Unfortunately, due to a lack of demand for the 1:48 scale Cat® 350L and 350L ME we have made the hard decision to cancel the production of these models.

One of the major factors that we have to decide as the manufacturer of these limited edition scale models is determining the interest in a model and setting the production run accordingly. This helps us amortize the tooling and production cost of the model across the production run and bring down the cost of the model for our collectors.

Without a strong response from our collectors, we would have had to raise the cost of the model to a point where we would have lowered demand further.

We do have some exciting projects that we’re working on and excited to share with you all soon!



16 thoughts on “Cancelled: 1:48 Cat® 350L & 350L ME
  • Sorry to hear that Gary. During these tough times I understand that it is prudent to make good business decisions. You build some of the most exquisite models of our time and I will continue to support CLASSIC CONSTRUCTION MODELS.

  • Alfred N Bentley Reply

    I am not interested in this shovel but I am interested in Bull Dozers used in WWII Seabees. Do you have any?

  • I totally get it I was really looking forward to this model though well I guess I’ll have to invest in another one

  • This e-mail message is the very first that I knew of such models being produced by Classic Construction Models, thus I hope to receive news of any new models that may be produced. Perhaps the company should get more info out to a broader spectrum of potential customers in the future concerning other upcoming models and also what may be presently in stock for purchase – just my opinion.

  • Wise idea. The 350’s were not a common, or popular excavator. Your efforts would be much more useful in other models.

  • Robert p Turcic Reply

    I’m sorry to hear about your cancellation but to be perfectly honest I have very little desire for anything in the 148th scale now if your company would go back to offering 187 scale construction vehicles and equipment you might catch my interest. It’s a shame your company doesn’t cater to people in the smaller scales of the hobby.

  • Disappointing but understandable given lack of interest
    Leaves only a very fine Les Miniatures du Fauborg resin model as a representative of this excavator class

  • Maybe there would be some people interested in a 235 excavator. The only one ever produced was a very basic model made by Winross.

  • I hope you can Keep on the good work.
    I looks like a nice model.
    CAT 395 or 6015B would be a success for sure.
    I believe a lot fo collectors are tired of the lack of quality of DiecastMasters.

  • Thomas Robilotta Reply

    1/25 scale could increase your demand of construction vehicles . A lot of model builders would be interested in these for trailer loads .

  • Ccm is wrong leaving aside collectors in 1/48 scale, the idea of ccm is to manufacture many models in 1/24 scale.

  • Please make another 1/24 large excavator. Those sold out with lots of collector interest. Too much focus on dozers and not enough on excavators or even a wheel loader. Thank you for the great diecast models so far!!

  • And what about a 345 B LME ? or a 330 CL or LME ? This models will be a great addition for collection

  • Classic Construction Models.

    A couple of classic machines that have not been modeled would be a 623B elevating scraper and a 1:48 scale 988G or 988H mono boom wheel loader.

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