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Email sales@sbs4dcc.comor call 317-201-4974 to discuss your project today!


Streamlined Backshop is an authorized dealer for all major DCC manufacturers including:


CT Elektronik

DCC Specialties


ESU-Electronic Solutions

Lenz USA

MRC Corporation

NCE Corporation

QSI Solutions



Tam Valley Depot

TCS-Train Control Systems

Team Digital LLC

Zimo USA


Be sure to contact us if you don't find what you are looking for.  We can ship most items in 5-7 business days.


Be sure to visit our YouTube channel at 
Streamlined Backshop Services to see video demonstrations of some of our projects.


Be sure to visit our YouTube channel at Streamlined Backshop Services to see video demonstrations of some my work.


Be sure to visit our store,Streamlined Backshop Services, where you can purchase many great items like DCC Decoders and Command Stations, DCC Installation Parts, Locomotives and Rolling Stock, Ready-To-Run Sound Cars, and our exclusive custom-engineered truck pick-ups.


Be sure to visit our friends at www.hoseeker.netwhere you can find parts lists and diagrams of all your vintage and contemporary locomotives.



DCC Ready vs. DCC Compatible


There are a lot of terms used in today's marketplace that try to describe a models suitability for use with DCC as a power source.  Even worse, the definition of that term seems to depend on who?s using it! 


So, to be sure there is no confusion with items purchased from, please refer to this terminology for items listed for sale on our site. 


Please keep in mind, these definitions only refer to items on our site and do not reflect the usage of these terms in any other location or manner. 


Please Contact Us if an item is not rated or you have additional questions about compatibility.




DCC Compatible ?


Yes ? The item is suitable for use with DCC power supplies but may not be DCC Ready.  DCC Compatible only means that it will or can be modified to work reliably with DCC products.  It may or may not be DCC Ready.   The modifications may include installing decoders, modifying or removing existing electronics, or modifying other current-carrying components as required to prevent damage to the item and/or collateral damage to other items on the layout or the DCC system.  Most items are in fact DCC Compatible but may require modification.  There is a great deal of information available to guide you in making the necessary modifications. assumes no liability for this rating or it use.  It is provided only to identify items that we feel are suitable for use with DCC power as manufactured or are suitable candidates for DCC conversion.


No ?  The item is not suitable use with DCC power and conversion is not possible and/or not recommended.




DCC Ready ?


Yes ? The item is suitable for use with DCC power without any additional modification.  The item already has a decoder installed where applicable and any other electronics will function reliably when used with DCC power.  Items suitable for other digital protocols will be identified accordingly.  A DCC Ready item is suitable for use with any NMRA-compliant Digital Command Control system.


No ? The item is DCC Compatible but requires additional work to make it perform reliably. 




Please Contact Us if you require additional information about using an item with DCC power.