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Our last day of business was Saturday June 3, 2023.
A new store will be opening September 2023.

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)
The Last 'Open' for Business Day for Central Hobbies was Saturday, 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.
InterCity Trains and Hobbies
 New Store Poster
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.

The new store is progressing well but not as fast as we had hoped. The soft launch day has been and gone.
We are now projecting to open in early September.
Major milestones have been passed. The new store is no longer total chaos and looks like a store.
Still waiting on the city to approve our signage. New display cabinets are due next week.
Still lots to do but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel and we are pretty sure it is not an oncoming train.
Holds and Special Orders
Stock is still trickling in. If a special order arrives for you, we will call you so you can come in and pick it up.
The procedure will be to call us when you arrive so we know to open the door for you.
The Central Hobbies Web Site
All the Central Hobbies web pages are now Archive web Pages. With a few exceptions, the Central Hobbies web pages will not be updated.
Steamscenes has done 2024 Calendars. They are now in the new store and will be available to buy as soon as the store opens in early September.
CENTRAL HOBBIES Gift Certificates
Central Hobbies Gift Certificates.
Central Hobbies Gift Certificates expired when the store closed on June 3, 2023.
Walthers 2023 Catalog
There was no Walthers 2023 catalog.
The 2024 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. (InterCity will be there)
Based on last years shows we expect: Edmonton (September 9 and 10, 2023), (InterCity will Not eb attending as it conflicts with our Grand Opening)
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. (InterCity will be there)
The VTE(Vancouver Train Expo)will be November 4 and 5 at the PNE Forum. (InterCity will be there)
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.

Directions to the New 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 August 18, 2023 - Page and Contents Copyright Central Hobbies 2015 - 2023.
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Central Hobbies is Closed