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Classic Plant & Machinery December 2016

Pick up your December issue of Classic Plant & Machinery for all the latest that’s coming up and what’s being going on in the plant scene. Alan Barnes tells us all about the Scammell of Watford Mountaineer model, which in the 1950s and ’60s was a popular rugged dump truck exported to all over the world.

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GO ANYWHERE MOUNTAINEER
What happened to Scammell is so sad. It became part of British Leyland and was making a good profit, but that all changed when its profits were ploughed into the strike-ridden car side of things and the inevitable happened. The Mountaineer was made for over ten years and was a successful model

NEWS
We take a good look at all that’s going on in the world of plant preservation – from monies raised to new machines on the scene; it’s all here

YOUR SAY
Your letters are the backbone of this magazine and we love you to write in with memories and so much more. We all enjoy them, so get writing!

PLACES TO GO
Our popular events and sales diaries are here

END OF THE ROAD
Steve Vale looks at coal mining activities in Spain where open surface mining has come to a stop and the holes are being filled in.

IRONSTONE MINING
Keith Haddock continues his look at ironstone mining in the Midlands, where it was so popular until the 1960s

KATO
We welcome back Dave Wilson, who has contributed so well to CPM: this month he looks at Kato for us

CAT MAN FROM AVIEMORE
Bob Weir visits an excellent Scottish Caterpillar collector to see what it’s all about

BRUTE FORCE
Paul Tofield continues his Caterpillar Traxcavator story and looks at the 977 model, which is very popular with collectors

ALISTER CUTTS OPEN DAY
Paul Tofield travelled down to Hampshire for this open day and found out more about the man himself

JCB GOLD AWAY DAY
We take a look at what happened on Monday October 3 when 81 readers enjoyed a day out together

SALES SCENE
David Reed reports on a number of plant sales he has visited

SMALL CPM
Steven Downes highlights the latest from Diecast Masters and Classic Construction Models

PLANT TRADER
This is the place to advertise your gear – and it’s free to advertise. Get in there

NEXT MONTH
Our plans for the next issue, out on December 1