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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
As of June 15, 2021, with the improving Covid situation
Central Hobbies is opening up more.
Limited in store shopping - now up to five people at a time.
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.
When things improve, we will open up more.

We are running short hours, closing at 5 PM Monday to Saturday.
Steamscenes 2022 Calendars
 2022 Canadian Trains Calendar The 2022 Steamscenes Calendars have arrived

  • CANADIAN TRAINS Through the Years,
  • UNION PACIFIC Then and Now,
  • BNSF & Its Heritage,
  • SEASONS OF STEAM on Britain's Railways,
  • Nils Huxtable's NARROW GAUGE Memories,
  • The 'Friendly' SOUTHERN PACIFIC,
  • Nils Huxtable's PASSING TRAINS,
  • and Nils Huxtable's WORLD OF STEAM.
All are $ 16.95 Cdn$ and in stock now.
2021 Canadian Trackside Guide
 2021 Canadian Trackside Guide The 2021 Canadian Trackside Guide is in the store now. Price is $ 28.95.
2021 Shows
Most 2021 shows have already cancelled.
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 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 June 15, 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 most Sundays. Special Hours most Holidays