Hi and hello from CN Collectables. We are very much staying in at the moment but have a means to the post office so parcels will be sent out regularly. There is lots of exciting news which I think we will need to cope with the pandemic virus hitting countries north south west and east of the world.
There are plenty of new ship models on their way and some pre-production models will be posted in our library. These will include 14 new submarine models.
It’s 20th March, and we now have some Yasen submarines in stock along with the full hull Virginia USN subs. We also have some more Mountford kits and various ships which will need photos and will then be listed.
Our 2020 release list part one is now firmed up and the first CNCollectables dockside project is also sorted! The first ship model of the year is MV Ulysses of Irish Ferries and she has been mastered and we await the pre-production model.
Pleased to announce a model of HM Dockyard Devonport Basin 2, the frigate complex which will be released in kit form in the middle of the year. In a good box we are going to make 25 and advance orders with a small deposit are welcomed. Price not firm but will be less than £190. Prices on this site will usually be lower than on Ebay because quite simply Ebay and Paypal fees are expensive. They even charge 10% on postage paid. Photo when we have one. Then we will make the submarine complex that is next to it.
Tide 2 is painted and in for its decals. Type 31s are assembled and part painted. Rivers are painted and await their decals. In the paint shop at present are two Brittany Ferries, Ben My Chree and the drydock.
The status of Mountford and XAS releases this year is on a list in our library.
In 2020 we hope to list all sorts of items here such as CDs, books and model railways as the collections are sorted and reduced.
We continue to list and sell old ships and generally tidy up ourselves. We have lots of old Triang harbour items to list and ships to photo and list.
We still need some more painters for Mountford Models, people who are skilled but also able to do the same thing again and again and not be creative in that a model’s paintwork is what it exactly is at the time of the model. Yes this is paid piece work so drop us a line if you are interested. Or ask a few friends who might be interested. There are currently six or seven new releases which have been mastered but not yet made because of the lack of painters.
Priority will be given to pre orders of new releases. We look after our regulars as best we can.
We still have a few type 45s that are faulty in some way so some of those have been listed this week and lots of old Triang too. They are mostly listed as having spent much time at sea. On ebay too and a lot of them are Duncans. we think that they are a perfect project for anyone who would like to create the other six Daring type 45s that the stupids cancelled.
Orders are working well and usually turned around in a few days. We tend to visit the Post Office at least twice a week. The virus thing will mean fewer visits.
We love model buses, railways and all forms of transport so a lot of Diecast models have been recently added to the site. There are a load of heritage transport magazines added too. Some surplus Cds have begun to appear too.
A list of new Mountford models planned and their manufacturing status is posted in the Library as are Missives 2 to 6.
The River class patrol boats are cast and will be painted after the carriers. Mannanan is also cast and Lewis and Clark, Maersk Rapier and Hermes 77 are being cast. Also the type 31 frigate.
The last general Newsletter was in November.
Kits are discontinued and full hull submarines are unlikely to be remade unless enough of you request them. So those listed here are the only ones around. The priority for Mountford is to make new models and keep supplies of the recent releases.What we list is what we have; here and covering the other sites on which we list.
If you are very keen on a non available Mountford model please email us and we will add you to the list. The bigger the list the sooner that ship goes on the to be remade programme. We need at least 10 firm orders.
Old and used Triang items we use three categories mint/good, playworn/reasonable and tatty for restoration ie for TLC. Trying to get more old triang harbour items listed.
You are welcome to look around and then if you want to make a purchase please register and off you go.
Triang stocks reduced significantly in 2018 and again in 2019.
Sometimes we are able to acquire out of stock ships on the secondary market, ie from other collectors or shops. The Library section is where previous newsletters and articles on Triang Ships are stored. The most recent one in the library is the November 2019 newsletter.
Mountford Missives are newsletters purely devoted to the Mountford range. There is a busy programme ahead and we will try and circulate these to all who purchase a Mountford Model. These are also in the library.
We have used stock of most of the popular harbour accessories such as quay straights, breakwaters, warehouses, oil tanks, customs sheds and cranes. There are 2 categories really; used and very used. If what you want isn’t listed then please email. Time to list is always at a premium.
We only list an item on one of our sites and give it a unique code number. You will find many items which are only on this site. From time to time there are some special offers. There are also a good range of old ships. One of our specialities is the Tender Loving Care category which is for repaint and restoration. Triang ships are amazingly tough. Another category is the 2020 Sale which is a selection of mostly Navy ships with slight faults, usually the printing. I think that the manufacturing process prints the decal and then the bubble almost at the same time so sometimes the ink doesn’t quite dry or the print doesn’t quite take. It’s reasonable to suppose that the other sides are fine.
CN Collectables on Ebay is now into its 20th year now and continues because it is so easy to use in almost every part of the world. We have had customers in 76 countries plus BFPO,AFPO, Britannia Naval College and several ships including the much lamented HMS Illustrious. The Groovycart service has now closed. This site is now in its fourth year.
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.
Clive and Dave
CN Collectables Middle March 2020