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OUT SOON! Laster & Bagger 1-2018

10 January 2018

Laster & Bagger is THE full color magazine for collectors of Trucks (Laster) & construction (Bagger) machine models, cranes, Trucks and heavy haulage. The magazine is writen in German. Detailed English translations of the main sections and features for every issue are available on the website and off course also available as App for your tablet, computer or smartphone.

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The first edition in 2018 of Laster & Bagger will be out soon! The magazine presses are running while you are reading this. The Magazine will be available half way January 2018.

In this issue, among other interesting articles, full attention for the modern Caterpillar 745 Articulated Dump Truck which was late 2017 released by Diecast Masters in 1:50th scale in their "High Line Series". CCM started with a Caterpillar 416F2 Backhoe Loader in (unfortunally for me) 1:24th scale within their new "Contractor Collection Series".

In addition, the custom model building brought by Urs Peyer, about the Multidocker CH70D in 1:50th scale. He uses the Caterpillar 374D scale model and many other donor models to create a unique custom. MUST READ!

Learn more about this full-color magazine for collectors? Take a look at Laster & Bagger Or even better,
Follow my choice: Yes, I want to subscribe to Laster & Bagger!

DO!

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NEWS FLASH! Diecast Masters Caterpillar Collection 2018

22 December 2017

Diecast Masters has in advance of the worldwide release at the International Toy Fair aka Spielwarenmesse 2018 released their new 2018 Collection scale model catalogue.

Curious? Download? Click on the photo!

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LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar 3512 [Custom 1:50]

16 December 2017

The past NAMAC swap meeting I met Ad Gevers, one of my best friends and fellow Caterpillar scale model collectors and took home the latest addition in my collection and directly took it to the photo set:

  • Caterpillar 3512 Generator set

Once in a catalog of Buffalo Road Imports I had seen a black and white picture of this luxury fountain pen desk set with Caterpillar 3512 generator licensed cat product which was made in the in the eighties by Tonkin Replicas? (According the sticker on the bottom plate) of Pewter material in 1:50th scale.

Intended as a promotional gift and provided with a nameplate, they were often given after many years of loyal service. I was therefore pleasantly surprised when I after so many years found this set a few weeks ago at the Dutch EBAY and was given the opportunity to buy the set for a decent price from co-collector Ben Gelijk.

The Caterpillar 3512 Generator set Ad Gevers created is a "one of a kind" custom scale model. He dismantled the donor set from its wood base and added (as he always does -)) extra details including some scratch built features. As you can see it turned into a true museum piece and a very valuable and unique addition to my Caterpillar collection!

I will add the complete review with more pictures from the scale model in the category Generator Sets

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AVAILABLE! Laster & Bagger 6-2017

10 December 2017
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The latest edition of BAGGERMODELLE is out now!

In this issue, among other interesting articles, full attention for the modern Caterpillar D10T2 Track-Type tractor which was late 2017 released by Diecast Masters in 1:50th scale in their "High Line Series".

In addition, the Model History brought by Thomas Wilk about the famous Caterpillar No. 18 Ripper scale model made by Reuhl in 1:24th.

Laster & Bagger is THE full color magazine for collectors of construction machine models, cranes, trucks and heavy haulage. The magazine is writen in German. Detailed English translations of the main sections and features for every issue are available on the website and now also available as App or Android for your computer or mobile.

Learn more about this full-color magazine for collectors? Take a look at Laster & Bagger Or even better,
Follow my choice: Yes, I want to subscribe to Laster & Bagger!

DO!

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 906M [Diecast Masters 1:50]

8 December 2017

Diecast Masters has in advance of their worldwide introduction at the International Toy Fair aka Spielwarenmesse 2018 announced their first new to release Caterpillar scale models in their 1:50th scale diecast "High Line Series":

  • Caterpillar 906M Wheel Loader #85557

Key Features of the Caterpillar 906M Wheel loader a detailed cab interior, including "Bob" the operator. Authentic Cat Machine Yellow paint and trade dress. Functional lift arms and Articulated steering. Finishing touch are the authentic lights and mirrors, grab rails and tire tread design. A welcome addition to the Caterpillar 906 and 906H compact series Wheel loaders in 1:50th scale which have been produced by Norscot in the past. Sales prices US$ 41.99 and shipping cost.

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NEWS FLASH! BouwmachinesvanToen-Archief

6 December 2017

BouwmachinesvanToen-Archief has a new logo! The website of Huub van Dijk creates a unique digital photo museum of Dutch earthmoving contractors, their (Caterpillar) equipment and workers in the last century.Huubs website is mainly based on long gone companies.

Curious? Take a look on the website of BouwmachinesvanToen-Archief and enjoy watching all his pictures and stories from passed times.

NEW LOGO!

