Hi and welcome to CN Collectables website for Triang Minic Ships, Mountford Model Ships and other toys, books, heritage transport magazines and paraphernalia.
It’s February and we are in the process of listing a load of old used ships models in a variety of conditions. It’s a case of sorting through trays and boxes. So we have now listed some merchant ships, a load of liners and a bunch of small warships. Next are some larger warships and carriers followed by some more small warships from the first series. Then maybe some more full hull models and some boxed early Triang.
HMS Hermes is back in stock and the Bretagne and Normandie ferries will be tomorrow. The Condor Liberation Cross Channel ferry will arrive in the next 2 weeks. . We also have plenty of submarines including the Astute model. All of the items received are now listed especially the Italian LPD ships.
The next task is to list an assortment of diecast models and some more transport related magazines and books.
We need to top up the old Triang harbour items. With old and used items we use three categories mint/good, playworn/reasonable and tatty for restoration ie for TLC. It takes time to get the listings set up and then when we have an item it just takes some photos to make it live again.
You are welcome to look around and then if you want to make a purchase please register and off you go.
Many of the Triang Minic Ships range are still generally available except for MOST Container Ships, 2011 type 23s, US Carriers and most tankers. Stocks are diminishing. We plan to have a sold out stocklist in the library which is still awaiting. The Library section is where previous newsletters and articles on Triang Ships are stored. The most recent one in the library is the February 2018 newsletter.
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 2018 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.
The will be some more heritage Transport magazines. I am a member of a variety of these and think that it is a good way to spread the word about them by recycling the magazines which they produce.
Sometimes the emails don’t seem to work, if you don’t receive a confirmatory mail of purchase or of despatch please let us know and we will try and fix it.
CN Collectables on Ebay is now entering its 18th year now and continues because it is so easy to use in almost every part of the world. Our Groovycart shop is still open as it shows up frequently on internet searches. This site is now in its second year
There is no news on any further Triang releases but we can confirm that Charles is alive and well and were had a long conversation in November. Our Mountford Model Ships list is still expanding and there are some floating docks arriving soon. Many of their ships are also available in kits and we may also be able to take orders for them for you and plan to stock some during 2018. Do email us with any queries and we will do our best to find an accurate answer.
with very best wishes
Clive and Dave
CN Collectables February 2018