Our Story 🚂

Phillips Hobbies is not your average run-of-the-mill online model shop. We're passionate hobbyists ourselves, here to help you bring breathtaking layouts and jaw-dropping collections to life! Apart from being die-hard model enthusiasts, Phillips Hobbies is a small but growing business with some seriously big values.

First, meet George Phillips.

Hello, thanks for stopping by. I'm George, the driving force behind Phillips Hobbies. I'm not your typical business owner. I started Phillips Hobbies as a teenager while still in school, armed with nothing but passion and a dream!

And let me tell you, the journey since then has been nothing short of a whirlwind, filled with highs and lows. But one thing has remained constant—my love for this business. I believe in paving our own path and doing things a little differently. 

Phillips Hobbies is more than just a company to me; it's part of who I am, a true labour of love, and a dream come true.

Whether you're a new or existing customer, thank you for being here. There wouldn't be a business without you.

We're all about being fair with our prices.

We don't want to break the bank for your hobbies; we want you to keep coming back for more of our exciting products. And trust us, there's plenty of those in store!

We take customer service seriously.

When you chat with us, you're conversing with a fellow hobbyist who genuinely cares about your happiness and satisfaction. Need assistance? We're here, waving our little conductor's flags, ready to help. You're not just customers to us; you're part of the Phillips Hobbies story and family. 

We believe in supporting fellow small businesses.

We love collaborating with other small firms and manufacturers. When you shop with us, you're not only getting a fantastic model or puzzle; you're also backing the creative minds that put their heart and soul into making them. 

We are committed to being more sustainable.

Did we mention our love for Mother Earth? We're all about reducing our environmental impact. Sure, we’ll be the first to say we're not perfect, but we're making strides to be greener than that lush landscape on your model railway layout. We're in this together, after all.

So, there you have it!

Phillips Hobbies in a nutshell: we're all about supporting your hobbies. So come on in, explore our world, and let's build something amazing together. Thank you for being a part of our story!

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