A while back I purchased the Showcase Miniatures Power Truck. I was very impressed with it's performance. The large gear at the back gives it slow speed high torque running characteristics. With only a quarter ounce weight added to it, the power truck could pull 10 to 15 cars. This little machine punches way above it's weight class. This, of course, got me thinking about making a shell to fit over it. One my favorite models when I was very young was the N scale Bachmann Plymouth MDT. It wasn't the best runner and it was massively over sized but I loved it. So I started designing an MDT shell for the power truck. It had to be scaled up to fit but it's still closer to z scale than the Bachmann version was to N scale version. I've ordered some test prints of the shell. I can't wait to try it out. On the left is the Z scale version based on blue prints. The right one is scaled up to fit the Showcase Miniatures chassis. When mounted to the chassis, it will be about 3/4 the height of a MTL 40 foot boxcar. It's a tiny locomotive!