The show is on!!!!  November 11, 2023 - 19th Annual IMCATS show

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Mark your calendars! IMCATS November 11, 2023!

The 2022 show was a great succcess with everything returning to normal after COVID. People from other countries were once again able to attend and it was great to see so many Canadians that we hadn't seen in 3 years! We had a full show and we expect this year to be the same with dealers and displays. We are working on a new web site and will have it up soon with updated pictures.



Construction Truck Scale Model Toy Show IMCATS  Construction Truck Scale Model Toy Show IMCATS  Construction Truck Scale Model Toy Show IMCATS
(Above are pictures from previous shows)

The Show for Construction Equipment & Truck Models

2019 Competition Winners

Diorama Custom Model
1st Place
Dan Nethercott
IMCATS 2019 Construction Model Toy Show diorama contest first place winner
Larry Reed
IMCATS 2019 Construction Model Toy Show custom model contest first place winner
2nd Place
Matt Baker
IMCATS Construction Model Toy Show diorama contest second place winner
Dan Bogusky
IMCATS Construction Model Toy Show custom model contest second place winner
3rd Place
Jimmy Thornton
IMCATS 2019 Construction Model Toy Show dioramal contest third place winner
Joe Knab
IMCATS Construction Model Toy Show custom model contest third place winner

Awards were gift certifcates from Buffalo Road Imports - the show sponsor

There are many great custom models and dioramas and we thank everyone who entered and also those who just came to display their models and dioramas.  A special thanks to our trio of judges: Greg Bauer of Precision Scale Replicas, Greg Ferguson of Greg's Custom Models, and Matt Baker.

Our Lady of Peace Parish Center/ Banquet Hall, 10950 Main St (Rte 5), Clarence, NY 14031
5.5 miles East of Transit Rd (Rte 78)
1.5 mile East of Buffalo Road Imports
Across the street from the flea market


  • Custom model and diorama displays with optional competition
  • Dealer area for custom models, new, rare and discontinued models, parts, tools, books, and related memorabilia
  • Representatives from various model manufacturers will be on hand to display prototypes and new releases
  • Construction equipment and model book authors
  • Representatives of hobby and equipment enthusiast clubs and groups
  • Displays of one of a kind prototype models
  • Video viewing area

IMCATS can be a great family or couples trip

Here is what some of the past attendees have to say:

 "Karen and I look forward to coming up each year to enjoy the area. We like to go to the numerous specialty shops which include gourmet foods, chocolates and wines from the area. We enjoy the numerous restaurants and brew pubs. Living in a very busy part of Connecticut, we love walking around the quaint village of Williamsville. We have also explored Niagara Falls numerous times as well as visiting the wine trail in Canada which concludes at Niagara On the Lake."   -- Greg & Karen Bauer

"Over the years while my son enjoys the toy show, my friends and I enjoy shopping at the local merchants on Main Street as well as the Galleria Mall and dining at Orazios Restaurant."   -- Carol Ferguson

There are a lot of things to do in the Buffalo/Niagara region including Niagara Falls, wine tastings, shopping, fantastic parks(Letchworth Park - the grand canyon of the East), fantastic dining (Western New York has the highest percentage of independent non chain restaurants),


Saturday night dinner:  Every year many of the attendees go out to dinner on Saturday night at a local restaurant.  This is a great opportunity for the collectors and dealers to socialize after a day at the show.  Sometimes as many as 50 people show for the dinner.  Dinner location will be announced near the time of the show. Although the preferred restaurant is Orazios, award winning Italian food.

Display tables are free, so come and share your custom models with fellow enthusiasts!  There will be a small entrance fee for those wishing to enter the competition.  For people with only a couple of models for display, we will have limited room in glass display cases to exhibit your models.  Bring your models,  we need your help to make this show the equivalent of Model Show Europe with hundreds of custom built models on display.

