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NEWS FLASH! Chainsaw Kit #48 [cADSttachments 1:50]

4 February 2019

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

A few years ago the Chainsaw was released in a limited edition as a kit. Because of the interest of the collectors Ad Gevers has decided to make a second and finall run. The chainsaw is made from one piece of cast brass. So this your last opertunity to buy this kit. Be quick to order your own kit because there are only a limited number of kits left and available.

  • Chainsaw Kit #48

If you want to buy the kit of the Chainsaw check: cADSttachements

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NEWS FLASH! Diecast Masters Spielwarenmesse 2019

2 February 2019

Diecast Masters is present with a complete new and larger booth at the International Toy Fair aka Spielwarenmesse held from wednesday, January 30 up to February 3, 2019, in Nuremberg, Germany.

Diecast Masters shall during the Toy Fair reveal their line up with the new Masters Diecast scale models for 2019. In addition to the previously announced road construction models the Caterpillar D6 Next Generation Track-Type tractor (in two versions) and of course all the other new (pre production) Caterpillar scale models from the diecast "High Line Series" will be shown for the first time to the collectors.

A HUGE surprise are both Caterpillar 336D (Diecast) and Caterpillar 320 "Next Genarator" Hydraulic Excavators which are Remote Controled in 1:16th scale. This is a great line-up! Keep on going Diecast Masters!!!

Curious? Check out the official Diecast Masters YouTube video

NEWS FLASH! Diecast Masters Spielwarenmesse 2019

30 January 2019

Diecast Masters is present with a complete new and larger booth at the International Toy Fair aka Spielwarenmesse held from wednesday, January 30 up to February 3, 2019, in Nuremberg, Germany.

Diecast Masters shall during the Toy Fair reveal their line up with the new Masters Diecast scale models for 2019. In addition to the previously announced road construction models the Caterpillar D6 Next Generation Track-Type tractor (in two versions) and of course all the other new (pre production) Caterpillar scale models from the diecast "High Line Series" will be shown for the first time to the collectors.

The place to be! Diecast Masters booth in Hall 7, B-83

Curious for more? Click on the photo!

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NEWS FLASH! Diecast Masters Caterpillar Collection 2019

24 January 2019

Diecast Masters has in advance of the worldwide release at the International Toy Fair aka Spielwarenmesse 2019 released their new 2019 Collection scale model catalogue.

What to think about the Caterpillar 301.7CR 308CR, 309CR Next Generation series Mini Hydraulic Excavators, Caterpillar D6 Track-Type Tractor in two versions and the new launched Caterpillar CB2.7 Utility Compactor and the CB13 Tandem Vibratory Roller 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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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. Features and details on this model that demand attention include: Rear Dump Trailer, 3-Stage Hydraulic Cylinders, Fully Articulated Hitch, Opening Cab Door and Engine Visible Through Open Bay just to mention a few.

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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NEWS FLASH! First Samples of the Caterpillar 666 [CCM 1:48]

18 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 666 80-tons Wheel Tractor-Scraper

The Caterpillar 666 80-tons Wheel Tractor-Scraper 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. Features and details on this model that demand attention include: Tandem-Powered, Fully Articulated Hitch, Functional Apron & Ejector, Opening Cab Door and Functional Gooseneck just to mention a few.

Retail Price US $359,95 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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