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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)
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We (Central Hobbies) are happy to announce a new store: Intercity Trains and Hobbies at 19965 96 Ave, Langley, BC.
They will be selling Central Hobbies stock as well as new stock and European models.
Kathy and Bill will be moving to the new store.
We hope for a soft launch in August and all going well a full ‘Official’ opening the second weekend of September (9th).
Please stay tuned for further details.

Our Current Last 'Open' for Business Day for Central Hobbies is Saturday, June 3, 2023.
There will be no sales at Central Hobbies past June 3, 2023.
The Central Hobbies Home page will remain up for several years to protect the name. The schedule page will be added to the home page.
After enough time has passed that there are no worries about anybody trying to squat on the store name, it will be released.
Steamscenes is thinking about doing a 2024 Calendar. They are probably going to sell direct. If you are interested in being contacted about the 2024 calendar, e-mail Central Hobbies (centralhobbies@telus.net) and we will forward your information on to Steamscenes.
If we are holding magazines for you, they need to be picked up by June 3rd, otherwise they will be gone when the store closes.
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 or is sold.
Walthers 2023 Catalog
There was no Walthers 2023 catalog.
The next Walthers catalog is not due until Fall 2023.
2023 Shows
Covid Regulations permitting, several 2023 shows have indicated their intent to run..
Victoria will be Sunday September 24 at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney.
Based on last years shows we expect: Edmonton (Planning+),
Chilliwack will not happen this year. The next Chilliwack show is planned for February 2024.
Cloverdale Show is planning to be the 13th and 14th of October.
The VTE(Vancouver Train Expo)will be November 4 and 5 at the PNE Forum.
2024 Shows
Calgary has already started planning for their 2024 show.

The 2024 NMRA National is called "SurfLiner" and will be August 4-11, 2024 in Long Beach California.
The convention Hotel is the Westin Hotel. $$$.
The National Train show will be in the Long Beach Convention Center.

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 May 24, 2023 - Page and Contents Copyright Central Hobbies 2015 - 2023.
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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