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Editorial

BAGGERMODELLE 1-2010

New models for the Fair?

With this issue, the first full year of BAGGERMODELLE maga- zine begins. The mainly positive responses to our premier issue are especially encouraging for me, the publisher and I would like to take the opportunity here to thank our readers for the many letters and emails. One reader commented that a magazine like this is 20 years overdue. Can you keep up the qua- lity, was another reader’s concern.

It goes without saying that, to- gether with our circle of freelan- cers and photographers, we will do our best to make every issue exci- ting and interesting.

This year the Bauma is coinci- ding with the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2010. The Munich fair, in its three year cycle, has always produced a plethora of new items for the coll- ector.

The number of new models in the past put great strains on some modelling budgets with the result that until year’s end, all further purchases for display cabinets had to be curtailed.

Whether this will be the case again remains to be seen. The eco-

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nomic downturn has left the cog- noscenti scratching their collecti- ve heads. Too many models have been announced in the last twelve months only to be postponed until an unknown date.

Because of this we will look boldly into the future. The contri- buting authors of BAGGERMO- DELLE have taken a leap of faith and are disclosing their personal forecasts as to what new items we may see in 2010. For once we will allow them this mix of knowledge, speculation and hope. Let us see what they have conjured up in their crystal balls.

More concrete is the story about the legendary Caterpillar D10 and the new models coming out from CCM. In this issue, Pius Meyer’s portrait about cranes proves that many collectors are also gifted mo- del builders as in Urs Peyer’s case with the upgrading of a Liebherr R944C.

Enjoy, have fun reading this is- sue. May it inspire you all.

Daniel Wietlisbach

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