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

 

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

 

CT Elektronik

DCC Specialties

Digitrax

ESU-Electronic Solutions

Lenz USA

MRC Corporation

NCE Corporation

QSI Solutions

Soundtraxx

SPROG USA

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.

 

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


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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.


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

 

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N-HO Ready-To-Run


Tsunami Train Sound Cars


Imagine with me for one minute the experience of getting caught at a railroad crossing and the dramatic event that ensues.  If you're a railfan, it's like having front row seats for a recital of Beethoven's 5th Symphony or AC/DC's For Those About To Rock.

As the gate's go down, you hear the faint wail of the locomotive horn on the horizon.
 
Seconds pass and the wail intensifies to a piercing harmony of air chimes and you feel the impending onslaught of twelve thousand horsepower racing against time.

A few seconds later you're awestruck by the mass and power of this rolling fracas hammering you in your seat.

As the power passes, your heart rate returns to normal and your gaze turns to the endless string of steel vessels being drug along by brute force.  

The "woosh" of the passing cars is almost therapeutic as you enjoy the passing canvas of corporate branding masked by graffiti expressionism... Modern Art. 
 
You note the cadence of steel wheels banging on a fresh track joint.  

You turn to look for the flat spot on the tired wheel of a worn out scrap steel gon knowing full well it coasting past you at thirty miles per hour.  

Which one is it! 

Suddenly your head spins again to catch the bark of a flange squealing off the hard edge of a hundred pound rail.  

The performance continues relentlessly for the next three hundred seconds with same intensity with which it began.

As the last car passes, your gaze turns to the steady pulse of the End-Of-Train marker signaling the end of this act.

You move along to your destination, hoping you might get lucky enough to get caught at the next crossing for an encore performance.

Recreating this symphony of sound in miniature 
Imagine with me for one minute the experience of getting caught at a railroad crossing and the dramatic event that ensues.  If you're a railfan, it's like having front row seats for a recital of Beethoven's 5th Symphony or AC/DC's For Those About To Rock.

As the gate's go down, you hear the faint wail of the locomotive horn on the horizon.
 
Seconds pass and the wail intensifies to a piercing harmony of air chimes and you feel the impending onslaught of twelve thousand horsepower racing against time.

A few seconds later you're awestruck by the mass and power of this rolling fracas hammering you in your seat.

As the power passes, your heart rate returns to normal and your gaze turns to the endless string of steel vessels being drug along by brute force.  

The "woosh" of the passing cars is almost therapeutic as you enjoy the passing canvas of corporate branding masked by graffiti expressionism... Modern Art. 
 
You note the cadence of steel wheels banging on a fresh track joint.  

You turn to look for the flat spot on the tired wheel of a worn out scrap steel gon knowing full well it coasting past you at thirty miles per hour.  

Which one is it! 

Suddenly your head spins again to catch the bark of a flange squealing off the hard edge of a hundred pound rail.  

The performance continues relentlessly for the next three hundred seconds with same intensity with which it began.

As the last car passes, your gaze turns to the steady pulse of the End-Of-Train marker signaling the end of this act.

You move along to your destination, hoping you might get lucky enough to get caught at the next crossing for an encore performance.

Recreating this symphony of sound in miniatur
Imagine with me for one minute the experience of getting caught at a railroad crossing and the dramatic event that ensues.  

If you're a railfan, it's like having box seat seats for a recital of Beethoven's 5th Symphony or being front row for AC/DC's For Those About To Rock.

As the gate's go down, you hear the faint wail of the locomotive horn on the horizon.
 
Seconds pass and the wail intensifies to a piercing harmony of air chimes and you feel the impending onslaught of twelve thousand horsepower racing against time.

A few seconds later you're awestruck by the mass and power of this rolling fracas hammering you in your seat.

As the power passes, your heart rate returns to normal and your gaze turns to the endless string of steel vessels being drug along by brute force.  

The "woosh" of the passing cars is almost therapeutic as you enjoy the passing canvas of corporate branding masked by graffiti expressionism... Modern Art. 
 
You note the cadence of steel wheels banging on a fresh track joint.  

You turn to look for the flat spot on the tired wheel of a worn out scrap steel gon knowing full well it coasting past you at thirty miles per hour.  

Which one is it! 

Suddenly your head spins again to catch the bark of a flange squealing off the hard edge of a hundred pound rail.  

The performance continues relentlessly for the next three hundred seconds with same intensity with which it began.

As the last car passes, your gaze turns to the steady pulse of the End-Of-Train marker signaling the end of this act.

You move along to your destination, hoping you might be lucky enough to get caught at the next crossing for an encore performance.

Recreating this symphony of sound in miniature has not possible until now.
 
Imagine with me for one minute the experience of getting caught at a railroad crossing and the dramatic event that ensues.  If you're a railfan, it's like having front row seats for a recital of Beethoven's 5th Symphony or AC/DC's For Those About To Rock.

As the gate's go down, you hear the faint wail of the locomotive horn on the horizon.
 
Seconds pass and the wail intensifies to a piercing harmony of air chimes and you feel the impending onslaught of twelve thousand horsepower racing against time.

A few seconds later you're awestruck by the mass and power of this rolling fracas hammering you in your seat.

As the power passes, your heart rate returns to normal and your gaze turns to the endless string of steel vessels being drug along by brute force.  

