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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar D9T Weathered [Diecast Masters 1:50]

18 September 2020

Diecast Masters has in accordance of the first annoucement of the 2020 line up announcend the next new to release Caterpillar scale model available from Q4-2020 in their all new 1:50th scale diecast "Weathered Series":

  • Caterpillar D9T "Weathered" Track Type Tractor #85702

The scale model Caterpillar D9T "Weathered" Track Type Tractor can be ordered through the IMC Models Webshop

Curious? Download the PDF? Click on the picture!

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar Excavators Modern Hex [Diecast Masters 1:50]

28 August 2020

Following the worldwide introduction of Caterpillar of the "Modern Hex" trade dress, Diecast Masters has announced the first Caterpillar scale models of a number of already released Caterpillar Hydraulic Excavator scale models that will be available under the existing article numbering in the upcoming period in the new "Modern Hex" look within their 1:50 scale diecast "High Line Series":

  • Caterpillar 320 “Next Gen” Medern Hex Hydraulic Excavator #85569
  • Caterpillar 323 “Next Gen” Medern Hex Hydraulic Excavator #85657
  • Caterpillar 323 “Next Gen” Medern Hex Hydraulic Excavator #85571
  • Caterpillar 330 “Next Gen” Medern Hex Hydraulic Excavator #85585
  • Caterpillar 336 “Next Gen” Medern Hex Hydraulic Excavator #85586

Worldwide delivery will start in phases from Q3 2020. Pay attention when ordering: These new "Modern Hex" versions come under the existing article numbering of Diecast Masters. So check before you buy on availability through IMC Models Bouwmachine modellen Webshop

Curious? Download the PDF? Click on the picture!

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Eberhard Fueltank set [MSM 1:50]

26 August 2020

Under the name MSM - Mountain Scale Manufacturing appear regularly exclusive small series of ready built scale models that allow you to add a machine variant or a unique construction site work tool to your (Caterpillar & Eberhard) diorama or earthmoving collection.

  • Eberhard Construction site Fueltank set #5441-08-0001

MSM - Mountain Scale Manufacturing has succeeded in providing many Eberhard collectors with the opportunity to give their Eberhard (Caterpillar) earthmoving equipment collection or diorama even more appearance with a very accurate Eberhard Construction site Fueltank set containing three different sized fuel tanks in 1:50th scale. It comes in a full color Eberhard branded box Limited Edition of 100 pieces.

Do you want to order the Limited Edtion Eberhard Construction site Fueltank set? Click on: MSM - Mountain Scale Manufacturing

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UPDATE! The making of... ACCO Super Dozer

2 August 2020

Custom scale model builder Matteo from Trilex Modelli is in the final stages and making good progress on one of his latest projects: Building a ACCO Super Bulldozer in 1:50th scale.

The ACCO Super Bulldozer is the largest and most powerful Track-Type Tractor ever made. It was built in Italy, by the Umberto Acco company. The ACCO super bulldozer was constructed mainly of Caterpillar parts. This bulldozer has a gross weight of 183 tons and is powered by two 675hp Caterpillar engines and has a dozer blade that is 23 ft.

Today time for an update of this "The making of... a ACCO Super Bulldozer" where Matteo will guide you by the complete design and construction process of this unique scale model, and the end result shall eventually, as a real custom builder wants to achieve display the 1: 1 machine as naturally as possible. You will be amazed with the high standards he sets!

Matteo shares his building skills through its construction photos with little notes to keep us informed of the building process. Gradually it shows the making of a unique model of the ACCO Super Bulldozer and a for me personally a unique addition to my PoweredBy Caterpillar collection!

Curious? Click on the photo!

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OUT SOON! Laster & Bagger 2020-3

2 May 2020

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 third edition in 2020 of Laster & Bagger will be out soon! The magazine presses are running while you are reading this. The Magazine will be available half way May 2020.

In this issue, among other interesting articles, full attention for the Caterpillar 375 Hydraulic Excavators which in early 2020 where released by CCM in 1:48th scale in their Diecast Collection Series". Produced in three configurations, the Caterpillar 375 Demolition version is equipped with a Caterpillar MP40 Shear Jaw from the Caterpillar Multi-Processor Work Tool Attachments program. WOW!

Last but least, in the (1: 1) news section, found on page 57, a first introduction of the Caterpillar 352 UHD "Next Gen" Excavator. Well worth it because the 1:50th scale model of Diecast Masters is in full development. 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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ANNOUCEMENT! Kenworth K100G Forces Series [QDM 1:50]

22 April 2020

The following Quarry Diecast Models (QDM) new and exclusive first "Forces Series"Truck in 1:50th scale is recently released in cooperation with Iconic Replicas:

  • Kenworth K100G 1997 6x4 Cabover Truck Forces Series "Commitment" #FS-K100G

Iconic Replicas was established in Melbourne, Australia in January 2017 and is a family owned and operated business run by Leigh Hudson specialised in 1:50th Scale collectable models of Australian trucks like the PoweredbyCat Kenworth K100G and transport equipment like a 40ft Flat Rack and Open Top Container shipping all over the world.

The Kenworth K100G 1997 6x4 Cabover Truck with Caterpillar engine is one of the first cast models produced by Iconic Replicas for Quarry Diecast Models and available from late Q2 2020 as a limited edition 1:50th scale model which includes a certificate of authenticity and metal ID plaque.

The model also comes with different stacks and air cleaners to enable the look of the model to be changed as you desire. You will notice there is no chrome and the model comes with the build number on the cab.

There will be a range of models within the new "Forces Series" produced in the future so it will allow you something else to add to the fleet. The quality is certainly equivalent to IMC Models/Tekno/WSI. Much attention has been paid to the model, numerous details and the cabin can tilt which reveals the Caterpillar Engine! Sales price AU $$208.95 each + postage.

