Conrad Modelle (previously Gescha) is a German manufacturer of diecast scale models primarily in 1:50 scale for use both as toys and promotional models by heavy equipment manufacturers. Conrad had the Caterpillar line of construction vehicles starting late 1960s through about 1992, but the licenses changed over to Norscot.
The customer-oriented company, whose special approach to realizing small-scale models is based both on the aspects of tradition and innovation to ensure high quality products and visible accuracy in every detail.
Christine Conrad is at the helm of the company, still supported by her father Günther Conrad – Conrad Modelle is a perfectly run family business. Keywords: Involved, Affinity with trucks and construction machines and Love for the profession are evident in the scale models they make.
This year too, Conrad Modelle held its own Conrad HausMesse at the same time as the Spielwarenmesse. The ultimate opportunity for Huub, Sander and myself to plan a visit to Kalchreuth during our mini trip to Germany.
Huub wanted to visit the Conrad Museum for the first time and Sander had a business meeting on behalf of Martens and Van Oord with Christine and Leoni from Conrad about the next new (Liebherr) scale model in the MvO company colors that will be delivered soon. So I thought this was an opportunity to ask if it would be possible to photograph the only Caterpillar scale model made by Conrad Modelle that is still missing from my Caterpillar collection, namely the Caterpillar D5H Dozer, so that I can at least case I could post a modest review on my website....
....but the day turned out completely differently! Got curious? Check out the Conrad Modelle HausMesse 2024 event.