Model Announcements

We are pleased to announce three new additions to our upcoming 1:48 scale die-cast models: the Caterpillar 637E Scraper, the Caterpillar D9L Track-Type Tractor, and the McAninch Caterpillar D9L Track-Type Tractor with a Caterpillar 631E …

Off to take some measurements…

Rob and Todd, CCM’s design engineers, left this morning to take measurements of a Caterpillar machine that will soon be added to our upcoming model list.  Next week on this blog, we will reveal the …

Model Updates

Caterpillar D9H/DD9H/SxS Samples are expected in 1-2 weeks.  If they are approved, it will take 4-6 weeks for production to complete. Caterpillar D7E – Winch Package Production is expected to complete in 2-4 weeks.  We …

Tire Tuesday

Two packages recently showed up at our door and we were able to get their contents into the photo room today for pictures. The first is a tire off of the upcoming 992C in standard …

Lampson 4600 “Ringer” Production Sample Photos

We just received the production sample of the upcoming Lampson 4600 “Ringer” and it looks great.  The detail on this model is astounding and it will make an excellent addition to any scale model collection. …

Model Updates

Caterpillar D9H/DD9H/SxS We currently expect that production will complete in June.  This projection, however, is tentative as quality remains our top priority. Caterpillar D7E – Winch Package The pre-production samples have been approved and we …

Update: Lampson 4600 “Ringer” Photos

The prototype of CCM’s upcoming 1:87 Lampson 4600 “Ringer” is ready for paint.  Here are some new photos that show the recently completed parts and highlight the level of detail that will be seen in …

New from CCM: 1:48 Caterpillar Umbrella

We are pleased to announce the newest addition to our custom pieces, a 1:48 scale Caterpillar umbrella. The umbrella stands 1.8″ tall with a 0.9″ wide shade and is a great addition to CCM’s 834 …

New Photos of the Lampson 4600 “Ringer”

Here are some photos we recently received from our manufacturer showing the nearly completed prototype of Classic Construction Models’ upcoming Lampson 4600 “Ringer.”  We hope that you enjoy them.

Model Announcement: Lampson 4600 “Ringer”

We are pleased to announce the newest addition to our upcoming models will be the Lampson company’s  4600 “Ringer”.  This 1:87 precision scale, brass model has an expected delivery date of Summer 2011, with production currently estimated at …

CONEXPO 2011 – After the Show

Just wanted to let you know everyone from Classic Construction Models had a great time at the show.  We enjoyed seeing our old friends and having the chance to meet so many new people.  A …

Model Announcement: Caterpillar 385CL, 385C FS, 390DL ME

385C Front Shovel   We are pleased to announce three configurations of the CAT 385 – the CAT 385CL, the 385C FS, and the 390DL ME – as the latest additions to our upcoming models.  These 1:48 …

992C Beadless Tire Configuration

Along with the Caterpillar 992C in standard configuration, Classic Construction Models will also offer the 992C with beadless tires. The beadless tire consists of an air bladder (much like a regular tire) with a drive …

Come see us at CON-EXPO 2011!

We are happy to announce that we will have a booth at CON-EXPO 2011 in Las Vegas.  The show takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center and runs from March 22 to March 26. …

Website Updates

If you haven’t already noticed, we’ve been making some changes to the https://www.ccmodels.com website.  We are currently in the process of adding machine spec. sheets to all the models we have produced, starting with vintage Caterpillar …

Model Announcement: Caterpillar 660 Coal Hauler

We are pleased to announce the CAT 660 Coal Hauler as the latest addition to our upcoming models.  This 1:48 precision scale, die-cast model has an expected delivery date of Summer 2011, with a production run of 500 models. …

Model Announcement: Caterpillar 769B Rear Dump Truck

  We are pleased to announce the CAT 769B Rear Dump Truck as the newest addition to our upcoming models.  This 1:48 precision scale, die-cast model has an expected delivery date of Fall 2011.  Production numbers have not been set …

Announcing the Marion 6360

Classic construction models is proud to announce the latest addition to its all brass, 1:87 scale product line, the Marion 6360. Better known as “The Captain,” the Marion 6360 was the largest electric shovel ever …

D9T Production Photos

Here are some recent photos of the D9T assembly process.

D9T Photo Updates

We recently updated our website to include new pictures of the upcoming brass 1:48 scale Caterpillar D9T.  You can view the photos here.

Customer Highlight: Graham May

Graham May recently sent us photos of his CCM Caterpillar 988 and CCM Caterpillar 834, which he converted to include a roll-over protection system (ROPS) using Ad Geiver’s kit. The results are spectacular.  We hope …

Happy Holidays

On behalf of Classic Construction Models and its employees, I would like to wish you and your family a happy holiday season.  We look forward to working with you next year. Best regards, Bob Peterson, President …

D9H Update

Based on a QC sampling of the D9H models when they arrived, we decided to inspect each model individually. We are nearing the end of this process and, unfortunately, have concluded that the best course of action is …

992C Prototype

We recently completed an SLA (Stereolithography) prototype of our upcoming die-cast 1:48 scale Caterpillar 992C Wheel Loader using our in-house SLA machine.  This will be the first model to go into production as the result of …

Delayed shipment of the D9H

In case we don’t have you on our email list, here is a copy of the email we sent today regarding the status of the D9H models. Dear CCM Customer, Our D9H, DD9H and SxS …

D9T Sample is Here

We received the D9T hand samples from our manufacturer in Korea this week, and we have to say that the quality and attention-to-detail are excellent. Features of this D9T include:  a positionable single-shank ripper, U …

10/26 – 10/28 – Measuring the 5230

Our introduction to Minnesota was a round of applause for the American Airlines pilot who finessed our plane onto the Minneapolis runway in 30 mph cross winds.  Four and a half hours later, after battling …

Mike Nies, a 10-year CCM customer, pays us a visit

Mike Nies, left, and Gary Peterson, CCM Sales Manager, right Mike Nies, a long-time customer of CCM, visited Friday from Grand Junction, Colorado. Mike first became interested in construction scale models after joining the Alaskan …

666 Models Have Arrived!

Our die-cast 1:48 scale Caterpillar 666 Scrapers arrived Monday and we’ve been busy sorting and getting them ready to ship.  If you have one on order, you’ll be seeing it soon!

Grant and Rob’s Most Recent Trip to China

Day 1-2, 9/6-9/7: Left Portland this morning and are on a plane headed to Tokyo Narita International Airport in Japan.  After a quick plane change, we headed for China. 20 hours later we were there. …