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This ABC glossary consists of an alphabetical list of the overview in this website with an icon marked text, words, names, or photos. By clicking on the icon you are immediately led to more background information, explanation, justification, and/or source on the linked item.

Here you will also find direct links to (Dutch) Companies that use Caterpillar equipment, OEM Manufacturers, Scale model Manufacturers, Events & Shows, Fan Sites, Custom scale model builders, Forums and (online) Scale model shops.



OEM (pronounced as separate letters) is the abbreviation for Original Equipment Manufacture. Caterpillar has a width range of integrated components and systems divided in six categories: Partial Machine Systems, Undercarriages, Powertrains, Hydraulics, Electronics and Cabs & Operator stations which provides the OEM tough and reliable components and systems that are performance-matched to meet their specific application requirements.

Only to name a few OEM’s using Caterpillar: MTS, Vermeer, Oshkosh, Roadtec, Haulmax and Tiger. Scale models from those OEM’s can be found in my Collection category “PoweredbyCat”.

Old Style Manufaktur

Old Style Manufaktur is run by Steffen Drascher from Germany and specializes in the custom "aging" of (Caterpillar) scale models in all scales. Became curious...... 


Oshkosh Corporation designs and builds the world's toughest specialty trucks and truck bodies and access equipment by working shoulder-to-shoulder with the people who use them. As OEM they have a broad product range which is powered by a Caterpillar engine. Scale models from Oshkosh can be found in my Collection category PoweredbyCat

Otter Bro Customs

Otter Bro Customs (OBC) is formed by Chris, Jim and Gary Otter. All three brothers are very talented custom scale model builders. Their main focus are small runs and unique one of a kind (Caterpillar) scale models on request.