Previous years have shown the unveiling of new models and prototypes including the much anticipated Bucyrus International BE 495B shovel, Sherwood Model's Euclid C6, Towsleys Collectibles Bucyrus 49-R drill, Oshkosh models, Manitowoc 4100 crane.  Classic Construction Models, First Gear, EMD, Diecast Masters and others usually always send samples of upcoming models for attendees to drool over. What new models will be displayed or available this year?

Table Contracts available for download on Table Info page

Come see models of bulldozers, cranes, shovels, fire trucks, cement trucks, wheel loaders, dozers, semis, excavators, graders, flat trucks, cement pumpers, semis, heavy haulage units, forklifts to name a few.  Whether you are the life long collector of models, a kid (or a kid at heart), an operator, a weekend contractor or just like seeing trucks or construction equipment, this show is for you.

There will be models of:  Caterpillar, Komatsu, Bucyrus Erie, Liebherr, Case, John Deere, Manitowoc, International, Demag, LeTourneau, Euclid, Terex, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Mack, Marion, Clark, Dynapac, GMC, Ford, Case, New Holland,

Made by: Conrad, NZG, EMD, TWH Collectibles, Black Rat Models, Shinsei, First Gear, Winross, Corgi, Ertl, CCM, Smith, Norscott, Gescha, Strenco, Dinky, Diecast Promotions, Spec-cast, Ertl, Reuhl, Diapet, Joal, Doepke, Smith Miller, Unicata, Arpra, Goodswave, Hi Mo Bo, Kibri, Zon, and many more.

This is a show that just has to be experienced.  Radio controlled and working models are also invited to be displayed and run.   Find those old or new models for your collection.  See the scratch built and customized models from master craftsmen.  This is the show everyone will be talking about.  Already collectors from Europe, Asia and across the US and Canada have told us they are planning to attend.

(Some diorama ideas are:  trucking depots, highway construction, quarries, demolitions, mining, building erections, laying of pipelines, canal building, dam building, the ideas are endless.  Have fun, be creative, show off your talents.  Displaying models or dioramas also gets you early entry into the show)

Show hours are:

  Setup General admission
Saturday 8:00am - 10am 10am - 4pm

Admission:    Adults $5.00    Children under 12:  Free with adult

Floor Rights:    $10.00

(Pre-sale tickets can be sent in via mail, phone, or at Buffalo Road Imports previous to the show.  Badges may be picked up at the door or on Friday at Buffalo Road Imports

Message from the show sponsor:
Friends, collectors, enthusiasts,

We invite you to the 16th Annual IMCATS Show.  We look forward to catching up with all of you who attended in the past and to meet new people who are coming to the show for the first time.  For those of you who have not attended an IMCATS show yet, the show is a great time of meeting with fellow collectors, seeing some great custom work, filling in your collection, seeing new prototype models, meeting manufacturers and a chance to spend some great quality time with people who share your passion for construction and truck models.  No where else other than at Model Show Europe in the Netherlands can you experience this.

For the enthusiasts and the kid in all of us, this show is the chance to see many of the machinery seen building highways, building sky scrapers, building bridges, digging in the mines and quarries on a smaller scale.  Many of the large mining machines many of us will never be able to see except on TV or at this show in miniature.  This show is like the Discovery Channel coming to life in miniature.

Several years ago we set out to develop an annual event to showcase the custom works of model makers here in North America.  Our goal was to establish a show on par with the renowned "Model Show Europe".  We ask for your help in reaching our goal.  This show is the opportunity to share the appreciation of your work with fellow modelers, collectors and enthusiasts.  We ask that you come, participate and bring your custom work to display.  An optional competition will be held for those desiring to compete for prizes.

Thanks for your support in making this show a reality,

Brandon Lewis
Buffalo Road Imports


International Model Construction and Truck Show

November 11, 2023
Our Lady of Peace Parish/Banquet Center, 10950 Main Street, Clarence, NY 14031, USA

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Show sponsored by Buffalo Road Imports

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