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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 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, through its affiliated companies, in addition to specializing in scale modeling supplies, manufacturing, mail-order catalog sales and retail "brick and mortar" operations, operates in affiliation with many internet specialty retail ecommerce sites, and has also become nationally recognized as one of the leading online retailers for Hobby Supplies, 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, Construction Toys, Dollhouse Miniatures and Supplies, Power Wheels Parts, Collectibles, Health Products, Natural Organic Pet Foods and Supplies, Wild Bird Seed & Food, Feeders, Bird Houses, Bird Baths, and Home & Garden Decor and Gifts.
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