| 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 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.
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
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.
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 has announced a nw series of more affordable models under the "Prime Movers by
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.
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.
Due to the large number of Rapido trains Announcements we now have a separate Rapido Trains Announcements Web
TRAINS HO New Announcements
Rapido Trains has announced HO-Scale:
VIA Rebuilt F40PH-2Ds,
GMD-1 Rebuilds - 1600, 1400 and
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
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 December 31, 2016 - 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