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Caterpillar Twenty-Two Track-Type Tractor

Maker:  Norscot
Model No:  55154
Scale:  1:16
Review Date:  November 2011

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Caterpillar Twenty-Two Track-Type Tractor Video
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Historic-style branded box.
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Radiator with starting handle.
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Side venting exhaust.
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Sharp graphics at the back.
Some decent engine detail.  The fan rotates.
The Caterpillar Twenty-Two was a successor to the Caterpillar Twenty and was in production between 1934 - 1939.  It was a popular machine.


As a historic series model it comes in a differently decorated box design to usual Norscot Caterpillar models, and it fact it is better because it includes information about the real machine printed on the back.  Inside, the model is secured by strongly wound ties which take some removing.  The review model had no defects or missing parts.

Some of the details of the model are described on the rear of the box.


Underneath the main components of the structure are modelled with finer details such as bolt heads obscured slightly by the thick paint.

The tracks are metal with good detail and the sprockets look very realistic.  The track frames are pretty good, with details such as the track tensioners modelled within the casting rather than as separate parts.

The operator's area is good with hard plastic seating and plastic levers which can flex and give the impression of moving.  Pedals are modelled as are some other smaller controls.  Below the operator's seat at the rear is a towing hitch with pin, and there is a good small graphic behind the seat.

The engine area has a convincing radiator at the front with a starting handle secured with a strap.  The engine is detailed with a number of separate components and cables.  At the front of the engine block is a plastic fan.  The exhaust vents to the side.


The tracks are independent and very smooth rolling.

The radiator fan rotates.

At the rear the towing pin is not intended to be removed, but a skilled collector could easily turn it into a removable pin.


This is a solidly made model with little plastic.  The graphics are sharp and the paintwork is good.


As it is quite a large model it is reasonable value.


This is an interesting historic model and it is executed well.  As a large 1:16 scale model it looks impressive and is recommended.


The model first appeared in 2006.

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Mostly metal and solidly made.
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Towing hitch.
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Sprockets are convincing.
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Basic operator's area.
Nice old-timer.