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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.


Ralph E. Garber Enterprises

Ralph E. Garber Enterprises specializes in construction models new and old produced by all the various toy makers past and present. He strives to give the customers the latest releases of construction models and to keep you informed of up and coming future models. The objective is to educate the collectors about die cast models and to provide them with the latest models available at a reasonable and affordable price.


Replimach is founded by Vincenzo Paradiso, a passionate custom scale model maker and model collector from Italy. The current program mainly contains variants of (Caterpillar) excavators. Using an existing diecast donor model, hand built custom resin, brass and photo etched developed parts are used to build a unique custom machine variant that is finally painted very precisely and faithfully provided with all type indications. DEVE AVERE!


A Ripper is a shank-like blade used to tear up a surface, usually mounted on the rear of a Track-Type Tractor.


Roadtec, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee USA, manufactures and markets a complete line of cold planing and recycling equipment, material transfer vehicles and asphalt paving machines. As OEM they have a broad product range which is powered by a Caterpillar engine. Scale models from Roadtec can be found in my Collection category PoweredbyCat

Rod Cross Toys

Rod Cross is an American custom Caterpillar scale model builder and the man behind Rod Cross Toys. His main focus are Track-Type Tractor, Pipelayers and Attachments & Worktools in both 1:25th and 1:50th scale.


ROPS is the abbreviation for Roll-Over Protection System.