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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)
CENTRAL HOBBIES Closing Update
Reprieve! Central Hobbies will be staying open another year.
Our new closing date is June 30, 2023.
Christmas and New Years
Central Hobbies will be closed Christmas Day Saturday December 25, 2021 and New Years Day Saturday January 1, 2022.
We will be cloisng early Christmas Eve: Friday December 24, 2021 and New Years Eve Friday December 31, 2021. We will probbaly close around 4 PM.
COVID 19
As of August 25, 2021
Masks are Mandatory - Again!
Central Hobbies is open.
The door is open. We will lock it when we feel that we have too many people in the store.

You can phone in an order (604-431-0771) or E-Mail an Order (centralhobbies@telus.net) for pickup at the door.
We prefer payment by Debit or Credit but will accept cash.
Mail orders always welcome.
We are running short hours, closing at 5 PM Monday to Saturday. We expect to keep these hours for the foreseeable future.
Walthers 2022 Catalog
New from Walthers:  Walthers 2022 HO-N-Z Catalog the Walthers 2022 HO-N-Z Catalog. $ 24.99 CDN
2021 Canadian Trackside Guide
 2021 Canadian Trackside Guide The 2021 Canadian Trackside Guide is in the store now. Price is $ 28.95.
2021 Shows
All local 2021 shows have cancelled. We do not expect to be attending any shows in 2021.
Collection
COLLECTION
We are slowly receving a large collection of several scales (#1, G, HO, HOe and N)
and many manufacturers (LenzO, Marklin, LGB, Pola, Preiser, Bemo, Roco, Kato, Brawa, KM1 and many others).
The collection web pages are updated daily with new items.
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 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 August 25, 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 5:00 PM
Closed Sundays and Holidays