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 July 2020, I have started printing my vinyls in-house using a Roland VS-300 printer / cutter. I aim to turn around all orders in a week but there are occasionally problems. The printer is 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. I am very much a modeller first and businessman second, so if I have forgotten to reply or you have not heard anything back from me after three days, please give me a kick. As a one-man operation, real life can sometimes interrupt the serious business of model railways. I can also be reached via the Electra Facebook page and the N Gauge Forum.

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? I can do 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 you're moving to Spain - what will happen to Electra?
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 and Brexit, we have had to cancel our plans for a Spain move for now. Instead I have invested in a new vinyl printer and taken everything in-house.

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

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