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  • Thanks a million, you guys are the best!
    Tom from Naperville, IL
  • I want to tell you how happy I am with my order and how greatful I am that you shipped it so fast. Thank you very much!
    Melanie
  • From one of our Ebay customers: engine arrived today in excellent condition, have been looking for this one for 8 years. pleasure doing business with you. have left you 5 star feedback.
    Ron
  • Just wanted to say thanks for the fast shipment. I received my car yesterday. Packaged very nicely.! I look forward to doing business many more times in the future. Thanks Again!
    Keith
  • What kind of company has excellent customer service that actually follows through on what they actually say!" Well aparently this company does!
    Eric
  • On Monday afternoon, "Martin" called to leave a message. "Bernie" took my return call on Tuesday afternoon. By 11:00 AM today (Wednesday) the Railking WSOR engines were on my doorstep!
    Ed
  • I received the package today.  You guys are AWESOME. THANK YOU for your courtesy and helpfulness!
    Arthur
  • Thank you SO much - I received the Pioneer Bullitt Mustang slot car model today,it's outstanding and so was your service. I have rarely been as impressed with an internet sale as I am with Chicagoland Toys and Hobbies. Thank you!
    Jon
  • Many thanks for the first class service. The 2 switches got here Wedn. Loved it. New Hobby is G scale trains.
    Karl in SC.

About us


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In May of 1972 Richard Bosak bought Hobby Service & Supply, located at 22 W. Madison in downtown Chicago. The name was changed within a couple of years to Downtown Hobby.

In 1984, the business was moved to 6017 Northwest Hwy and again the name was changed, this time to ChicagoLand Hobby. Richard retired in 1993 and Greg Bosak, his son, has handled the operation of the business since then. Greg started part time in 1972 and has been full time since 1976.  Our business is based on service. We work very hard at giving our customers the best service that we can.

Greg and his experienced staff look forward to meeting and talking with new customers and building a relationship of trust, while providing excellent service and products.

To do all of this, we have people.  Here is a link so you can meet our people.