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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)
Bowser SD40-2s
The Bowser Canadian SD40-2 are due next week (Feb 9 to 12). We are doing our best to keep the price down.
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 CPR Royal Hudson Announcements
The first release in Rapidos "Icons of Canadian Steam" release is the CPR Royal Hudson.
Details as to road numbers and model specific details at: Rapido Trains Announcements Web Page and Rapido Locomotives - Hudsons
We are taking reservations for these models now.
New Soundtraxx Sound Decoders
 SoundTraxx Econami Sound Decoders
Soundtraxx has announced two new decoders in the ECONAMI product line.
The two new formats are:
Econami 200 2-Amp Decoder. The new ECO-200 is a 2-Amp, 6-Function "Universal" wired sound decoder measuring 35 x 18 x 6mm. - On order.
ECO-PNP - The new Econami ECO-PNP measures just 73.6 x 16.7 x 4.8 mm and is similar to our existing TSU-AT1000 - On order
Both new decoders come in steam, diesel and electric versions. Each version has multiple, prime mover sound files, bells, whistles and various other sounds.
The ECO-PNP is $ 79.95 US$ MSRP. The ECO-200 is $ 84.95 US$ MSRP.
True-Line Trains C-Liners
True-Line Trains is doing a short run of C-liners with and without sound.
Milwaukee Road non-sound models are in the store. More to come.
Available in: New York Central, Pennsylvania, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific. A/B sets and single A units. Available in DC or DCC and LOK Sound.
Very limited production of CNR and CPR models. Now correct trucks for PRR, NYC and MILW units.
Delivery started October 2015.
RAPIDO TRAINS Announcements
Due to the large number of Rapido trains Announcements we now have a separate Rapido Trains Announcements Web Page.
RAPIDO TRAINS HO New Announcements
Rapido Trains has announced HO-Scale:
VIA Rebuilt F40PH-2Ds,
GMD-1 Rebuilds - 1600, 1400 and 1430-1444 Series.,
Amtrak Baggage Car F40s ,
Amtrak Modernized F40PH ,

See Rapido Trains Announcements Web Page for more information.
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.

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Quick Links: Z Scale, N Scale, Micro-Trains, HO Scale, S Scale, O Scale, 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 , Lenz , NCE (North Coast Engineering), TCS , ESU 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.


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The Events Schedule Page has information on coming Railroad and Model Railroading events.
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Updated January 11, 2016 - Page and Contents Copyright Central Hobbies 2015, 2016.
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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