| 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)
| BC Day
Central Hobbies will be open short hours on BC Day, Monday February 12, 2018.
We will be open from 11am to 3pm.
| 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
- 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.
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 -
| 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 -
We are taking reservations for these models now.
Delivery for these models is delayed to 2018.
Due to the large number of Rapido trains Announcements we now have a separate Rapido Trains Announcements Web
| 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
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.
and other scales,
DVDs on railroad subjects,
Greater Vancouver's largest selection of Model Railroad
Magazines and Books
on Railroad Subjects.
DCC (NMRA Digital Command Control) - We carry DCC
products from Digitrax,
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
- - - - - - - - Mail Orders
We handle Estates, Consignment sales,
Custom painting and locomotive detailing, DCC installations and other
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.
Hobbies is open: |
|Monday to Thursday
||11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
||11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
||10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
most Sundays. Special Hours most Holidays