Between all of the other projects on the go at our shop I still find a few minutes here and there work on the rail truck. The sidecar was mounted this past week which allowed me to really see how it was going to look. I decided it needed much more detail work, starting with some fenders. And after studying things closely I decided it would look good as a pickup truck rather than a flat deck - complete with a functional tailgate to allow access to the engine. This evening I spent a couple of hours designing the cutting files for all of the pieces and brackets. The whole truck is to be made of formed and welded steel with no bondo. We'll let it rust naturally for maximum character although I may add a little weathered paint and perhaps a logo on the side for a splash of color.