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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 friends where you can find parts lists and diagrams of all your vintage and contemporary locomotives.




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At The Throttle - One Of Our Early HO Layouts, Circa 1978
is the retail outlet for my exclusive products as well as a wide selection of the finest products available for the Worlds Greatest Hobby.
Please don't hesitate to ask questions about these products or services.  I am here to help.
This is still a part-time, home-based venture but hey, you have to start somewhere.  It is my hope to become a brick-and-mortar establishment one day but until then, just think of us as your friendly OHS (On-line Hobby Shop).  I am proud to say that this is a legal, tax-paying business entity on record with the United States Internal Revenue Service and a registered retail merchant on file with the State of Indiana Department of Revenue.  I hope you will consider this in your search for suppliers and partners.
I will make every effort to be available for your questions and expedient with your order.  Email is the fastest and most reliable method of communication.  If you do not receive a response within 24-hours, something has gone wrong.  Please try again.  Your questions and comments are very important to me.
The phone works also, but not always as well.  Please leave a message if I do not answer immediately and I will return your call at my earliest convenience.

Be sure to see our ads in Model Railroader Magazine and Model Railroad Hobbyist e-magazine.
Thanks for your interest, your patience and your patronage.

About the Owner


Streamlined Backshop is owned and operated by Bryan Vianco.

I specialize in N, HO and O Scale decoder installations. I will gladly quote installations and repairs in any scale including Z, 2mm, Nn3, TT, 4mm, OO, HOm, HOn3, S, O, or G. 




I offer the following skills and qualifications and am confident you will be satisfied with my work.


  • NMRA Member #139539
  • Bachelors Degree in Industrial Engineering Technology from Purdue University              (So I am truely a Boilermaker...)
  • 40+ years of model railroad experience in N and HO scales
  • 30+ years of experience with rolling stock contract repair and maintenance services
  • 15+ years of experience with DCC and decoder installations
  • 30+ years of manufacturing experience including Engineering and Technical Services
  • 30+ years of experience in analog and digital drafting using AutoCAD and Pro/E 3-D Modeling software
  • References available upon request





Streamlined Backshop is fully equipped to handle all of your maintenance and DCC decoder installation needs. I have all of the necessary tools to insure an accurate and high quality installation. My equipment list includes:


  • Markforged OnyxOne Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) Precision 3D Printer with 100 μm - 200 μm Z Layer Resolution utilizing Onyx micro carbon fiber filled nylon filament
  • Precision Matthews PM-25MV Horizontal Mill with X-Y-Z Digital Read Out
  • YIHUA 853D 5A-II 4 in 1 Hot Air Rework Soldering Iron Station and DC Power Supply
  • Hakko 926 Adjustable Solder Station with 900M Iron
  • ESU 50200 ECoS 2 Central Unit DCC Command Station
  • ESU 50310 CabControl DCC Command Station
  • ESU 50113 Wireless Throttle Conversion Set
  • Digitrax DCC DCS52 Zephyr Express Starter Set All-in-one Command Station/Booster/Throttle
  • Digitrax PR3 Programmer
  • ESU LokProgrammer
  • ZIMO MXULF-A Programmer
  • Soundtraxx PTB-100 Booster
  • ESU LokTester Decoder Tester
  • ZIMO MXTAPV DCC Decoder Test and Connector Board - Large and Small Scale
  • SPROG II DCC Programmer
  • Laptop-based JMRI / Decoder Pro 
  • ACCUTRACK II Model Railroad Speedometer
  • RR ampMeter
  • Cordless and Corded Dremel Tools
  • Ultrasonic Cleaning Tank
  • Tidy-Track N and HO Roto Wheel Cleaner
  • Micro-Trains Coupler Assembly Jig
  • Micro-Trains and Kadee Coupler Gauges
  • N and HO NMRA Gauges
  • Micromark Arbor Press
  • Micromark Drill Press
  • Micromark Mini Bending Brake
  • Paasche Spray Booth
  • (3) Single and Double Action Air Brush
  • Full selection of hand tools as required
  • 4' Dedicated Z, N, HO, S, and 2-Rail O Test Track
  • 4' Dedicated HOn3 Blackstone Test Track
  • 4' Dedicated HO Marklin C-Track Test Track
  • 4' Dedicated HOm Bemo Test Track
  • 4' Dedicated G Scale Test Track

