Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Caterpillar 793D Off Highway Truck, Norscot item #55151 in 1/50 scale
Caterpillar 12G Motor Grader, ERTL item #1848 in 1/64 scale
Caterpillar D10T Dozer, Norscot item #55158 also in 1/50 scale
FedEx (Federal Express) Kenworth Tractor with Van Trailer, Golden Wheel item #56401A in 1/64 scale as well
Saturday, September 27, 2008
We are working on doing that and then getting them onto the site so you can do the same. None of us are going to want to miss out on these classics in the detailed quality that M2 does at the incredible price point we all appreciate.
They also said that once they have the final production of these 2 vehicles, they will get the final images to us. Once we get those, we'll get these sneak peak images replaced for you.
Friday, September 26, 2008
We are so happy to announce that more Corgi is coming early next week! Better yet, these are items that we have never before had in-house!
Here's what we've got:
Supermarine Spitfire MkIX Wing Co. 'Jack' Charles - RAAF Biggin Hill - The Aviation Archive - Per Ardua Ad Astra - 90 Years of the RAF
Hawker Sea Hurricane 1B - Shuttleworth Collection - The Aviation Archive - Survivors Flying and Museum Pieces
English Electric Canberra B(I)8 - No.16 Squadron, RAF Laarbruch,Germany, 1972 NE
BAE Hawk T.1A "Astra" Qunetiq Boscombe Down, Wilts. (2007) - The Aviation Archive - Modern Military Air Power
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
hu-mon-gous (hyoo-muhng'-guhs) - adjective slang 1. extraordinarily large in bulk, quantity, or extent 2. of unbounded extent, scope; limitless. - Synonyms: mammoth, gigantic, colossal, vast, stupendous, huge, enormous, immense, tremendous, massive
This definition comes right out of the flyer that we received just yesterday on the new Caterpillar 797F Mining Truck Die-Cast Scale Model Replica. There is no exaggeration in using the synonyms "mammoth"and "colossal." Let's start with some background:
Just days ago at the MINExpo 2008, Caterpillar unveiled what is being called "the next generation of mining trucks." Included is the 797F mining truck which is replacing the the flagship 797B. Caterpillar prides themselves on prodiving machines for all types of terrain, as is clear with this particular machine.
So without further ado:
Introducing the 797F! Features will include:
- 1/50 scale (but remember, this thing is HUGE!)
- Truck bed that raises and lowers
- Wheels that roll with authentic tread design
- Power Edge and nomenclature deco
- Grab bars, ladders, and authentic trim detail
- Clear window with interior cab detail
- And let's be sure we're clear on this one: It's humongous!
Impressive. That is the word for at least one of these newCaterpillar items, just announced by Norscot. These are so exciting! The first to arrive will be a new Off-Highway truck, with a redesigned cab. This kind of truck is made specifically for mining and all-terrain purposes. It's an extremely durable machine and keeps things moving fast in the field. (Images are clickable, as always!) This detailed model will be hitting the water, on its way to us, in a matter of days, to arrive at the very start of November.
Our next model is a 988H Wheel Loader. This is an updated, 21st Century machine, and Caterpillar has added increased durability and performance, for maximum productivity. We are proud to offer a quality model of this updated machine, due to arrive in December.
I will be saving the absolute best, most exciting item for last. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!
First though, I wanted to give you update on what will be arriving on our next container, along with the Off-Highway truck. These are items that we have never seen in person, so get your orders in and be the first to get your hands on them! Here's what we've got:
55207-S Caterpillar Peterbilt 389 Tri-Axle Day Cab with Trail King Lowboy Trailer
55208-S Caterpillar Kenworth W900 Tri-Axle Day Cab with Trail King Lowboy Trailer
55212 Caterpillar D11T Track-Type Tractor with Metal Tracks
55213 Caterpillar 906H Compact Wheel Loader
55214 Caterpillar 320D L Hydraulic Excavator with Metal Tracks
55215 Caterpillar 323D L Hydraulic Excavator with Metal Tracks
Yes, I told you that there was something very exciting coming in this post. I think I'll make you wait another 10 minutes while a make a separate post just for this item. That's how special it is! Talk to you soon!
This first of these, item #31870, is the Liquid Transport Corporation (or LTC as they are known in the industry) Peterbilt 379 tractor with chemical grade tanker in 1/64 scale. Each tractor and tanker matches Liquid Transport’s fleet tractors and tankers in color and all applied graphics.
