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[Central Hobbies]
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)
BC DAY - August 1, 2022
Central Hobbies will be closed BC Day, Monday August 1, 2022.
CENTRAL HOBBIES Closing Update
Reprieve! Central Hobbies will be staying open another year.
Our new closing date is June 30, 2023.
COVID 19
As of July 5, 2022
The Mask requirements are relaxed.
You do not need to wear a mask to enter the store but as one of our staff is immune compromised, we would appreciate it if you did.
The door is open.
We reserve the right to limit the number of people in the store.
You can phone in an order (604-431-0771) or E-Mail an Order (centralhobbies@telus.net) for pickup at the door.
We prefer payment by Debit or Credit.
Mail orders always welcome.
We are running short hours, closing at 5 PM Monday to Saturday. We expect to keep these hours for the foreseeable future.
Walthers 2023 Catalog
There will be no Walthers 2023 catalog.
The next Walthers catalog is not due until Fall 2023.
2023 Steam Scenes Calendars
The Steamscenes 2023 CalendarSteamscenes 2023 Calendars have arrived. We have stock of all but Passing Trains. They are coming soon.
They are $ 18.95 this year.
2022 Shows
Covid Regulations permitting, several 2022 shows have indicated their intent to run.
The Victoria Show has a new venue in Sidney. It will be held on Sunday September 25, 2022 at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. BC
The Nelson 2022 CPHA - GNR Convention will be September 17th to 21st, 2022 in Nelson, British Columbia.
The Edmonton show will be Saturday September 10 and Sunday September 11, 2022.
Chilliwack is cancelled.
VTE is cancelled.
Train Sets
Train Sets are for all year long, not just Christmas.
Central Hobbies stocks Train Sets all year round.
Some of what we have is stock is on our Train Sets Web Page.
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 News for local and store news.
Quick Links: Z Scale, N Scale, Micro-Trains®, HO Scale, S Scale, O Scale, MiniTrainS Logo , and other scales, Thomas Logo , 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 , NCE (North Coast Engineering), ESU , TCS , Lenz , 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.


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 June 22, 2022 - Page and Contents Copyright Central Hobbies 2015 - 2022.
Member of International List of Scale Model Related Web Sites
Central Hobbies is open:
Monday to Thursday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed Sundays and Holidays