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LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar 330 Excavator [Diecast Masters 1:50]

12 September 2022

Already some time ago I received this scale model in the Diecast Masters 1:50th scale die-cast "High Line Series" and now I finally found the time to photograph this new addition in my collection:

  • Caterpillar 330 “Next Gen” Excavator #85585


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.

Enjoy the first photos! Curious for more? I have added the complete review from the Caterpillar 330 “Next Gen” Excavator with more pictures from the scale model, machine in 1:1 and background information in the category Excavators

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Laster & Bagger 2022-5 in the making

10 September 2022

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 fifth edition in 2022 of Laster & Bagger will be out soon! The magazine presses are running while you are reading this. The Magazine will be available half way September 2022.

In this issue, among other interesting articles, a nice collector’s portrait, this time from the Dutch (Caterpillar) collector and custom builder Cornelis Jongenelen: more than worthwhile to look forward to!!

Last but not least, in the "Diorama" section all the information with Tips & Tricks to build a historical construction site in the 1960ties. 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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Caterpillar D7E Dozer [Dan Models 1:50]

8 September 2022

Dan Models from Romania, former known as Miniatur-Models.com, has a new unique custom resin scale model in 1:50th scale available:

  • Caterpillar D7E Dozer with Caterpillar S Blade

With the release of this custom scale model of an 19fithties Caterpillar D7E Dozer with Caterpillar S Blade in 1:50th scale the line up of Caterpillar Golden Oldies grows with a unique Dozer replica.

If you are interested in this built Caterpillar D7E Dozer with Caterpillar S Blade scale model it is important to respond now with your order by e-mail to miniaturmodels@yahoo.com. Only then you can be assured that the model is also made effectively for you. The final sales price of this custom built scale model is 255,- Euro and actual shipping costs. Dan Models ships world wide.

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BouwmachinesvanToen Museum - Swapmeeting 2022

6 September 2022

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.

MiniMovers is of course present. I hope to meet you there too. And of course there is also the opportunity to stroll around the entire museum.

Curious? Download the PDF? Click on the picture!

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Modelshow Europe 2022

4 September 2022

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

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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-)

Not able to be present, but curious?

Watch all our pictures and news in the album Modelshow Europe 2022

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Historisch Grondverzet Schaijk 2022

2 September 2022

HIGRO is Dutch and stands for HIstorisch GROndverzet which can be translated to "Historical Earthmoving" and annually organized Event in The Netherlands.

It is a unique Event of historical earthmoving equipment. You could not only see classic and old-timer earthmoving machinery up close but actually watch them while in action! This year there where once again the necessary Golden oldies Caterpillar machines present.

Curious for more? Check out: HIGRO

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FLASHBACK! Making-of Caterpillar D25D Articulated Dumptruck

30 August 2022

It has been many years since friend and scale model builder Gertjan Veld completed one of his many custom projects. It is therefore high time for a Flashback about the Making-of of his:

  • Caterpillar D25D Articulated Dumptruck

Would you like to read the complete story again? Then check out the Making-of Caterpillar D25D Articulated Dumptruck to discover how gradually it did turnout into the making of a unique handmade scale model.

Enjoy reading & watching!

Gertjan and Wouter

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NAMAC Fair dates 2023

28 August 2022

The NAMAC organizes for over 30 years six times per year a swapmeeting for scalemodels, books and leaflets. "Houten" (as it is called named after the town name in The Netherlands 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.

Fair dates 2023

The fair is open from 10.00 am to 15.00 pm.

Saturday 18th February
Saturday 29th April
Saturday 3th June
Saturday 19th August
Saturday 21th October
Saturday 2nd December

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Modelshow Europe 2022

26 August 2022

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

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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-)

Not able to be present, but curious?

Watch all our pictures and news in the album Modelshow Europe 2022

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Caterpillar 797F Mining Truck [Diecast Masters 1:50]

24 August 2022

Diecast Masters recently shared a new YouTube presentation of the Caterpillar 797F Tier 4 Mining Truck from its current lineup within the 1:50 scale diecast "High Line Series" models:

  • Caterpillar 797F Tier 4 Mining Truck #85655

Curious for more? The complete review with more pictures from the scale model, machine in 1:1 and background information is added in the category Off-Highway Trucks