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AVAILABLE! Laster & Bagger 2019-1

22 January 2019
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The latest edition of BAGGERMODELLE is out now!

Unfortunally no snowplow! But in this latest issue, among other interesting articles, full attention for the Caterpillar No.12 en 12M3 Motor Graders which in early 2019 where released by Diecast Masters in 1:50th scale in their "Evolution Series".

Last but least, Diorama construction which shows all the Tips and Tricks about making a rock face part. 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!

Enjoy reading!

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NEWS FLASH! First Samples of the Caterpillar PR660 [CCM 1:48]

20 January 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

The Caterpillar Caterpillar 660 Tractor with Athey PR660 Rear Dump Trailer scale model is made in scale 1:48. As you expect from Classic Construction Models this HUGE and magnificent model has more then plenty of detail and functioning parts. Retail Price US $339,95 The Limited Edition Production run is 500 pieces. Final availability to be announced, but somewhere in 2019. So still time to save some money!

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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SPOTLIGHT! Caterpillar No.12 en 12M3 in Laster & Bagger 2019-1

16 January 2019
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The first edition in 2019 of Laster & Bagger is on its way! At the moment the Magazine is already rolling off the printing press and it can fall on your doormat at any time.

In this issue, among other interesting articles, full attention for the Caterpillar No.12 en 12M3 Motor Graders which in early 2019 where released by Diecast Masters in 1:50th scale in their "Evolution Series".

Last but least, Diorama construction which shows all the Tips and Tricks about making a rock face part. 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 CS11 GC [Diecast Masters 1:50]

14 January 2019

Diecast Masters has in advance of their worldwide introduction at the International Toy Fair aka Spielwarenmesse 2019 held from januari 30th till February 3th 2019 announced their next to release Caterpillar scale model in their 1:50th scale die-cast "High Line Series":

  • Caterpillar CS11 GC Vibratory Soil Compactor #85589

The completely newly developed Caterpillar CS11 GC Vibratory Soil Compactor is a machine that is not yet included in the Caterpillar delivery program. All the more surprising that Diecast Masters has already announced this scale model in 1:50th scale. From reliable sources I learned that the introduction of this machine will only take place during the Bauma 2019. And then there comes a “baby” brother in the current CS34 up to and including the CS78B Vibratory Soil Compactor series.

The Caterpillar CS11 GC Vibratory Soil Compactor in 1:1th scale is equipped with a Caterpillar C4.4 ACERT engine delivering 105.3hp Net Power. The machine has a operating Weight of 23,817 lb. and a has a Maximum Centrifugal Force of 56,200 lb.

Key Features of the Caterpillar CS11 GC Vibratory Soil Compactor are a detailed cab interior, including "Bob" the operator. Authentic Cat Machine Yellow paint and trade dress. Finishing touch are the rotating drum and tires with authentic tread detail and its articulated steering. Presented in the “High Line Series Packaging” Collectible, full-color printed metal box, including machine photos and specifications. All in all, just like the 1:1 machine, a tough scale model without fuss!

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LATEST ADDITION! Tiger TMV60 [Custom 1:50]

12 January 2019

Already some time ago I received this scale model and now I finally found the time to photograph this custom addition in my collection:

  • Tiger TMV60 Fuel Truck

The Australian company Tiger Engineering Pty, which for years developed Caterpillar wheel loaders independently on the basis of Caterpillar wheel loaders, was incorporated by Caterpillar in 1997. Shortly after its introduction in 1998, the TIGER 790G Wheel Dozer was introduced by Caterpillar as a Caterpillar 854G Wheel Dozer and was the most powerful Wheel Dozer in the world at the time.

The Tiger TMV60 has also been built using Caterpillar components such as the 35-ton (32 tonne payload) Caterpillar D350D Articulated Dump Truck (ADT) and the Caterpillar 3306 Turbo Diesel Engine providing 300 hp and thus forms the basis for their Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) used in the mining industry and available in numerous designs as a water bowser or fuel truck.

Through a forum I came into contact with fellow collector Keith W. from England who sent me a list with scale models that he offers for sale. Lured by the name "Tiger" I asked for photos and after I also found an original TIGER TMV brochure of this machine I was immediately tacked.

My first impression: The TIGER TMV 60 is certainly not the most detailed scale model in my collection but precisely because the scale model also uses the same components as the 1:1 (namely the Caterpillar D350D from ERTL in scale 1:50 with #2431) and the cabin is spot on, the final result is definitely a unique custom scale model and a very welcome addition to my PoweredbyCAT series.

