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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)
Thanksgiving Day, October 10, 2016.
We are not sure yet but Central Hobbies will probably be open Thanksgiving Monday, October 10, 2016. Maybe 11:30 Am to 4 PM. Call ahead to see if we are open.
Mt Cheam Lions Club Model Railroad and Hobby Show
Central Hobbies will be at The Mt Cheam Lions Club Model Railroad and Hobby Show Saturday October 15 and Sunday October 16, 2016.

If there is anything you want brought out to the show, please let us know a week before the show.
Vancouver Train Expo 2016 (The 34th Annual) Model Train Show
Central Hobbies will be at The Vancouver Train Expo 2016 (The 34th Annual) Model Train Show at the PNE Forum November 5 and Sunday November 6, 2016.

Please note that there are extended hours for the public show this year. More information at the Vancouver Train Expo Web Site
Also please note that all the PNR Fall Meet Activities have been split off into a separate event running alongside the show. More information at the Railway Modellers Meet Web Site

If there is anything you want brought out to the show, please let us know a week before the show.
True Line Trains Pointe Ste. Charles Cabooses
Our Undecorated kit True Line Trains Pointe Ste. Charles Cabooses have arrived.

All of the cabooses we were expecting have now arrived.
Both of our special run cabooses have arrived. Neither number is one we thought we were going to get, however we have a good stock of both numbers: 78192 and 78195.

As is usual for product that orders were taken for in 2014, we have lost contact with a few customers. If you think you had a caboose or two on order and have not heard from us by now, please contact us.
The Mike McGrattan Memorial Train
The Mike McGrattan Memorial Train started its tour on the Central Hobbies Store layout.
For images see Store news
To follow the journey of the Memorial train across N-Scale layouts see the Thread on The Railwire
STEAMSCENES 2017 CALENDARs
The 2017 Steamscenes Calendars have arrived.
The usual eight titles: Canadian Trains, Passing Trains, the World of Steam, BNSF, Seasons of Steam, Union Pacifc, Southern Pacific and Narrow Gauge. They are $ 15.95 each.
Full details at Steamscenes Calendar page .
New Digitrax Command Station
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 Digitrax DCS240 Command Station

Digitrax has announced a new Advanced Command Station: The DCS240 5/8 Amp (depends on power supply) Command Station/Booster. Controls up to 400 Locomotives, 400 throttles, Built in PR3Xtra, USB interface and much more.
The DCS240 is $ 375.00 US$ MSRP.
New Soundtraxx Sound Decoders
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 SoundTraxx
Tsunami 2 Decoders
Soundtraxx has announced more Tsunami 2 decoders, the TSU-2200 2AMP series and the TSU- 2200 PNP Series. Delivery July 2016.
RAPIDO Prime Movers
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Rapido has announced a nw series of more affordable models under the "Prime Movers by Rapidio" name.
The first model announced is the 'Dash 8-40CM' "the Draper Taper".
There are several CN and BC Rail models. Details at: Rapido Trains Announcements Web Page and Rapido Dash-8 Models.
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.
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.

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, 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), ESU , TCS , 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 September 19, 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