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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.



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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.


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



HO Scale Athearn LED Assemblies


Streamlined Backshop Services is now offering our exclusive HO Scale Athearn LED Assemblies for sale.


Finally! A simple LED replacement for those dim and unfriendly Athearn 1.5V incandescent bulbs.  No more melted shells.  No more burnt out bulbs. 
Now you can enjoy the brilliance of LED lighting and create a professional looking LED installation in minutes.  Super bright and super sharp.

The LED assembly is fitted with a 0805 Surface Mount LED pre-wired with 32ga superflex wire. The LED comes with a 1000 ohm resistor that can be attached cathode making it suitable for use with most DCC systems and decoders. The 32ga wire leads are approximately (6") six inches long. A red wire is connected to the annode (+) and a black wire to the cathode (-). The lens is cast from clear plastic.
The lens assy measures approximately 1.7 mm diameter x 10.0 mm long.
The LED is rated at 3.2 fV at 20 mA.
Installation is as easy as passing a #51 Drill Bit (0.067 inches) through the existing opening in the shell and inserting the SBS4DCC Athearn Headlight LED Assembly.  Then, simply attach the wire leads to the loco mechanism or decoder according to the manufacturers instructions and Viola!
The LED assemlies are available in Warm White, Red, and Bi-Color Warm White/Red.
And just for the Do-It-Yourselfers in the crowd, be sure to check out our SBS4DCC 10-pk HO Scale Athearn Headlight Housing Lens sets.


The lens measures approximately 1.7 mm diameter x 8.3 mm long.
Also be sure to check out our Warm White LEDs, Superflex Wire, and Resistors to get all of the supplies required to complete your project.

These tiny lights are perfect for use in DC or DCC decoder installations where ever professional-looking LED lighting is desired.
This product can be used with all major decoder brands including TCS (Train Control Systems), NCE (North Coast Engineering), MRC (Model Rectifier Corp), Lenz, ESU-Loksound, QSI, Digitrax, and Soundtraxx.


You can purchase a set today from my online store


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SBS4DCC Athearn LED Assemblies In Action