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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
During this ongoing COVID 19 crisis, Central Hobbies is open.
We are now running short hours, closing at 5 PM everyday. We are opening up to instore 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 will be increased as demand requires.

Whenever this crisis settles down, we will go back to normal operation.
Victoria Day Long Weekend
Central Hobbies will be closed on Victoria Day, Monday May 18, 2020.
Limited in Store shopping will start Tuesday May 19, 2020.
In Store Shopping
As the BC Economy is starting to open up, Central Hobbies will allowing limited in Store shopping starting Tuesday May 19, 2020.
We will be allowing up to three people at a time into the store for shopping. Please do your shopping quickly so that other customers can be served.
VTE 2020 is cancelled. The projected dates for 2021 are November 6, 7 2021.
With crowd sizes being limited to 50 people, I expect that the Chilliwack and Nanaimo shows will cancel soon. Still waiting on word from the Edmonton show.
2020 Trackside Guide
The 
2020 Canadian Trackside Guide Canadian Trackside guide has arrived. $ 30.40 at the door, tax in.
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 and Rapido Locomotives - Hudsons
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 January 2, 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 6:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Closed most Sundays. Special Hours most Holidays