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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)
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.
ECO-21P a 21 pin decoder with six functions.
ECO-400 a four amp decoder with six functions.
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.
The first shipment of ECO-100s has arrived. More in August.
2016 Steamscenes Calendars
The 2016 Steamscenes Calendars have arrived.
 Canadian Trains Calendar Eight titles:
CANADIAN TRAINS Through the Years., UNION PACIFIC Then and Now, BNSF & Its Heritage, SEASONS OF STEAM on Britain's Railways, Nils Huxtable's NARROW GAUGE Memories, The 'Friendly' SOUTHERN PACIFIC, Nils Huxtable's PASSING TRAINS and Nils Huxtable's WORLD OF STEAM.
All $ 15.95 Cdn$.
True-Line Trains C-Liners
True-Line Trains is doing a short run of C-liners with sound.
Avialable in: MILW, 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 estimated to be 2015.
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.
We are taking reservations for these models. Delivery of CPR Units and CNR units 2015/16.
CNR SW1200RS Details. - - CPR SW1200RS Details.
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 sometime 2015 - 2016.  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 #79640, Southern New Brunswick #79635, Central Manitoba Railway CEMR #2000001, Cape Breton/Nova Scotia #1000
Greater Winnipeg Water District Railway No. 1360 and CN Noodle - Workman
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.
True-Line Trains CN Snow Plows
True-Line Trains has announced HO Scale Canadian National Snow Plows.
Available in CNR, ACR, NBEC, ONR (Progressive Logo), ONR without Progressive Logo, PGE, BCOL and in kit form.
Delivery estimated to be 2015 - 2016. - CNR Snow Plow Details - Reservations are being taken for these models.
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.

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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 July 16, 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