About Phillips Hobbies Ltd 🚂

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, let's meet George Phillips.

Hello, thanks for stopping by. I'm George, the driving force behind Phillips Hobbies. I started this business back in 2016 as a teenager, armed with nothing but passion and a dream!

Since then, both myself and the business have been on quite the journey, but one thing remains constant: my unwavering dedication to Phillips Hobbies and the belief we can do things differently.

You'll often find me with a cuppa in hand and a smile on my face. I have a bit of a reputation for my love of Yorkshire Tea (though I won't say no to other brands), and don't even get me started on my obsession with sausage rolls. Let's just say if they ever disappeared, it'd be a full-blown crisis!

Now, for the rest of the story and values...

  • Things got a little more serious in 2021. We had a makeover! With a shiny new website, a vastly improved product selection, and a re-envisioned purpose, we set out to be a true haven for fellow modellers and hobbyists.


  • We then caught the eye of none other than retail magnate Theo Paphitis, best known for his time on Dragons' Den. Yep, that's right - we were selected as one of his Small Business Sunday winners! We're still pinching ourselves over that one.


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: fun, slightly cheeky, and 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 journey!

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