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NEWS FLASH! BouwmachinesvanToen-Archief - Jac. Rijk

6 October 2018

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. As of today there have been added some beautiful new photos with mainly Caterpillar earthmoving Equipment from Jac Rijk in a unique album which under the name "Jac Rijk Heinkenszand" can be found on BouwmachinesvanToen-Archief.

Curious for more "Golden Oldies"? Take a look on the website of BouwmachinesvanToen and enjoy watching all his pictures and stories from passed times.

Highly recommended!

Curious? Click on the photo!

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NEWS FLASH! Modelshow Europe 2019

4 October 2018

Have you already scheduled this day in your diary? Saturday, March 16th, 2019 the 28st 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 349F [Diecast Masters 1:50]

20 September 2018

Diecast Masters has in accordance of the first annoucement and the worldwide revealing of the 2018 line up at the International Toy Fair aka Spielwarenmesse 2018 announced their next to release Caterpillar scale model starting from Q3-2018 in their 1:50th scale diecast "High Line Series":

  • Caterpillar 349F Hydraulic Excavator #85943

The Caterpillar 349F Hydraulic Excavator made by Diecast Masters in 1:50th scale is the successor to the previous in 2015 by CCM released Caterpillar 349E Hydraulic Excavators (Beware: produced in 1:48th scale)

Direct eyecatchers are size of the machine and its moveable boom, stick and bucket. Other key Features of the Caterpillar 349F Hydraulic Excavator are its detailed cab interior, including "Bob" the operator. (Which can be removed by opening the top of the cabin roof), Authentic Cat Machine Yellow paint and trade dress. Functional metal tracks. Finishing touch are the authentic railings, grab rails and hydraulic hoses. In two words: WELL DONE!

Curious? Download the PDF? Click on the picture!

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NEWS FLASH! Caterpillar 963D SH Shiphold Kit [Custom 1:50]

18 September 2018

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

Dirtboy's Customs is formed by the American custom builder Jay Roltgen. His main focus is creating custom add-on's and Worktools for 1:50th scale construction models mainly (Caterpillar) Track-Type Tractors. Small series, often as kit, made of Metal, Photo etched or 3D printed material, which can be ordered directly through Shapeways, which add an extra dimension to your Caterpillar scale model.

  • Caterpillar 963D SH Shiphold (Kit)

The 3D printed kit contains the Shiphold Blade, a quarding package to protect the radiator on the rear of the machine and all the required parts to mount the blade on the excisting lift frame to convert the in 2007 by Norscot under #55194 released (still available aswell from Diecast Masters) in 1:50th scale Caterpillar 963D Track-Type Loader.

For the assembly just follow the basic instructions: Rear lift points and bolt heads simply glue onto the rear, along with the guarding package. Caterpilar 963D Bucket and rod are removed and Shiphold blade and new arm put in place with 1.5mm rod. Rear rippers need to be removed, and lift point blocks and filler cap glued in existing holes. (Beware: all the parts need some sanding and paintjob before put together)

Do you want to order the Caterpillar 963D SH Shiphold Kit? Click on: Dirtboy's Customs

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AVAILABLE! Laster & Bagger 5-2018

16 September 2018
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The latest edition of BAGGERMODELLE is out now!

Unfortunally in the end no pole postion for our MAX! But in this latest issue, among other interesting articles, full attention for the modern Caterpillar D7E Pipelayer configuration Track-Type Tractor which is autumm 2018 released by Diecast Masters in 1:50th scale in their "High Line Series".

In addition, on the "Partnerseite" attention is paid to the new Caterpillar 352F LRE Track-Type Hydraulic Ecavator recently added to fleet of the firm Eberhard from Switzerland. With its extended boom, it can be used multi-purpose for a wide variety of jobs. YES! We have a WINNER!

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!

Enjoy reading!

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NEWS FLASH! IMC Models Open House

14 September 2018

On Saturday 15th september 2018 you are once again cordially invited to come by for a chat and a delicious cup of coffee at IMC Models.

You are welcome between 9:00am and 4:00pm at the IMC Models building at Peppelkade 23 in Houten, The Netherland. 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 is the, at the Spielwarenmesse 2018, introduced Caterpillar D11T CD Carry Dozer made by Diecast Masters in 1:50th scale.

Curious? Bring them a visit!

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NEWS FLASH! FanKit Models - Mini-Bauma 2018

8 September 2018

At saturday 8th and sunday 9th September 2018, the exhibition hall of the Technik Museum Sinsheim will get a model-scale-experience for young and old. For the 23th Time, the popular meeting of the "Friends of construction equipment, heavy vehicles and cranes" will be held.

The focus of the Mini-Bauma 2018 exhibition lie in the areas of construction equipment, cranes and heavy transport in model size. Great emphasis is placed on the detailed replica and total functionality of the models. Thus, numerous functional modelscan be seen in action. Over 70 exhibitors will show an interesting cross-section of these types of models.

Outside of the hall, as always, the original equipment and original trucks and cranes show visitors the gigantic proportions of the models shown inside. Such miniature vehicles can't often be purchased as finished kits in toy stores and so does the hand work is a particularly important role.

Fankit Models attends the Mini-Bauma Modell Scale Meeting on both days and looking forward to see you!

Among their width range of hand built models are the DELTA PL95H Pipelayer and the Oshkosh J30120 Truck (Also available as kit) in 1:50th scale. Both Pipelayer and Heavy Haulage Truck in 1:1 are Powered by a Caterpillar engine.

Curious or do you want to order? Click on: FanKit Models

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LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar CP-653 [Custom 1:50]

22 August 2018

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

  • Caterpillar CP-653 Landfill Compactor

I discovered that the model was offered for sale on Marktplaats and saw immediately that it was a custom model that long time ago in a limited series was created by Ben Gelijk from The Netherlands. Because I am for many years in the possession of his “business card” in the form of a picture of the model of Caterpillar CP-653.

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 CP-653 Landfill Compactor scale model, machine 1:1 and background information in the category Compactors. So stay tuned for more!

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OUT SOON! Laster & Bagger 5-2018

20 August 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 fifth 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 September 2018.

In this issue, among other interesting articles, full attention for the modern Caterpillar D7E Pipelayer configuration Track-Type Tractor which is autumm 2018 released by Diecast Masters in 1:50th scale in their "High Line Series".

In addition, on the "Partnerseite" attention is paid to the new Caterpillar 352F LRE Track-Type Hydraulic Ecavator recently added to fleet of the firm Eberhard from Switzerland. With its extended boom, it can be used multi-purpose for a wide variety of jobs. 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! BouwmachinesvanToen in Action!

18 August 2018

BouwmachinesvanToen will be in action during the Vestingdagen Hellevoetsluis on 17, 18 and 19th augustus 2018 held in the Netherlands.

For the second year in a row BouwmachinesvanToen will be present and provides with a heavy delegation and a number of rare equipment the Earthmoving and Construction equipment program area.

Alongside their old timer Caterpillar T2 Trackson Traxcavator (Track-Type Loader) is also a unique Hovers 500 Dragline operating and be seen in action together with their MBU Grader towed by a rare Caterpillar Thirty Track-Type tractor and Barber-Green paver.

A temporary road will be built! The construction machines are ready to break debris, to pour it out and eventually to roll flat. Plenty of activity in which the BouwmachinesvanToen team present like to give you text and explanation. Looking forward to meet you!

Curious? Click on the photo for all the action!

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