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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)
Thanksgiving Day
 Thanksgiving Day
Central Hobbies will be open short hours on Thanksgiving Day, Monday October 8, 2018. We will be open from 11 am to 3 pm.
Chilliwack Train Show
Central Hobbies will be at the 2018 Mt Cheam Lions Club Model Railroad and Hobby Show Saturday October 13, 2018 and Sunday October 14, 2018 at the Heritage Park, 44140 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack, (Freeway Exit #116)
2018 Vancouver Train Expo
 Trains Logo Central Hobbies will be at the Vancouver Train Expo 2018 (The 36th Annual) Model Train Show Saturday November 10 and Sunday November 11, 2018 at the PNE Forum, 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC.
Chinese Factory Closure
The closure of a factory in China is causing problems for several manufactures. At this time production of Atlas, Bowser, Trainworxs, and Bluford Shops models have been delayed. It will take several months for these companies to reestablish production facilities. Add to this list: InterMountain, Fox Valley, and MicroTrains was just touched.
Steamscene Calendars
 2019 Steamscenes Canadian trains calendar
The 2019 Steamscenes Calendars have arrived.
2018 Trackside Guide
 2018 Trackside Guide The 2018 Trackside Guide has arrived.

We have been informed that three pages are blank: 14-13, 14-13, and 14-15.
We have the file for the blank pages and will print them out for our customers.
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 BXPA1
BXPA1
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