The "woosh" of the passing cars is almost therapeutic as you enjoy the passing canvas of corporate branding masked by graffiti expressionism... Modern Art. 
 
You note the cadence of steel wheels banging on a fresh track joint.  

You turn to look for the flat spot on the tired wheel of a worn out scrap steel gon knowing full well it coasting past you at thirty miles per hour.  

Which one is it! 

Suddenly your head spins again to catch the bark of a flange squealing off the hard edge of a hundred pound rail.  

The performance continues relentlessly for the next three hundred seconds with same intensity with which it began.

As the last car passes, your gaze turns to the steady pulse of the End-Of-Train marker signaling the end of this act.

You move along to your destination, hoping you might get lucky enough to get caught at the next crossing for an encore performance.

Recreating this symphony of sound in miniature 

Introducing...
The Tsunami SoundCar Train Sound Car...


Streamlined Backshop offers our exclusive stand-alone sound cars for sale. 


Long gone are the days when you wished you could hear your sound-equipped models. My sound cars are so loud, you'll have to turn the volume down! 


The best part of the design is that the unit operates on track power by using my exclusive truck mounted contacts.

 

Look Ma, no hands, no wires, no batteries!

 

The benefits of this design include:

 

  • No hassle design means no wires, no batteries, no hands.
  • Cars can be consisted with any decoder-equipped locomotive any time.
  • Many different car types can be used including box cars, reefers, gondolas, autoracks, some hoppers, some tank cars, express reefers and box cars, RPO cars, baggage cars, coaches, RDC's, tenders and dummy diesels.
  • The car body acts as a massive speaker baffle providing an incredible range of sounds and huge volume.

WOW!  Check this out...

The unit is equipped with a Soundtraxx Tsunami SoundCar sound decoder.

The unit features 8-wheel pick up by using my exclusive contact design and a 1000mF capacitor for minimum sound interruptions. The Tsunami SoundCar decoder can be upgraded to use the Tsunami CurrentKeeper for rock-solid performance.  The speaker measures 14x25mm and uses the car body for a baffle to create plenty of sound. This beauty has all the bells AND a hancock whistle (or horn) too.
 
Be sure to see the videos below to see just how cool these cars really are.  Oh, and just for reference, the video starts with the consist about twelve feet away.

 

Prices start at $99 and are completely dependent car used for your project.

 

Do you have a specific request for a sound car? Do you want a specific car type or brand? Do you want a specific decoder type or sound file?

 

Be sure to request a quote on your project today!


 

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Tsunami SoundCar Train Sound Cars 

are available in 

N, Nn3, HO, HOn3, and O Scales!

 

Request your quote today!

 


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About the Tsunami SoundCar Digital Sound Decoder


Now your train is no longer limited to locomotive sounds! The 16-bit Tsunami SoundCar Digital Sound Decoder™ is the only DCC decoder to replicate railcar sounds, such as the clickety-clack, flange squeal, flat spots, generator, brake cylinders, and glad hand release. It also includes a selection of user-adjustable horns, bells and whistles for cab cars and cabooses. For even more realism, the decoder has four Hyperlight lighting outputs for interior and exterior lights.

For the optimal experience, use a SoundCar decoder in every third or fourth car in a consist.

The SoundCar also includes a 2-pin plug for optionally using the SoundTraxx CurrentKeeper™ to maintain sounds and lights during momentary power losses due to finicky wheel pickups and not-so-perfect track.


SoundCar Sound Effects!
  • Airhorns: Wabco E2, Nathan K5LA and Hancock air whistle
  • Bells: Cast, electric and gong
  • Brake cylinders
  • Brake squeal
  • Clickety-clack: Adjustable for 2-, 4- and 6-axle cars
  • Coupler clank and pin drop
  • Coupler release with glad hand separation
  • Flange squeal
  • Flat spots
  • Emergency brake valve ("big hole")
  • Generators: User-adjustable for reefers and passenger cars
  • Hand brake tie down and untie
  • Retainer bleed-off

BIG Sound Features! 

The SoundCar decoder features new and accurate recordings, most of which can be customized to accommodate a variety of rolling stock. Furthermore, the decoder has automated sound sequences and auto-adjusting features for prototypical operation. 

Intelligent Consisting™ Consisting Made Easy 

With the SoundCar, your switching sessions can be more realistic than ever! Our easy-to-use Intelligent Consisting™ lets you add and remove cars from your train without tricky programming. When the mode is activated, you can simply wave a magnet over the cars to quickly cut them in or out of the consist. Just like a brakeman with a brake club, this action is synced with a sound effect of the car's hand brakes being tied or untied.




About the Tsunami CurrentKeeper Keep-Alive Device


Not-so-perfect track? Is the model lacking multiple good track pickups? Now you and your operators can experience hiccup-free sound and operation with any DCC decoders with our new CurrentKeeper.
 
The CurrentKeeper provides continuous sound and smooth operation by maintaining uninterrupted electrical power for up to 10 seconds – perfect for dirty track and finicky runners. 



Sample Streamlined Backshop Sound Cars

SBS Sound Car equipped with a Digitrax SDN144PS decoder featuring a Diesel Sound Project file.
SBS Sound Car equipped with a Digitrax SDN144PS decoder featuring a Steam Sound Project file.