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[Central Hobbies]
We're your Greater Vancouver one stop scale model train shop!
2825 Grandview Hwy, Vancouver, B.C., V5M 2E1, Canada - - - Phone 1-604-431-0771, Fax 1-604-431-9855
Orders Only 1-888-7TRAINS (1-888-787-2467)
2018 Model Railroad Planning
The 2018  Model Railroad Planning Model Railroad Planning has arrived.
2018
Happy New Year everyone.
We hope everyone had a great holiday.
Train Sets
Train Sets are for all year long, not just Christmas.
Central Hobbies stocks Train Sets all year round.
Some of what we have is stock is on our Train Sets Web Page.
New Digitrax PR4
PR4 Programmer
  • Multifunction USB to LocoNet connectivity for your railroad.
  • Optimized for Direct mode, up to 3 times faster than PR3.
  • Electrically Isolated between USB and LocoNet.
  • Digitrax “SoundLoader” compatible. Programs Digitrax sound projects to SFX decoders.
  • Programs CV’s for most DCC decoders.
  • LocoNet MS100 mode with Fully Buffered Input and Output data.
  • Runs on most Operating systems.
  • Automatic configuration. No jumpers or switches required.
  • Standalone operation for CV and SoundFX programming without needing a Digitrax Command Station.
  • LED state indicator lights.
  • Small, convenient package.
  • Firmware updates available from Digitrax Web site.
RAPIDO Icons of Canadian Steam
 Icons of Canadian Steam
Rapido has announced a multi year series of Canadian Steam Locomotives. Details at: Rapido Trains Announcements Web Page and Rapido Locomotives - Hudsons
RAPIDO CPR Royal Hudson Announcements
The first release in Rapidos "Icons of Canadian Steam" release is the CPR Royal Hudson.
Details as to road numbers and model specific details at: Rapido Trains Announcements Web Page and Rapido Locomotives - Hudsons
We are taking reservations for these models now.
Delivery for these models is delayed to 2018.
RAPIDO TRAINS Announcements
Due to the large number of Rapido trains Announcements we now have a separate Rapido Trains Announcements Web Page.
Parking is available at the West end of the building and behind the building. You may use spots 1 through 20.
If you do not want to drive in Vancouver traffic don't forget you can get here easily by Skytrain.

Directions to the Store - - Store Hours - - New to the Store
Product Announcements and Arrival Schedule - - Notes on E-Mailing Central Hobbies


A note on Pricing on our web pages - - Our name Sake Locomotive
See Store News for local and store news.
Quick Links: Z Scale, N Scale, Micro-Trains®, HO Scale, S Scale, O Scale, and other scales, Brass models, DVDs on railroad subjects, Greater Vancouver's largest selection of Model Railroad Magazines and Books on Railroad Subjects. NMRA DCC (NMRA Digital Command Control) - We carry DCC products from Digitrax, SoundTraxx , Lenz , NCE (North Coast Engineering), ESU , TCS , and others. Please drop by the store for product information or a Demo. Products from other DCC manufacturers can be ordered.
For The Beginning Model Railroader - - - - - - - - Mail Orders Welcome
Services We handle Estates, Consignment sales, Custom painting and locomotive detailing, DCC installations and other services.
We have several Max Jacquiard Prints in stock and can supply others.


See Products and Announcements for information on new and announced products.
The Events Schedule Page has information on coming Railroad and Model Railroading events.
See our Special Links page for links to other Web Sites of Interest.
Updated January 03, 2018 - Page and Contents Copyright Central Hobbies 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.
Member of International List of Scale Model Related Web Sites
Central Hobbies is open:
Monday to Thursday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Closed most Sundays. Special Hours most Holidays