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NEWS FLASH! The making of a Caterpillar Holt 75 Tractor

2 April 2020

Custom scale model builder Ad Gevers[abc] has recently finished special custom repair project to built a Caterpillar Holt 75 Tractor for me.

ast Wednesday I received from a very good friend, Butch Diggins from Keystone Construction Diecast, in America this latest addition in my collection and directly took it to the photo set:

  • Caterpillar 953C Track-Type Loader


This handmade brass construction precision scale model is made in a limited edition of only 300 pieces in 2006 By CCM in scale 1:48. 125 pieces in a standard version, 125 pieces with a ripper, 50 with a APPI Winch. The scale model is packaged in a deluxe gift box and comes with a signed certifcate. I'm the happy collector with in possession #241.

Obviously, from this project a "Making of" will be started, but for now we share just a single picture before the project started. Stay tuned - To be continued!

Ad and Wouter

LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar MP40 Shear Jaw [CCM 1:48]

22 March 2020

Last week I received from 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 MP40 Shear Jaw

In 2020, CCM released three limited editions of the Caterpillar 375 Hydraulic Excavator in their 1:48th scale Diecast Series. The Caterpillar 375 Demolition version is equipped with a Caterpillar MP40 Shear Jaw from the Caterpillar Multi-Processor Work Tool Attachments program.

Through an American fellow collector (thanks J!) I came into possession of a original, but loose, Caterpillar MP40 Shear Jaw. You understand that I am extremely pleased with this "one of a kind custom" Multi-Processor Work Tool in my Caterpillar Collection.

Curious for more photos and information? I have add the complete review with more pictures from the Caterpillar MP40 Shear Jaw, Work Tool in 1:1 and background information in the category Work Tool Attachments under Multi-Processors.

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 330 Next Gen [Diecast Masters 1:50]

20 March 2020

Diecast Masters has sfter their worldwide introduction at the International Toy Fair aka Spielwarenmesse 2020 announced their next to release Caterpillar scale model in their 1:50th scale die-cast "High Line Series":

  • Caterpillar 336 “Next Gen” Hydraulic Excavator #85585


The new Caterpillar 330, also announced as the "Next Generation Design" or short “Next Gen” Caterpillar Track-Type Hydraulic Excavator is the successor to the "F" Series in 1:1th scale, but because Caterpillar has changed his machine type numbering and stopped adding the successor letter it will not appear as the "G" Series.

The Caterpillar 330 “Next Gen” Hydraulic Excavator in 1:1th scale is equipped with a Caterpillar C7.1 ACERT engine delivering 273hp Net Power. The machine has a operating Weight of 68.125lb and a HD Bucket Capacity of 2.30yd3.

Key Features of the Caterpillar 330 Track-Type Hydraulic Excavators are a detailed cab interior, including "Bob" the operator. Authentic Cat Machine Yellow paint and trade dress. Functional boom, stick and bucket. Finishing touch are the authentic railings, grab rails, GPS and hydraulic hoses. I personally find it a missed opportunity that the stick is not equipped with a quick release coupler to give the collector an option to remove the standard bucket for another (Caterpillar) Bucket or Work Tool.

The expected delivery time is early June 2020. The scale model Caterpillar 330 “Next Gen” Hydraulic Excavator can already be ordered through the IMC Models Bouwmachine modellen Webshop DO!

Curious? Download the PDF? Click on the picture!

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NEWS FLASH! Diecast Masters Caterpillar Collection 2020

24 January 2020

Diecast Masters has in advance of the worldwide release at the International Toy Fair aka Spielwarenmesse 2020 released their new 2020 Collection scale model catalogue.

What to think about the Caterpillar 323 and 330 Next Generation series Hydraulic Excavators, Caterpillar 352 UHD Hydraulic Excavator, Caterpillar M323F Railroad Hydraulic Excavator in two versions and the new launched Caterpillar D11 TKN Track-Type Tractor and the Caterpillar 797F Tier 4 Off-Highway Truck just to name a few! This is a great line-up! Keep on going Diecast Masters!!!

Curious? Download? Click on the photo!

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NEWS FLASH! IMC Models Miniature Chistmas Event 2019

14 December 2019

On Saturday 21th December 2019 you are cordially invited to come at IMC Models in Houten, The Netherlands. This year IMC Models is organizing its first IMC Models Miniature Chistmas Event.

The family Festival for fans of heavy haulage, cranes and construction in miniature.

Miniature Christmas by IMC Models is a cozy day for fans of heavy haulage, cranes and construction in miniature. There will be well-known brands like: Nooteboom trailers, Mammoet, Sarens, MiniMovers, Nederhoff, Diecast Masters, TII Group. A few miniature models will be shown outside in 1: 1.

