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NEWS FLASH! IMC Models Open House - MiniMovers DISCOUNT!

22 November 2018

On Saturday 1th december 2018 you are cordially invited to come by for a chat and a delicious cup of coffee at IMC Models in Houten.

You are welcome between 9:00am and 4:00pm at the IMC Models building at Peppelkade 23. In the IMC Models Construction models Webshop you will of course find the entire Caterpillar line from Diecast Masters. In addition, the TII Shop, Nooteboom Shop and Sarens Shop are also located at the same adress. There are also always a number of remnant and B-choice models that you can get at a sharp price.

Highlights for this weekend are the, recently released Caterpillar 349F Hydraulic Excavator and both Caterpillar D11T Track-Type Tractors.

In addition, IMC Models has a unique deal for all MiniMovers fans and you ONLY get an EXTRA DISCOUNT of 10% on the purchase price of your Caterpillar scale models on Saturday December 1th, 2018 during this IMC Models Open House!

Curious? Drop by and grab your DISCOUNT!

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SPOTLIGHT! Caterpillar 944 in Laster & Bagger 6-2018

18 November 2018
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The sixth and final 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 November 2018.

One of the highlights in this issue, among other interesting articles, is a new episode in the Model History brought by Thomas Wilk about the famous Caterpillar 944 Wheel Loader made by Ertl in 1:24th scale.

The Caterpillar Wheel Loader story begins in December 1959 with the 944 wheel loader, 100% designed by Caterpillar driven off the assembly line at the Caterpillar plant in Aurora, Illinois.

The 944 Wheel "Traxcavator", a 105 hp gas or diesel engine equipped with 2 yd³ bucket, was the culmination of a seven-year development effort and the beginning of Caterpillar’s leadership in the worldwide market of Wheel Loaders. Curious? Enjoy reading the full story!

Learn more about this unique 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! "Classic Calendar 2019" [TCC]

16 November 2018

Out now and available is the new "Classic Calendar 2019". This unique calendar photographed and assembled in-house by Thomas Wilk contains beautiful pictures showing you a unique selection of the wide range of Golden Oldies and Classic Caterpillar Earthmoving equipment at work.

Very cool to get and also nice to give as gift: 2019 Up to date! This beautiful gift will cost you 18,86 Euro plus shipping and handling. Our advice: ORDER NOW!

Curious? Click on the link to the website: "Classic Calendar 2019"

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LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar D250E Fuelmaster F170 [Custom 1:50]

14 November 2018

Already a few weeks ago I received this latest rare addition in my collection and finally found a free moment and took it to the photo set:

  • Caterpillar D250E Humphrey Fuelmaster F170 "Celtic Engergy"

I was given the chance to buy this scale model from fellow collector (thanks Keith W.!) and saw immediately that it was a custom model I had seen years ago on a swapmeeting. But when and from whom...?

Inquiries and further research among my Caterpillar collector friends revealed that the model was made in a limited series by Dutch collector and custom builder Ben Gelijk. In fact, there is a brother scalemodel somewhere in a cabinet in Germany -).

I'm very lucky that I can add another small (I mean the scale!) masterpiece to my Caterpillar collection.

Enjoy the first photo! I will add more pictures from the Caterpillar D250E Humphrey Fuelmaster F170 in "Celtic Engergy" livery scale model, machine 1:1 and background information in the category Articulated Dump Trucks. So stay tuned for more!

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SPOTLIGHT! Caterpillar 6090 FS in Laster & Bagger 6-2018

12 November 2018
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The sixth and final 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 November 2018.

One of the highlights in this issue, among other interesting articles, is the special about the Caterpillar 6090 FS Hydraulic Mining Shovel in 1:48th scale within their limited edition "Diecast Collection Series". Read all about the 1:1th and 1:48th. Its HUGE!

Learn more about this unique 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!

