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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)
Christmas Hours
We will be open Sundays from 11AM to 3PM. December 4, 11 and 18. No extended hours are contemplated.
CENTRAL HOBBIES Closing Update
Our end of business day is June 30, 2023.
The Doors will close end of May 2023 to give us a month to clean out the store.
CENTRAL HOBBIES Gift Certificates
Central Hobbies has stopped Issuing Gift Certificates.
If you have an outstanding Gift Certificate, it is time to use it.
Unused Gift Certificates go away when the store closes.
COVID 19
As of November 17, 2022
The Mask requirements are relaxed.
You do not need to wear a mask to enter the store but as one of our staff is immune compromised, we would appreciate it if you did.
The door is open.
We reserve the right to limit the number of 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.
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 2023 Catalog
There will be no Walthers 2023 catalog.
The next Walthers catalog is not due until Fall 2023.
2023 Steam Scenes Calendars
The Steamscenes 2023 CalendarSteamscenes 2023 Calendars have arrived. We have stock of all Steamscenes calendars.
They are $ 18.95 this year.
2023 Shows
Covid Regulations permitting, several 2023 shows have indicated their intent to run.
Supertrain in Calgary has sent out notices for their 2023 show.
Based on this years shows we expect: Nanaimo (confirmed), Supertrain (Confirmed), Victoria (planning+), Edmonton (Planning+), VTE (planning+).
Unknown yet: a Western Rails replacement, Chilliwack, a repeat of the Cloverdale Show, and perhaps more. Much too soon to tell.
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.
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, Thomas Logo , 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
We have several Max Jacquiard Prints in stock.


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 September 27, 2022 - Page and Contents Copyright Central Hobbies 2015 - 2022.
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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