RAILNSCALE designs 3D models for model railroads and dioramas. In the following, we explain how the ordering process is done and where you can find the prices of our products. But first we explain what we at RAILNSCALE do ourself and what others do, so you can understand the ordering process more easily.
Due to the small scale of our models, they have very fine details. In order to print those models properly, a sophisticated (and expensive) 3D printer is required. So we don’t do the 3D printing. The company Shapeways currently offers a good quality / price ratio for our models. Shapeways also has all the facilities needed for global sales and distribution of 3D printed objects.
Step 1 Choose the product you would like to order
On the product page you will find an overview of all that we have to offer. Choose the product you wish to order.
Step 2 Go to Shapeways
On our website you will find links on every product page to the product page at Shapeways. In the picture below you can see them at the red arrows. Click the “SHOP” button and you will go to the respective product in our web shop at Shapeways.
Step 3 Add to your cart at Shapeways
On the product page at Shapeways the price of the product is shown on the right. You can also see the material in which you can have the model printed. The default material that matches the level of detail of the model, is already chosen for you. Sometimes you can choose a different material too. If you select the alternative (first arrow) the price will change immediately. Click on the ‘BUY NOW’ button (see second arrow in the image below).
The product is then added to your cart. You can view the contents of your shopping cart by clicking the “CHECKOUT” button or the shopping cart (see the red arrows in the image below).
Step 4 Follow the ordering process at Shapeways
Follow the steps in the ordering process (in English) at Shapeways. In the top right corner you will see the totals of your order (1). Please note that the price will automatically be adapted to the country you select (2). VAT and shipping costs are automatically added.
In some cases it is possible to select multiple options for your shipment (3).
If applicable you can type the Shapeways Promo Code (4). Please confirm with ‘APPLY’. If applicable also a Credit or Gift Card Code can be used. Click ‘APPLY’ to confirm.
By clicking ‘CHECKOUT’ (5) you’ll get to the next step.
Step 5 Create an account
If you wish, you can create an account at Shapeways, then your data will be stored for a next order. Creating an account is not required (choose in this case option ‘GUEST CHECKOUT’).
After completion of the ordering process Shapeways will 3D print the product for you.
Step 6 Shapeways sends you the product
When your order is 3D printed, it is well packed in a box and sent to you.
Step 7 Check the product
The fun part: open the package and unpack your order carefully. Then check your order. If a part is missing or damaged (see for a comparison the pictures on our website), then read here what to do and about the Money Back Guarantee from Shapeways.