Evan Designs Software Reviews

Evan Designs Model Builder Reviews

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O Scale Trains Model Builder Review "you can just simply sit down and create; your only limitation is your imagination"

Scale Rails Model Builder Review "The software paid for itself with the first building (in comparison with buying laser kits or other commercial kits). Overall, I would buy this software again and recommend it to my friends, and for a non-computer person, that says it all."

Model Railroad News Model Builder Review "I consider Model Builder to be a welcome addition to my structure scratch-building toolbox."

O Gauge Watch Model Builder Review "I highly recommend Model Builder Software to anyone looking for an inexpensive way to add buildings to his or her layout."

Scale Modeler's Handbook Model Builder Review "Yes, the software is easily worth the $45 asking price. I use it every day and couldn't be more pleased with its performance."

About.com : Miniatures "I was impressed by the possibilities for smaller scales, and the ability to use your own photos for parts of buildings (you must crop or correct your photos in a drawing or photo program first). This is a great way to build fast buildings, or buildings with local details."

===Past reviews of our software have been done by:===

Model Railroader reviewed our Evan Designs &nbspWindow Designer

Classic Toy Trains reviewed our Evan Designs Modeler's Toolkit
  "Thorough instructions, good results with a minimum of effort, easy way to add dozens of details to your layout" Neil Besougloff, CTT 2005

O Gauge Railroading also reviewed our Evan Designs Modeler's Toolkit
  "I found the Modeler's Toolkit a pleasure to work with, and I was very satified with the results" Tony English, OGR 2005

Model Railroad News also reviewed our Evan Designs Modeler's Toolkit
  "The Modelers Toolkit provides an innovative set of products that many modelers will find useful. I consider the Modelers Toolkit to be a welcome addition to my super-detailing bag of tricks." Phil Scandura MRN 2005

Read on for Great Customer Comments. Thank you to everyone who has shared their enthusiasm, and their Model Builder photos with us!

Customer Model Builder Reviews

I just wanted to send a note to thank you for the great product you produced in "Model Builder." Just finished my first project which was constructing a Railway Express Agency building. I finished it this morning with adding the final details to the roof. Wow! I am certainly impressed and only sorry I did not purchase this sooner. Never realized how great paper models look and how construction with your software made design and construction so easy. Thank you and I wish you folk much success in the future.

Joel Eikomstead Fargo, North Dakota

Some months ago you were kind enough to offer coaching to me for my use of the Model Builder program. This is just a note of thanks for your good efforts and to tell you how much I have enjoyed Model Builder. I am really in the Lionel toy train category, and do not have a permanent layout. What has been the most fun with Model Builder is that I can print up shingles, windows, doors, scrap piles and other things to take with me on visits to the grandsons. They paste these to boxes of interesting shapes that I collect for them. The resultant buildings are never anything that I envision, but they are so much fun for the laddies to build and cherish. We are all getting better at this as we practice. This is great stuff for five and seven year olds who would otherwise probably be playing with some electronic device instead of making buildings, smoke and noise with trains. Thanks again,


I am a DOD Firefighter/Medic stationed in Iraq and I enjoy your [Model Builder] program. I work on building ideas and when I go home for my R&R's I make them. ==John

I think the MB is a great program. I used it to build a model of the local museum building which was previously the Southern Rwy station. It is a large 2 story brick building with lots of windows and doors with no 2 sides alike. Quite a challenge but MB helped a lot. I am a volunteer with the museum and helping build a model railroad in an ex-Southern baggage car on the siding behind the museum. The model of the station will be on the layout. I will send pictures when finished.
== Frank B

I have used this program to make model buildings for my N gauge Layout and can not believe how many comments I get about the realism of the buildings. This is entirely due to this excellent program. I now find making new buildings an extra pleasure using the most recent updates. Thank you for an excellent program.

== Roy, UK

I have used it for the past three years and have found it a really neat program for creating backdrops, buildings to fill areas where the supper detail of plastic structures is not needed and for adding interest to dioramas. I highly recommend this and other Evan Designs programs. The support is great also. My email has never been ignored. Thanks for a great tool for modeling.

Incredibly useful piece of software, not just for modelers of American prototypes

== Michael, AU

Great product! Would highly recommend for any model railroader.

== Richard, MS


==Jack, TX

I do not buy many fancy programs to play with, but this one [Model Builder] is cute and has a lot of potential. Been playing with scale HO trains for about 45 years and this program is cool!

==Tom, IL

I really like Model Builder - the buildings are much more realistic than plastic ones and a whole lot less expensive.

== Rich, AU

I purchased your Model Builder software today (7/31/2007) at the Detroit NMRA show. Within ten minutes of loading the software and having not read the manual I created an interesting building front. This is a great product! Nice job!

==Bob MI

I bought this program at the OKC train meet at the Evans booth. While living in Pennsylvania a friend who got me to join the TCA kept telling me about how great this program was. He owns most of the Evans products. So I thought I would try it and really like what it does. I am using it presently for my N scale layout.

===Norman, OK

Guys, just like to say what an excellent product. It is the most useful piece of software I have bought. Simple to use, great selection of ready to go clip art and will be using it for years to come. Keep up the good work.

===Jim, AU

I just recently ordered your program and have been designing buildings most of the day. What is really funny, is I have been designing buildings in Autocad for most of my carreer, but never had the textures your program offers. I have an N scale layout and like to scratch build most of my buildings. Bricks, siding etc. all have to be created to what I want.

===Tom, IL

Great product. I used it to produce interior wall coverings for a prize winning model.

===Ralph, UK

Fantastic program, saves lots of work and is realistic.

=== Don, FL

a few months ago I bought the cd online, been testing some buildings, and working on a city and coalmine now. It's great and easy to use software that saves a lot of money. Thx for the extra fun of modelbuildings

===Steve, Belgium

brilliant program

=== John, UK

I bought your "MODEL BUILDER" about 1 month ago. Since then I have done nothing but build structures using your various building materials on the disc. I just want to tell you it is one of the most useful adjuncts to model railroading that I have found in many a year. (I started with HO gauge in the 1950's) I am now building only "N" gauge since we don't have much room for anything larger.
So far, I have built every structure in your included plans. In addition I have built dozens of other structures such as: Strip Malls, a Hotel, a Movie Theater, Machine Shop, and many Stores. I have also added structures to your included plans. For instance on your train station plan, I have added typical style covered passenger platforms, to your gas station I added easily built gas pumps and roof signs. I am enclosing several pictures of the station platforms and a couple stores I have built. I look forward to seeing more plans on your web site and also watch for additions to the materials portion.

===Frank, FL

I'm really looking forward to using this after seeing the results in the show and having built the building in the Chip board design session.

===Eugene OH

this is the beast software for making model buildings I have ever seen thank you

===John Davis Plymouth Devon United Kingdom

Customer Brickyard Reviews

"bought the brick yard and it's great, tried the demo of model builder and it gets even better !"

==Edward, CT

"Excellent design works like a charm"

==Michael VA

Both my husbnd & I love it.

Very nice modeling accessory. Thanks.

as described recommend

Superb Product, As Stated

Great item. Wonderful to buy from and will buy again for sure

General Reviews

I already own the American Advertising Collection, the Transfer Station, the Graphics Depot, and Brickyard 3. I bought this program on the basis of my satisfaction with the others I already own.

===Nelson, TN


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