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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.



Making-of or "behind the scenes" we will show you how unique "one of a kind" custom and small series scale models are being created.

Each builder leads us through his construction process with photos and little notes so you will see gradually how a prototype or a completely scratch built "one of a kind" custom scale model will be achieved.


MATEXPO is a biennial international trade fair for building equipment at Kortrijk Xpo in Belgium. As the third largest trade fair of its type in Europe, it has an established reputation and receives more than 42,000 visitors.

The showpiece is the MATEXPO Demo zone, a site of more than 3ha where the visitor can see continuous demonstrations and can test the machines out for himself. There is also a challenging circuit for trucks.

The 40th edition of the MATEXPO took place from 6 to September 10th, 2023.

McAninch Corporation

The McAninch Corporation began in 1967 when Dwayne McAninch built his first farm pond with a caterpillar D7 dozer. Since then, the company has grown into a larger, more streamlined operation that specializes in both large-scale mobilization of equipment for mass grading work as well as a variety of smaller projects.

McAninch is a nationally recognized as one of the most technologically advanced earthmoving contractors. Since the 1980s they have served as one of Caterpillar’s beta sites for the testing of new components and machine configurations. Engineering faculty from colleges and universities around the country consult with McAninch on soil technologies and their personnel are active in National Association of Government Contractors (NAGC) industry-advancement efforts.

Minature Construction World

Minature Construction World offers the latest news in the world of (Caterpillar) Construction Plant Model collecting. This site run is by fellow collector Steven Downes and developed to provide information for collectors around the world. It is also a good source of links to model manufacturers, other collectors and the best places to buy models.


The next MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® will be held in 2024. Mark your calendars for September, 2024 and head to Las Vegas, Nevada USA. It’s never too early to start planning! #MinExpo2024

Sponsored by the National Mining Association (NMA), MINExpo INTERNATIONAL®—the world’s largest mining equipment, products and services exhibition—is a sprawling 840,000 ft.+ showcase of the latest mining equipment and technology from around the world.

Find what you need today and discover what’s next in mining. MINExpo brings together all of the latest cutting-edge equipment, innovations, services and technologies to take your operations to a new level and fuel your long-term growth. As the world’s largest mining event, MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® covers the entire industry—exploration, mine development, open pit, underground mining, processing, safety, environmental improvement and more.

Get ready to explore every level at the mining industry’s premier, must-attend event—if you miss out, you’ll have to wait FOUR years before it returns to Las Vegas.


The Mini-Bauma Modell Scale Meeting takes place annually, this year on 26-27th Augustus 2023 for the first time on the new location at the Sport Centre HARRES in St. Leon Rot in Germany. Collectors and custom builders of scale models of construction machines, earth-moving machines, cranes and heavy haulage transport vehicles show a nice cross section of their passion. The focus is on a detailed representation and functionality of the scale model.

Miniatures du Faubourg

Miniatures du Faubourg is a small French company which produces limited series models of rare and special construction machinery and trucks in 1:50th scale.

Mobile Track Solutions

Mobile Track Solutions is a Earthmoving equipment construction company based in Elkader, Iowa. USA. 

All Mobile Track Solutions (MTS) products are built to the highest standards, emphasizing simplicity, productivity, versatility and accessibility and therefore provide with Caterpillar Engines = PoweredbyCat!

Modelshow Europe

Modelshow Europe is an annual exhibition for scale models held in The plantion, Ede, in The Netherlands in March/April. This show is particular focused on a certain form of model making. Only cranes, heavy haulage and earth movers are represented on this show.

After organizing this exhibition for 30 years, Modelshow Europe has now grown to the biggest event in Europe on this specific area. Monthly the website is hit by more then 5.000 visitors.

The show is famous for its social character and friendly atmosphere. Many hobbyists display their unique designs in 1:1 scale to 1:"too small for me," and a variety of international sales and promotional stands attrac visitors from all over Europe and beyond. The next date is already marked in my agenda: Saturday 16th March 2024! #theplacetobe


MOL, Based in Staden, Belgium, has built a strong reputation worldwide since its foundation in 1944 as a manufacturer of off-road trucks and trailers for use in extreme conditions, such as oilfield operations in desert areas. It goes without saying that a Caterpillar engine as a power source is then a logical choice. The trucks can be built in a 4×4, 6×4, 6×6, 8×8 or 10×10 axle configuration.

All development is handled by their in-the-house R&D department in close consultation with the customer. Thanks to extensive flexibility in development and production, Mol realizes a high-quality product range: semi-trailers and trailers, special trucks for desert areas, shunting vehicles for rail use, terminal tractors for port applications, refuse collection vehicles and container loads.

Mol's industrial vehicles are sold worldwide: Europe, China, the Middle East, Africa, India, etc. are part of the working area. Scale models of Mol can be found in my Collection category PoweredbyCat.

Mr. Oshkosh

Mr. Oshkosh "Historian of Oshkosh Trucks" is a unique Facebook group run by Tim Wright. Fully dedicated to the brand Oshkosh and its legacy. Past or Present: you will find all the information. Highly Recommended! 

MSM - Mountain Scale Manufacturing

MSM - Mountain Scale Manufacturing is founded by Andreas Eberle, a passionate scale model maker and model collector from Liechtenstein.

MSM - Mountain Scale Manufacturing offers a growing range of construction site equipment, including (construction site) fuel tanks, waste and dirt containers and drop-off bins, 3D color printed in plastic and complete with decals, optionally in a company livery and custom-made to your specifications, all at 1:50th scale.