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Hi and hello from CN Collectables.

NEW NEW NEW are the four metal John Lewis ships we have just collected plus newly updated and tooled HMS Malta, CVA01 and the two Soviet Carriers.

EVEN NEWER ARE THE ARRIVAL OF THE  Devonport kit of basins 4,5a and 5b and the kit of Basins 5c and 5d.    Also arrived are some Lewis B Puller and Montford Point. Next to come are Ronald Reagan, USS Supply, Mount Whitney and Blue Ridge.

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 (3) and still have reasonable amount of stock of many items in the range made between 2002 and 2014. In 2022 we began to release our Triang Minic Series 4 in 1200 scale with modern life extended versions of the Type 23 frigates and some classic accessories such as the Lifeboat Station, Pier Shelters, lock gates and Ocean Terminals. All of these are designed and manufactured in the UK.   In July 2022 our Triang Astute Class docked.   We also make our own extensive range of CN Collectables ships,  aircraft and dockyards in 1250 scale, (CNC) and have established a busy programme of new and remastered models.  All our current production is in new tools and has been remastered or updated in many ways. Our ethos is to constantly make the best models we can and at affordable prices.  This page is updated every week to let you know our news.

For shipping we always use RM/Parcelforce and  avoid the various couriers such as Yodel, DPD and Hermes (now called evri) for reasons that are well recorded in the media. We have added a box for tracking numbers which will be manually filled in as appropriate, usually orders with high value and outside the UK. This site adds up the weight of individual items so that several items will fit into the same price band.   Outside the UK the bands are in 250g units. Postage prices go  up every April but we shall continue with our flat charge of £3.95 for standard boxed UK parcel orders up to a kilo and for many decades have always taken the view that we only charge the actual cost of shipping that we pay at our post office.  Prices go up and down in April  but we always try to keep them at cost. We don’t charge for packaging either because if you offer mail order then that is part of the service.

Sometimes a larger order won’t process because the site thinks that the weight is over the limit.  Please email us so we can send the correct invoice. There is always a way around this which might mean we use a different carrier.

In 2021 we made a great many new model ships, aircraft and helicopters. In 2022 we made nearly 50 ships that served in the Falklands Forty years ago. In  2023 we have  remade and updated many of our ferries with conversion to metal and in their current liveries. We now have Bretagne, Ben My Chree, Commodore Clipper, Normandie, Condor Liberation and Mont St Michel in stock. We are also making a range of large ships with new tooling and updating.

Our brand new models for 2023 are the type 26 RN frigate and the USN oiler John Lewis.  Earlier in the year there were new models of HMS Exeter, RFA Blue Rover, HMS Illustrious and Oriskany 1970s . Plus the exciting Devonport Basins 4 and 5 kit released October 2023. (More than half of these are now sold! Wow and thank you for the support in this huge project/investment.)

CN Collectables on eBay is now into its 23rd year and continues because it is so easy to use and we can be found all across the World. However you will find that a number of items are cheaper here than on eBay because of their high charges to sellers.  There are also far more items on this website which is now into its 8th year.

SALE NEWS.  Selling quickly are our selection of very detailed full hull warships and liners made by Atlas in the  half price sale on all of these ships.  They take up a lot of room in our store which we need for the model railways and other toys that we plan on offering. Any left overs will be donated to local charity shops in time for Christmas. In many cases the shipping is as much as the model but the more you buy this evens out in a good way. We also plan to give away many of our Models of Yesteryear.  Our closing date for these is the end of November.

First NEW ship for 2024 will be Manxman, the new ferry to the Isle of Man.  Approx date February March

Computer Caroline is responsible for our site for which we are indebted; respect.

Thanks for your interest, support and friendships.

Clive and Dave. CN Collectables 29th N0vember 2023

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