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Email or call 317-201-4974 to discuss your project today!



Streamlined Backshop Services 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



TCS-Train Control Systems

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 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.



Repair and Maintenance Services


Let me repair and maintain your locomotives and rolling stock for you.


A typical repair package does not include any repair parts or labor. Upon purchase and payment notification, I will provide a shipping address for your items. You then ship the items using the service of your choice. After receipt and inspection, I will provide an estimate for the parts and labor required to complete the job. If the estimate is approved, I will make every effort to secure the best deal possible if you choose this option. Labor will be billed on an hourly basis in half-hour increments at a rate of $20 per hour. If the estimate is not approved or the repair is not justified, I will return the items in the condition received.


I can also install replacement or conversion couplers as required. If you prefer Kadee or McHenry or other brand, please indicate your preference when you place your order. I will include the appropriate charges on the repair estimate.


Basic Engine Repair and Maintenance includes:


  • Engine or Rolling Stock testing and inspection
  • Repair Estimate emailed to buyer as required *
  • Unit will be held until work approved and payment received as required *
  • Locomotive / Rolling Stock disassembly *
  • Wheel sets removed and cleaned **
  • Gear towers disassembled and cleaned **
  • Motor brushes and comutator ring cleaned
  • Electrical contacts cleaned and polished where possible
  • Approved repairs completed per agreement with customer*
  • Front and Rear Headlight repaired as required ***
  • Engine chassis reassembled
  • Gears and motor lubricated as required ****
  • Draft gear modified and updated as required. Touch-up paint applied as required.
  • Conversion couplers assembled and installed.
  • Couplers and trip pins tested, gauged, and adjusted
  • Coupler pockets lubricated ****
  • Engine reassembled and tested
  • Service report completed and emailed to buyer *****
  • Return packaging and shipping




Please provide details and/or request a quote in advance if you think you might need one of the following options.


* - Engines will be tested and inspected upon receipt. I will provide a summary of defects found and an estimate of time and materials required for repair. I will not pursue the service on a damaged or defective engine without prior written authorization from the buyer. Locomotive repair services are available for an additional fee.


** - Wheels and gears are cleaned in an ultrasonic bath to aid in old lubrication removal. Heavy debris will be removed using plastic and/or metal bristle brushes or other tools as required.


*** - Additional materials including bulbs are available for an additional fee. All associated costs will be included in the repair estimate.


**** - Gears are greased and light hobby oil applied to other bearing surfaces as required. Coupler pockets are lubricated with graphite powder.


***** - Duplicate copies of the service report may be requested electronically for up to (5) years from the date of service.