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NEWS FLASH! The making of a Caterpillar Holt 75 Tractor

2 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.

Obviously, from this project a "Making of" will be started, but for now we share just a single picture before the project started. Stay tuned - To be continued!

Ad and Wouter

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 797F [Diecast Masters 1:50]

30 March 2020

Diecast Masters has sfter their worldwide introduction at the International Toy Fair aka Spielwarenmesse 2020 announced their next to release Caterpillar scale model in their 1:50th scale die-cast "High Line Series":

  • Caterpillar 797F Tier 4 Mining Truck #85655


The new Caterpillar 797F Tier 4 Mining Truck is the successor to the "F" Tier 2 Series in 1:1th scale and today still the most productive 363-tonne (400 ton) truck in the market. It’s fast, fuel efficient and delivers class-leading productivity, making it the industry benchmark for lower cost per ton in its class size. It hauls more every load, every cycle and every shift and delivers a better bottom line to any mine.

The Caterpillar 797F Tier 4 Mining Truck in 1:1th scale is equipped with a Caterpillar C175-20 engine delivering 4000hp Net Power. To put some numbers on its loading capacity: 61 elephants or 396714034 M&M's. -)

Key Features of the Caterpillar 797F Tier 4 Mining Truck are a detailed cab interior, including "Bob" the operator. Authentic Cat Machine Yellow paint and trade dress. Functional Truck bed raises and lowers on three-stage cylinders, Opening engine compartment which is showing engine details. Finishing touch are the authentic railings, Powered” access ladder raises and lowers, Rock knockers on rear tires and last but not least Body cables on rear of truck. HUGE MUST HAVE!!!!

The expected delivery time is early June 2020. The scale model Caterpillar 797F Tier 4 Mining Truck can already be ordered through the IMC Models Bouwmachine model Webshop DO!

Curious? Download the PDF? Click on the picture!

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LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar MP40 Shear Jaw [CCM 1:48]

22 March 2020

Last week I received from America this latest addition in my collection made by Classic Construction Models (CCM) and today I was able to take it to the photo set:

  • Caterpillar MP40 Shear Jaw

In 2020, CCM released three limited editions of the Caterpillar 375 Hydraulic Excavator in their 1:48th scale Diecast Series. The Caterpillar 375 Demolition version is equipped with a Caterpillar MP40 Shear Jaw from the Caterpillar Multi-Processor Work Tool Attachments program.

Through an American fellow collector (thanks J!) I came into possession of a original, but loose, Caterpillar MP40 Shear Jaw. You understand that I am extremely pleased with this "one of a kind custom" Multi-Processor Work Tool in my Caterpillar Collection.

Curious for more photos and information? I have add the complete review with more pictures from the Caterpillar MP40 Shear Jaw, Work Tool in 1:1 and background information in the category Work Tool Attachments under Multi-Processors.

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 330 Next Gen [Diecast Masters 1:50]

20 March 2020

Diecast Masters has sfter their worldwide introduction at the International Toy Fair aka Spielwarenmesse 2020 announced their next to release Caterpillar scale model in their 1:50th scale die-cast "High Line Series":

  • Caterpillar 336 “Next Gen” Hydraulic Excavator #85585


The new Caterpillar 330, 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 330 “Next Gen” Hydraulic Excavator in 1:1th scale is equipped with a Caterpillar C7.1 ACERT engine delivering 273hp Net Power. The machine has a operating Weight of 68.125lb and a HD Bucket Capacity of 2.30yd3.

Key Features of the Caterpillar 330 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, GPS 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.

The expected delivery time is early June 2020. The scale model Caterpillar 330 “Next Gen” Hydraulic Excavator can already be ordered through the IMC Models Bouwmachine modellen Webshop DO!

Curious? Download the PDF? Click on the picture!

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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 revealed 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!!!

Curious? Download? Click on the photo!

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

26 December 2019

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.

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! 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.

Curious for more? Click on the picture!

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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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NEWS FLASH!The making of...a 980C Wheel loader

18 October 2019

Custom scale model builder Ciprian Ursulescu from CypModels has recently started his next project developing and building in 1:50th scale of the:

  • 980C Wheel loader

It is our goal for the coming period in this "Making of... a 980C Wheel loader" to show how this custom model will be achieved. Ciprian Ursulescu, will share his building skills through its construction photos with little notes from me to keep you informed of his progress. Gradually it shows you the making of a unique model of the 980C Wheel loader.

Enjoy reading & watching!

Ciprian and Wouter

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