| 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)
| Thanksgiving October 9, 2017
Central Hobbies will be open short hours on Thanksgiving Day, Monday October 9, 2017.
We will be open from 11 AM to 3 PM.
Mt Cheam Lions Club Model Railroad and Hobby Show
Central Hobbies will be attending - the 2017
Mt Cheam Lions Club Model Railroad and Hobby Show at
Heritage Park, 44140 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack, (Freeway Exit #116)
on Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
and Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
If there there is anything you want brought out for you, please let us know a week or so in advance.
For more information please contact Bob Jones at 604-858-7659.
| Remembrance Day November 11, 2017
Central Hobbies will be opening after the Remembrance Day Ceremonies, Saturday November 11, 2017.
We will be opening at 11:10 AM and closing at our usual time at 5:30 PM.
| 2018 Calendars
The 2018 Steamscenes Calendars have arrived.
Details at Steamscenes Calendars
| Vancouver Train Expo 2017
Central Hobbies will be at:
The Vancouver Train Expo 2017 (The 35th Annual) Model Train Show :
Saturday November 11, 2017 and Sunday November 12, 2017 at
the PNE Forum, 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC.
Saturday 10am to 6 PM
Sunday 10am to 5 PM
More information at the Vancouver Train
Expo Web Site .
| 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.
| True Line Trains
| True Line Trains has reannounced the SW1200RS project.
All previous part numbers and orders are cancelled.
They are restarting with two CNR Models. Details at: CNR SW1200RS Details.
Reservations are being taken for these models.
Where the new models correspond with the original release, modelers are being contacted to see
if they wish to maintain their orders.
Delivery may be this Fall.
| New Digitrax Power Extenders
Digitrax has released New Smaller Power Extenders.
The PX108 series power extender is offered in a shorter package while still providing
approximately 70% of the holdup of the larger PX112. Additionally, the PX108 is
operational at a wider range of voltages, from 10v to 18v. The PX108 measures
1.007” x 0.492” x 0.299” (25.6mm x 12.5mm x 7.6mm) excluding the harness.
- 0.33 F Capacitance
- Use on 10-18V Track Power
- Hold up time varies based on actual decoder load & track conditions.
- For use with Digitrax 1 Amp Series 6 decoders.
- Plug N’ Play installation with no CV configuration required.
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 -
| 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 -
We are taking reservations for these models now.
Delivery for these models is delayed to 2018.
Due to the large number of Rapido trains Announcements we now have a separate Rapido Trains Announcements Web
| 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
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.
and other scales,
DVDs on railroad subjects,
Greater Vancouver's largest selection of Model Railroad
Magazines and Books
on Railroad Subjects.
DCC (NMRA Digital Command Control) - We carry DCC
products from Digitrax,
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
- - - - - - - - Mail Orders
We handle Estates, Consignment sales,
Custom painting and locomotive detailing, DCC installations and other
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 August 14, 2017 - Page and Contents Copyright Central Hobbies 2015, 2016, 2017.
Hobbies is open: |
|Monday to Thursday
||11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
||11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
||10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
most Sundays. Special Hours most Holidays