My first impression: a very complete high quality scale model with a lott off value for your money and therefore is this Kenworth K100G 1997 6x4 Cabover Truck "Commitment" from the new "Forces Series" a great addition in the PoweredbyCat series. I'm already looking forward to the next tractor or transport combination from Down Under: KEEP THEM COMING!

For the coming period (note: it will not go fast) there are plenty of new projects on the roll. If you want to stay informed of the latest news, just follow Quarry Diecast Models on Facebook.

For direct ordering? Click on the picture!

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UPDATE ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 980C [Custom 1:50]

18 April 2020

Update on the custom made resin scale model in 1:50th scale that shall be released:

  • Caterpillar 980C Wheel Loader

Curious? Check out the “Making of…Caterpillar 980C Wheel Loader” in which I will add progress photos and dimensional details. The final sales price and the delivery schedule date of this custom built scale model will be posted on our Website when available.

This knock out model of the Caterpillar 980C Wheel Loader will be available in a “Old Highway Yellow” Civil version in very limited numbers.

The good news is that the Caterpillar 980C Log loader is been developed simultations. So you will get the chance to add both Caterpillar 980C versions to your collection.

If you are interested in this hand built scale model or kit from the Caterpillar 980C Wheel Loader respond by e-mail and I will forward your request. Only then you can be assured that the model is also produced effectively for you. The custom builder does ship worldwide at actual shipping cost and you can pay with PayPal.

I know for sure that many Caterpillar scale model collectors will be very pleased that the Caterpillar 980C version will join their Caterpillar 980 Series Wheel Loaders and do what I just did: ORDER!

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NEWS FLASH! The making of a Caterpillar Holt 75 Tractor

18 April 2020

Custom scale model builder Ad Gevers[abc] has recently finished a special custom repair project of a Caterpillar Holt 75 Track-Type Tractor.

Last month I got the oppertunity from a very good friend, Butch Diggins from Keystone Construction Diecast, in America to become the very rare Caterpillar Holt 75 Track-Type Tractor. Without any doubt THE number ONE on my must have missing scale models in my Caterpillar collection.

This handmade brass construction precision scale model is made in a limited edition of only 75 pieces in 2002 by CCM in scale 1:48. Besides that small number there have been released 300 pieces exclusively for the Caterpillar dealer HOLT. Butch did have #113 from the Holt dealer serie which unfortunately was not quite more whole and complete and which also lacked the luxurious gift box and the signed certificate. But still a unique opportunity .....

..... and so after (very) brief consultation with Ad we decided to take up the challenge to bring this Holt 75 to the Netherlands and restore it and restore it back to its former glory.

Curious? Then click for the complete story in the "Making of....Caterpillar Holt 75 Track-Type Tractor"

Enjoy reading & watching!

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Ad and Wouter

ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar D7G [CCM 1:48]

16 April 2020

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

  • Caterpillar D7G Track-Type Tractor w/ A Blade and Winch
  • Caterpillar D7G Track-Type Tractor w/ SU Blade and Mult-Shank Ripper

The Caterpillar D7 Track-Type Tractor has one of the more interesting histories of any of the machines in the Caterpillar lineup. First manufactured in 1938, the D7 has been in continuous production since then and has seen numerous upgrades throughout the years. Because of their versatility, they have fought in three major conflicts – WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. The newest being the Caterpillar D7E Track-Type Tractor which has even been equipped with an Electric Drive.

In 1974, the Caterpillar D7G Track-Type Tractor, was introduced as a replacement to the Caterpillar D7F.

Powered by a Caterpillar 3306 turbocharged diesel engine providing up to 180 HP at the flywheel. These workhorses are perfectly suited for many job sites and where purpose built for a wide variety of applications.

An armored version of the Caterpillar D7G Track-Type Tractor was used for minefield clearing operations and the Marine Corp. further developed the Caterpillar D7G into a remote controlled version for unmanned minefield clearing. These machines remained in operation with the USMC until they were retired from service in 2009.

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Specification highlights:

  • Engine: Caterpillar 3306 Diesel Engine
  • Net Power: 180hp
  • Maximum Travel Speed: forward: 6.2 mph
  • Maximum Travel Speed: Reverse: 7.4 mph
  • Blade Capacity: 3.8 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 from both scale models 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 365B L Series II [Diecast Masters 1:50]

4 April 2020

Diecast Masters has in accordance of the first annoucement of the 2020 line up announcend the next new to release Caterpillar scale model available from Q2-2020 in their 1:50th scale diecast "Core Classics Series":

  • Caterpillar 365B L Series II Hydraulic Excavator #85058c

Still a favorite in any fleet, the 1:1 Caterpillar 365B L Series II Hydraulic Excavator is at home in construction and demolition jobs, as well as mass excavation applications, quarries and mines. Powered by a Caterpillar 3196 engine producing 404 hp this machine

An eye-catching detail of the re-released Caterpillar 365B L Series II Hydraulic Excavator is the upgraded metal track undercarriage. Personally, I think it is a mistake that the correct color scheme and lettering (on behalf of Caterpillar itself!) has been adjusted to a later period and thus does injustice to a piece of history and the time period in which this machine was actually active. Never do it again!

The model is eqquiped with Moveable boom, stick and bucket and has new more realistic ladders, hoses and grab rails.
Unfortunately, the construction of the boom as a whole has not improved and there are three very ugly mounting holes on one side. Of course you can camouflage this and place the model with this ugly side not visible in your display setting but still a missed opportunity for me to let this scale model come to its full glory. A PITY!

The expected delivery time is early June 2020. The scale model Caterpillar 365B L Series II Hydraulic Excavator can already be ordered through the IMC Models Webshop

Curious? Download the PDF? Click on the picture!

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