Real machines and unique models

There will be classic Caterpilllar machines from the bouwmachines van toen museum. The setup inside consist of DIY model builders, rare collections and various stands dressed in a cozy Christmas appearance.

Goodie bag

Sign in for this day and receive a nice goodie bag. Every visitor has a chance to win the grand price in our lottery

Goodie bag XL

Do you want to win the extra well filled goodie bag? Share this event via Facebook and like our Facebookpage. Send us a screenshot via Facebook for participation.

Offers and accessoires

We have a variety of unique scale models for this day, and numerous great offers. There is also a large collection of accessoires, parts and B-choice models.

For the whole family

The focus of this day is on the happy, cozy and warm Christmasday for the whole family. There will be a special kidscorner en the refresments are arranged. We would love to celebrate this day with you!

THE PLACE TO BE!

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NEWS FLASH! MiniMovers visits NAMAC meeting

30 November 2019

For over 30 years organizes the NAMAC six times per year a swapmeeting for scalemodels, books and leaflets. "Houten" (as it is called named after the town where the meeting is held) covers more than one kilometer long tables and is with more than 4000 visitors the largest in Europe. Attracting dealers from the Netherlands, Belgium, Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic and some other European countries are present here, so something for every collector to find. The fair is open from 10.00 am to 15.00 pm.

In addition, the NAMAC releases six times a year, the full color magazine of the NAMAC, "Auto in Miniatuur". Every issue contains a number of regular columns, where the news miniature car area being treated. Furthermore, more and focus on another specific area of the hobby, such as collecting certain car brands, types and building descriptions. Naturally completed with all the latest news in detail. "Auto in Miniatuur" is also available from bookshops and in the kiosk.

Of course, the NAMAC runs its own NAMAC Facebook group, and since last year the members weekly on Saturday and Sunday again and again are stimulated to actively participate and share pictures of the scale models in their collection in line with the weekend theme.

Curious for more? Click on the picture!

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NEWS FLASH! IMC Models Miniature Chistmas Event 2019

8 November 2019

On Saturday 21th December 2019 you are cordially invited to come at IMC Models in Houten, The Netherlands. This year IMC Models is organizing its first IMC Models Miniature Chistmas Event. What's on the program? Keep an eye on the following announcements. For now: Note the date in your agenda!

THE PLACE TO BE!

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UPDATE! Caterpillar 420F2 "Black Edition" [Diecast Masters 1:50]

10 October 2019

Diecast Masters has announced their latest new to release Caterpillar scale model in their 1:50th scale die-cast "High Line Series":

  • Caterpillar 420F2 Backhoe Loader "Black Edition" #85234

On September 24th, 2015, Caterpillar announced in 1:1 both the Caterpillar 420F2 and the 432F2 Backhoe Loader in a custom black anniversary edition to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Caterpillar at the Building Construction Products (BCP) Division Desford in England. In September 1985 the first Caterpillar 416 Backhoe Loader rolled off the production line and nowaday more than 300,000 Backhoe loaders have been produced in seven different versions.

Curious? Download the PDF? Click on the picture!

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 349F UHD kit [GIFTMODELS.it 1:50]

2 October 2019

Recently GIFTMODELS.it has announced that two new resin upgrade kits in 1:50th scale will be released:

  • Caterpillar 349F UHD upgrade kit #GM0503

The resin upgrade kit for the Caterpillar 349F UHD Demolition Excavator scale model in 1:50th scale can be ordered from GIFTMODELS.it under number #GM05/03 and is very complete and comes packaged very well from Italy to your home address.

Gertjan Veld shall when he recieves his upgrade kit start within a new "Making of ..." to show how the kit will be used to build a custom Caterpillar 349F UHD (Ultra High Demolition) Demolition Excavator

Do you want to know more about this or other unique upgrade kits or Worktools for your Caterpillar Hydraulic Excavators scale models made by GIFTMODELS.it? Stay tuned to www.minimovers.nl!!!

Curious? Click on the picture!

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NEWS FLASH! Caterpillar PR660 & 666 [CCM 1:48]

28 September 2019

Classic Construction Models (CCM) has released this week 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 660 Tractor with Athey PR660 Rear Dump Trailer
  • Caterpillar 666 80-tons Wheel Tractor-Scraper

The Caterpillar 666 80-tons Wheel Tractor-Scraper and Caterpillar 666 80-tons Coal Bowl Wheel Tractor-Scraper scale modela are made in scale 1:48, both in a limited edition of only 500 pieces each, and have completed production and are currently on the water in transit to the CCM warehouse in America. Assuming there are no complications in transport and custom they are expected to arrive around the middle of October. So with a little luck right on time before the Holidays. Can not wait!!

Do you want to know more about this or other unique scale models from Classic Construction Models? Stay tuned to www.minimovers.nl for all upcoming, available and closed editions released by CCM.

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