Empire Express Deluxe
Empire Express Deluxe
2.3.1

4.5

Empire Express Deluxe free download for Mac

Empire Express Deluxe

2.3.1
09 September 2019

Design your model railroad empire (was Empire Express).

Overview

Empire Express Deluxe (was Empire Express) harnesses the ease of use and power of the Mac so you can quickly, easily, and accurately design your model railroad empire.

Designing a layout is as simple as dragging track and structures from the catalog palette to the plan window. Track pieces are automatically aligned to create accurate, kink-free track connections. Flex track can be easily bent to create smooth curves which meet the user-selected minimum radius standard. The tool palette includes line, rectangle, circle, polygon, and text tools which you can use to draw the layout room, structures, and scenery.

Empire Express was designed specifically for the Mac and supports the standard Mac features such as copy and paste and drag and drop. In addition it also features multiple undo and redo, undoing up to 25 of the last user actions.

What's new in Empire Express Deluxe

Version 2.3.1:
  • If you have pictures in your Empire Express plans, open them with this version before upgrading to the next macOS after Mojave. Empire Express 2.3.1 will convert pictures that are incompatible with a future macOS to a compatible format.
  • It also contains interface improvements for Mojave and future macOS releases.

1 Empire Express Deluxe Reviews

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Skyhorse
26 October 2015

Most helpful

I've used this software for years, since 2007 or 2008, and have designed and built a number of model railroads (and modifications to them) using this software. It lacks some of the frills of RailModeller (which I have also used), but it has something much more critical to ANYONE attempting to draw a plan that will fit a specific space with little or no room for error: it is ACCURATE. I had to stop using RailModeller because unlike those with many square feet of real estate for a layout and can afford minor track geometry errors (particularly with Atlas switches--by far the single most common brand here in the U.S.), I work in small spaces where an inch or fraction thereof can mean the difference between a layout that fits the space and one that fails completely, and I have had design failure happen with RailModeller. If you use Empire Express, it will fit exactly as it is drawn. Period. For brands of buildings not provided, the software is sufficiently flexible to draw shapes to fit whatever you want to put on a layout in terms of buildings, bridges, or scenery shapes. It is not fancy. It is just the best you can get if you need to be absolutely sure that what you are attempting to build in small or tight spaces will fit. Why 4.5 stars? It's terrific, but I'd love more provided building shapes, options to use two rail as well as centerline designs, and more ease of adding color to track and more. It would be great if upgrades came a little more frequently too, but all you MUST have is here now, and it's right.
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Version 2.0.1
Skyhorse
26 October 2015
I've used this software for years, since 2007 or 2008, and have designed and built a number of model railroads (and modifications to them) using this software. It lacks some of the frills of RailModeller (which I have also used), but it has something much more critical to ANYONE attempting to draw a plan that will fit a specific space with little or no room for error: it is ACCURATE. I had to stop using RailModeller because unlike those with many square feet of real estate for a layout and can afford minor track geometry errors (particularly with Atlas switches--by far the single most common brand here in the U.S.), I work in small spaces where an inch or fraction thereof can mean the difference between a layout that fits the space and one that fails completely, and I have had design failure happen with RailModeller. If you use Empire Express, it will fit exactly as it is drawn. Period. For brands of buildings not provided, the software is sufficiently flexible to draw shapes to fit whatever you want to put on a layout in terms of buildings, bridges, or scenery shapes. It is not fancy. It is just the best you can get if you need to be absolutely sure that what you are attempting to build in small or tight spaces will fit. Why 4.5 stars? It's terrific, but I'd love more provided building shapes, options to use two rail as well as centerline designs, and more ease of adding color to track and more. It would be great if upgrades came a little more frequently too, but all you MUST have is here now, and it's right.
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Version 2.0.1
$29.99

4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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