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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 in Partial lockdown for the forseable future.
We are letting one or two people at a time into the store for shopping.
You can phone in an order (604-431-0771) or E-Mail Orders (centralhobbies@telus.net) for pickup at the door.
We prefer payment by Debit or Credit but will accept cash.
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.
2021 Canadian Trackside Guide
 2021 Canadian Trackside Guide The 2021 Canadian Trackside Guide has been announced for delivery March 2021. Price is $ 28.95.
2021 Shows

The status of most of the possible 2021 shows are currently unknown.
Shows in the early half of 2021 are very unlikely to occur. Several have already cancelled.
The Fall 2021 shows May occur.
As the organizers of the Fall shows have to decide on what is going to happen early in the year, they may not have enough information at that time to make a informed decision.
Time will tell.
We do not know if we will be attending any shows in 2021.
2021 Steam Scenes Calendars
 Steam Scenes Calendars The 2021 Steam Scenes Calendars are down to Union Pacific (3) left. Several McMillian Pulications Calendars are available: Santa Fe, Union Pacific and CSXT. Also the 2021 Model Railroader Calendar.
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 January 2, 2021 - Page and Contents Copyright Central Hobbies 2015 - 2021.
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