RailModeller Express for Mac (Free)

The free model train planning app for macOS

RailModeller Express is the free edition of our app portfolio for planning model railroad and slot car layouts on macOS.

The app is available for download on the Mac App Store.

The Express Edition offers many of the features supported by RailModeller Pro with some limits regarding the size of layouts you can build.

Here's how the Pro and Express editions compare:


Express Edition

Pro Edition

Number of Elements Up to 50 tracks Unlimited
Libraries included 250+
(Specific and generic TruScale libraries)
(Specific and generic TruScale libraries)
Model Scales per Layout 1 Unlimited
Number of Layers 1 Up to 99
Image Import Not available Up to 10 images (PDF, JPEG, PSD, ..)
Baseboards Rectangular Baseboards Templates for common shapes (L, U, ..) & custom baseboards
Stock Not available Integrated Stock Management
Community Layouts Browse and open layouts Browse, open and share layouts
Layout Dimension Up to 500m (or yards)
In original scale
Up to 10km or 6.2mi
Scale of drawing canvas
JMRI Export Not available Export to JMRI's PanelPro
Required macOS Version macOS 10.11 or newer macOS 10.11 or newer

RailModeller Express does of course contain the same track libraries as our Pro Edition in order to enable you to try out for yourself whether RailModeller Pro is a good fit for you and if it suits your needs - or whether you're perfectly happy with its little brother.