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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)
True-Line Trains CP Mini Boxes
The True-Line Trains CPR Mini Boxes have arrived. We received enough for all reservations and some for stock.
RAPIDO TRAINS F9B Units
The F9B units have arrived - most of them. One box of Sound Equipped chassis and one VIA unit was not shipped. Rapido will ship that box to us this week. We are contacting people on our reservation lists now.
Yes we are Open
Despite the city digging up the sidewalk in front of the store Central Hobbies is open. We hope they will be finished in a day or two.
Easter Hours
Central Hobbies will be open short hours on Good Friday. We will be open from 11AM to 6 PM.
NANAIMO Spring Meet
Central Hobbies will be at the Nanaimo Spring Meet, Sunday April 27, 2014. If there is anything you want brought over please contact us by Friday the 25th.
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 Product Availability
Not all Rapido Products are available to all stores. Some are made as special runs for specific companies.
Central Hobbies will stock all Rapido Trains Canadian Models that we have access to. Selected US models will be stocked. All US models will be available by order.
We will endeavour to acquire Exclusive Release models for sale to our customers but that is controlled by the company who sponsored the model.
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.
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.
The Canadian 52'6" Gondola model information is on the Canadian Gondola section of Our Rapido trains freight cars and cabooses web page.
Canadian Pacific, CP Rail, British Columbia Railway, TH&B, Algoma Central and Undecorated have arrived. CNR and PGE models yet to be released..
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 April 17, 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