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 exclusively on the Mac App Store.

The Express Edition offers many of the features of RailModeller Pro with some limits regarding the size of layouts you can design. This enables you to try out our model train track planning app for macOS right away for free.

Here's how the Pro and Express editions compare:


Express Edition

Pro Edition

Number of Elements Up to 50 tracks Unlimited
Libraries included 270+
(Scale-specific & universal TruScale libraries)
(Scale-specific & universal TruScale libraries)
Model Scales per Layout 1 Unlimited
Number of Layers 1 (In-App Purchase: 5) 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 layouts for JMRI's PanelPro
macOS Version macOS High Sierra 10.13 or newer macOS High Sierra 10.13 or newer

RailModeller Express comes bundled with all the track libraries included in our Pro Edition enabling 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.