HMS Glasgow batch 1
HMS Birmingham batch 2
Some photos of real ships, courtesy of Trevor Tremethick. Thank you!
USS New Jersey shown at Camden, NJ.
USS Wisconsin at Norfolk, VA.
SS United States, Pier 82, Philadelphia.
At long last here is the start of the Sold Out list of Triang Minic Series 3 items.
P612 Cargo Ship in Maersk Livery
P624 Container ship in Maersk Livery
P800-68 Nimitz class w planes USS Nimitz
P800-69 Dwight Eisenhower
P800-73 George Washington
P800-76 Ronald Reagan
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Clive and Dave May 28th 2018.
We hope that you enjoyed some holidays recently despite the funny weather. As promised when we have some news we send a newsletter, and here’s a jam-packed one!
We have recently listed over thirty new Mountford items, many of which are unlikely to be made again in the near future, and others that are brand new releases. A great example is HMS Centaur – a model of the light carrier that was designed in the war, launched in the late 40s, and operated throughout the 50s and 60s.
We also have some full-hull submarines and a metal unpainted stand for them. Other listings include some diecast vehicles by Corgi, EFE and Yesteryear, and also some Heritage Railway magazines.
We are delighted that the Gloucester and Warwickshire Railway have now extended their line to a brand new station at Broadway which is perfect for the start of any trip to the Cotswolds!
Newly listed Triang includes some small warships in varying conditions and some smart boxed items too. We have been trying hard to acquire some spare parts with which to respond to regular enquiries. No luck so far.
We’re also trying to get some US Navy decals so that people can rebadge the various Triang US ships. Any contacts and sources that you might have will be welcomed.
Future tasks are to list a selection of Triang stripped to the metal models and some full hulled ships from the Atlas range.
From Mountford there is a new series called XAS made entirely from metal. May 2018 will bring two new releases: XAS001 – RFA Argus A135 (c2017, £64.95) and XAS002 – HMS Ocean (c2016, £69.95). RFA Sir Galahad L3005 is the next one in the series but no date yet.
We have oodles and oodles of used breakwater straights so anyone interested in a bulk order please let us know. We’re happy to provide them at the cost of postage!
In the meantime we shall continue to find stuff, photo and list it as fast as we can.
Yours in ships, toys and all,
Clive and Dave.
An example of what you can get up to from Chris.
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.
Firstly many thanks for your interest and enthusiasm in 2017 and let’s hope some good things are attached to 2018.
We have been busy as ever this year and are glad to say that the website is developing nicely. We have now organised the accessory list so we know what we are doing.
On the Triang front there has been a further phone call and there is hope that there will be some models produced next year. Charles is back on the scene and picking up the pieces after his lengthy illness. I am hoping that we shall have a programme of releases and re-releases to announce by February.
As of now we have received three orders of Mountford Model ships so have quite a range of new and different models. As these are very much hand produced in limited numbers we are still working out how to achieve the appropriate stock levels and are only ordering ones or twos of most items. If there is a particular model you would like which is not in stock then please email us on the usual address which is email@example.com
There are many books and transport related items to add and also some diecasts. Yes the list is endless and that in our mind is the joy of collecting, using and restoring all sorts of toys.
So now is the season of carols and holly berries although blackbirds keeping eating mine. It is the time of so many festivals of light and darkness. We wish you happiness and good health without which it is so challenging to do much else.
Clive and Dave
Just mooching about the internet and looking up some submarine history and I stumbled over this report. 78 year old Belgian diver reckons he has found about 7 submarine wrecks from WW2.
Mr Misson used his specialised equipment to measure the size and shape of the wrecks to help aid identification before comparing the results to vessels who failed to return from patrol in the area.
He said he thinks the missing vessels are HMS Talisman, Tigris, Turbulent, Utmost, Usurper as well as P48 and P222.
Looking at the damage, he suspects the vessels had been sunk after striking mines.
The amateur diver said he reported his findings to Tunisian, Italian and British authorities.