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar DW21 with No.21 [FanKit Models 1:50]

8 November 2018

FanKit Models has announced to release in 2019 a new unique scale model in 1:50th scale:


  • Caterpillar DW21 with No.21 Wheel Tractor-Scraper

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 will take place during the Modelshow Europe 2019 in Ede, The Netherlands on March 16th 2019.

This next knock out model of the Caterpillar DW21 Wheel Tractor-Scraper will be available in very limited numbers.

If you are interested in this built scale model of the Caterpillar DW21 Wheel Tractor-Scraper it is important to respond with your (but still non-binding) PRE ORDER by e-mail to fankitmodels@yahoo.com. Only then you can be assured that the model is also produced effectively for you.

More information about their unique scale models which are custom made in a very limited editions? Click on the link and visit the FanKit Models website.

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OUT SOON! Laster & Bagger 6-2018

2 November 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 sixth and final 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 November 2018.

In this issue, among other interesting articles, full attention for the modern Caterpillar 349F L XE Hydraulic Excavator and the Caterpillar D11T Track-Type Tractor, in two configurations, which all three in late autumm 2018 where released by Diecast Masters in 1:50th scale in their "High Line Series".

CCM continued with the Caterpillar 6090 FS Hydraulic Mining Shovel in 1:48th scale within their "Diecast Collection Series". Read all about the 1:1th and 1:48th. Its HUGE!

Last but least, the Model History brought by Thomas Wilk about the famous Caterpillar 944 Wheel Loader made by Ertl. 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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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar D7C & D7E [Diecast Masters 1:50]

30 October 2018

Diecast Masters has out of the blue announced another big surprise with the release of their next new Caterpillar scale models starting from Q4-2018 in their 1:50th scale diecast "Evolution Series":

  • Caterpillar No.12 en 12M3 Motor Graders #85560

Diecast Masters brings together old and new Caterpillar machine models. Along with the scale models, each package also holds a richly illustrated book that tells the evolutionary story, from the machine of the past up to its modern counterpart.

The Evolution Series models are mounted on special bases and placed in quality flip-top packaging, protected by a black outer sleeve. A full color detailed 44-page booklet, included with the scale models provided with period-accurate colors and decoration details & era-specific operators, traces machine evolution in words and pictures.

Curious? Download the PDF? Click on the picture!

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar No.12 & 12M3 [Diecast Masters 1:50]

28 October 2018

Diecast Masters has out of the blue announced another big surprise with the release of their next new Caterpillar scale models starting from Q4-2018 in their 1:50th scale diecast "Evolution Series":

  • Caterpillar No.12 en 12M3 Motor Graders #85560

This Evolution Series scale models pay a homage to the rich history and remarkable sweep of earthmoving technology, from the earliest Caterpillar Earthmoving equipment to the most recent.

Diecast Masters brings together old and new Caterpillar machine models. Along with the scale models, each package also holds a richly illustrated book that tells the evolutionary story, from the machine of the past up to its modern counterpart.

The Evolution Series models are mounted on special bases and placed in quality flip-top packaging, protected by a black outer sleeve. A full color detailed 44-page booklet, included with the scale models provided with period-accurate colors and decoration details & era-specific operators, traces machine evolution in words and pictures.

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FLASHBACK! Caterpillar Power Parade

26 October 2018

In 1955, Caterpillar dealers were invited to the first Worldwide Caterpillar Dealer Meeting in 20 years, which featured “The Big Parade.” This particular show was the largest equipment show in the history of the Earthmoving industry and was so impactful it inspired Caterpillar to celebrate, entertain and educate Caterpillar employees and their families in what became known as the “Power Parade”.

Caterpillar held its inaugural Power Parade at Marquette Heights, Illinois, in 1964 and later at Edwards, Illinois both in the USA, in 1973, 1978, 1988 and 2000. These expositions showcased the complete new Caterpillar product line, as well as the skills of the equipment’s operators. Each Power Parade contained up to 28 shows over a two-week period and more than 100,000 people attended.

This year a theme exhibition focused on this unique event could be visited at the Caterpillar Visitor Center. Curious? Click on the link: "Power Parades of the Past".

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