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About CCM

Classic Construction Models (CCM) produces limited-edition all-brass museum-quality and diecast scale models.  

CCM, Inc, (dba Classic Construction Models) is a family-owned business located in Beaverton, Oregon. Five employees support the full model-making cycle from design to customer service. Their brass models are made by a partner company in Korea and their die-cast models are manufactured to CCM specifications in China. Administrative functions and the office common areas are shared with its sister company, Allied Power Products, Inc. (APPI), a manufacturer and distributor of 1:1 winches, hoists and lifting systems, and CON2R, an automotive aftermarket supplier.

CCM history

The first all-brass, limited-edition, museum-quality crane ever offered to collectors and crane enthusiasts was the direct result of Bob Peterson, founder and president of APPI, promising to give one of his winch customers a scale model of the crane they were working with in California. When he inquired about buying a model from the manufacturer he was told, "We make cranes, not toys."

The short version of this story is that Peterson, determined to keep his promise, contracted to have 300 brass models made in Korea as it was the only cost effective way he could get the one model he needed. As he says today, "Worst case, I figured we'd have a ‘Buy a winch, get a free model' sale to move the extra 299 models I was going to have on hand."

Although his employees at the time thought he had lost his business sense when the container full of models was unloaded, they all agreed he was on track when they sold out in less than six months. Of note is the fact that even though this was the first model of an American-made lattice boom crawler crane ever offered to collectors and enthusiasts, it was priced at $795.00 at a time when an expensive die-cast model was $50.00.Peterson, a true entrepreneur who has started some six companies in various industries, realized this was not the one-shot project he had originally envisioned when customers who received their models started calling back and asking, "What's next?"

Since creating that first model, CCM has teamed with Bucyrus-Erie, Link-Belt, Lampson, American and Marion to create more than 25 crane and cable shovel models at 1:24, 1:48 and 1:87 scale.

In 1995, CCM was offered the opportunity to produce licensed Caterpillar scale models. Although Peterson admits to being somewhat hesitant about such a significant change in direction, he now says, "In hindsight, I would have been an idiot to say no." Since signing the agreement, CCM has produced more than 40 Caterpillar models in brass and die-cast at 1:87, 1:48 and 1:24 scale.

Every CCM model produces is offered in a pre-announced limited edition and they are proud to say that each one (with the exception of current models, of course) has been closed.

Since the day Peterson promised to provide a crane model to a customer, the CCM approach has remained the same: Work with the equipment manufacturer to ensure their support in creating an accurate starting point and then build models of the highest possible quality to ensure their value to collectors. Even though the technology has changed from hand drawings sent via fax machines to digital files containing 3D models, the goal of capturing the real machine in miniature remains the same.

Truly collectible

In the years since CCM first model was introduced, the variety of construction models available has increased exponentially and production quantities have soared with their introduction to and sale through mass market channels. “While we fully support being able to buy a small version of your favorite machine at a big box retailer, we remain committed to producing products that are coveted by collectors due to their quality and limited availability and therefore, truly collectible”

The following models are not longer available from CCM but you may still find some limited numbers available at the official retailers.

Upcoming Models

Closed Editions

16M Motor Grader
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
16MCCM
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2015
245 FS Excavator
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCM245FS
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2009
272C Skid Steer Loader
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCM272C
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2010
349E L Hydraulic Excavator
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
349ELCCM
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2015
349E LME Hydraulic Excavator
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
349ELMECCM
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2015
583T Pipelayer
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCM583T
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2006
583T ROPS Pipelayer
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCM583TROPS
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2006
587T Pipelayer
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCM587T
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2008
637G Push-Pull set
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCM637G Push-Pull set
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2008
637G Wheel Tractor-Scraper
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCM637G
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2008
666 Scraper "McCoy"
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCM666McCoy
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2010
769 Off-Highway Truck
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCM769
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2010
776 & Mega MET-185 trailer
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCM776Mega MET-185
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2014
777 Off-Highway Truck
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCM777
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2014
834 Wheel Dozer
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCM834
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2009
914G Wheel Loader
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCM914G
Scale:
1:48
Year:
1996
953C Track Loader
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCM953C
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2006
973 Track Loader Multi Purpose
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCM973MP
Scale:
1:50
Year:
2019
983 Track Loader with Ripper
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCM983BRipper
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2014
983B Track Loader
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCM983B
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2014
988 Log Loader
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCM988LL
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2008
988 Wheel Loader
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCM988
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2008
Challenger 65C CP4CH Pipelayer
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
233CCM
Scale:
1:50
Year:
1999
D4G LGP Track-Type Tractor
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCMD4GLGPW
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2005
D5C LGP Series III Hystat Track-Type Tractor
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCMD5CLGP
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2001
D6H Track-Type Tractor W6F Winch
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
D6HW6F
Scale:
1:50
Year:
1993
D9G with 9C Cushion Blade
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCMD9G9C
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2018
D9L with Multi-Shank Rippper
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCMD9LMSR
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2019
D9T Track-Type Tractor
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCMD9T
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2010
D9T WH Waste Handler
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCMD9TWH
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2011
D9T Winch
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCMD9TW
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2011
D10 Track-Type Tractor
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCMD10
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2009
D10 with Push Blade
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCMD10P
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2009
DD9G "QUAD" Track-Type Tractor
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCMDD9G
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2018
MP40 Shear Jaw
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCMMP40
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2020
PL87 Pipelayer
Manufacturer:
CCM
Number:
CCMPL87
Scale:
1:48
Year:
2012