**    Announcements     **

  The latest issues of both Truck Model World and Plant & Machinery Model World are now on sale from all newsagents and WHSmiths outlets. Anyone can subscribe to either title by visiting TheModelHobbyShop website.

Magazine - Truck Model World
Issue237 - May/Jun 2018

Magazine - Plant & Machinery Model World
Issue 27 - May/Jun 2018

**    Confirmed Models     **

Check out the video below showing images of all the upcoming Diecast Masters
Caterpillar models for 2018

  Conrad have been working on a new 1:87th scale tower crane for Wolff in the Wolff 700B Luffing Tower Crane which comes in a number of parts to allow different configurations. There is also a conversions set allowing it to be converted into the US version, featuing an additional winch, different counterweight, additional electrical cabinet and jib tip with hook, allowing two hooks to operate at the same time.

  AT Collections have released the first fully decorated images of the 1:32nd scale Volvo EWR150E wheeled excavator which should be available in April

  Classic Construction Models have shown the first images of the 1:48th scale Cat 6090FS hydraulic shovel which is now entering production and is expected to be released around May 2018

  Also revealed are the two new 1:48th scale Cat 992B loading shovels from CCM which again look stunning

  Diecast Masters have announced the new "Evolution Series" range of models, starting with the wheel loader and tracked loader sets which include the historic machine alongside the most recent version of the machine with a booklet providing details of the development.

  The first production run of the 1:50th scale Volvo EC950E tracked excavator from WSI Models has sold out within 24 hours. Once again, WSI has created a stunning model packed with detail. Also coming soon is an update to the Liebherr R914 Compact to reflect the latest Tier 4F emmission standard.

1:50th scale Volvo EC950E L Tracked Excavator

  Mammoet round out 2017 with two additional models, consisting of a Scania R620 4-axle truck fitted with a 1000hp power module that tows three, 6-axle K25 modules carrying a transformer load while for fans of oldtimer equipment, a Pegaso 8x4 with 3-axle dolly has been released in Van Seumeren decoration.

  Conrad has released several models which are available directly from the OEM companies including the ABI Mobilram TM13/16 SL Piling Rig and Delmag RH18/200 Drilling rig from the ABI Group, a 1:50th scale model of the agricultural MAN TGS M AGRAR 4x4 tractor, an oldtimer MAN HAUBER skip truck, an updated M-Tec silo placement truck and a grey coloured 3-axle rigid truck with Atlas 145.2 loading crane.

  The latest model from the Collett fleet has been unveiled at the yearly HEMS model show, featuring the 4-axle MAN F2000 heavy haulage tractor. The model has been produced by Conrad in a limited edition of 200 pieces with 100 available to collectors. It can be ordered from www.themodelhobbyshop.com.

  IMC is producing a number of limited edition company decorated versions of their truck and trailer combinations featuring Nooteboom trailers with MAN and Mercedes Benz tractor units. Colour schemes include MSG with 6-axle ballast trailer and Hegmann-Transit, Steil and Demag all with Nooteboom MCO121-08V trailers.

  Two new tractor units from IMC include the Actros2 Gigaspace 8x4 “Black Star” edition and a MAN TGX XXL 8x4 with ballast box in Sarens colours.

  IMC has introduced a Nooteboom MCO121-07V 7-axle semi low loader trailer which will first appear in the MSG decoration with a Nooteboom Red-Line version to follow.

  As we round out the year, NZG will have several offerings for compactor fans. First up is an updated version of the Wacker RD45 tandem drum roller which has new graphics while the Hamm H7i single drum compactor is being released in the Leonhard Weiss decoration with both smooth and padfoot versions produced. They also have a white painted version of the Komatsu HD785 rigid quarry truck which is now available

  Diecast Masters has announced that the new 140M3 and 14M3 motor graders will be available from February 2018 along with another new release, the updated 906M wheel loader, all in 1:50th scale. These join the new 745 articulated dump truck and 980M wheel loader which are now available

  A new "Elite Series" range of 1:125th scale models has been developed by Diecast Masters. The first 5 releases consist of the 797F mining truck, 994K wheel loader, 24M motor grader, 390F excavator and the D11T bulldozer. Each model is secured in a presentation box which opens to reveal the model, complete with technical details printing inside the box lid and a metal plate engraved with the machine name.

  Classic Construction Models has announced the development of three 1:48th scale die-cast historic Caterpillar models consisting of a D8K with angle blade, ROPs and winch, a D8K with enclosed cabin, multi-shank ripper and U-Blade and a D8K with single shank ripper and semi U-blade,

   Conrad has produced a limited edition model of the Liebherr LTM1030-2.1 in the Ainscough Training Company decoration. Only 100 of these models have been produced with 50 available to collectors which can be ordered from TheModelHobbyShop

  Three more announcements from Classic Construction Models include the Cat 735B articulated dumptruck in 1:48th scale, the Cat 6090 hydraulic shovel in 1:48th scale and the 1:24th scale Cat D5K2 track-type tractor which is another of their "Contractor Machines" series. Check out their website for more details

  The new 2016 Drake Collectibles online catalogue is now available to download. Just click on the image below.