Scale Model Diesel Engines

CATERPILLAR

This Caterpillar C15 Acert engine model is a commercial item produced by Norscot for sale at Caterpillar dealerships. It is built from metal and plastic, and is about 1:12 scale. The model was in production recently, and is still generally available.

Photo by Preston Cook

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This Caterpillar D397 desk model probably dates from the 1950s. It is about 1:15 scale, and appears to be constructed of electroplated aluminum. The base has a groove for holding a pen on one side, and also has a hole where a pen used to be mounted.

Two photos by Preston Cook

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This skid mounted 3516B engine with radiator, cooling fan, and instrument panel was built by Norscot as a sales promotional item for Caterpillar. The engine is 1/25 scale, metal construction and well detailed. It was produced up to about 2009, but can still be found in internet auctions. The engine and generator are easily separable from the skid.

Two photos by Preston Cook

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This Caterpillar 3176 desk model is constructed of pewter on a painted wood base with an engraved identification plate. It probably dates from the 1990s and is about 1:15 scale.

Two photos by Preston Cook

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