Hi and hello from CN Collectables.
We are mostly up to speed on despatching orders. The lockdown affects the visits to the Post Office. Always happy to tell you the position of your order which we send in date order. Trying to post twice a week.
We always have some sale offers and have some new items in our January Sale. Recent stock received includes the much awaited brand new model of the USN Lewis and Clark. Price is £49.95. The ship has 14 alternative pennant transfers in the box which enables you to decide which of the 14 in service you want it to be. It’s a mighty beast.
Other items received at the end of last year incude the Northlink or North Western Ferries in both liveries and some more submarines. The most exciting is the Triomphant of France as the run last year didnt work very well and very few were made, Back in stock after a very long wait is the RN O Class boat and the Russian Borei class. Also pleased to have Full Hull Astutes and the roll out stand for same. The 2020 version of Sir David Attenborough has docked with us. It’s good to see on the TV news the ship berthed at Holyhead for 2 months getting up to speed for the crew and in and out of the harbour. Then she goes to the Arctic Sea. Brrrrrrr.
Next task is still to list some of the old ships which we have photoed but not had time to put on the site.
++++Lots of recent releases in stock such as the Devonport Dockyard Basin 3 Kit, nine new aircraft, the Rivers at last and the Holland Class Frigate of the Dutch and Nato navy. We were pleased to hear that all four of the class have visited Plymouth. Also more stock of the Type 31 frigate and Mont St Michel Brittany Ferry so at the moment we have all three Brittany Ferries. The Nimrod and Awac planes are hugely impressive.
Lockdown is still with us and more severe than ever. This restricts our getting parcels in the post.
Postage prices went up yet again on January 1st. At least many of our items are light weight and the UK second level of one kilo means that we will just carry on and see how much change there is as we go. If this site gets it radically wrong we will refund you the over payment. We think the rates are now correct but your feedback is invaluable, especially from overseas.
Kind and caring wishes to all our friends and customers around the world as the pandemic infiltrates every community in the world. It seems to be getting worse despite people being very careful.
Devonport Basin 3 submarine basin is more than half sold. It is good to hear that the type 23 refurb programme is busy there. In 2021 we will make a Dover Harbour kit and will remake as many of the former Mountford range as possible. Do send your wants in. As announced last newsletter we are rebranding recent models as our own CNC and have an agreement to acquire the Mountford 1250 range. MT miniatures will focus on 700 and 2400 scales.
As well as ships have all sorts of items here such as CDs, diecasts, books and model railways as collections are sorted and reduced. We love model buses, railways and all forms of transport.
Old and used Triang items we use three categories mint/good, playworn/reasonable and tatty for restoration ie for TLC. which is for repaint and restoration. Triang ships are amazingly tough. Oh and sometimes we can’t find an item which you have bought. This is down to being human so sorry.
CN Collectables on Ebay is now into its 21st year and continues because it is so easy to use in almost every part of the world. We have had customers in 81 countries plus BFPO,AFPO, Britannia Naval College and several ships including the much lamented HMS Illustrious. This site is now in its fifth year. You will find that a number of items are cheaper here than on Ebay because of their high charges to sellers.
There is no news on any further Triang releases but we can confirm that Charles was alive and well and we had a long conversation in November 2017 but silence ever since. regrettably the TMS website disappeared recently. Triang stocks have reduced significantly especially type 23s.
2021 releases in the pipeline that is in production are five Spirit Class Cross Channel Ferries and also List 3 of the planes series. Also the dockside accessories of dry dock, refinery, provisioning quayside and repair yard have been upgraded and are in production.
Clive and Dave. HAPPY NEW YEAR
CN Collectables 25th January