Sunday, September 4, 2016

LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar 621G [Custom 1:50]

This week I received from DHS Diecast Collectables this latest custom built addition in my collection and directly took it to the photo set:
  • Caterpillar 621G Wheel Tractor-Scraper
The 16th Annual DHS Diecast Open House & Auction Weekend was this year held July 30-31th 2016. Among the more than 330 items on the auction list Saturday, July 30th, I found a custom-built Caterpillar 621G Wheel Tractor-Scraper. Despite my summer holiday, just up and down fling to Berea did not fit in our plans, and therefore I was very glad that I could bring out the winning bid with the help of a fellow collector (C. Thanks!).

The Caterpillar 621G Wheel Tractor-Scraper is built by hand using the Caterpillar 623G Elevating Scraper of Norscot in 1:50th scale. Are you, or if you know who the builder is, then I would be grateful if you would contact me.

Enjoy the first photo! I will add more pictures from the Caterpillar 621G Wheel Tractor-Scraper scale model, machine in 1:1 and background information in the category Wheel Tractor-Scrapers So stay tuned for more!

Friday, September 2, 2016

NEWS FLASH! BouwmachinesvanToen-Collectie in Action!

On Saturday 3th and Sunday, September 4th, 2016 the Twents Oldtimer Festival takes place in Tilligte, Twente in The Netherlands. For the 30th edition Tilligte turns into a festival ground. The festival is free to visit. No admission, no tickets. Just having fun!

The party begins on Saturday morning at 10:00 am. The end time is not planned, because the party tent and bars will be open late into the night -).

This year is the BouwmachinesvanToen-Collectie for the first time present at the Twente Oldtimer Festival and provides with a heavy delegation and a number of rare equipment the Earthmoving and Construction equipment program area.

Alongside their old timer Caterpillar D8 Track-Type Tractor is also unique Hovers 500 Dragline operating and be seen in action.

Curious? Click on the photo for all the action!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


imageThe latest edition of BAGGERMODELLE will be out soon! The magazine presses are running while you are reading this. The Magazine will be available half way September 2016.

In this issue, among other interesting articles, a special about the Caterpillar 245ME Hydraulic Excavator which was released early 2016 from Classic Construction Models in their diecast series in 1:48th scale.

In addition, a special writen by Thomas Wilk about the Caterpillar D7 Track-Type tractor in 1:24th scale by Reuhl. Initially not designed to be a collector's item but to be a travelling salesmens's sample.

Last but not least more attention how you, as a collector, can make without a huge amount of work and effort yet in a nice way distinctive pictures of your own scale model and use your holiday snapshots as background.

Baggermodelle is THE full color magazine for collectors of construction machine models, cranes 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 now also available as App or Android for your computer or mobile.

Learn more about this full-color magazine for collectors? Take a look at BAGGERMODELLE Or even better,

Follow my choice: Yes, I want to subscribe to BAGGERMODELLE!


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 320F & 323F [Diecast Masters 1:50]

Diecast Masters has during their worldwide kick-off at the International Toy Fair aka Spielwarenmesse 2016 announced their first line up with new to release Caterpillar scale models in their 1:50th scale diecast "High Line Series".
We are now a half years later and Masters Diecast surprised us with these two new models that will become available before the end of 2016!!
  • Caterpillar 320F Hydraulic Excavator #85931
  • Caterpillar 323F Hydraulic Excavator with Thumb #85924
Curious? Click here!

Monday, August 22, 2016

SPOTLIGHT! Classic Construction Models (CCM) on Pinterest

Classic Construction Models (CCM)on Pinterest

MiniMovers is now also active on Pinterest with a selection of the photos from the MiniMovers website News; Latest Additions; Latest news from Classic Construction Models (CCM) and Diecast Masters, My Collection-divided into the different catagories machinery and Events can be seen in separate Pinterest boards.
Of course you can follow us or simply add theimage button your favourite Classic Construction Models Caterpillar scale model photos on your own Pinterest board.

It is you the choice. Enjoy!


Thursday, August 18, 2016

ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 6015B [CCM 1:48]

This week CCM has announced a new scale model in their 1:48 Die-Cast series:
  • Caterpillar 6015B Hydraulic Mining Shovel
Building on the robust and productive Caterpillar 5110B, the in 2015 new released Caterpillar 6015B Hydraulic Mining Shovel delivers a productivity advantage over other 100 ton shovels thanks to the most powerful engine in its class, a large standard bucket and payload capacity of 14.6 tons. The design translates to fast cycles and a pass match advantage over leading standard-equipped shovels in its class when loading trucks of 55, 65 and 90 ton capacities.

The Caterpillar 6015B Hydraulic Mining Shovel is equipped with a single Caterpillar C27 ACERT™ 12-cylinder diesel engine that provides 813 HP. As with all hydraulic shovels, the greater the engine power, the greater the digging power and the faster the digging cycles. The 10.6 cubic yard standard bucket, outfitted with Caterpillar C70 hammerless GET, further boosts production capability.

With the standard bucket, the Caterpillar 6015B is optimized to fill a Caterpillar 773 Off-Highway Truck in four passes, a Caterpillar 775 Off-Highway Truck in five passes, and a Caterpillar 777 Off-Highway Truck in seven passes. These Caterpillar Off-Highway Truck models are commonly found in heavy construction, quarry/aggregate and small to mid-size mining operations across the globe.

imageSpecification highlights:
  • Caterpillar C27 Acert Engine
  • Net Power – SAE J1349: 746hp
  • Bucket Capacity: 10.6yd3
  • Bore: 5.4 in
  • Maximum Bucket Digging force: 112600.0 lbf
  • Maximum Travel Speed: 2.1mph
The Caterpillar 6015B Hydraulic Mining Shovel made by Classic Construction Models will be sold for US $299.95 and shipping cost. This must have scale model will feature tons of details like; Grease gun and hose reel, positionable boom, stick, and bucket, Hydraulic lines, Grab & handrails, Lights and mirrors, Track rock guards, Warning & safety labels, an Opening door to detailed operator’s cab which provide with instrumentation, Control levers and Foot pedals. And last but not least: Track tensioners, Windshield guard (FOGS), Positionable access ladder, Sliding counterweight and the Engine is visible through opening doors.

Further progress photos, the final limited production run number and the delivery schedule from this scale model will be posted on Mini Movers when available.

Do you want to know more about this or other unique scale models from CCM or place an order?

Take a look at the website from CCM or make contact with one off the CCM Online dealers which can be found under links

Saturday, August 6, 2016

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.

imageConrad is a name that stands for the art of taking a different view of things, which is what their business is all about. Only at first glance does the appeal of a miniature lie in its size – what is much more important is the ability of discovering maximum detail in minimum dimensions. This process begins in the mind – or, more accurately, with a well-trained eye.

Conrad’s Vision

The company’s special approach of realizing small-scale models is both based on the aspects of tradition as well as innovation to ensure the products high quality and visible accuracy in detail.

G√ľnther Conrad has been running the company since 1987. Supported by his wife Gerdi – and now also by their daughter Christine – the Conrad Company is a perfectly managed family-owned company.
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.

Curious? Click here and enjoys his photo album!