About Us

OUR STORY:

Hobbies R Fun started out in March 2013 when we looking for something to sell online to break out of the rat race.  At the time, I was changing from DC to DCC for control on my model railway.  As I searched for DCC parts, Kapton tape and other bits and pieces, I found them hard to find, expensive and if ordered from overseas at a reasonable price, I had to wait weeks for delivery.

There had to be a better way!  If I was importing these items for me, why not import enough to satisfy the other impatient modellers.

So, Hobbies R Fun was born.  It started small, on eBay, just a few items and it soon grew. It started as a hobby business in the Hobby business.  In 2015, the business had grown to the extent that we took the bold step of incorporating to become Hobbies R Fun Pty Ltd and establish is own identity.  We built up stock and now we have acheived the dream of our own website.

We are always looking to add to our inventory. We have grown from having 10 to 20 items in stock to having over 300 items in stock - not all were listed on eBay.  We sold many items simply because customers asked if we had the item they were after.  If we didn't, we soon ordered it and it was here ready for them and others.

And so we now enter the next chapter and the story grows...

 

OUR MISSION:

To become your local hobby store - just a website away.  We aim to provide a prompt and efficient service and reasonably priced model parts to those who do not have access to a local hobby store.

And for those that do have a local hobby store, maybe we have items they don't stock.

We are here to provide all your hobby needs, whether it be bits and pieces or just a chat and advice.  If we do not have it, we will try and get it; if we don't know it, we will learn about it and pass it on.

We will set our prices to be competitive. We will be fair and honest in all our dealings. We aim to provide a quick turnaround on all orders, generally within 24 hours (except weekends, public holidays and our annual holidays).  

 

OUR TEAM:

Dan O'Connell - The Self-taught Guru & CEO (Chief Economic Organiser)

Janet O'Connell - The Stock Controller & CDO (Chief Dispatch Officer)

Kate Walsh - The Trainee Product Tester & ADO (Assistant Dispatch Officer)

Smudge (the Cat) - Chief Supervisor  & Security Officer (Don't expect Smudge to answer the phone, she won't get off her chair!!)

 

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