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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)
Victoria Day
Central Hobbies will be closed on Victoria Day, Monday May 23, 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 Friday March 11, 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 2022 Catalog
New from Walthers:  Walthers 2022 HO-N-Z Catalog the Walthers 2022 HO-N-Z Catalog. $ 24.99 CDN
Walthers is going to a bi-annual publication schedule so this is the only catalog we will see until Fall 2023.
2022 Canadian Trackside Guide
 2021 Canadian Trackside Guide The 2022 Canadian Trackside Guide is in the store now.
2022 Shows
Covid Regulations permitting, several 2022 shows have indicated their intent to run.
Nanaimo is planning to have a swap meet in June.
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
Edmonton is looking good. It will be a week earlier September.
No word yet from Chilliwack (a bit too soon).
VTE is currently asking former participants about the show. They have NOT announced a show.
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 May 7, 2022 - Page and Contents Copyright Central Hobbies 2015 - 2022.
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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