Bachmann made a plastic and metal K-27 and they occasionally come up on eBay or Facebook. They are in high demand and therefore the prices are ridiculous - $1,000+.I would like to find a K27 or K28 Loco, but it looks like no one is currently making them.... and i do not see them for sell. Does anyone have any good sources???
I realize I am new to the hobby... but in normal business if there is a demand for a product a company normally will produce the item until the demand is met... everywhere i search & Ask the question for a K27 or K28 for sell i hear people say “you & everyone else wants one” a local train store said he has a waiting list of 10 people wanted to buy a used one..... so why doesn’t a company see this and make them?The Accucraft locos were also built in sparky, but as Pete eluded to, they don't come up for sale often and when they do you need long arms and deep pockets. Good luck on your search.
There are also Berlyn K's out there but they are even more scarce and revered by their owners.
If compromise is in your wheelhouse, there are threads on this forum and Large Scale Central on converting a Bachmann Connie to a reasonable representation of a K27
Well, Greg answered your direct question. Bachmann/Kader estimated they could sell a certain number, to recoup the $$$ cost of the plastic molds. It isn't worth restarting production - usually - for just a few hundred.so why doesn’t a company see this and make them?