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My CATERPILLAR scale model collection

Discussion in 'Models and Miniatures' started by Kwabbus, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Kwabbus

    Kwabbus Well-Known Member

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    NEWS FLASH! TCC visits 60Conrad 1956-2016

    Saturday, June 25th 2016 Conrad Modelle celebrated in grand style the 60th anniversary of the company.

    Conrad Modelle (previously Gescha) is a German manufacturer of Diecast scale models primarily in 1:50 scale for use both as toys and promotional models by heavy equipment manufacturers. Conrad had the Caterpillar line of construction vehicles starting late 1960s through about 1992, but then the licenses changed over to Norscot.
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    At the open house to celebrate the 60th anniversary were family, friends, relations and collectors from around the world treated to a huge event in and around the company. Outside were 1:1 examples of the scale models produced by Conrad. Inside there was the opportunity to visit both the museum as well the very rare chance to see the production facility where one could assemble the 60th anniversary model itself. A unique glimpse behind the scenes

    Friend, Caterpillar scale model collector and professional photographer Thomas Wilk from TCC Photowork was invited and made an exclusive photo shoot of his visit to this special day in the history of Conrad Modelle in Nuremberg.

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    Kwabbus Well-Known Member

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    ANNOUNCEMENT! Excavator Transport System Kit #56 [cADSttachments 1:50]

    Under the name cADSttachements appear regularly exclusive small series of KITS that allow you to add a machine variant or a unique work tool to your (Caterpillar) Earthmoving Equipment collection:


    Excavator Transport System Kit #56


    If you have to move your 1:50th or 1:48th scale 70 till 90 ton (Caterpillar) Hydraulic excavators from one site to the other in your cabinet then this Rapid Excavator Transport System is the solution to allow you move them with the Off-Highway Truck available in your fleet. Order your kit today. BEWARE: Maximum Track width 18mm. Do not wait to long they are gone before you know! These are small series limited KITS. So GONE=GONE!

    If you want to buy the Excavator Transport System Kit #56 check: cADSttachements

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    ANNOUNCEMENT! Delta Machinery PL95H [FanKit Models 1:50]


    FanKit Models has announced to release in early 2017 a new unique scale model in 1:50th scale:


    Delta Machinery PL95H Pipelayer


    This next knock out model of the Delta Machinery PL95H Pipelayer will be available in very limited numbers. Curious? Click on the photo!

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    Kwabbus Well-Known Member

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    ANNOUNCEMENT! DW10 with CW-10 La Plant Choate [Dan Models 1:50]

    Dan Models from Roemenia has announced to release in 2017 a new unique resin scale model in 1:50th scale


    Caterpillar DW10 with CW-10 La Plant Choate scraper (2e version)


    This next knock out model of the Caterpillar DW10 with CW-10 La Plant Choate scraper will be available in very limited numbers. Curious? Click on the photo!

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    UPDATE! Modelshow Europe 2017

    Saturday, March 18th, 2017 the 26st 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 miniatures and related components for the modeller where offered for sale.

    Ad Gevers staffed with Richard van der Horst, Anton Monshouwer, Huub van Dijke, Gertjan Veld & Jack Schrijen again had a joint stand. Mini Movers together with some members of our "CSVT" group from home and abroad, was present during the entire day in and around the booth. Many visitors where hugely surprised by the first custom 3D printed Caterpillar scale model.

    Today I updated some new series photos.... and more to come!

    Curious? Click on the photo!

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    NEWS FLASH! Caterpillar 320D LRR [Custom 1:50]

    Within our group of Caterpillar collectors are builders who built various custom versions by using standard scale models as a donor for their custom project.

    So I was lucky to meet on the Model Show Europe 2017 in Ede fellow collector Lorenzo who made in-house, in a very limited edition, a custom upper body of the Caterpillar 320D LRR in 1:50th scale.

    Caterpillar 320D LRR Hydraulic Excavator

    This highly detailed custom scale model, made of resin material, is combined with the matching cabin protection and by then using the boom and the undercarriage of the donor Caterpillar 323D Hydraulic Excavator (a 320D is also an option) from Norscot in scale 1:50th will be soon by Gertjan for me transformed into a realistic replica of this "reduced tail swing" machine.

    Curious? Click on the photo!

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