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Modelshow Europe 2022

19 March 2022

Saturday, March 19th, 2022 the 29st Modelshow Europe was held in the flowerauction "Plantion" nearby the city Ede in the Netherlands.

On this special exhibition one could 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 showed on the Modelshow Europe their (rebuilt and/or radio controlled) models. Also a wide range of rare miniatures and related components for the model where offered for sale.

Ad Gevers staffed with Anton Monshouwer, Huub van Dijke (Bouwmachinesvantoen and Bouwmachinesvannu), Gertjan Veld & Jack Schrijen completed with Wouter from MiniMovers again shared a joint booth. And of course we did a bit of covert advertising for Laster & Bagger-)


Thanks to the cooperation of Diecast Masters (Thanks Klaas de V.-)) there were again this year some new and even unique prototypes that were announced for 2022 of the Caterpillar "High Line Series" scale models in both scale 1:50 and 1:87 in our booth!

Laster & Bagger

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.

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!


In Laster & Bagger 2021-5 issue, among other interesting articles, special attention for the Caterpillar 352UHD Next Generation Hydraulic Excavator. Without any doubt the number one model in the Diecast Masters new release from 2021. In 1:50th scale replicated by Diecast Masters down to the smallest detail! So rightly in Laster & Bagger both variants are fully in the spotlight!

Ad Gevers

Ad Gevers is a Dutch custom Caterpillar scalemodel builder. His main focus are Track-Type Tractors and Scrapers.

Ad showed us this year, one again, four unique custom projects. Sorry for those who are interested but I have to disappoint you directly that all four of these Caterpillar scale models are one of a kind and not will be available as kit or for sale.

So for now enjoy these pictures of his Caterpillar prototype study High Sprocket dozer, Caterpillar D8H "Hon Maru II" (surf) dozer, Caterpillar D7G US Army dozer with winch and last but not least Caterpillar D7Gsa Agricultural Track-Type Tractor.

However, good news for anyone who is curious about more photos.... behind the scenes we are already working hard on the new Making-of! So keep following us!

BouwmachinesvanToen en BouwmachinesvanNu

Huub van Dijke (Bouwmachinesvantoen en Bouwmachinesvannu) manned and promoted at the Modelshow Europe the BouwmachinesvanToen Museum, which was newly opened this year.

Posted just a small photo impression here so come and visit! You can see, smell and feel the collection of historic (working) construction machines. A unique experience! More than worth it! More than worth it!

In November 2022, Stichting BouwmachinesvanToen will organize its first swap meeting in the BouwmachinesvanToen Museum, in Vinkel, The Netherlands.

The intention is to hold a pleasant and small-scale swap meeting on Sunday 20 November 2022 with the focus on (Catrpillar) scale models and documentation (leaflets/brochures/specsheets) about earthmoving, road construction, cranes and related (heavy haulage) transport. Due to the available space and the fact that as many participants as possible are given the chance, it is likely that tables of 80 x 150 cm will be used.

If you are interested in participating in this unique event as a table holder, please contact Leon Hubers via Facebook messenger. Please also include your email address in the message.

Dan Models

Dan Models from Roemenia, former known as, has continued the line-up of a nice series of classic Caterpillar dozers in 1:50 scale with a number of variants of the Caterpillar D6 dozer.

If you are interested in his custom built scale models it is important to respond now with your order by e-mail to Only then you can be assured that the model is also produced effectively for you.