AHM Kitmaster Kits

Not a great amount of information regarding AHM’s Kitmaster Kits.  They appear in any early-1960s AHM flyer. An ad promoting the line appears in the March 1962 edition of Model Railroader. AHM states its Kitmaster Kits fit HO track, include moving parts, authentic in every detail, kits came complete with instructions and plastic cement.  Prices ranged from 69-cents for the Stephenson’s Rock to $1.98 for a NYC Hudson. To date, no AHM-boxed examples have surfaced for inclusion for this website. You might find Rosebud Kitmaster-branded kits and these include OO/HO-scale labeling and carry the same product numbers. It is not known if AHM sold these kits in Rosebud boxes. For reference, Rosebud Kitmaster packages are presented on this page for select models.

AHM’s Kitmaster Kits Roster


American General 4-4-0 Kitmaster Kits
No. K-3

Battle of Britain Class Kitmaster Kits
No. 11

Beyer Garratt Kitmaster Kits
No. K-25

BR Class 92000 Kitmaster Kits
No. 22

BR German Locomotive Kitmaster Kits
No. K-19

BR Mogul Kitmaster Kits
No. K-30

BR Standard Corridor Comp Kitmaster Kits
No. K-13

BR Standard Corridor Second Kitmaster Kits
No. 14

City of Turo Kitmaster Kits
No. K-23

Deltic Diesel Kitmaster Kits
No. K-10

Diesel Electric Kitmaster Kits
No. 2

Duchess of Gloucester Coronation Class Kitmaster Kits
No. 4

ER Saddle Tank Kitmaster Kits
No. K-26

French Coach Kitmaster Kits
No. K-29

German Coach Kitmaster Kits
No. K-27

Giant Swiss Crocodile Kitmaster Kits
No. 12

Italian Tank Kitmaster Kits
No. 8

New York Central Hudson 4-6-4 Kitmaster Kits
No. K-34

AHM’s Kitmaster Kits-series New York Central Hudson model received a review in the August 1962 issue of Model Railroader magazine. The review states the kit is a, “Rosebud Kitmaster, Ltd.” item made in England. The kit is stated as being all-plastic in design with acceptable 1/87th HO-scale proportions. Revell Monogram would later issue a set of plastic non-operating steam locomotive kits. Could this Hudson model’s tooling be the same as later found in the Revell Monogram?

Prairie Tank Kitmaster Kits
No. 7

Pullman Kitchen Car Kitmaster Kits
No. K-32

Pullman Parlor Car Kitmaster Kits
No. K-33

Pullman Power Car Kitmaster Kits
No. K-31

Restaurant First Kitmaster Kits
No. K-28

Saddle Tank 0-4-0 Kitmaster Kits
No. 6

Schools Class 4-4-0 Kitmaster Kits
No. K-5

Stephenson’s Rocket Kitmaster Kits
No. K-1
No. K301

Stirling Eight-Foot Single Kitmaster Kits
No. 9