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Welcome to Subpar Productions
I am a 3D modeler and texture artist specializing in making railroad equipment, primarily from North America from the pioneering days into the steam/diesel transition era. The vast majority of the models and textures available on this website were created by me; I created animations and scripts for the few exceptions. All models found on this website were created for the Trainz series of simulators, which is produced by N3V Games Pty. Ltd. Most Trainz assets starting with kuid:96914 can be found on this website. As this website's history spans nearly a decade, models are separated by the Trainz version they have been designed for use in.

Model Updates
As time permits, older, Trainz Railway Simulator 2004 (TRS2004)-era models will be upgraded to Trainz Classics 3 (TC3) or Trainz: A New Era (T:ANE) compliance. As most of my older models are crude by my current standards, each upgrade involves significant amount of mesh and texture work to improve accuracy, appearance and efficiency. Therefore, the upgrade program is expected to take many years.

Requests
For freeware works, I do not accept requests; my personal to-do list contains enough models to keep me occupied for many years in addition to time required to update existing models. However, I will consider commissioned mesh and texture work for Trainz and other railroad simulators. Feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements.

About Ben (bdaneal)
Born and raised in Atlanta, Ben just barely missed the original Norfolk Southern steam program and New Georgia excursion era. Despite this, a focus on steam excursions on family vacations as a youth generated a healthy fascination with steam power. This fascination led him to start making 3D models of trains for the Trainz series in 2003 and begin volunteering at the Southeastern Railway Museum in 2006. Over time, this interest in railroading became increasingly academic, with the majority of his term papers written while studying history in college being either railroad or transportation related. With his experience working on the prototype, Ben is able to fill in gaps where blueprints are unavailable or lacking in detail.

News
March 14, 2015
Ports of Simon van de Laak's MSTS Chesapeake and Ohio Allegheny and Virginian Blue Ridge 2-6-6-6 have been added to the Standard Gauge Freight page.

December 23, 2014
In preparation for future releases and updates, the TC3+ standard gauge steam page has been split into three parts: Switching & Industrial, Freight and Passenger & Dual Service. Three new releases, a Norris 4-2-0, Canadian Pacific Royal Hudson (by WorkSim) and updated N&W J of 1941, have been added to the Passenger & Dual Service page.

February 09, 2014
The TS2009+ Steam page has been activated! A USRA 0-8-0 switcher can be found there. This page also features Bill69's updated versions of the older USRA models. The KUIDs of these updates have been changed to obsolete the original models.

September 29, 2013
After a couple of years off, I'm back. To celebrate, a trio of Fowler-clone 40 foot single-sheathed boxcars are now available from the TRS10+ Rollingstock page. These are the first in what will be a series of steam-era freight cars. In addition, some potentially useful source files have been made available on the Source File page.




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This page last updated April 19, 2015
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