Accucraft is looking to do a special run of a on30 D&RGW C-25 2-8-0 and is taking orders. If they get enough to justify making it, it will be done. It will be a one time run. So if your layout has a narrow gauge component, here is a chance to get a rare engine. Look it up on their website. https://www.accucraftestore.com/on3-on30-c25
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Yeah, even as I have kitbashed two C-15 in their different variants (Durango Switcher and Road Engine), I had placed a pre-order with the Accucraft/AMS folks. But it is not likely that they will jump in and produce that engine since the pre-order numbers have not been met. And it looks like they will not be met anyway. Bad luck for us D&RGW folks out there, and a Baby Mudhen would have been a cool lokie to have...
Narrow Gauge folks, I just got a update from the Accucraft/AMS guys: The C-25 pre-order numbers are not met, they still have this model on the planning board but as production costs have risen enourmously since my last post, it is even more unlikely that this model will be made in the near future.
A number of years back Bruce at SNG was working with Mark at PSC to have Boo-Rim do a run of C-25's , but he couldn't get to the 75 piece reservation number he needed to get it done . I put my name down and had it been done would have sped up my move back to On3 . Can't imagine how nice those would have been with Boo-Rim doing them . Now Bruce is gone and Mark closed PSC for imports - parts business sold of course . Hard to imagine we'll ever see another brass On3 engine . I was on the hunt for a mint PSC version without any luck so I keep looking . Might have more luck on the PSC Kodama 456 I'm looking for .
The AMS C-25 intrigued me and I would have been more than happy to order one but the MSRP was just way too high for me. $2000+ for a narrow gauge model is extreme, especially considering what MMI locos can be had for.
Furthermore, the second run of AMS C-16’s had some major issues in the mechanical department. I have a model from the first run which was great.
Ryan, I hear you. I have two C-16. One, the 278 runs great, while the 268, very obviously out of the second run, derailed on my switches due to a not in gauge driver. This could be easily corrected, though. But with a model of this price I would have not expected that. AMS still has the C-25 listed, but I can´t see them to be produced in the near future. I was hoping they could even make the two C-21 when they had a C-25 frame...