While browsing for 1/50 (and also HO) diecast Caterpillar construction vehicles, I was becoming concerned about the dwindling inventory of Norscot and Tonkin products. (Such as 3000 Toys listing all remaining products as "retired item .... available only while supplies last.")
Happily, I discovered that its just the licensing that is changing ... Diecast Masters will be running the whole operation themselves now .... and distribution will resume shortly.
These vehicles are great when up-close detail is important.
NEW CATERPILLAR SCALE MODEL LICENSEE
Caterpillar Inc. is pleased to announce Diecast Masters Company Limited (Diecast Masters), as their new scale model licensee, effective August 21, 2015, replacing both Norscot and Tonkin Replicas.
Although new to the program as a licensee, Diecast Masters management has a rich history of brand and product development for Caterpillar, spanning 26 years. Specific to scale models, Diecast Masters owners and managers have been involved in manu...facturing and distributing Cat diecast for more than 14 years.
The focus of Diecast Masters’ business will be 1:50 scale model replicas, although 1:87 and other scales of models will also play important roles within their Cat scale model line. Production will commence immediately with some models available through a worldwide distributor network before the end of 2015.
Keep an eye out for the latest exciting Cat diecast model releases from Diecast Masters.