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Update Sunday 26 February
Diecast Masters Caterpillar D9T Track-Type Tractor review added.
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NZG Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 400 - Mower Attachment - Escota
Forestry Equipment Index added.


NZG Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 400 - Road / Rail - Deutsche Bahn review added.


WSI 45ft Container - P&O Ferrymasters review added.


Conrad Mercedes-Benz Arocs + Stetter Mixer - Salomon review added.


WSI 20ft Container - Hamburg Süd review added.


WSI Volvo FH4 + Palfinger 63002 EH + Broshuis 3-axle Trailer - BMS review added.


Diecast Masters Caterpillar 320F L Hydraulic Excavator review added.


Nuremberg Toy Fair 2017 Report added.


NZG Construction Site Van - Red review added.


Diecast Masters Caterpillar 323F L Hydraulic Excavator review added.
Among the appearances at the Nuremberg Toy Fair are an early printed model of the Volvo EC950E from WSI together with samples of the Tadano ATF220G-5 crane. See more here.  IMC Models is showing the Demag AC 250 five axle crane.  See more here.


NZG Construction Site Van - Kibag review added.
As a change of policy Conrad Models will announce new releases as they are ready through the year instead of announcing them all at the time of the Toy Fair.  The following models have been announced at this time:  Liebherr MK 88 'Mick', Mecalac 12MTX 'Eurovia'; Demag AC100-4L 'Demag'; Demag AC55 'Demag'; Kleemann MS 703 EVO; and a couple of small accessories. See more here.
 


IMC Scheuerle SPMT + Robbins TBM Load review added.


WSI Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 Mobile Crane - All Crane review added.
NZG has announced its Toy Fair 2017 News.  The Volkswagen T6 Multivan will appear in 1:18, and in two different colours. In 1:32 there are two versions of the new Genie Z60 / 37 telescopic boom lift. The Liebherr LTM 1250 crane will appear in 1:50 as will the Liebherr LRS545 Reachstacker and Schwing S43SX concrete pump (also in a livery).  There are new liveries of the Liebherr HS 8100, Liebherr PR 736 and Liebherr LTM 11200 (SE Levage). See more here.


Conrad Kaiser S12 Allroad Walking Excavator review added.


NZG Mercedes-Benz Actros GigaSpace - Blue review added.


WSI Paccar Brand Box review added.
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Older updates


NZG Liebherr R 936 IV Crawler Excavator review added.


IMC Scheuerle SPMT Split and Scissors review added.
New Editorial: Review of the Year 2016, including the annual Cranes Etc Awards.
New for 2017 is a revision of the Cranes Etc Model Rating System.  The scoring is unchanged, but the badges awarded are changed to 'Good, 'Very Good', and 'Excellent', as described in the Model Rating System.


The third Editorial report of the Cranes Etc visit to China is published here.  It covers the Manitowoc MLC Crawler Cranes.
A 1:50 scale model of the Grove GHC130 Mobile Telescopic Crane is expected to be available imminently.  It is essentially a rebranded Sennebogen 6113E.


Conrad Mercedes-Benz Arocs Tipper and Fliegl Trailer review added.

The second Editorial report of the Cranes Etc visit to China is published here.  It covers the process of making scale models in more detail.
OK My Model added to the Cranes Etc Shopping Mall.


WSI Scania Streamline + Broshuis 4-axle Trailer - Gruber review added.


The first Editorial report of the Cranes Etc visit to China is published here.  It covers the Tour to a number of model making factories and other places of interest.


Conrad MKW Büffel B90 Dozer review added.
Press page updated with magazine articles for 2016.


WSI Volvo FH4 + Broshuis 3-axle Trailer - Wiklunds Akeri review added.


Conrad Schwing S 36 X Concrete Pump review added.
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