I have add the complete review with more pictures from the model, machine in 1:1 and technical background information in the category PoweredbyCAT

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EBIANUM Digger Museum & Modelshow 2019

6 January 2019

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.

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Eberhard - Pioneers yesterday. today. tomorrow.

On Saturday April 27th 2019 the EBIANUM Digger Museum celebrates its fourth year anniversary with a huge scale model exhibition. Outside the museum there will be a F.B.W. Truck Meeting.

So mark Saturday April 27th 2019 on your calendar!

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 the unique collection of scale models in the museum alone is more than worth the entrance fee.

Curious? Read the latest news on www.ebianum.ch or even better, come over for a visit at the EBIANUM.

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 336 [Diecast Masters 1:50]

4 January 2019

Diecast Masters has in advance of their worldwide introduction at the International Toy Fair aka Spielwarenmesse 2019 held from januari 30th till February 3th 2019 announced their first new to release Caterpillar scale model in their 1:50th scale die-cast "High Line Series":

  • Caterpillar 336 “Next Gen” Hydraulic Excavator #85586

The new Caterpillar 336, 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 336 “Next Gen” Hydraulic Excavator in 1:1th scale is equipped with a Caterpillar C9.3 B ACERT engine delivering 311hp Net Power. The machine has a operating Weight of 81.900lb and a GDC Bucket Capacity of 2.97yd3.

Key Features of the Caterpillar 336 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 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.

Curious? Download the PDF? Click on the picture!

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OUT SOON! Laster & Bagger 2019-1

2 January 2019

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 (both iPphone and Andriod) for your tablet, computer or smartphone.

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The first edition in 2019 of Laster & Bagger will be out soon! The magazine presses are running while you are reading this. The Magazine will be available half way January 2019.

In this issue, among other interesting articles, full attention for the Caterpillar No.12 en 12M3 Motor Graders which in early 2019 where released by Diecast Masters in 1:50th scale in their "Evolution Series".

Last but least, Diorama construction which shows all the Tips and Tricks about making a rock face part. 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! The making of Caterpillar 963D SH Shiphold

26 December 2018

Scale model builders Gertjan and Wouter have both started with the building a custom scale model using parts from a 3D printed kit.

  • Caterpillar 963D SH Shiphold/Port Handling Track Loader

Today is the start of this "Making of Caterpillar 963D SH Shiphold/Port Handling Track Loader". Both Gertjan and Wouter will take the coming period the original 3D Printed kit from Dirtboy's Customs in 1:50th scale in hand and make as we all know some major adjustments at some points and improves to end up as accurate as possible.

It is their goal for the coming period in the "The making of Caterpillar 963D SH Shiphold/Port Handling Track Loader” to show you how their customs model will be achieved.

Gertjan and Wouter will share their building skills through its construction photos with little notes to keep you informed of the building process. Gradually it shows the making of a unique model of the Caterpillar 963D SH Shiphold/Port Handling Track Loader and a welcome addition to their Caterpillar collections!

Enjoy reading & watching!

Gertjan and Wouter

Curious? Click on the photo!

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 770 [Diecast Masters 1:50]

24 December 2018

Diecast Masters has in accordance of the first annoucement of the 2018 line up announcend the next new to release Caterpillar scale model available from Q1-2019 in their 1:50th scale diecast "Core Classics Series":

  • Caterpillar 770 Off-Highway Truck #85551c

The Caterpillar 770 Off-Highway Truck in 1:1 th scale is equipped with a Caterpillar C15 ACERT engine delivering 476hp Net Power. The truck has a operating Weight of 157.000lb and a Body Capacity of 32.9yd3 which creates nominal Payload Class of 40 tons.

The Caterpillar 770 Off-Highway Truck is the first Diecast Masters model to be released in their "Core Classic Series". Like the 1:1 machine, it is the smaller version of the Caterpillar 772 Off-Highway Truck that was already released in 2009 by Norscot under #55147.

Direct eyecatcher is, just like with its bigger brother 772, the centrally positioned cab. Other key Features of the Caterpillar 70 Off-Highway Truck are its detailed cab interior, including "Bob" the operator. Authentic Cat Machine Yellow paint and trade dress. Naturally the truck bed raises and lowers. Finishing touch are the grab bars, ladders and authentic trim detail. In one word: NICE!

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