Oakridge Hobbies Online Stores LLC
ABOUT OAKRIDGE ...
Established in 1987, by the Robb family, who are model railroading, slot car racing, toy collecting and dollhouse miniature enthusiasts, Oakridge began as a mail-order retailer, supplying much needed scale miniatures and accessories to hobbyist and model railroaders working in "O" Scale (Lionel Trains) and "G" Scale (L.G.B. Trains). Oakridge also recognized a need by dollhouse miniaturist for scale miniatures in the "smaller scales" (quarter scale and half scale), so an expansion in product offerings was made to encompass and blend the miniatures of model railroaders and the miniatures of dollhouse miniaturist together to offer one source to both hobbies. It was recognized that the model railroader's dioramas were becoming more sophisticated with the use of lighted and decorated building interiors, and with Oakridge's expanded catalog offering, dollhouse miniaturists now had an additional source for interior accessories and miniatures for their quarter and half scale miniature houses, room boxes and displays.
In 1991 Oakridge expanded again with the addition of a manufacturing division, to offer 1/4" ("O") Scale and 1/2" ("G") Scale wood craftsman building kits that could be utilized by both the model railroader and smaller scales dollhouse miniature enthusiast. In the Fall of 1991 Oakridge opened its first catalog showroom open to the public.
In 1992 Oakridge expanded into 1" scale dollhouse miniatures by offering two 1" Scale dollhouse kits and a 200 page "121 Catalogue" (1 inch to 1 foot scale).
By 1994, Oakridge had opened retail stores in the Chicagoland area and was internationally recognized as the largest and most comprehensive source for 1/4" ("O") Scale and 1/2" ("G") Scale model railroading and dollhouse miniatures, building kits and hobby supplies, offering two separate 200 page specialty scale mail-order catalogs. Oakridge also began designing and manufacturing its own line of victorian dollhouses in Quarter, Half and 1 Inch scales.
Today, Oakridge Hobbies and "OakridgeStores.com" (Oakridge Hobbies Online Stores LLC), in addition to specializing in scale modeling supplies, manufacturing, mail-order catalog sales and retail "brick and mortar" operations, offers over 100,000 different products, and are Internationally recognized as the Largest and Best mailorder online source for scale miniature products and accessories. We have supplied scale modeling products, scale landscaping, scale figures and scale architectural components to some very notable customers, including top Architectural and Engineering Design firms, Museums, Special FX movie set companies for backdrop scenes, Movie and TV celebrities' personal hobby interests, and to the White House for special seasonal themed miniature displays. Oakridge Hobbies operates multiple specialty websites, offering everything from Toys, Remote Control Toys, Model Railrailroading and Toy Trains, Slot Car Racing, Paint By Number Craft Kits, Jigsaw Puzzles, Plastic Model Car, Truck, Military, Aircraft and Ship Model Kits, Craft Hobbies, Hobby Supplies, Materials and Tools, Doll Houses, Dollhouse Miniatures and Scale Modeling Supplies, to Garden Railroading, Pet Supplies, Home & Garden Decor, Pet Foods and Supplies, Backyard Wild Bird Seed & Food, Feeders, Bird Houses, Bird Baths, Home & Garden Decor and Gifts, Wine & Spirits Gifts, Christmas Decor, Power Wheels Parts, Collectibles and Personalized Gifts.
When visiting Historic Lemont Illinois, check out "Oakridge's Old Mill Shoppes"
Stop by "Oakridge's Old Mill Shoppes" showroom location on New Ave, just west of the historic train station in historic downtown Lemont Illinois. Historic Lemont's unique "old town" atmosphere has been the backdrop for many movies. Today, it offers many unique and highly acclaimed fine dining choices, along with its own microbrewery. See "Oakridge's Old Mill Shoppes" showroom's website "OakridgeHobbiesandToys.com" for more details about "Oakridge's Old Mill Shoppes" showroom, which offers a small "best of the best" sampling of the over 250,000 hobby, craft, gift, toy and home & garden decor products offered on our websites.
WHY BUY FROM OAKRIDGE HOBBIES? ...
At Oakridge, we pride ourselves in offering friendly service, advice, and support. Our much higher than the industry average "Repeat Customer" business and our many thousands of certified 5 Star Merchant Reviews and Testimonials speaks for itself. Our prices are always the LOWEST in the industry, ESPECIALLY when you factor in our Super-Saver (Flat-Rate) Shipping and Free Shipping promotions on the OakridgeStores.com, OakridgeHobbies.com and our other websites. Most of all, our staff is attentive and knowledgeable - we’ve been in the business for over 30 years now and are happy to answer your hobby, toy, craft & gift product questions.