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HO Scale Products
Central Hobbies carries a complete selection of HO scale model railway
We carry train sets from Walthers, Athearn(when they are produced), selected Bachmann sets and some Thomas Sets.
Most train sets are complete with Locomotive, cars, track and a power pack. Some Walthers
and Bachmann train sets have a basic DCC controller.
We carry locomotives models from:
- Atlas GP40, RS1, . . These models are limited runs. The
supply will be best when the model is released. Advance reservations are usually taken for these
- 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 we don't have it we will
order it for you.
- Bachmann many models including the new S4 with DCC
- Bowser Models Alco C630s, Baldwin Switchers, and more.
- 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.
- Highliners F Unit Kits (A & B) and parts.
- InterMountain InterMoun is now producing a
good line of HO Scale locomotives.
- Kato Kato model are limited runs. The supply will be best
when the model is released. Advance reservations are usually taken for these models.
- Walthers ,
- Stewart now Bowser,
We stock a selection of passenger cars from the following manufacturers:
We stock a large selection of freight car kits from the following manufacturers:
As well we models from Proto 1000, Bachmann,
Con-Cor, Kato, Model Power,
Tichy, 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..
- 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 $
- Shinohara makes HOn3 flex track, HO/HOn3 dual
gauge track and single and dual gauge turnouts. Most dual gauge turnouts on hand.
- 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 make it easy to build basic HOn3 layouts.
- 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.
- When we can obtain stock we stock the complete Atlas code 83 track series
and flex track. We stock the complete line of Atlas code 83 True-Track.
- We stock Walthers turnouts in stock. As shinohar announced that they are closing in 2018,
Walthers is picking up the code 83 product line. Walthers code 83 track is made by Shinohara
and the new products are DCC friendly.
- We carry Micro Engineering turnouts and flex track in both weathered and
- We can get the Central Valley turnout kits.
- We stock the new PECO code 83 track and turnouts. It is a very nice product and made
to North American standards.
Code 70 and 75
- Code 70 represents about 100 lb rail.
- We have some Shinohara turnouts in stock. As Shinohara announced
that they are closing in 2018, this product line will dissapear unless some one picks it up.
- We carry Micro Engineering turnouts and flex track in both weathered and
- Peco makes code 75 track and turnouts to British profile.
- We stock some Peco code 75 flex track and turnouts. All is available to order.
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 stock the ANEmodel
Turnout Controls. These use model aircraft solenoids to control the turnouts.
- 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,, Walthers, Bachman, Downtown Deco and many
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 and
InterMountain (regular and semi scale).
We carry the complete line of Kadee couplers including the new "Whisker
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 Woodland
Scenics SubTerrain System. We stock the Woodland Scenics Premium Tree Line. We have
products from Faller, Heki and others.
We have some Back Drops in stock.
|As of January 21, 2016 these are the Roll outs in stock.
|SceniKing HO Scale Roll Outs
|| Stock on
|| Spruceline Windbreak
|| Edge of Town
|| Mill to Town Core
|| What the Conductor Saw
|| What the Brakeman Saw
|| Field's End
|| Field`s Start
|| County Line
|| Country Xing
|| Village in Hardwoods
|| Ewan Mountain
|SceniKing HO Scale Sky Roll Outs
|| Stock on
|| Wild Blue Yonder
|| Beyond the Blue
|| Angry Skies
Sceniking Roll Outs are now in stock. These are Six feet long and 16 1/2" high. In twelve
different scenes. Various scenes may be joined end to end to create longer scenes. Unfortunately
Sceniking is stopping production this year(2015).
We have a few Walthers backdrops. All can be ordered in.
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
Floquil, PolyScale and TrueLine paints are going away. We have a shrinking selection of
railroad colours from Floquil (Floquil and Poly Scale), and TrueLine Trains.
As of June 2015, Scalecoat is being discontinued. We have a very small stock of Scalecoat
paint (Please note that complying with the Government Safety
Regulations ( relabeling and safety cap) adds $ 1.00 to the landed price of ScaleCoat paint.)
and a shrinking stock of discontinued Scalecoat CN sig Colours
CNR, CPR, BCR and VIA paints.
We stock some Model Flex. All colours are available by order.
We carry Humbrol enamels and Tamiya acrylic paints.
We have a diminishing stock of Accu-Paint.
We are looking into the Vallejo paints, especially the aibrush ready ones. We have been hearing
good things about this paint. They are not railroad specific colours but with the extensive line of
Vallejo paints, there should be something close enough or close enough to mix.
We are looking into the Proto-Paint by George's Trains. Shipping may increase the landed cost
but they look to have a good selection of colours.
We stock the Hunterline weathering stains.
We were starting to bring in the Tru-Color paints but the Government got in the
way. We are looking for a way to legally bring this paint into Canada.
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 now BlackCat,
Daley Designs ,
We carry resin kits from
We carry wood from Mt. Albert .
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 have the K&S Metric Rack.
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 but PlioBond is.
|Bob Smith Super Glues.
We have a few 1.5V and 12V bulk lights.
We stock lights from Miniatronics and others.
We have LED products from Miniatronics, TCS, Digitrax, NCE, Ngineering, Evan Designs and
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
|Tap Drill Size:
|| .055 (#55)
| Clearance Drill Size:
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 November 6, 2018.
2825 Grandview Hwy, Vancouver, BC
Canada , V5M 2E1
1-604-431-0771, Fax 1-604-431-9855
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