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Old 01-15-2018, 04:50 PM
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Default Wedico has closed up the shop?

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Old 01-15-2018, 05:27 PM
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What the ???????????????????????????
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Old 01-15-2018, 05:36 PM
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I can't believe it! I do love my 966 wheel loader. Glad I stocked up on some of the driveshafts in-case I need to replace one....

What about the people that put money for dozer pre-orders?
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Old 01-15-2018, 06:08 PM
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Default Re: Wedico has closed up the shop?

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Dear customers, 

as of January 15, 2018, the business operations of WEDICO Truck + Construction Models GmbH i.I. set. WEDICO models, replacement parts and accessories are now available at www.thicon-models.com or by calling 0049 201/8695153.

The WEDICO team from Wuppertal would like to thank all customers, suppliers and model friends for many years of cooperation and trust.
Wow, so did they just stop business, or get bought / merge with thicon?
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Old 01-15-2018, 06:36 PM
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Oh snap! Guess competition was too stiff
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Old 01-16-2018, 01:43 AM
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Hi folks,
this was going on for some time now. Here´s what I heard to that story.

Wedico pronounced bankruptcy a few months ago when the CEO died suprisingly. That´s a common use by german law if there is no other CEO. They tried to find replacement and raise new investement. Sadly without success.

Thicon finally purchased what was left by the liguidator. It´s not all clear how it is continuing. I don´t think that the business will be the same. As it says: WEDICO Truck + Construction Models GmbH i.I. operations are over.

I think a few people can´t wait to see what the future is up to. The exisiting parts might still be sold and hopefully some new products will appear. Thicon has some quite great ideas in their portfolio.

The main problem might be the "soon to be" bulldozer as the customers had put down a deposit and as far as I know the license by CAT wasn´t part of the takeover.

I´m pretty sure there will be an official announcement soon.
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I can't believe it! I do love my 966 wheel loader. Glad I stocked up on some of the driveshafts in-case I need to replace one....

What about the people that put money for dozer pre-orders?
I would be surprised if they get their money back. I find it quite ironic that some people were trash talking about RC4WD because you have to pay by bank transfer for Eagles construction models and were worried about not getting their order...
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Old 01-29-2018, 10:25 AM
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Thats really too bad for anyone that put that deposit down, especially if they do not get there money back. Like you said, I would also be surprised if they received their money back.

I will sometimes see that someone else is developing a new machine. And, they are taking pre-orders. I always say to myself "no way would I ever do that" too scary. Too risky.

As for the RC4WD. I performed the "Bank Transfer" along time ago. Yes I was scared. But, I got my machine. I think it has been performed so many times now, that most of us aren't that scared any more.
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Yea, I'm with rc13. Done some business with RC4WD via bank transfer and now have gone directly to Tang at Eagle/JD though he prefers transfer through Western Union which still makes me nuts till I get the email that the $$ is in his hot hands, and really still loosing a bit of sleep till it shows up.
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All, there is some limited information on the Thi-con Model site about the Wedico models and when they will be available from them. Their site leads me to believe that they are going to offer the complete line of Wedico models, but again the information is somewhat vague at this point. According to the site more information will be available in February, just around the corner from now.

Also, this site lists PMD as one of their "dealers" so I take this to mean that they will continue to supply parts and models to Ric. Only time will tell once all the legal stuff is settled.

I hope they continue the Wedico line, I only have one, but its a great truck.

