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SPOTLIGHT! MiniMovers on Instagram

20 October 2018

MiniMovers on Instagram

MiniMovers is now also active on Instagram with a selection of the photos from the MiniMovers website News; CCM and Diecast Masters annoucements, Latest Additions; Custom and One of a Kind models and last but not least Events.

Of course you can follow us and/or like, react and share your favorite minimoversnl photo from your own Instagram account.

It is you the choice. Enjoy!

Wouter

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NEWS FLASH! Trucks & Construction FREE trail issue!

18 October 2018

Trucks & Construction is THE digital magazine for collectors of Trucks & Construction machine models, cranes and heavy haulage. This digital magazine is writen in Englisch and available as App in the internet iTunes store for your computer and iPhone and iPad. Soon also available for Android devices

Curious? Just download and Enjoy your FREE trial issue!

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NEWS FLASH! Caterpillar MT4400D AC SALE! [Tonkin Replicas 1:50]

16 October 2018

IMC Models is located at the Peppelkade 23 in Houten, The Netherlands. Not coincidentally within walking distance of the location of the bimonthly NAMAC swap meeting at the EXPO Houten and so they offer collectors the opportunity to come over at the trading days between 09.00 and 16.00 as to visite the showroom and while enjoying a fresh cup of coffee to snif around in their shop for the latest scale models of Sarens, Nooteboom and of course the entire Caterpillar collection made by Diecast Masters.

  • Caterpillar MT4400D AC Mining Truck #TR30001

Recently they announcement another must have super discount deal with not less then 58% discount which means that this monster truck will cost you only 95,- euro!

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NEWS FLASH! Caterpillar launches "Cat Modern Hex"!

14 October 2018

Caterpillar machines, engines, generator sets and work tools will soon have a new look. Caterpillar is replacing the current “Power Edge” trade dress (Cat trademark on a black background accented with a diagonal red bar) with a fresh new graphic design called “Cat Modern Hex.” The "Cat Modern Hex" design combines the traditional Caterpillar trademark and product model names with a bold, three-dimensional red hexagon and grille pattern. The red color is a throwback to the graphics used on the company’s very first crawler tractors in 1925.

The Cat Modern Hex was designed by the Caterpillar Industrial Design Group;

“Our goal was to create something with a premium look and feel,” said Ed Stembridge, product identity manager. “When you combine the Modern Hex design with our distinctive Caterpillar product designs, it visually reminds customers they are buying and using the best products on the market."

New identity for Cat® products reflects the brand’s premium quality

In addition to machines, gen sets and engines, the new trade dress will be used on Caterpillar parts packaging and various licensed products such as toys and scale models. Cat products that are no longer in production will not be updated.

Look for the "Cat Modern Hex" trade dress design on newly-manufactured Caterpillar products in the near future as Caterpillar updates its whole product line by early 2020.

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar CT660 & XL120 HDG [Diecast Masters 1:50]

12 October 2018

Diecast Masters has announced their next two to release Caterpillar scale models starting from Q4-2018 in their 1:50th scale diecast "Core Classic Series":

  • Caterpillar CT660 6x4 Day Cab Tractor & XL120 Low-Profile HDG Trailer #85503C
  • Caterpillar CT660 6x4 Day Cab Tractor & XL120 Low-Profile HDG Trailer and Caterpillar CB-534D XW Vibratory Asphalt Compactor #85601C

In this new "Core Classic Series" sets in 1:50th scale Diecast Masters combines the Caterpillar CT660 6x4 Day Cab Tractor with the brand new XL120 Low-Profile HDG Trailer without or with the Caterpillar CB-534D XW Vibratory Asphalt Compactor as load; Its up to you to choose!

Key Features are the Caterpillar CT660 tractor hood opens to reveal Caterpillar CT13 engine detail and a XL120 HDG Trailer deck which replicates authentic camber aswell a Removable “Oversize Load” sign for trailer. Other Features of the Caterpillar CT660 Tractor are its Truck interior detailing, including "Jim" the driver, Authentic Cat Machine Yellow paint and trade dress. Accurate tire tread and rim detail on both truck and trailer. Finishing touch are the Removable trailer gooseneck and operating loading ramps.

Curious? Download the PDF? Click on the picture!

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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/Port Handling Track Loader (Kit)

The 3D printed kit contains the Shiphold Blade, a quarding package to protect the radiator on the rear of the machine, four lifting eyes 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/Port Handling Track Loader 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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