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NEWS FLASH! Delta Machinery PL95H Pipelayer [FanKit Models 1:50]

4 December 2017

Last Saturday at the NAMAC toyfair in Houten I was lucky to recieve another unique scale model from Simona from FanKit Models, as always together with Adrian, coming all the way from Roemenia and making ​​the long journey to the December toyfair to show their latest developed model:

  • Delta Machinery PL95H Pipelayer

Thanks to the cooperation of Delta Machinery and some of Die hard collectors, this unique 1:50th scale model of the Delta Machinery PL95H Pipelayer has been realized in perfect collaboration with FanKit Models! A model to be super proud of! Behind the screens they have been working very hard to develope some new project. I can tell you: 2018 will be a year full of surprises!

This next knock out model of the Delta Machinery PL95H Pipelayer is made from resin with metal tracks and will be available in very limited numbers. The model is available in a very nice transparent acryl shwocase for 450,- Euro or can be supplied coming in a white carton box for 430,- Euro. FanKit Models will be attending the Modelshow Europe 2018 in Ede. If you want to order directly: They ship worldwide at actual cost!

A must have for every Pipelayer collector!

Do you want to order the? Click on: FanKit Models


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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar S-D8lgp Dozer [cADSttachments 1:50]

2 December 2017

Ad Gevers is a Dutch custom Caterpillar scalemodel builder. His main focus are Track-Type Tractors and Scrapers.

To celebrate that Ad Gevers has been collecting Caterpillar Track-Type Tractors scale models for 40 years and building 20 years kits under the name cADSttachments he decided to accomplish a unique custom built project.

Of course it should be a Caterpillar: The first what came up was to release the Caterpillar AG-6 (Ad Gevers) but there was an even better candidate. Besides his greatest passion: the Caterpillar D9 Track-Type Tractor, Ad is also fascinated by the unique Caterpillar S-D8lgp Dozer and therefore that only could be his choice!

  • Caterpillar S-D8lgp Track-Type Tractor "Mary-Ann" (Marian)

This ready and painted model in 1:50 scale will be manufactured in cooperation with FanKit Models, due to the good experience with the construction of the Delta PL95H pipelayer they have be choosen to produce a small and limited serie of 50 pieces. The resin Tack-Type Tractor will be equipped with metal tracks.

The prototype is ready and approved for production. There are only a few available, and besides those there will be 20 models for sale through Buffelo Road Inports.

Curious? Click on: cADSttachements

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NEWS FLASH! EBIANUM Digger Museum & Modelshow 2018

30 November 2017

The Eberhard EBIANUM doubles as a construction vehicle museum and a unique venue for all kinds of events.

Memories, understanding, information, experience, discoveries, and a view of the future.

Different is better than better. These feelings and thoughts guided us when we developed the Museum concept. Which adult doesn’t dream of being a child again for a while? This is where such dreams come true, for children in any case – the ideal environment for tuning into an event.

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Eberhard - Pioneers yesterday. today. tomorrow.

On Saturday April 28th 2018 the EBIANUM Digger Museum celebrates its third year anniversary with a huge scale model exhibition. Outside the museum there will be a SAURER 6x6 Meeting.

So mark Saturday April 28th 2018 on your calander!

In addition, the doors from the EBIANUM Digger Museum are open to the public each Saturdays and Sundays and holidays from 10:00 to 17:00. On the free Wednesday afternoon EBIANUM is open from 13:30 to 17:00. The entrance to the "moving experience for young and old" in EBIANUM is not for free, but well worth the entrance fee.

Curious? Read the latest news on www.ebianum.ch or even better, come over for a visit

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OUT SOON! Laster & Bagger 6-2017

16 November 2017

Laster & Bagger is launched in 2017 as the new name for Baggermodelle THE full color magazine for collectors of Trucks (Laster) & construction (Bagger) machine models, cranes, Trucks and heavy haulage. The magazine is writen in German. Detailed English translations of the main sections and features for every issue are available on the website.

This means that from today Laster & Bagger alongside the existing sections there is also extra space for Trucks: So, more content and more to enjoy reading!

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The sixth edition of Laster & Bagger will be out soon! The magazine presses are running while you are reading this. The Magazine will be available half way November 2017.

In this issue, among other interesting articles, full attention for the modern Caterpillar D10T2 Track-Type tractor which was late 2017 released by Diecast Masters in 1:50th scale in their "High Line Series".

In addition, the Model History brought by Thomas Wilk about the famous Caterpillar No. 18 Ripper scale model made by Reuhl in 1:24th.

Laster & Bagger is THE full color magazine for collectors of construction machine models, cranes, trucks and heavy haulage. The magazine is writen in German. Detailed English translations of the main sections and features for every issue are available on the website and now also available as App or Android for your computer or mobile.

Learn more about this full-color magazine for collectors? Take a look at Laster & Bagger Or even better,
Follow my choice: Yes, I want to subscribe to Laster & Bagger!

DO!

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