Electra Rail - Frequently Asked Questions

Why vinyl?
Electra overlays are printed on high-quality vinyl, which allows you to re-livery your model with minimum fuss. I have two media types, white vinyl with cut windows - ideal for modern, bright liveries and clear-backed vinyl, which is used for more classic vehicles with complicated window arrangements.

Why is my order taking so long?
Since June 2023, Luke and Kylie have taken over Electra Rail from Adam and print the vinyls in-house using a printer / cutter. We aim to turn around all orders within a week but there are occasionally problems and we do both also manage full time careers. The printer can be a very temperamental beast and some vinyls may take one or two tries to get them just right.

With prints often taking 3 hours to produce and then 24 hours to dry, this can sometimes take a while.

I e-mailed you but haven't heard anything back....what's going on??!!
Yep, this does happen now and again. We are very much modellers first and business people second, so if we've have forgotten to reply or you have not heard anything back from us after three days, please give us a nudge. As a two person operation, real life can sometimes interrupt the serious business of model railways. We can also be reached via the Electra Rail Facebook page.

Can you do vinyls for a Class XYZ?
I am always happy to look at new products. The main criteria for new lines are:
1) Is there an RTR model or 3D Print to use as a base?
2) Will it appeal to a wider market?
3) Is it do-able? We will at least attempt most liveries but some may need additional artwork.

I may not own the particular model in question, so may request a loan to get the dimensions scanned in and prepare the artwork.

I hear Electra Rail has been taken over - what will happen to Electra?
Adam has sold Electra Rail to Luke and Kylie- who intend to purchase a new printer and get Electra back up and running ASAP. All being well, it will be back to business as usual very soon.

Where can I get news and updates?
The Electra Rail Facebook page is updated periodically with product info, real world railway news and announcements.