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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!!!

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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.

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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.

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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!!!

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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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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 633D & D639D [CCM 1:48]

20 September 2019

This weekend CCM has informed his dealers that two new scale models in their 1:48 Die-Cast series will be released:

  • Caterpillar 633D Elevating Wheel Tractor-Scraper
  • Caterpillar 639D Elevating Wheel Tractor-Scraper

In 1975, the single engine Caterpillar 633D Elevating Wheel Tractor-Scraper with an all-new tractor design, was introduced as a replacement to the Caterpillar 633C.

Powered by a Caterpillar 3408T turbocharged diesel engine providing up to 450 HP at the flywheel. Equipped with an 8-speed transmission, the Caterpillar 633D is capable of top speeds of up to 30 MPH. The integrated cushion hitch absorbs shocks from haul roads, allowing for higher speeds and a faster cycle time. With 13 flights, the elevating scraper is equipped with a variable speed torque converter which matches ground speed to loading conditions.

Introduced in 1979, the Caterpillar 639D Elevating Wheel Tractor-Scraper was based on the Caterpillar 633D single engine Elevating Scraper. With a turbochraged 3408T diesel engine in the tractor and a 3306T diesel engine at the rear, the Caterpillar 639D is capable of producing 700HP at the flywheel.

The ejection system, which is unique to both the Caterpillar 633 & 639D Elevating Wheel Tractor-Scraper, allows the entire floor to pivot back and up, away from the fixed cutting edge. A fully articulated gooseneck allows for 90° steering in either direction, resulting in maximum maneuverability.

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Specification highlights:

  • Engine 1 (633D & 639D Tractor): Caterpillar 3408T Diesel Engine
  • Engine 2 (639D Scraper): Caterpillar 3306 Diesel Engine
  • Net Power: 450 - 700 hp
  • Maximum Travel Speed: forward: 33 -38mph
  • Heaped Capacity: 34.1 yd3

The first (pre) production scale model photos with all the details, the final limited production run numbers with sales price and the delivery schedule (At this moment expected Q2 2020) from this scale model will be posted on this website when available.

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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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 779 [FanKit Models 1:50]

18 September 2019

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


  • Caterpillar 779 Off-Highway Truck

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 last NAMAC meeting in 2019 in Houten, The Netherlands on Saturday 28th November 2019.

This next knock out model of the Caterpillar 779 Off-Highway Truck will be available in very limited numbers.

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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SPOTLIGHT! Caterpillar D7C in Laster & Bagger 2019-5

16 September 2019
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The fifth 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 D7C Track-Type Tractor which in early 2019 is released by Diecast Masters in 1:50th scale in their "Evolution Series".

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. 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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