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Hi and hello from CN Collectables!

Welcome to our world of model ships and collectable toys both new and second hand. We are the largest retailer in the world of Triang Minic Ships Modern Series and we also make our own range of CNCollectables ships and aircraft. (CNC) This page is updated every week to let you know of newly arrived stock and the effects of pandemic lockdown. We are now able to post your orders twice a week and click on your order as sent when it is on its way. Tuesday is our major posting day. So everything is posted within 5 working days.

Welcome to our refurbished website and thanks to the amazing Computer Caroline for all her work, ideas and patience.

This week we have just received some Dover Ferryport Kits (5 all pre-ordered), some Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales Carriers, six new helicopter models and 7 reruns of out of stock submarines. Photos and listings to follow asap. It takes a little while to get this done but all will be on line by the middle of next week.

The latest fun bit of brexit is from July 1st there is yet more paperwork required.  As far as we can tell this means more information on the sticky label CN22 customs form which is on the back of your parcel.  USA, Japan, Australia parcels are getting there as normal but some EU parcels are being held up in customs, partly because machines cant read our writing which must be in CAPITALS.  The joys of it all, lol.

A four  US Stealth Ships which have been upgraded and re-tooled in metal.  If you missed out on  CVN 78, the USS Gerald Ford, then please let us know and we will start a new list for the next production run. (No idea of how long before then but the sooner a pre-order list the sooner the production run.)  We now have models of the 1977 HMS Hermes   Commando Carrier and both  the painted model and kit model of  the Bangor Submarine Base, home of the Pacific fleet submarines.  Photos soon of the two new Seakings, Puma, Wasp, Wessex and Wildcat. There’s a new helicopter list in the library. 

If you find that an order doesnt let you checkout please mail us on info@cncollectables.co.uk. This usually happens when the site thinks that the combined weights go over its weight limit. But as each item’s weight is priced to travel on its own this isnt true. eg with a pack of planes which costs us the same to post as ten packs. Because of covid effect upon air traffic there is now a minimum charge on a jiffy bag to North America and Australasia of £4.25. For the same price  ten packs of planes or two submarines will travel.  As policy we have never tried to make any money on shipping hence all these words.

We are regularly listing old ships, books, cds and so on. The Devonport Dockyard Frigate Basin is down to ONE and the Submarine Basin to four out of the run of 25 each. Thank you for this was a large gamble/investment.    It is good to hear that the type 23 refurb programme is busy there. This year the Dover Ferryport Kit is released this July with the bulk in august. We will remake and remodel as many of the former Mountford range as possible. These will usually be in metal and we are currently making the Bay Class in 5 versions and the Type 23 in Life-ex and Original Versions. Do send your wants in.       As announced earlier this year  we are rebranding recent models as our own CNC whilst MT Miniatures will focus on 700 and 2400 scales.

We also 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. CN Collectables on eBay is now into its 21st year and continues because it is so easy to use. However you may find that a number of items are cheaper here than on eBay because of their high charges to sellers.

Clive and Dave. CN Collectables  July 21st  2021

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