Saturday, 13 January 2018

Marbelup Models - How to Order

Due to ongoing quality issues with 3D prints from i.Materialise in Belgium, Marbelup Models is not accepting any new orders for 3D-printed models, for a while at least.  In general, small parts like bogies are printing very nicely, but some larger models are causing problems.  i.Materialise claim the problem is inherent with their Standard Resin material which was introduced about a year ago, although most early prints were very good.  Some prints are still very good, but the quality is quite variable.

In general, 3D printed models are available to order, as Marbelup Models does not hold stock of most models.  The models are printed "on-demand" for each order.  Just send an email with your requirements to, and I can confirm pricing, postage, etc.

Delivery time is 2-4 weeks from i.Materialise in Belgium.  Orders for more than two of some complicated items will take longer as experience has indicated that i.Materialise take more care in production and packaging for small shipments, so larger orders may be split over several shipments.

A deposit is appreciated with your order.  For WAGR/Westrail models in Sn3½ or HO scale, a deposit of 25% is requested.  For all other models, a deposit of 50% is requested.  

If required, postage from Perth, Western Australia, to your location is an additional cost.  The typical cost for packing and postage for 1-3 models within Australia is $10 (up to 500 grams).  For larger orders, Marbelup Models can provide an estimate of postage on request.

Payment can be made by direct bank transfer, PayPal or Qantas Cash.  If sending funds by PayPal, please be aware that PayPal includes a fee which is typically AU$0.30 plus 2.6% if the funds are drawn from your credit card.  If paying from your credit card, please add this fee to your payment (or ask us to send a PayPal invoice) to ensure that the correct amount is transferred.  PayPal payments should be sent to  Contact us for further details for bank or Qantas Cash transfers.

All prices, apart from those for models available for immediate purchase, are subject to exchange rate variations between the $Australian and Euro. 

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