Retired equipment experience includes:

  • NCE Power Cab Command Station
  • MRC Prodigy Advanced Wireless DCC system
  • MRC Prodigy Express DCC Command Station
  • MRC Control Master 20 DC pack (plus several other for various use)
  • Roco Z21 Wi-Fi-enabled Command Station
  • QSI Programmer
  • NCE DTK Decoder Tester
  • NCE Packet Analyzer
  • ACCUTRACK Model Railroad Speedometer




I am experienced in working with all major decoder brands including CT Elektronik, Digitrax, ESU Lokpilot and Loksound, Lenz Digital Plus, MRC (Model Rectifier Corp), NCE (North Coast Engineering), QSI Solutions, Soundtraxx, TCS (Train Control Systems), and ZIMO.


I have performed maintenance and DCC decoder installations on products by most major manufacturers including Alco Models, AHM American Hobby Manufactures, Aristo-Craft Trains, Arnold, Athearn, Atlas Model Co, Aztec Manufacturing, Bachmann, Balboa Models, Bemo, BlueLine, Bowser, Branchline Trains, BLW Brass Locomotive Works, Broadway Limited Imports, Coach Yard, Con-Cor International, Crown Model Products, Fleischmann, Gem Models, Graham Farish, Hallmark Models, HobbyTown of Boston, Hornby International, Intermountain Railway, IHC International Hobby Corp, Kadee, Kato U.S.A., Key Imports, La Belle, Lambert, Lenz, LGB, Life-Like, Proto 1000, Proto 2000, Proto N, Lima, ESU LOK-Pilot, ESU LOK-Sound, Mantua, Märklin, McHenry Couplers, Micro Mark Tools, Micro-Trains, MiniTrix, Model Die Casting, Model Power, MTS IMPORTS, N.J. International, North West Short Line, Oso Railworks, Overland Models, Pacific Fast Mail, QSI, Rapido Trains, Rivarossi, Roco, Roundhouse, Shoreham Shops Limited, Soho, Sunset Models, Suydam, Stewart Hobbies, Tenshodo, Tower 55, Trix, United, Westside, and Wm. K. Walthers.


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Just A Railfan At Heart

At The Throttle - I think this was a N&W Y6b at the St. Louis Transportation Museum, Circa 1982
On The Markers - A Random Find Just Across The IN Border Near Holiday World, Circa 2013
Aboard the Indiana Rail Road ex-Santa Fe Business Car #56 "Presidents Special", Circa 2014
Anyone Can Be The President - L&N Presidential Car #353 at the Historic Rail Park in Bowling Green KY, Circa 2014
A Trip To Mecca - Zephyr 9900 At The Chicago Museum of Science & Industry, Circa 2015
The Indiana Rail Road "Highball Tom" Excursion, Circa 2015
My man Jacob rides the boards on the L&N SW at Foley Rail Museum, Foley, AL, Circa 2016
Tying up and headed for the beach! ... L&N Standard Cupola Caboose at Foley Rail Museum, Foley, AL, Circa 2016
A Random Encounter in Jasper, IN - June 18, 2017
Inaugural Run of the Nickle Plate Express - Sep 13, 2018
Inaugural Run of the Nickle Plate Express ex AT&SF El Capitan Hi-Level Coaches - Sep 13, 2018
Railfanning in Atlanta, IN - Sep. 13, 2018
Huntsville, AL - Day 1 of Relocation, Jan 1, 2019... Of course I was railfanning... Of course I found the Depot... Of course I stopped for a photo op!
A Random Encounter in Cullman, AL - Feb 22, 2020
A Surprising and Unexpected Find... Frisco 4-8-2 1527 at Spring Hill Park in Mobile, AL !!??!!