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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)
E-Mail Issues
As of August 19, 2019, our E-Mail provider, Telus, has restored service to us.
E-mails are arriving OK. I am not sure how many emails from the 16th to 18th are lost.
If you sent us an e-mail in that time frame and have not received a reply, please send it again.
We have setup a backup Gmail account for e-mail: centralhobbiesbc@gmail.com.
We are currently checking it regularly, but will go back to our regular Telus account when they clear up their issues.
2019 Thanksgiving Day
Central Hobbies will be open short hours on Thanksgiving Day.
We will be open from 11 AM to 3 PM.
Chilliwack Model Train Show
Central Hobbies will be at the 2019 Chilliwack Train Show Saturday October 19, 2019 and Sunday October 20, 2019.
If there is anything you want brought to the show for you, please let us know now.
2019 Vancouver Train Expo
The 2019 Vancouver Train Expo is not that far away. Make plans to be there, it is a Great Show.
Central Hobbies will be at the 2019 VTE Saturday November 9, 2019 and Sunday November 10, 2019.
If there is anything you want brought to the show for you, please let us know in advance.
2020 Steamscenes Calendars
 Canadian Trains Calendar
The 2020 Steamscenes Calendars have arrived.
Steamscenes Calendar Web Page
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.
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 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, MiniTrainS Logo , 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 , NCE (North Coast Engineering), ESU , TCS , Lenz , 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 September 16, 2019 - Page and Contents Copyright Central Hobbies 2015 - 2019.
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