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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)
BC Day
CNRHA
The Canadian National Railway Historical Association has released
 CNRHA Vol two
Diesels Canadian National Railways Diesels Vol2. The Road Switcher: From Steam's Final Decade to Privatization.
$ 54.95 Cdn$.
Bowser GMD SD40-2 Locomotives
Bowser has announced HO Scale GMD SD40-2s locomotive models. ONR, CP Rail, BCR and BC Rail models have been announced with road name specific details.
The model information is now on our Bowser Web page. Reservations are being accepted for these models.
True-Line Trains SW1200RS
True-Line Trains has announced HO Scale Canadian National SW1200RS switchers. As well details of the CPR SW1200RS announcement have changed.
Orders by October for delivery of CPR Units Late 2014 and CNR units early 2015.
CNR SW1200RS Details.
CPR SW1200RS Details.
Reservations are being taken for these models.
True-Line Trains Pointe St. Charles Caboose
True-Line Trains has announced an HO Scale CNR Point Ste. Charles caboose. - MSPR - $ 84.99 Cdn$ - Delivery October 2014  CNR PSC Caboose
CNR Red with Noodle (four road numbers) - International Service Scheme (four road numbers) - Ontario Lifesaver Scheme (three road numbers) .
Algoma Central Rd# 9604 - Alaska Railroad Rd# 1091 and a Kit.
Special Provincial Pack: - Ontario Hydro No. 79640, Southern New Brunswick No. 79635, Central Manitoba Railway CEMR No. 2000001, Cape Breton / Nova Scotia No. 1000,
Greater Winnipeg Water District Railway No. 1360 and CN Noodle - Workman
 PSC CNR
International Series Caboose  Special run from Central Hobbies - Rd#s 78191, 78192
All $ 84.99 Cdn$.
We are accepting reservations for these models now.
Images from Marc Simpson Railway Photographs - Used with permission.
Full details as to road numbers and pricing on the: Pointe St. Charles section of Our True Line Trains web page.
RAPIDO TRAINS Announcements
Due to the large number of Rapido trains Announcements I have created a separate Rapido Trains Announcements web page.
RAPIDO TRAINS N-Scale GMD-1
New Model - Rapido Trains N-Scale GMD-1, six paint schemes plus undecorated.. Orders by June 2014 for delivery late 2014.
 1600 Series
Undecorated GMD-1  Undecorated GMD-1  1600 Series
Black Red  GMD-1 NAR GMD-1  Black Red
GMD-1  Black GMD-1  Green GMD-1


Click on the images for a larger view.
We are taking reservations for these models.
RAPIDO TRAINS Models
The GMD-1 model information is on the GMD-1 section of Our Rapido trains locomotives web page.
July 29, 2014 - Our first shipment of GMD-1s has arrived. All those who had reservations have been e-mailed or phoned.

These locomotives will be available in the CNR 54 Scheme(good looking green scheme), CNR 61 Scheme, CNR Bloody Nose; in A-1-A or B-B trucks. NAR in A-1-A Tucks. Undecorated in either A-1-A or B-B trucks. DC or DCC and ESU LokSound.
As we have ordered extra models for store stock we are still accepting reservations for most of these models.
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 Progress and NEWS for updates on what's happening.


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 and NCE (North Coast Engineering). 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 June 3, 2014 - Page and Contents Copyright Central Hobbies 2014.
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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