Saturday, October 15, 2022


MiniMovers goes Sixty!

Since the start of the website of MiniMovers, now more than 10 years ago, time has flown by! It wasn't just the number of Caterpillar scale models in my own collection that secretly grew -). The development of small custom series and of course the 3D technology also means plenty of new opportunities for unique scale models.

In addition to the website and forums, the rise of social media with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram has contributed to a growing number of followers and above all active contributors to MiniMovers. Super!

That is why we have now taken the next step with the complete makeover to a safe, modern, fast and responsive website! Of course in a new house style.

My thanks go to Margreeth, Yannick & Kenneth, Ad, Anton, Daniel, Gertjan, Hans, Klaas and Simona for the patience and support, technical & creative know-how, and last but not least input and feedback.

Have fun watching and reading!


Sunday, June 12, 2022


NEWS FLASH! MiniMovers Blogger will shut down!

BEWARE!  The MiniMovers BLOG will shut down on 17th October 2022  BEWARE! 

Thanks for watching!  

If you are keen on keep on following the latest news on Caterpillar scale models do switch to my website and start to follow me on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or Pinterest.



Saturday, December 23, 2017

NEWS FLASH! Diecast Masters Caterpillar Collection 2018

Diecast Masters has in advance of the worldwide release at the International Toy Fair aka Spielwarenmesse 2018 released their new 2018 Collection scale model catalogue.

Curious? Download? Click here!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar 3512 [Custom 1:50]

The past NAMAC swap meeting I met Ad Gevers, one of my best friends and fellow Caterpillar scale model collectors and took home the latest addition in my collection and directly took it to the photo set:

  • Caterpillar 3512 Generator set

Once in a catalog of Buffalo Road Imports I had seen a black and white picture of this luxury fountain pen desk set with Caterpillar 3512 generator licensed cat product which was made in the in the eighties by Tonkin Replicas? (According the sticker on the bottom plate) of Pewter material in 1:50th scale.

Intended as a promotional gift and provided with a nameplate, they were often given after many years of loyal service. I was therefore pleasantly surprised when I after so many years found this set a few weeks ago at the Dutch EBAY and was given the opportunity to buy the set for a decent price from co-collector Ben Gelijk.

The Caterpillar 3512 Generator set Ad Gevers created is a "one of a kind" custom scale model. He dismantled the donor set from its wood base and added (as he always does -)) extra details including some scratch built features. As you can see it turned into a true museum piece and a very valuable and unique addition to my Caterpillar collection!

Curious? Click here!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

AVAILABLE! Laster & Bagger 6-2017

The latest edition of BAGGERMODELLE is out now!

In this issue, among other interesting articles, full attention for the modern Caterpillar D10T2 Track-Type tractor which was late 2017 released by Diecast Masters in 1:50th scale in their "High Line Series".

In addition, the Model History brought by Thomas Wilk about the famous Caterpillar No. 18 Ripper scale model made by Reuhl in 1:24th.

Laster & Bagger is THE full color magazine for collectors of construction 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 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 Laster & Bagger Or even better, 
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Friday, December 8, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 906M [Diecast Masters 1:50]

Diecast Masters has in advance of their worldwide introduction at the International Toy Fair aka Spielwarenmesse 2018 announced their first new to release Caterpillar scale models in their 1:50th scale diecast "High Line Series":

  • Caterpillar 906M Wheel Loader #85557

Key Features of the Caterpillar 906M Wheel loader a detailed cab interior, including "Bob" the operator. Authentic Cat Machine Yellow paint and trade dress. Functional lift arms and Articulated steering. Finishing touch are the authentic lights and mirrors, grab rails and tire tread design. A welcome addition to the Caterpillar 906 and 906H compact series Wheel loaders in 1:50th scale which have been produced by Norscot in the past.

Curious? Click here!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

NEWS FLASH! BouwmachinesvanToen-Archief

BouwmachinesvanToen-Archief has a new logo! The website of Huub van Dijk creates a unique digital photo museum of Dutch earthmoving contractors, their (Caterpillar) equipment and workers in the last century.Huubs website is mainly based on long gone companies.

Curious? Take a look on the website of BouwmachinesvanToen-Archief and enjoy watching all his pictures and stories from passed times.