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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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Telus E-mail Migration Day
As some of you may know, telus is migrating their E-mail service to Gmail.
Probably something to do with the BIG E-Mail F/U they had last year.
Sad to say today is our Migration Day.
It is not going as well as we had hoped.
We can access our centralhobbies@telus.net e-mails through the gmail web ap, but not our local e-mail client.
Currently the central_hobbies@telus.net address is borked. Anything sent their will be lost . . . for now.

This notification will go away when things are back to where we wish to be.
COVID 19
During this ongoing COVID 19 crisis, Central Hobbies is open for In Store Shopping.
We are now running short hours, closing at 5 PM everyday. We opened up to in store shopping Tuesday May 19, 2020.
COVID 19 Policies as of May 19, 2020
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE ASKING FOR ENTRY
Customers will be limited to a maximum of four in the store at any one time.
** If you are all ill: cold, flu or whatever, go home and stay there until you are well again.
  • We will check everybody at the door. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anybody.
  • We would prefer that customers wear a mask.
  • Use the hand sanitizer at the door.
  • Access to the store is for Shopping.
    If you wish to socialize, please go outside to do that.
    Take all the time you need, but if there is a lineup outside, we will ask you to speed up.
  • Please follow the arrows on the floor for directional control
  • Please keep your distance. Two Meters/Six feet is the minimum distance.
  • We prefer payment by Debit or Credit card during the Pandemic but will accept cash if that is all you have.
  • If you do not wish to comply with these simple rules, we encourage you to shop elsewhere.
  • Counter surfaces, door handles, credit card machines and other surfaces will be cleaned regularly
  • Store Hours are 11am (10:30 on Saturday) to 5pm. They may be increased as demand requires.

Whenever this crisis settles down in 2021, we may go back to a more normal operation.
Remembrance Day 2020
Central Hobbies will be closed Remembrance Day, Wednesday November 11, 2020.
All 2020 Shows have cancelled.
Shows in the early half of 2021 are unlikely to occur. The fall 2021 shows May occur. As the organizers have to decide on what is going to happen in mid year, they may not have enough information to make a decision. Time will tell.
2021 Steam Scenes Calendars
The  Steam Scenes Calendars 2021 Steam Scenes Calendars have arrived. $ 16.95 Cdn.
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 July 11 2020 - Page and Contents Copyright Central Hobbies 2015 - 2020.
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