LTC is a premier, Indiana-based bulk transportation leader with over 70 years of safe, profitable, and uninterrupted chemical transportation and distribution. More recently, they were acquired by a proven leader in “liquid engineering”; The Dana Companies of Avenel, New Jersey. The Dana ownership brings crucial assets, much larger scale, and greater capabilities to their Midwest heritage and truly makes them “Bigger and Better” affiliation highly advantageous to customers. The Dana-LTC-Flagship connection gives them more drivers (1250), more trailers (6000+), and more terminals and cleaning facilities.
The other of these limited edition models is the Fikes Truck Line International Transtar II with a step deck trailer, bulkhead, and crates load, item #31897. This 1/64 scale die cast replica of is one of Fikes Truck Lines' earliest owner operator tractor/trailers.
In 25 years, Fikes Truck Line has grown from a small intrastate operation into a $50+ million transportation firm serving well-known shippers across the United States. Fikes Truck Line is a leading flatbed carrier that specializes in the shipment of steel, machinery, building materials and manufactured goods. Their fleet of independent trucking professionals is equipped to haul with flatbed, heavy haul, drop deck, RGN, and side kit trailers.
Monday, September 22, 2008
AA35815 - 1/72 F-86F Sabre - USAF 48th FW SKYBLAZERS, Chaumont AB 24 March 1956 - LIMITED EDITION (actually arrived this past week)
AA38002 - 1/72 Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II - 74th Fighter Tactical Sqn.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
SIKU - 1883 - 1/87 Volvo Motorgrader G990
SIKU - 1810 - 1/87
Construction Set - Includes Articulated Dump Truck, Loader, and Backhoe
SIKU - 1848 - 1/87 Deutz Tractor wtih Joskin Trailer Set
SIKU - 1849 - 1/87 Heavy Haulage Transporter with Yacht
Even in 1/87 scale, a super yacht on a heavy haulage transporter is a monumental load that only the super rich can afford in real life. This new model makes it possible for everyone to dive into high society.
SIKU - 1850 - 1/87 Rescue Service Set
Also available in French version: 1850-F - 1/87 Rescue Service Set
SIKU - 1852 - 1/87 Claas Axion with Big Baler
SIKU - 1882 - 1/87 Krone Big X1000
SIKU - 1884 - 1/87 MAN Doubledecker Public Service Bus
1/32 scale New Releases:
SIKU - 2886 - 1/32 Mechanical 3-axled Low Loader
SIKU - 2888 - 1/32 Brantner Power-Tube Farm Dump Wagon
SIKU - 3266 - 1/32 Deutz-Fahr Agrotron X720
SIKU - 2059 - 1/32 Bremer Front Tire packer
SIKU - 2061 - 1/32 Bremer Front Grubber
SIKU - 2458 - 1/32 Mayer SILOKING Silo Comb
SIKU - 2459 - 1/32 Moeadow Roller
SIKU - 2460 - 1/32 Krone Baler Comprimo V150XC
SIKU - 2461 - 1/32 Front Disc Mower Juhn
1/50 scale models:
Friday, September 19, 2008
Perhaps the longest running series of collectible trucks is the Texaco trucks series. This year the series will mark 25 years with a 1947 Dodge Canopy Truck. Some of the earlier trucks are very sought after now and assembling a complete set it one of the more challenging tasks for a diecast collector today.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
This set is made by Lionel with the Caterpillar name marketed by Norscot. If you don't have an order in place for these, you really should do so very soon as HALF are already SOLD! I'm going to repeat that because I really don't want you to miss out on this Limited Edition train set: they aren't even here, but HALF are already sold.
#2 SET (2008);
This authentic-Caterpillar, high-quality train set is a joint project between Lionel and Norscot and is a LIMITED EDITION ready-to-run, detailed O gauge set which includes everything you need for immediate set up and run.
This #2 set is a One-time Run. Get this edition before they're gone...
* Steam locomotive with powerful headlight, realistic air whistle, and puffing smoke
* Flat car with two Cat 977 Track-Type Tractors
* Box car
* Large 40" x 60" oval track consisting of 8 curved FasTrack track sections, 3 straight FasTrack track sections, 1 FasTrack power terminal track section
* Powerful CW-80 Transformer (U.S. & Canada)
This O guage set (1/48 scale) even comes in cool packaging: