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NEWS FLASH! IMC Models Construction models Webshop

14 October 2017

IMC Models moved in 2017 from the picturesque Montfoort to the more centrally located Houten near Utrecht. IMC Models is now located at the Peppelkade 23, ZIP code 3992 AL, in Houten, The Netherlands.

Not coincidentally within walking distance of the location of the bimonthly NAMAC swap meeting at the EXPO Houten and so they offer collectors the opportunity to come over at the trading days between 09.00 and 16.00 as to visite the showroom and while enjoying a fresh cup of coffee to snif around in their shop for the latest scale models of Sarens, Nooteboom and of course the entire Caterpillar colelction made by Diecast Masters.

Also, there are always a number of remnants and B-choice models that you can get for a good price. So, this weekend, I gladly turned home with the Caterpillar 3516C HD Engine of the Caterpillar MT4400D AC Off-Highway Truck that was specially kept for me and with some extra spare parts, creates a beautiful cargo load in a mini Diorama. Thank you guys!

Curious?
Order at IMC Models Construction models Webshop or drop by on the next NAMAC Meeting

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar TS220 [Custom 1:50]

8 October 2017

GL3D Models announced his next upcoming custom made 3D printed resin scale model in 1:50th scale:


  • Caterpillar TS220 Towed Scraper

In 2009 Caterpillar integrated the four towed-scraper models acquired with the E-Ject Systems purchase into its product line. The TS180 and TS220 where two-wheel units with heaped capacities at 19 cubic yards, and the TS185 and TS225 where four-wheels pans with walking-beam suspension and heaped capacity of 23.5 cubic yards. All of the Cat towed scrapers came standard with dry-disc brakes. The center-lift bowl eliminates the large draft arms (external supports) and saves weight. Rear cylinders on the four-wheel TS185 and TS225 models allow the operator to adjust the cutting-edge angle to best accommodate different soils.

The Caterpillar TS Series Towed scraper can be pulled (in pairs) behind a Caterpillar D6 or D8 series Track Type Tractor or a Caterpillar Challenger (wheeled) Tractor.

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Specification highlights:

  • Capacity Heaped: 23.5 yd3
  • Empty Weight: 28,980 lb
  • Width of Cut: 11 ft 5 inch.
  • Capacity -Struck: 17 yd3
  • Rated load: 56.400lb
  • Depth of Cut (max): 10.3 inch.

Dutch fellow collector and custom builder GL3D Models develops 3D printed scale models from mainly Golden Oldies. Besides Caterpillar are other (Excavator) classics from brands such as Poclain, Åkerman, Ford and Richier already emerged from his 3D printer.

In the upcoming “Making of…” I will add progress photos and dimensional details. Final sales price and the delivery schedule date of this custom built scale model will be posted on our website when available. Most likely the introduction of the finall scale model will take place during the Modelshow Europe 2018 in Ede, The Netherlands.

This unique 3D printed model of the Caterpillar TS220 Towed Scraper will be available in very limited numbers and only built on request. The scale model will be exclusively sold by GL3D Models to the collector.

If you are interested in this custom built scale model of the Caterpillar TS220 Towed Scraper it is important to respond and send your e-mail to gl3dmodels@gmx.com for more information. Only then you can be assured that the model is also produced effectively for you.

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NEWS FLASH! Modelshow Europe 2018

6 October 2017

Have you already scheduled this day in your diary? Saturday, March 17th, 2017 the 27st Modelshow Europe will be held in the flowerauction "Plantion" nearby the city Ede in the Netherlands. Mark your calendars and make your reservations. It will be a BLAST!

On this special exhibition one can once again see all kinds of miniatures and model construction projects in the field of earthmoving, cranes and heavy transport. This Modelshow Europe exhibition is unique by its grand design and the only one in Europe.

Many collectors and builders show on the Modelshow Europe their (rebuilt and/or radio controlled) models. Also a wide range of miniatures and related components for the model are offered for sale.

To download the Flyer? Just click on the picture!

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 745 [Diecast Masters 1:50]

2 October 2017

Diecast Masters has in accordance of the first annoucement early 2016 and the worldwide revealing of the 2017 line up at the International Toy Fair aka Spielwarenmesse 2017 announced the next new to release Caterpillar scale model starting from Q4-2017 in their 1:50th scale diecast "High Line Series":

  • Caterpillar 745 Articulated Dump Truck #85528

The Caterpillar 745 Articulated Dump Truck is the successor to the 745C in 1:1th scale, but because Caterpillar has changed his machine type numbering and stopped adding the succescor letter it will not appear as the "D"series. This is also the first 745 machine which will be released as a (1:50th) scale model.

Key Features of the Caterpillar 745 Articulated Dump Truck are a detailed cab interior, including "Bob" the operator. (Which if wanted easily can be removed from its seat)) Authentic Cat Machine Yellow paint and trade dress. Functional tipping dump box and Articulated steering. Finishing touch are the authentic railings, grab rails and tire tread design. Biggest surprise it the opening hood which reveals the Caterpillar C18 ACERT engine: Keep them coming Diecast Masters!!

It would be great if a "Golden Oldies" version of the first DJB D250 Articulated Dump Truck from 1974 would be released by Diecast Masters. I say go for it!

Curious? Download the PDF? Click on the picture!

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NEWS FLASH! The making of... ACCO Super Bulldozer

28 September 2017

Custom scale model builder Matteo from Trilex Modelli hast started one of his latest projects: Building a ACCO Super Bulldozer in 1:50th scale.

