**    Intermat 2006   **

I have finally recovered from my trip to Intermat and had a great time in Paris. There were plenty of fellow collectors at the show and I bumped into several friends including John Cunningham and Ryan Sanders who travelled all the way from the US, not to mention meeting collectors for the first time after being in contact with them via email. I did manage to spend a couple of hours chatting with Chuck Sword, hearing about the plans for his new "Sword Precision Scale Models" company. He also introduced me to the Towsleys and TWH guys who were very friendly and open to my comments and suggestions on their models. Thanks also to Staffan Wedekull, the sales and marketing director from Motorart, for taking the time to listen to my ideas and suggestions.

With so many models available from the show, including a number of brand new models, it was hard to decide just what to bring home with me, therefore i chose to cram as many models into my suitcase and hand luggage as i could, pictures of which are displayed below. (Please note that there are a number of pictures and it may take a while to download for those on a dial up connection)

Bell L2706D wheel loader

Hitachi ZW220 wheel loader

Breining surfacer

Marini MF691

CNH backhoe loaders

CNH models

CNH wheeled excavators

Liebherr R994B

Case CX800 demolition

Komatsu PC210 excavator

Komatsu WB97R backhoe

Wirtgen W50 cold milling machine

Poclain 350 face shovel

Poclain TY45

Robot 185 Skid Steer (Loxam)

JCB Loadall in Loxam livery

Yanmar Vio70 in Loxam livery

Bomag roller in Loxam livery

Yanmar SV100 tracked excavator

Dieci Pegasus tele-handler

Liebherr LRS645 reachstacker

Volvo EC700 tracked excavator

Volvo G970 grader

JCB 1:87th scale

Volvo EW180B

New Motorart Models