Wishing you a belated Happy New Year at a time when it is cold and dark or wet and dark. We have been busy people as usual, and I recently spent a few days in Glasgow for the Celtic Connections Folk Festival which was a great train ride and break!
In recent weeks we have been sorting and listing old Triang models in various conditions. Some merchant ships and about 20 liners were listed last month, and flotillas of warships are coming next. Most of these old ships and accessories are listed on our website and a few are on EBay to let people know that we exist.
Having played around with our reference codes for ages we now have a simpler system to describe them which is G = good, P = playworn, and T = for TLC or tatty. Ships are also categorised using M= merchant, L= liner, W= warship and C= carrier.
Coming up for listing are some boxed items to add to our ‘boxed ships’ section, a load of transport related books, and some diecasts surplus to my collection.
Mountford sales are going well and we plan to keep as much of their range in stock as we can; models are in the post! Items that were sold out are being replenished, and some new items coming include a range of dry docks, some US stealth ships and a US submarine mother ship. In early March there should be the new release Condor Liberation channel ferry, and some more Condor clippers.
Old Triang harbour accessories come and go, so after a recent stock take we have reorganised them and will keep items available to buy as much as possible!
On to new Triang about which we rather had hoped there would be some news… For now, watch this space! It is a good thing that each time there was a production run we bought as much as we can.
We will see what 2018 will bring.
Yours in ships and things,
Clive and Dave.