Clive Newman


Dave Newman

Chief Mate

CNCollectables is the hobby business of Clive and Dave Newman in Birmingham, UK. With lifelong interests in all things transportable we started buying and selling Model Railways, Models of Yesteryear, and later Model Ships. We had a retail model and hobbies shop between 1984 and 1993 called Sleepers Model Railways which was sold as a going concern. We began to sell mostly Dinky Toys and Railways on eBay in late 2000 and this expanded to import and retail Triang Minic Ships (3rd series.) This lovely range lasted from 2002 to 2014 when production stopped alas.
We also had an internet shop through the Groovy Cart host from 2006-2019.
This website started in 2016 and has steadily grown. We have many overseas customers and have sold to over 80 countries, and several ships of the Royal Navy.
In 2018 we started selling 1250 scale Mountford handmade ships. In 2019-20 we commissioned some new ships and more than 30 new submarine models. We are now taking on the 1250 range from MT Miniatures and rebranding them as CNC models. In 2020 we commissioned a new range of 1200/50 aircraft models in white metal with a focus on Carrier based planes. In 2021 this range is adding another 26 planes with folded wings versions as well as fixed.
We now have new categories and catalogue numbers with each section being on the site. D = Dockside S=Submarines A= Aircraft N= Naval ships M=merchant ships and F=Ferries. We intend to keep as much of the range in stock as possible and are always interested in your wants. We also supply trade accounts.
This update is written in February 2021 as the site is refreshed and as we develop and expand our range.