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cat20
Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2022 8:14:06 PM
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They are producing 1/50 scale models of the Mobil Track Solutions Switchback tractor and pull scraper. Announced on their Facebook page.


https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=144519421660342&set=pcb.144519484993669
89cxsport
Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2022 7:13:17 PM

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Very excited about this release. I am little disappointed that the new Vermeer piece is 1/64th scale, would be cool to have a cable plow in 1/50th. I wish the Vermeer construction equipment was all the same scale.

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cat20
Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2023 2:46:12 PM
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New photos of the model from Speccast. Click link below.


https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=187797720665845&set=pcb.187797783999172
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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2023 5:55:35 PM
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We are supposed to be getting information soon - the marketing flyer is being created now.

As soon as we do and have part numbers and pricing, we will post the item for ordering.

Thanks!!

Chuck
digggerr
Posted: Monday, March 27, 2023 6:43:33 PM
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Hopefully, the powers that be at MTS or SpecCast will see fit to get rid of those grossly oversized hand railings and steps before production starts! Those parts look like they would be ~ 1:12 scale like seen on some of the Joal models from over 30 years ago.

There is simply no excuse for major errors like this in 2023.

This model is not going to be inexpensive by any definition, and I; for one, will not be purchasing one or more if they come to market as currently seen.
digggerr
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 12:37:24 PM
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Production photos are online now, and they did not correct the hand railings.
ChandlerYohn
Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2023 11:12:17 PM

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Good day, hope you’ve been great. There are some detailed photos at: MiniMovers.nl
The oversized railings on the tractor are a distraction, but an unfortunate aspect is the scraper trailer and its lack of hydraulic lines and connection points to the tractor. There’s a picture of the actual scraper on the box art so you can compare to the model. In my opinion it seems like a bit of a step back from the FirstGear Challenger with Miskin scraper trailers.

Take care and all the best.

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