NEWS FLASH! BouwmachinesvanToen-Collectie in Action

18 August 2017

BouwmachinesvanToen-Collectie komt in actie op de Vestingdagen Hellevoetsluis op 19 en 20 augustus 2017.

Dit jaar is de BouwmachinesvanToen-Collectie voor het eerst aanwezig en verzorgt met een zware delegatie en een aantal zeldzame machines het programma onderdeel Grondverzet en wegenbouw.

Naast de MBU Grader, Barber-Green Asfaltmachine, Hovers 500 Dragline wordt de Caterpillar HT4 Rups lader aan het werk gezet. Deze rupslader is gebaseerd op een Caterpillar D4 7U Ruspdozer waar een laadframe op gebouwd is. Afkomstig van het Nederlands leger met als bouwjaar 1953. Deze machine kan de onderbaan maken, wagens laden en bijvoorbeeld de grader trekken.

Op het Land van Paling zal dit jaar een weg worden aangelegd! De bouwmachines staan klaar om puin te breken, het uit te storten en uiteindelijk plat te walsen. Volop activiteit waarbij de aanwezige mensen van de BouwmachinesvanToen-Collectie graag tekst en uitleg geven.

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar D9T Kit #58 [cADSttachments 1:50]

16 August 2017

Under the name cADSttachements appear regularly exclusive small series of KITS that allow you to add a machine variant or a unique work tool to your Caterpillar collection.

Ad Gevers has once again succeeded in providing many Caterpillar Track-Type Tractor collectors with the opportunity to add a unique custom to their collection.

The kit contains a Dymax Coal Blade, a cyclone air filter and a counterweight that lets you convert the Caterpillar D9T Track-Type tractor made by Diecast Masters in 1:50th scale.

Do you want to order the Caterpillar D9T Kit #58? Click on: cADSttachements


ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 206B FT [Custom 1:50]

30 July 2017

GL3D Models announced that his new custom made resin scale model in his "Golden Oldies" Series in 1:50th scale is available:

  • Caterpillar 206B FT Wheel Excavator

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.

This unique 3D printed model of the Caterpillar 206B FT (Fast Travel) Wheel Excavator is available in very limited numbers and only built on request. Sales price is 210,- euro for a ready built model and 160,- euro for a kit. GL3D Models does ship worldwide at actual shipping cost.

If you are also interested in this hand built 3D printed scale model or kit which fully functional from the Caterpillar 226B FT Wheel Excavator send your e-mail to for more information.

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28 July 2017

The 17th Annual DHS Diecast Open House & Auction Weekend is held this weekend July 29-30th 2017. Be there: It will be a BLAST!

Once a year DHS opens their doors and invite the public in to check out the DHS 12,000 square foot facility. They clean the floors and unbox almost every model in stock, so don't miss this opportunity to see them up close!

Meet the DHS Staff and hang out with your fellow collectors and friends. DHS provides the venue and the food and you benefit! If you have been here before, come and see what is different this year. If you have never been here, you really need to check it out! And who knows, there could be a special sale going on only for attendees!

DHS is hosting a huge Summer Auction (if you haven't already heard). The big date is set for July 29th, the day before our 17th Annual Open House Event! There are always over 300+ rare and hard to find items up for grabs. Among them off course some must Caterpillar scale models! You can pre-bid online anytime, as well as bid live in person at the DHS World Headquarters or live online during the auction. Some of the items to be sold include models from Classic Construction models, Conrad, NZG, Alan Smith and Sword as well as many vintage, custom and older models.



NEW LINK! Jake’s Die Cast Models

26 July 2017

Jake’s Die Cast Models located on Vancouver Island BC is the die cast collector haven in Canada. Jake (aka Bob) has a great interest in the hobby of collecting models of all different types, scales of transportation and construction equipment. Jake sells detailed brands like CCM and Diecast Masters and heavy transport models. All his models are available in the store or the website and shipped at reasonable postage rates.

Visit his website to get that hard to find odd and rare truck or construction scale model or custom kit which is still missing in your collection. His slogan: Happy collecting!

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NEWS FLASH! Caterpillar 320D LRR [Custom 1:50]

24 July 2017

Within our group of Caterpillar collectors are builders who built various custom versions by using standard scale models as a donor for their custom project.

So I was lucky to meet on the Model Show Europe 2017 in Ede fellow collector Lorenzo who made in-house, in a very limited edition, a custom upper body of the Caterpillar 320D LRR in 1:50th scale.

  • Caterpillar 320D LRR Hydraulic Excavator

This highly detailed custom scale model, made of resin material, is combined with the matching cabin protection and by then using the boom and the undercarriage of the donor Caterpillar 323D Hydraulic Excavator (a 320D is also an option) from Norscot in scale 1:50th will be soon by Gertjan for me transformed into a realistic replica of this "reduced tail swing" machine.

If you are also interested in building this custom model let me know through and I can forward your request to my Italian friend.

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NEWS FLASH! BouwmachinesvanToen-Archief goes USA!

22 July 2017

BouwmachinesvanToen-Archief is the new name for the website of Huub van Dijk. He created 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.

The website BouwmachinesvanToen-Archive deals with Dutch equipment, sometimes they make an exception, such as now for the "Best of the West" show held from 26th to May 28th, 2017 in Santa Margaritan, USA. Check out the very extensive photo shoot of this super event and take the time because there are lots of photos and video clips !!!

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OUT SOON! Laster & Bagger 4-2017

20 July 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!


The fourth 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 July 2017.

In this issue, among other interesting articles, full attention for the modern Caterpillar 631K, 637K and 637K Coal Body Wheel-Tractor Scrapers which where spring 2017 released by CCM in 1:48th scale.

In addition, the Model History about the famous Caterpillar No.70 Scraper scale model made by Ruehl.

Last but not least full attention for the Caterpillar 994K Wheel Loader in two different versions which was summer released by Diecast Masters in their 1:50th scale diecast "High Line Series".

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!



NEWS FLASH! visits PON Open House

18 July 2017

On Sunday, July 16th, 2017 PON held a well-attended Open House at their location in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands.

PON picked grand from this day, Twan Bierings was present twith its MAN TGX 10x4 Heavy Haulage tractor with low loader, loaded with a Caterpillar 990H Wheel Loader, and of from Pon Equipment Rental one showed a Caterpillar 336F UHD Demolition machine and a Caterpillar 340F LRE long reach Excavator.

In the spotlight: the new Caterpillar M315F, a short radius mobile Excavator in the 16 tons class. In addition, there were Caterpillar mini excavators, wheel loaders, Track-Type Excavators, Articulated Dump Trucks and a Track-Type Tractor.

The team from was off course present at this Open House 2017 edition and made an comprehensive photo report.

Curious for their complete report with over 100 photos: Click on the photo!


NEWS FLASH! EBIANUM Digger Museum & Modelshow 2018

16 July 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.


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.

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