Memorable Model: Caterpillar D8H

With an operating weight in excess of 47,000 pounds and a 235 HP turbocharged diesel engine for power, the Caterpillar D8H track type tractor literally changed the face of the world. First introduced in 1958, …

From the Archives: 1:87 scale Cat D11R Carrydozer review from 2006

This article was previously posted on Construction Collector, but we enjoyed it so much it seemed time to share it with a wider audience. Classic Construction Models builds a big bulldozer Review and Photos by …

Memorable Model: The Marmon Wasp Steel Toy

The “old timers” at Classic Construction Models have always had a love for antique toys.  In many ways it was this love that started us on the road to making our own collectibles almost twenty-five …

Memorable Model: Link-Belt HC-268 Truck Crane

In 1992 Classic Construction Models created our third scale model: the Link-Belt HC-268 Truck Crane. Following on the success of the two previous models, the HC-268 was manufactured of brass to the same exacting standards …

Memorable Model: Lima 2400B Front Shovel

In 2001 Classic Construction Models released a limited-edition model of the Lima 2400B Front Shovel. This all-brass model followed the success of our Lima 2400B Dragline which sold out a year earlier. The 1:48 scale …

Memorable Model: Cat D11R Track-Type Tractor in 1:24 scale

In 2001 we released one of our most acclaimed scale models–the D11R Track-Type Tractor. The largest Cat tractor to date, the D11R is a flagship piece of construction equipment for the Caterpillar company, and as …

Memorable Model: The Marion 7200 Walking Dragline

On May 13, 1939, the very first Marion walking dragline ever built was shipped to Placer Properties in Oakland, California. Although it was originally built as a prototype, that same Model 7200 was still operating …

Memorable Model: Cat 140H Motor Grader

In late 1997 we introduced our brass model of the Cat 140H Motor Grader. This was the fifth release in our 12 model series, the Caterpillar Classic Collection in 1:87 scale. Complete with Cat markings …

Memorable Model: Manitowoc M250 Crawler Crane

In 1997 we produced a beautiful scale reproduction of the Manitowoc M250 Crawler Crane. It was our eighth crane model, and our most detailed to date. Limited to a single production run of just 300, …

Memorable Model: Caterpillar Seventy Track-Type Tractor

In 1934 Caterpillar began selling the Caterpillar Seventy track-type tractor, the largest and last of its gas-powered tractors which were soon to be replaced by the newer, more popular diesel machines.  In the years emerging …

Memorable Model: Northwest 190D Dragline

In 2000 we released our 17th brass crane model. It was the 1:48 scale Northwest 190D dragline in gorgeous orange, black, and white livery. This replica of the legendary machine was made with intricate detail …

Memorable Model: Caterpillar 583T Pipelayer

  Although it seems like yesterday, it has been seven years since we rolled out the Cat 583T Pipelayer model. One of our more unique pieces due to the real machine’s application, it is immediately …

Memorable Model: Cat 953C Track Loader

In 2006, CCM proudly rolled out the 953C Track Loader model. This 1:48 scale precision model was made entirely of etched and investment-cast brass parts. All 300 models were assembled and painted by hand. 125 …