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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)
Christmas Hours
Central Hobbies will be open Sunday December 6, 13 and 20th from 11 AM to 4PM.
We will close at 5 PM on December 24 and 31st.
Closed Christmas Day and New years day.
Back to normal (whatever that is) on January 2, 2016.
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.
New Soundtraxx Sound Decoders
 SoundTraxx Econami Sound Decoders
Soundtraxx has announced a new series of decoders: the ECONAMI.
Currently three formats:
ECO-100 smaller than a TSU-750. 1 Amp of power and four functions.- In Stock Now
ECO-21P a 21 pin decoder with six functions.
ECO-400 a four amp decoder with six functions - In Stock Now.
All three types of decoder come in steam, diesel and electric versions. Each version has multiple, prime mover sound files, bells, whistles and various other sounds.
The first two are $ 79.95 US$ MSRP. The ECO-400 is $ 149.95 US$ MSRP.
2016 Steamscenes Calendars
The 2016 Steamscenes Calendars have arrived.
True-Line Trains C-Liners
True-Line Trains is doing a short run of C-liners with and without sound.
Milwaukee Road non-sound models are in the store. More to come.
Available in: New York Central, Pennsylvania, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific. A/B sets and single A units. Available in DC or DCC and LOK Sound.
Very limited production of CNR and CPR models. Now correct trucks for PRR, NYC and MILW units.
Delivery started October 2015.
RAPIDO TRAINS Announcements
Due to the large number of Rapido trains Announcements we now have a separate Rapido Trains Announcements Web Page.
New Model - Rapido Trains HO-Scale RDC-1s, Canadian and US road Names. 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), TCS , ESU 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 25, 2015 - Page and Contents Copyright Central Hobbies 2015.
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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