RailModeller Pro is a planning tool for designing model railroad and slot car layouts.
Key features include:
- Layouts of up to 10 x 10km (6.2 x 6.2 miles) in size,
- More than 250 multi-brand libraries with 6000+ tracks and accessories (fully localized in English and German),
- TruScale libraries (signals, accessories) adapting automatically to all model scales
- Support for all common and many custom model scales,
- A clean and intuitive user interface,
- Comprehensive set of tools to quickly build awesome model train layouts,
- Assistants for placing tracks at different heights and creating grades,
- Up to 99 layers per layout,
- Customizable modes for viewing the layout in two and three dimensions,
- Assistant to easily add baseboards for many common layout outlines,
- Image import (PNG, JPEG, PSD, GIF, TIFF, PDF, and others),
- Dedicated tools for creating tunnel sections,
- Automatically generated shopping lists,
- A price database automatically synchronizing item prices across layouts,
- Printing layouts on any scale from a single sheet of paper to full 1:1 scale,
- Exporting layouts in various image file formats at any resolution,
- Export to JMRI's PanelPro app for controlling model trains (DCC)
- Community Layouts with hundreds of track plans created by a community of fellow model railroaders
- Integrated stock management for your inventory of tracks.
RailModeller Pro is getting ready for Big Sur with this latest update including enhancements to improve compatibility with the new macOS version.
In addition the Clean Up assistant has been extended to now detect and remove duplicate tracks where multiple copies of a track are located at the same location, an improved contextual menu when editing baseboards with the ability to hide or show all dimensions of a baseboard with a single command, and extended summary tooltips in the library catalog now also displaying the modification date and author of a track library.
Other changes include a slightly improved appearance for the catalog of Community Layouts and a bug fix preventing the Library Catalog’s QuickFilter from hiding both automatically for accessory libraries and permanently if configured, finally the layout setting to hide marks between tracks now has an effect in the 3D view.
An issue that could cause crashes when reverting a layout to a previous version has been fixed.
As always the catalog of bundled track systems has been extended with new and updated libraries.
RailModeller Pro 6.3 features a range of improvements throughout the app including
This update features a range of improvements throughout the app including
• Auto-Colorize Layouts: A new function to automatically colorize layouts by element type, radius, article number, or layer using multiple color palettes and custom color shades helps in communicating the structure of a layout and distinguishing individual elements with a simple to use assistant.
• Improved Library Catalog: The Library Catalog now shows the shorthand or alias where published by the manufacturer so you don't have to remember that article 61113 is a 'G100'. A new filter option allows to hide elements not tracked in stock and negative counts can now be shown for all articles regardless of whether they are currently tracked in your stock. The latter can be enabled in the app's preference when 'Show required..' is selected. As a bonus the Library Catalog now displays a summary for the active track library when hovering above the selected library's name.
• Baseboard Assistant: The baseboard assistant has been extended and now displays a large preview to help matching a new baseboard with existing layout content. A new inside corner baseboard templates (as used by e.g. the T-TRAK system) has been added, additional improvements include a new offset/alignment option as well as a number of minor changes.
• Better JMRI Export: The export to JMRI's PanelPro application for controlling model railroads via DCC has been expanded to provide more control over the generated output. It now includes user-defined scaling enabling you to individually match your RailModeller Pro layout for JMRI's unit agnostic Layout Editor, options to show tunnel segments and to include only visible portions of the layout. The export has also been improved to be more robust when generating JMRI XML files.
• Inspector for Generic Bumpers: A dedicated inspector is now available for the recently introduced generic bumper (buffer stops) decorations that can be added to any straight, curved or flex track. It allows customizing the appearance of generic bumpers by offering settings to e.g. select the type of bumper (earthen, classic bracket, Hayes) or its position inside the track.
Other changes in RailModeller Pro 6.3 include improvements to Cloud Layouts with an optimized view for individual layouts and swifter feedback for various actions, extended layer defaults, minor improvements and bug fixes when exporting layout files to multi-layer PhotoShop (PSD) images, and other enhancements.
Detailed information on this latest update is available as usual at https://www.railmodeller.com/news-en.html
If you have any questions about or issues with our app please get in touch with us at email@example.com
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Best Bang for the Price
For years I used RR-Track to design several layouts in HO and O Scale. Got to be very well versed in all of its features and options. Got rid of my PC’s and bought a Mac. Great move but RR_Track does not offer a Mac version of there software. Sniffed around on the web and tried a few compeditors. Tried to balance price and features. Came across RailModeller, tried the FREE version and figured it was worth the price so I bought the PRO version. Took a few hours to learn some of the features but I bacame very comfortable with it and am enjoying the process of designing a new 11’ x 22’ HO layout for my basement.
Right now the main enhancement that I would like to see would be an expanded library to include maybe 10-15% of the buildings that Walthers offers. The current offerings in RailModeller is very limited.
I would recommend this software to EVERY Mac user on the planet.
Building my layout with no diagram other than what was in my head, I didn’t like it when all the track was laid down and trains were running. Track and cork were glued down and unsalvageable. Ripped up and threw away 3/4 of it. Spent the next 2 month utilizing this great piece of software designing my new layout. I have tried others and wasn’t impressed as I am with RailModeller Pro and the learning curve wasn’t that bad. Started building the layout per drawing and toward the end didn’t thing it was going to fit. Boy was I wrong!!! Worked out perfect per the drawing. Only problem I have and I know it is me is understanding how to do elevations, it was frustrating at times. The author of the software responds quickly given the time difference and is highly helpful. I fully without a doubt recommend RailModeller Pro!!!
Marklin C track Geometry is incorrect
I expected better from a dedicated rail modeller layout- and it isn't cheap either. I have had other software that was 100% accurate which was key when builing complex and large layouts. I have posted the issues in the forum.
But as a quick summary I realized that once I set the spacing between tracks (77.5) using standard turnouts the straight tracks were not parallel the further the straiight tracks went from the tunrouts- in my case in one direction it was widening. So when I set two 180 degree r2 and r3 concentric curves the R3 seemd short vs the R2. In other words at the end of a 90 or 180 degree curve you could immediately see that the end of the curves were not aligned. This issue compounds pretty quickly on a large layout. What's more I do not know if there are issues elswhere in the geometry and I do not want to spend hours trying to figure it out (not should I).
I am considering asking for a refund or have the developers address the issue (in real time- if not I would rather use another software).
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.