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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 Christmas Hours
Sunday opening for Christmas starts December 2, 2018 through Sunday Dec 23, 2018. We will be open Sundays from 11 AM to 5 PM.

Christmas Eve and New Years Eve we will be open until around 5 PM or whenever the last customer leaves.

Boxing Day we will be open from 11 AM to 3 PM or so.

Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Back to normal Hours Wednesday January 2, 2019.
2019 Catalogue
 Walthers 2019 Catalogue
The Walthers 2019 HO-N-Z calatog has arrived.
Digitrax News
Digitrax was hit Hard by hurricane Michael.
A lot of stock had to be written off due to water damage.
While their main building is being rebuilt, they are working hard to get back into production in their backup building.
Digitrax products will most likely be in short supply until January 2019.
CPR Caboose Color Guide
 Morning Sun Color Guide to CPR Cabooses
The Morning Sun Canadian Pacific Caboose Color Guide 1877-2017 has arrived.
2019 Vancouver Island Train Shows
Both the Nanaimo and Victoria shows have been bumped from their ususal times.
The Nanaimo show will be in early March on Sunday March 10, 2019.
The Victoria show is in early May on Sunday May 5, 2019.

And to complete the Tri-Fecta Western Rails was bumped from its usual weekend in March, to the next weekend.
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.
Digitrax News
The Digitrax manufacturing building in Panama City Florida suffered Major damage during Hurricane Michael.
Production and shipping is projected to be back up on December 1, 2018.
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 2019.
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 August 18, 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