The ACCO Super Bulldozer is the largest and most powerful Track-Type Tractor ever made. It was built in Italy, by the Umberto Acco company. The ACCO super bulldozer was constructed mainly of Caterpillar parts. This bulldozer has a gross weight of 183 tons and is powered by two 675hp Caterpillar engines and has a dozer blade that is 23 ft.

Today is the start of this "The making of... a ACCO Super Bulldozer" and during the coming period, Matteo will guide you by the complete design and construction process of this unique scale model, and the end result shall eventually, as a real custom builder wants to achieve display the 1: 1 machine as naturally as possible. You will be amazed with the high standards he sets!

Matteo will share his building skills through its construction photos with little notes to keep us informed of the building process. Gradually it shows the making of a unique model of the ACCO Super Bulldozer and a welcome addition to my PoweredBy Caterpillar collection!

Curious? Click on the photo!

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UPDATE ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 735B [CCM 1:48]

26 September 2017

Classic Construction Models (CCM) has released today the first official photos off the first production sample off their next to release Caterpillar scale model in their 1:48 Construction Diecast Series:

  • Caterpillar 735B Articulated Dump Truck

The Caterpillar 735B Articulated Dump Truck scale model is made in scale 1:48. As you expect from Classic Construction Models this magnificent model has more then plenty of detail and functioning parts. Retail Price; Availability and Production run: TBA.

Do you want to know more about this or other unique scale models from CCM or place an order?
Take a look at the website from CCM or make contact with one off the CCM Online dealers which can be found under links.

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NEWS FLASH! Caterpillar D10 at 40!

24 September 2017

De Caterpillar D10 Rupsdozer bestaat 40 jaar. In september 1977 werd de eerste D10 officieel gepresenteerd. Uniek aan deze machine was het ‘elevated sprocket’-design, met de hoog geplaatste aandrijftandwielen. Een revolutionair concept dat vandaag de dag nog staat als een huis!

Caterpillar heeft ter gelegenheid van de verjaardag van de Caterpillar D10 Rupsdozer de (Engelstalige) website Caterpillar D10 at 40! ontwikkeld met alle feiten en achtergronden rondom de geschiedenis van de Caterpillar D10. Het bekijken zeker waard.

Share your Caterpillar D10 story on social media with the hashtag #D10Decades!

ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 980M [Diecast Masters 1:50]

14 September 2017

Diecast Masters has in accordance of the worldwide revealing of the 2017 line up at the International Toy Fair aka Spielwarenmesse 2017 announced the next new to release Caterpillar scale model starting from Q4-2017 in their 1:50th scale diecast "High Line Series":

  • Caterpillar 980M Wheel Loader #85543

The Caterpillar 980M Wheel Loader is the successor to the 980K and 980G series, which have already been released in various versions as 1:50th scale models by Norscot.

Key Features of the Caterpillar 980M Wheel Loader are a detailed cab interior, including "Bob" the operator. Authentic Cat Machine Yellow paint and trade dress. Functional Lift arms, Bucket and Articulated steering. Finishing touch are the authentic railings, grab rails and tire tread design.

It would be great if a "Golden Oldies" version of the first Caterpillar 980 Wheel Loader from 1966 would be released by Diecast Masters. I say go for it!

Curious? Download the PDF? Click on the picture!

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LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar 637K [CCM 1:48]

6 September 2017

This week I received from Roy Ferguson Sales in America this latest addition in my collection made by Classic Construction Models (CCM) and today I was able to take it to the photo set:

  • Caterpillar 637K Push-Pull Wheel Tractor-Scraper

This die-cast scale model Caterpillar 637K Push-Pull Wheel Tractor-Scraper is equipped with a second engine which is the main difference with the 631K version and made in a limited edition of only 800 pieces in 2017 by CCM in scale 1:48 The scale model is packaged in a deluxe gift box and comes with a signed certificate. I'm the happy collector with in possession #715 and #717 because from a Push-Pull version you always need to have two in your collection -)

All aspects of the Caterpillar 637K Push-Pull Wheel Tractor-Scraper are captured just like the 1:1 version and to the usual level of CCM's exacting detail, including hydraulic lines, opening cab door and both impressive engine compartments. Retail Price: $299.95 and shipping cost.

My first impression: a very complete scale model a nice addition in my Caterpillar 637 Scraper series. More than well worth the wait! This is a must have for every Caterpillar collector.

I will add the complete review with more pictures from the model, machine in 1:1 and background information in the category Scrapers So stay tuned for more!

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ANNOUNCEMENT! ACCO Super Bulldozer [Trilex Modelli 1:50]

4 September 2017

Trilex Modelli has announced to release in 2018 a new unique scale model in 1:50th scale:

  • ACCO Super Dozer

The ACCO Super Bulldozer is the largest and most powerful Track-Type Tractor ever made. It was built in Italy, by the Umberto Acco company. The ACCO super bulldozer was constructed mainly of Caterpillar parts. This bulldozer has a gross weight of 183 tons and is powered by two 675hp Caterpillar engines and has a dozer blade that is 23 ft.

In the upcoming “Making of…” I will add progress photos and dimensional details. Final sales price and the delivery schedule date of this custom built scale model will be posted on our website when available. Most likely the introduction of the first prototype will take place during the Modelshow Europe 2018 in Ede, The Netherlands.

This next knock out model of the ACCO Super Bulldozer will be available in a very limited number of maximum 60 pieces and will be presented in a specially made wooden box, including the documentation concerning the history of Acco. The scale model will be exclusively sold by Trilex Modelli and GIFTMODELS.it to the collector.

If you are interested in this custom built scale model of the ACCO Super Bulldozer it is important to respond with your PRE ORDER to Trilex Modelli or GIFTMODELS.it only then you can be assured that the model is also produced effectively for you.

Curious? Click on the photo!

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