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HO Scale Products
Central Hobbies carries a complete selection of HO scale model railway
We carry train sets from Atlas, Athearn,
Bachmann and Life-Like.
Athearn, Atlas, Bachmann and Like-Like train sets are complete with Locomotive, cars,
track and a power pack.
Walthers train sets have a locomotive, cars and track. A power pack is extra.
We carry locomotives models from:
- Atlas S1/2/3/4, U23, U33/36, C425 (BCR), RS-3 Classic,
GP40, RS1, . . These models are limited runs. The supply will be best when the model is
released. Advance reservations are usually taken for these models.
- Athearn Genesis F Units and other Genesis Series Models.
- Athearn Locomotives Locomotive kits and assembled.
We stock many models in this line. It is no longer as easy to get but if f we don't have it we will
order it for you.
- Bachmann many models including the new S4 with DCC
- Bowser Models
- Broadway Limited Imports Models with sound.
Operable on DC and DCC. We stock a few models but usually only bring Broadway Limited
Imports models in by special order.
- Con-Cor: Mostly by special order.
- Highliners F Unit Kits (A & B) and parts.
- Kato RS2, NW2, C44-9, GP35, SD40-2, SD45, GP35,
SD80MAC, SD90MAC . . . .These models are limited runs. The supply will be best when the
model is released. Advance reservations are usually taken for these models.
- Walthers ,
- Stewart ,
We stock a large selection of passenger car kits from the following manufacturers:
We stock a large selection of freight car kits from the following manufacturers:
- Accurail Box Cars, Reefers and others,
- Atlas HO Scale Freight cars. These models are limited runs.
The supply will be best when the model is released. Advance reservations are accepted for these
- Athearn - We stock many models in this line.
- Branchline Box Cars, Reefers and others,
- ExactRail cars and bridges.
- Kadee Box Cars,
- Fox Valley cars.
- Roundhouse - Model Die Casting.
- Proto 2000 Flat Cars, Box Cars, Gondolas, Tank Cars
(8000 and 10000 gallon), Covered Hoppers and Stock Cars.
- InterMountain We stock some kits and many
assembled cars from InterMountain
- Red Caboose
- Märklin We stock a few Märklin items and can obtain any current
- Roundhouse Freight Cars.
- Trains Canada
- Stewart Hobbies
- Walthers Freight Cars
As well we models from Proto 1000, Bachmann,
Con-Cor, Kato, Model Power,
Tichy, Sylvan Scale Models , and others. Other
manufacturer items are available on special order.
HOn3 Narrow Gauge - - - - - - - - - -
We stock some HO scale narrow gauge products in HOn3
- MicroTrains (noted for their N Scale Products) is producing a series of cars in
HOn3. Micro Trains HOn3 Cars in Stock..
- Grandt Line makes trucks for HOn3.
- Micro-Engineering makes HOn3 flex track and dual gauge track in various codes
(70, 55 and some 40).
- Peco has released Code 70 HOn3 flex track. #5 turnouts are now in stock for $
- Shinmohara makes HOn3 flex track, HO/HOn3 dual
gauge track and single and dual gauge turnouts. Most dual gauge turnouts on hand.
- The Light Iron Turnout Company makes HOn3 Turnouts in
code 55 and 70. We stock the completed turnouts.
- BlackStone Models (a division of SoundTraxx)
Box cars, stock cars, flat cars, gondolas (high and low side), some tank cars and passenger
coaches are in stock.
Their basic HOn3 track system is in stock. Patterned after Kato Unitrack (made by Kato) this clip
together track will makes basic HOn3 layouts very easy to make.
- Precison Scale makes several car kits.
HOn30 Narrow Gauge - - - - - - - - - -
We stock a few HO scale narrow gauge products in HOn30 (HOn2 1/2). More can be
HOm Metre gauge
We stock Peco HOm flex track - $ 11.98 a length. Turnouts are available by special
order. This track can also be used for TT.
HO scale track comes in various rail heights.
- Code 83 is closer in height to modern mainline rail size.
- We stock the complete Atlas code 83 track series and flex track. We stock the
complete line of Atlas code 83 True-Track.
- We have Shinohara and Walthers turnouts in
stock. We have some Shinohara flex track in stock. Walthers
code 83 track is made by Shinohara. Walthers turnouts are being replaced with new DCC
- We carry Micro Engineering turnouts and flex track in both weathered and
- We carry have the new Central Valley turnout kits.
- We stock the new PECO code 83 track and turnouts.
Code 70 and 75
- Code 70 represents about 100 lb rail.
- We have Shinohara turnouts in stock. We do not stock
Shinohara flex track but can order it for you.
- We carry Micro Engineering turnouts and flex track in both weathered and
Other Rail Sizes
Track Scratch Building Supplies
We carry Micro Engineering rail in all sizes (code 40, 55, 70, 83 and 100), all sizes on Micro
Engineering spikes, Pliobond; ties from Mt. Albert.
