23rd MAY. Most orders now despatched. Ulysses has docked. Also a few USN Joint Venture, a sample of Rivers and Type 31s. So some advance orders have been posted this week. The rest of these new ships are still in lockdown as are some Normandie and Bretagne Brittany Ferries. RFA Sir Bedivere STEP will be docking before the end of this month.
Hi and hello from CN Collectables. New photos of forthcoming ships just posted in library. We are still able to trade but only posting once a week on Mondays. Thank you. Next date of posting is 26th May as 25th is a Bank Holiday. Thank you for your patience.
Kind and caring wishes to all our friends and customers around the world as the pandemic infiltrates every community in the world.
We have put our Ebay shop on holiday at the moment. Most everything in it is on this site and there is far more here. We have listed a load of old Triang over the last few days. Next is some Mountford which we have acquired.
Lockdown means that Type 31s are ready in small numbers and so is RFA Tiderace. So you can order them on this site now with the 31s at £29.95 and the Tide as £49.95 as before. Photos on this site and they both look great.
Next dockside project is the Devonport Basin 3 submarine basin that is next to the frigate complex and due in September.
Prices on this site will often be lower than on Ebay because quite simply Ebay and Paypal fees are expensive. They even charge 10% on postage paid. At the moment our Ebay site is on holiday because of lockdown. It will resume on June 1st but obviously the majority of what we have will always be on here.
Greenock Dunoon ferries are being assembled and painted at the moment. Rivers are painted and await their decals.Just out of the paint shop and awaiting decals are Bretagne and Normandie and Ben My Chree. North Western Ferries are cast and pre-production models have been painted.. IOM Mannanan has been painted. HMS Hermes 77 is cast and at the painting stage. Pre production photos of RFA Sir Bedivere STEP and the Arklow Viking Freighters are in the library. Also to the CN Collectables facebook page
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 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.
The last general Newsletter was in March 2020
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 up 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 it and you to the list. The bigger the list the sooner that ship goes on the to be remade programme.
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. Always!!!!
Triang stocks reduced significantly in 2018 and again in 2019.
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. Oh and sometime 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 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 21st May