RailModeller
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Create trackplans for model railroads and slot cars.   Shareware ($39.00)
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RailModeller is a solution to create layouts for model railroads and slot car systems in an intuitive and flexible way on your Mac.

Layouts are built by simply dragging the tracks from the library to the layout. Tracks magnetically snap to free track-segments on the trackplan, automatically rotate to the correct angle and can optionally be colorized automatically to match the color of the segment.

Features:
  • Build trackplans via Drag and Drop - Choose elements from the various supplied libraries, drop them on the trackplan or append them to
What's New
Version 4.1.10:
  • Update check working again on OS X 10.9.
  • Direct link to the user gallery added to the Help menu.
  • Larger preset font sizes added.
  • Default filename for exported images prefixed.
  • Path to the stock now displayed in the Preferences dialog.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4 or later



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Peter827 reviewed on 12 Feb 2014
I have been using RailModeller for a while, and as a Mac user, it gives me everything I need to plan my layout.
There are many advanced features (3D view, helixes, levels) that require some experience. However, designing the basis layout is extremely easy thanks to the extensive track libraries. In my case (N-Scale, Europe), I have always found the pieces I was looking for.

Thanks for bringing model railroad planning to the Mac!
[Version 4.1.9]


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Elagache reviewed on 15 Nov 2011
I decided to get back into Model Railroading with a carefully thought out plan to avoid a "mission impossible." I choice my modeling subject, historical period, and scale strategically so that I could actually end up with a working model railroad. Having given myself a fighting chance, RailModeller was absolutely essential in ruling out all sorts of track layouts that would have ultimately been a dead-end. By trying out many combinations in the computer, I managed to narrow down to an arrangement that fit the space where the railroad would occupy. I tried several possible railroad designs. All this was only possible because of RailModeller.

After getting started on my model railroad, the best made plans - still didn't work out. What started out as a logging camp and associated railroad eventually evolved into a museum that represented an earlier logging camp. RailModeller once more was invaluable in making the changes to the layout that was in progress.

My layout is still not finished, but at least it has purpose and thanks to RailModeller, the design was tested before I started putting track on the benchwork. For the first time I have a reasonable model railroad and I very much thank the developers of RailModeller for this.
[Version 4.1.1]


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tranz4m reviewed on 25 Jun 2006
Nice program but
No track libraries for Gargraves, Ross, Curtis 3 rail O gage.
Also its 2D only.
[Version 2.3.3]


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sjj_public commented on 13 Dec 2005
Is there a way with this program to have it automatically fill in the gap? What I means is, I layout a section of track that almost completes a circuit, then the program automatically figures out what track to add, and how, in order to connect the ends. If not, is there a program out there that can do this? Preferably on the Mac, but Windows or Linux would be possible if need be.
[Version 2.3.1]

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M.U. Moore replied on 04 Jun 2007
I think the "close gaps with pieces of sectional tracks" feature claims to to exactly what you are looking for?
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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Oct 2004
This is a top notch program for designing sectional track plans using a large variety of libraries in all scales. The 3D view of the finished track plan is a especially nice feature. Upgrades and improvements are in the works for the future and will add numerous enhancements to this program.
Highly recommended.
[Version 2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Apr 2004
cool!
the best track layout program for MacOS
works also great for slotcar track layouts
[Version 2.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Aug 2003
I would have loved to check out this software -- IF I could have gotten past the About Box. No matter where I clicked or what combination of key-clicks I tried, I could not get the About Box to go away! :(
[Version 2.0]


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M-Rick rated on 12 May 2013

[Version 4.1.7]


Downloads:17,778
Version Downloads:148
Type:Multimedia Design : Illustration
License:Shareware
Date:16 Apr 2014
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $39.00
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RailModeller is a solution to create layouts for model railroads and slot car systems in an intuitive and flexible way on your Mac.

Layouts are built by simply dragging the tracks from the library to the layout. Tracks magnetically snap to free track-segments on the trackplan, automatically rotate to the correct angle and can optionally be colorized automatically to match the color of the segment.

Features:
  • Build trackplans via Drag and Drop - Choose elements from the various supplied libraries, drop them on the trackplan or append them to elements in your trackplan.
  • Build in any scale - All common modelscales are supported: from Z ("Miniclub") to IIm/G ("LGB", "Aristocraft"). Arbitrary scales can be combined in any trackplan.
  • Many libraries supplied - Start right away using more than 200 libraries containing tracks and structures of all major brands as well as additional elements like signals, houses, trees and additional items. The number of available libraries is constantly growing.
  • Railset-Editor to create your own libraries - A powerful, graphical Editor is included in the distribution to create your own or modify and customize the supplied libraries.
  • 3D Trackplan View - View your layout in 3D and get an even better impression of what it could look alike! No extra work is needed, the 3D-View is generated automatically with a single mouselick.
  • Export Trackplans as Pictures - Trackplan can be exported as PNG, PSD, JPEG, or TIFF pictures.
  • Part-Lists - A partlist is automatically maintained by RailModeller for your trackplan providing an overview of the tracks used and the overall costs. The integrated price editor allows on-the-fly editing of current pricing for all elements required for a particular layout.
  • Localized - The application is localized, currently English and German locales are available.


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