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I stand corrected. Looks like Thicon is continuing the Wedico dozer. Taken from their site “The completion of the new CAT Crawler D9T is still under consideration. Further information will follow.“
https://www.thicon-models.com/katalo...o-construction
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I stand corrected. Looks like Thicon is continuing the Wedico dozer. Taken from their site “The completion of the new CAT Crawler D9T is still under consideration. Further information will follow.“
https://www.thicon-models.com/katalo...o-construction
Wow, that is a twist!!! So hopefully those that put that down payment will get their machine. That would be great for them. Still a little scary...
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Old 01-31-2018, 07:08 PM
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I stand corrected. Looks like Thicon is continuing the Wedico dozer. Taken from their site “The completion of the new CAT Crawler D9T is still under consideration. Further information will follow.“
https://www.thicon-models.com/katalo...o-construction
HOPEFULLY they do the RIGHT thang, & honor the deposits that people have made towards machines!
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The deposit likely 20% or 30%... how can Thicon honor it when they didn't receive the $ in the 1st place? ...the investors might be offered a discount.

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Could be that Thicon took on all of wedico's debt's. Possibly the deposit's on undelivered goods may have carried to Thicon? Best case scenario I guess.
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Hi, I actually ordered a couple of small parts from Thicon the other day. Then they sent me a newsletter (I copied and pasted it below). It was both in German and English. Yes, they said they are still going to produce that machine. If you don't read all of the info below, just read the last couple of lines. It says to contact Thicon if you are one of the people that put money down on the D9T.

************************************************** *******
Wir haben am 15.01.2018 den Warenbestand, die Werkzeuge und Spritzgussformen der

Firma WEDICO aus Wuppertal übernommen.

Ab Februar 2018 werden wir den LKW-Bereich unter der Marke „WEDICO-models“ weiterführen

und das Sortiment sukzessive modernisieren.

Es werden einige alte Artikel aussortiert und es wird auch viele Neuheiten geben!

Da wir einige hundert Spitzgussformen mit erworben haben, sind wir auch in der Lage, gefragte

Artikel nach zu produzieren.

Wir sind bestrebt, den Geist der Firma WEDICO weiterzuführen und allen Kunden einen

bestmöglichen Service zu bieten.

Alle WEDICO-models Produkte sind wie gewohnt über Ihren Fachhändler vor Ort erhältlich..

Wir freuen uns auf eine gute Zusammenarbeit mit Ihnen.

We acquired the inventory, tools and injection molds the company WEDICO from Wuppertal

on 15.01.2018.

From February 2018 we will continue to truck businesses under the brand „WEDICO-models“

and modernize the range gradually.

There are some old items sorted out and there will also be many new items!

Having acquired several hundred molds, we are also able to produce popular items.

We endeavor to continue the spirit of WEDICO and provide the best possible service to all

our customers.

All WEDICO-models products are available as usual from your local dealer.

We look forward to a good cooperation with you.

Your WEDICO-models team from Essen

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Wir haben am 15.01.2018 ebenfalls den Baumaschinenbereich der Firma WEDICO aus

Wuppertal übernommen.

Die bekannten CAT-Modelle Radlader 966GII, Dumper D740 und der Kettenbagger 345D

werden von uns wie gewohnt ausgeliefert, sofern noch Bestand vorhanden ist.

Für alle bestehenden und zukünftigen Baumaschinen haben wir die Marke „WEDICO construction

models“ gegründet.

Die neue Planierraupe D9T wird von uns voraussichtlich im Laufe des Jahres zu Ende entwickelt

und nach Lizenzfreigabe durch CATERPILLAR® ausgeliefert.

Sollten Sie die D9T bei der alten Firma WEDICO Truck + Construction Models GmbH angezahlt

haben, bitten wir Sie, sich bei uns persönlich zu melden.

We have also taken over the construction area of the company WEDICO from Wuppertal

on 01.15.2018.

The known CAT models loaders 966GII, Dumper D740 and the chain excavator 345D as

usual delivered by us, if inventory is still available.

For all existing and future construction machines we have founded the brand „WEDICO

construction models“.

The new bulldozer D9T is expected to be developed by us in the course of the year and will

be delivered after being released by CATERPILLAR.

If you have paid the D9T at the old company WEDICO Truck + Construction Models GmbH,

we ask you to contact us personally.
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Good they are continuing with the dozer, the more manufacturers of these things out there the better.
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