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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)
| Family Day
Central Hobbies will be open short hours, Family Day - Monday February 8, 2016. We will
be open from 11 AM to 3 PMish.
| Bowser SD40-2s
The Bowser Canadian SD40-2 are due next week (Feb 9 to 12). We are doing our best to keep
the price down.
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.
| New Soundtraxx Sound
Soundtraxx has announced two new decoders in the ECONAMI product line.
The two new formats are:
Econami 200 2-Amp Decoder. The new ECO-200 is a 2-Amp, 6-Function "Universal" wired
sound decoder measuring 35 x 18 x 6mm. - On order.
ECO-PNP - The new Econami ECO-PNP measures just 73.6 x 16.7 x 4.8 mm and is similar to
our existing TSU-AT1000 - On order
Both new decoders come in steam, diesel and electric versions. Each version has multiple,
prime mover sound files, bells, whistles and various other sounds.
The ECO-PNP is $ 79.95 US$ MSRP. The ECO-200 is $ 84.95 US$ MSRP.
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
Delivery started October 2015.
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
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- - 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.
Links: Z Scale,
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), 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
- - - - - - - - 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 January 11, 2016 - Page and Contents Copyright Central Hobbies 2015, 2016.
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