James4114
    3 month(s) ago
    Hi, The Ironbridge cooling towers have now been blown up. Is there any way to adjust and reflect on this without losing the other towers?
    • metel89
      3 month(s) ago
      Yes, that's something I'm looking at.

      Plan for next version is to create an individual package for each site so that they can simply be removed if any get demolished in the future or keep them for any nostalgia trips.
      A replacement package would also be included for each to prevent the auto-gen stuff from reappearing and apply a ground texture to cover the bing maps texture.

      Going to wait for the UK World Update to see what happens in these areas before doing any of this.
  • deanpearcy
    3 month(s) ago
    Wow, thanks so much. Thank you for responding so quickly. 😊
  • deanpearcy
    4 month(s) ago
    Hi, I love this mod. Could I be cheeky and ask if there is any chance you could add West Burton and Cottam in North Notts? I do real world VFR flying from Gamston (EGNE) and these are really missed in my virtual VFR flights.
    • metel89
      4 month(s) ago
      Those 2 have now been added V1.2

      Let me know if there's any others that I've missed
    • bladeuktm
      4 month(s) ago
      just came here to ask the same, my first flight out of gamston i lost my bearings when i headed east from retford due to the lack of the cooling towers.

      thanks to the creator.
  • stevehol
    6 month(s) ago
    Thanks so much for adding the Willington Power Station cooling towers. Can’t believe how quickly you’ve done this.
  • stevehol
    6 month(s) ago
    This is great work. Thanks so much. Looks brilliant in the game and great landmarks for VFR flying.
    Should you get the time could I request you add Willington Power Station near Derby (West of East Midlands Airport), which provides a great reference point for flying in on 09.
    Brilliant work!
    • metel89
      6 month(s) ago
      Willington added....V1.1
  • Marinerhally
    6 month(s) ago
    How would this work with the other cooling tower mods? Thanks

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