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Associated Hobby Manufacturers
PIC-R Umex / Roco / Anguplas / EKO / Ingap / Kader / Eheim / Brawa
AHM is an American distribution company that used products from Umex, Roco, Anguplas, Rivarossi, EKO, Ingap, Crown, Kader (Norev copies) and others to market them under their own name. We are trying to put together a list of models that were released by AHM, but made by other manufacturers. For the list, we are looking for the following information:
Car & truck models
* AHM sold this
model in the USA in the 1960s/1970s, each trailer carried five cars, usually two
Citroën DS19s and three Simcas. The model was also used as a give-
away with the purchase of other AHM products.
We have identified sets 1 and 3, but information about other sets is still very welcome ! The ref.numbers in brackets are the Ingap ref.numbers.
Marc Michalet let us know that he remembered AHM also had a line of armor that was sold in the late 1960s or early 1970s that was sold around one christmas at Radio Shack stores. These models ran larger that 1/87 for the most part. Additional information on these models is very welcome !
AHM / Umex catalogue copy:
Trolleybuses (AHM Minibus System --> Eheim models)
From the late 1950s onwards AHM
offered the Eheim trolleybus system and accessories under the 'Minibus System'
AHM Airplane modelkits
AHM also released modelkits of different aircraft in 87th scale*. They were in the 'All the worlds aircraft - Historical Aviation in scalemodels' productline. There have been at least three series of aircraft. All models were released in 1974 or later. * Information received from Wayne Calder: several of the kits were actually made in 1/100. These later turned up as Roco models. Additional information received from Jens Mehner: "having almost owned all of them at one time or another, I can assure you that none of them was in 1/87 scale, with the possible exception of the "Spirit of St Louis", the only one I never had, they were all more or less in 1/96 scale."
Information received from J.D.: "I was the purchasing director Far East for AHM in the mid 70’s. We took over the Cox line of built-up planes and produced them in both kit and built-up models. I don’t recall just how many we did, but it included some like “Spirit of St. Louis” as well as the StuKa, P-38 Lightning, most of the famous WWII fighters (US mainly) and the F4 Phantom. The built ups were nicely done."
Apparently the models have also been issued as 'ready-mades'... (see pictures)
Any information on these is also very welcome !
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