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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)
COVID 19
Due to the new directives from Dr Bonnie Henry, as of November 8, 2020, to protect the health of our staff:
Central Hobbies is going into Partial lockdown for the next two weeks.
If you know what you want we will let one person at a time in the store to pick up those items. NO in store browsing.
Phone Orders 604-431-0771 or E-Mail Orders (centralhobbies@telus.net) for pickup at the door.
Payment by Debit or Credit only.
Mail orders always welcome.
When Dr Bonnie gives the go ahead, we will open up back up to four people for in store shopping.


We are running short hours, closing at 5 PM everyday we are open.
Whenever this crisis settles down in 2021, we may go back to a more normal operation.
Walthers 2021 HO/N/Z Scale Catalogue
 Walthers Catalog The 2021 Walthers HO-N-Z catalog has arrived. $ 24.50 Cdn$.
Christmas 2020
 Christmas Tree Central Hobbies will be closed Christmas and New Years Day. Not decided about Boxing day. No Sundays openings in December.
2021 Shows
The status of 2021 shows is unknown. We do not know if we will be attending any shows in 2021.
Shows in the early half of 2021 are unlikely to occur.
The Fall 2021 shows May occur.
As the organizers of the Fall shows have to decide on what is going to happen in mid year, they may not have enough information at that time to make a informed decision. Time will tell.
2021 Steam Scenes Calendars
 Steam Scenes Calendars The 2021 Steam Scenes Calendars have arrived. $ 16.95 Cdn.
Only Canadian Trains, Union Pacific (3) and BNSF(1) left.
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
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 November 12, 2020 - Page and Contents Copyright Central Hobbies 2015 - 2020.
Member of International List of Scale Model Related Web Sites
Central Hobbies is open:
Monday to Thursday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Closed most Sundays. Special Hours most Holidays