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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)
Family Day, Monday February 18, 2019
Central Hobbies will be open short hours Family Day Monday February 18, 2019. we will be open from 11 AM to 3 PM.
Nanaimo Spring Meet
The Nanaimo Spring meet is coming fast. Sunday March 10, 2019 is not that far away.
Central Hobbies will be there at the Beban Park Recreation Centre, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC., 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. .
If there is anything you wnat brought over, please let us know in advance, in case we have to order it in.
Digitrax News
The new Zephyr Express has arrived from Digitrax. It is a very good upgrade of the previous Zephyr Extra.
Much easier to use.  Zephyr Express
CPR Caboose Color Guide
 Morning Sun Color Guide to CPR Cabooses
The Morning Sun Canadian Pacific Caboose Color Guide 1877-2017 has arrived.
2019 Spring Model Train Shows
The Nanaimo show is Sunday March 10, 2019 at Beban Park Recration Centre in Nanaimo BC.
Central Hobbies will be there. If there is anything you want brought over to the show please let us know in advance.
Western Rails is on Sunday March 24, 2019 at cameron Community Centre in Burnaby, one week later than usual.
Central Hobbies will be there. If there is anything you want brought to the show please let us know in advance.
Super Train in Calagry is the weekend of April 13 and 14, 2019 at The Genesis (Wellness) Centre, #10, 7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE, Calgary, Alberta T3J 0C9.
Central Hobbies will be there. If there is anything you want brought to the show please let us know in advance.
Full details at Supertrain 2019 .
The 29th Annual Victoria Model Railroad Show is in early May on Sunday May 5, 2019 at the
West Shore Curling Rink at Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, 1767 Island Highway, Colwood.
Central Hobbies will be there. If there is anything you want brought to the show please let us know in advance.
The Kootenay Express 2019 is May 29 - June 2, 2019 in Cranbrook, BC.
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 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, 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 January 18, 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