Fast Tracks makes an excellent series of turnout construction jigs. They come with
comprehensive instructions. Even a novice at turnout construction can produce a working turnout
- Atlas makes several switch machines for their own track.
- We stock most of the varieties of Caboose Industries Ground Throws.
- We stock Tortoise Slow Motion Switch machines.
- We stock Cobalt Slow Motion Switch machines.
- We have the various flavours of Peco switch machines.
- Other types of switch machines (including used twin coil) are available from time to time.
We have an extensive selection of building kits from many manufacturers. DPM, Atlas,
Walthers,, and many others.
Central Hobbies stocks kits from Downtown Deco
Central Hobbies has the largest selection of Detail Parts in Western Canada.
We stock the Full lines of
- CN sig Detail Products
- Detail Associates
- Details West
- Miniatures by Eric
- We stock some of the Miniatronics line of lights, LED's
and lighting units
- Ngineering - we stock most of the Ngineering line of LEDs, lighting kits and
- Hi-Tech Details
- Northwest Shortline
- Kadee (We have the Full coupler and detail parts lines)
- Kaslo Shops
- Grandt Line
- and others.
We stock some parts from Precision Scale, Plano, InterMountain, New England Rail Service,
American Model Builders Inc., Sylvan, Athabasca Scale Models
, BranchLine, BLMA, and others.
We have a shrinking stock of Athearn shells. We have frames, shells and detail parts for cars
We carry replacement wheel sets from North West Shortline, Kadee, Proto 2000 and
InterMountain (regular and semi scale).
We carry the complete line of Kadee couplers as well as some of the popular
clones. We have the New Scale size Kadee couplers (#58s) and Whisker couplers in
stock. For those of you using Horn-Hook couplers we stock Athearn couplers.
We carry the full line of Woodland Scenics scenery products as well as the new Woodland
Scenics SubTerrain System. We have products from Faller, Heki and others.
We carry backdrops from
Sceniking Roll Outs are now in stock. These are Six feet long and 16 «" high. In twelve different
scenes. Various scenes may be joined end to end to create longer scenes.
We carry the full line of Kalmbach hobby books as well as books from Atlas and Carstens
and others. See the Books pages for partial listings of
We carry over 400 railroad related titles. See our book pages for a relatively up to date
We try to carry the full selection of railroad colours from Floquil (Floquil and Poly Scale),
and TrueLine Trains but Bureaucrat regulations are getting in the way of stocking Floquil,
PolyScale and ScaleCoat. We stock some Model Flex, and Scalecoat colours (Please note
that complying with the Government Safety Regulations ( relabeling and safety cap) adds $ 1.00
to the landed price of ScaleCoat paint.) and the Scalecoat CN sig
Colours CNR, CPR, BCR and VIA paints. We carry Humbrol enamels and Tamiya acrylic
paints. We have a diminishing stock of Accu-Paint. We will have the new Railflyer paints when
they are released. We stock the Hunterline weathering stains.
We have an extensive selection of decals from Micro-Scale, CDS (Please note that CDS is
now out of business so our stock is dwindling), Black Cat Publishing, CN sig Decals, Daley Designs, and others.
We carry resin kits from
We carry wood from Mt. Albert . Kappler and Northeastern
products are available on special order. We have the full rack of Midwest Balsa Wood,
Basswood and Plywood.
We stock K&S metal shapes (Brass, Copper and Aluminum) in one and three
foot lengths, and Special Shapes.
We stock K&S Stainless Steel metal shapes.
We have the complete Evergreen and Plastruct
styrene racks. Other Plastruct items (in styrene or ABS) are available on special order.
From Styrene cement to Super Glues, we carry many types of glues. 'Walthers Goo' is not
currently available in Canada..
A model railroader need tools. Whether it is just an Atlas track saw or a North West
Shortline chopper, we stock them all.
We have the complete line of Woodland Scenics Tidy Tracks cleaning products.
Knives, blades, taps, drills, scale rulers, sprue nippers . . . or whatever. We have it or can get
|Die, Tap & Drill Sizes
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Foam Working Tools
Hot Wire Foam Factory
We stock foam working tools from Hot Wire Foam Factory.
We also carry the Woodland Scenics Hot wire cutter.
If there is a particular item you are seeking that we don't have in stock, please don't hesitate
to ask for it. We will special order most anything. Items in stock at most major distributors can
be obtained in a week or two. Out of stock items can be back ordered for delivery when they are
Please note that if the company is outside of the major distribution channels, special orders will
take some time. Many companies require minimum orders from stores (a person can often order
one item at a time) so it may take a while for us to get a large enough order to send to them. In
these cases we will advise you if it is faster to order direct.
Updated February 12, 2014
2825 Grandview Hwy, Vancouver, BC
Canada , V5M 2E1
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