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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)
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.
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
New Digitrax Decoders
 Digitrax Logo Digitrax has released three new decoders with the 21pin MTC interface that intelligently hand the difference between the NMRA standard and the European standard. Function outputs F3 through F6 are configurable to be either an NMRA 12V output or the European Logic level output.

 Digitrax 16 bit Sound Decoder

Mobile decoder with Premium 16 Bit SoundFX. 8 Selectable Steam & Diesel Sound Schemes. 21MTC Interface with configurable 'Logic Level' or '12V' F3-F6 Function Outputs. 1 Amp/2 Amp peak, 8 FX3 Functions. Works with PX112-2 Power Extender.



 Digitrax 8 Bit Sound Decoder

Mobile decoder with 8Bit SoundFX. 2 Selectable Steam & Diesel Sound Schemes. 21MTC Interface with configurable 'Logic Level' or '12V' F3-F6 Function Outputs. 1 Amp/2 Amp peak, 8 FX3 Functions. Works with PX112-2 Power Extender.



 Digitrax Decoder w 21 pin interface.

Mobile decoder with 21MTC Interface with configurable 'Logic Level' or '12V' F3-F6 Function Outputs. 1 Amp/2 Amp peak, 8 FX3 Functions, Series 6 Decoder features. Works with PX112-2 Power Extender.

RAPIDO Prime Movers
 Prime Movers Logo
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 December 31, 2016 - Page and Contents Copyright Central Hobbies 2015, 2016, 2017.
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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