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I would like to start off this edition of the Backshop Scoot with a brief announcement regarding a planned vacation the week following the July 4 holiday. 
I am on vacation from 7/3/14 through 7/13/14.  Phone reception may be spotty OR I may just be having some fun so please leave a message if you call.  Yes, I do try hard to return those...  Email works great too...

The store will remain open during this period.  It is open 24-7-365 after all.   Orders for in-stock merchandise received by 7/2/14 will ship prior to closing on 7/3/14.

I will finalize and ship orders received while I am away as quickly as possible upon my return.

Thanks to you all for your patience and your patronage.
With kind regards, Bryan
Product Survey...

I have been working with my LED supplier to obtain a true signal green LED in sizes 1206 and 0603.  I will have to have them manufactured to my specs but I do that now anyway on my warm white and cool whites so thats not a bog deal.
The project looks doable but I wonder how much need or interest there is for this item.  It is a substantial investment so l want to get a sense of what you want.
The dominant wavelength would be 507 which falls solidly in the range required for green signal aspects by the FRA.
The LED would be great for use in marker lights, signals and traffic lights.... that is unless you like the goblin green that is predominant in the market.
Email your feedback regarding interest, sizes, and color to  I may not reply directly to all feedback but will read it all and take your comments into consideration.
Thanks for your feedback.

Now Arriving, Track 1...



N Scale Atlas GP38-2 

About The Model

The Dash 2 locomotive series, unveiled by EMD in 1972, featured significant changes, such as a solid-state, modular electrical control system and improved engine components designed to increase traction and reduce exhaust emissions. A reliable work-horse, the GP38-2 remains one of the most successful locomotives ever built. Most are still in service today.

Atlas Master Line Features:
  • Golden-white LEDs
  • Painted safety rails
  • Directional lighting
  • Blackened metal wheels
  • Scale Speed™ motor
  • Factory-installed AccuMate® magnetic knuckle couplers
  • Separately-applied coupler cut levers
  • Now with NCE Decoders!
Additional Features:
  • Non-Dynamic, Dynamic, and Extended Range Dynamic Brakes used where appropriate
  • Pilot: Standard or with Snow Plow
  • Low short hood and High short hood versions availalble

Now Boarding, Track 2...

N Kato Unitrack Electric Turntable and Accessories
Kato has announced a new addition to the N scale unitrack line... the turntable.

*12mm thick, a mere 5mm taller than standard Unitrack.
*Full 360 degree rotation takes approximately 1 minute, with the secondary motor smoothly and slowly moving the tracks into position when told to stop, giving it a realistic and smooth appearance in motion.
*Fully Compatible with DCC power systems (Turntable will still require the included DC Turntable Controller to operate)
*The 160mm (6.3") bridge can incorporate most standard length locomotives and even locomotives as long as the EMD SD90/43MAC!

Delivery is expected in July 2014 so be sure to order yours today!


Additional New Product Announcements...


N Atlas EMD GP40-2

Other recent arrivals at SBS4DCC include the new Kato HO Scale Concrete Tie Unitrack, InterMountain N Scale FP7A and F7Bs, a couple of HOn3 Blackstone locos plus a great selection HO Scale Track and N Scale Track from Atlas,  Kato and Peco.


Flag Stop... 
What YOU See Is What I Have


SBS4DCC - Stock Status Information


Just a reminder that SBS4DCC features real-time inventory tracking.  If it says it is in stock... it IS...  I try to maintain a strong selection of DCC and Model Railroad products and try not to hide what I do not stock yet.  I appreciate the opportunity to provide catalog items when you can wait a few extra days as this makes a huge difference in my ability to grow and expand my selection.


Every now and then, I do run out of an item.  Backorders are accepted on many stock items and orders can still be placed for those items through the web store.


I also offer a number of catalog items.  These are products I am able to offer but not able to stock.  Please call or email to confirm availability and lead time.


Don't see what you need?  I have a growing list of suppliers so be sure to ask about any product you need that is not listed on my site.  



SBS4DCC Products...

Finally! A small speaker that will rock your world.  


Four Sizes
Eight Baffles
Thirty Two Sweet Speaker Options



SBS4DCC Varnish Lighting 


Bring your crack passenger trains to life with the brilliance and intensity of flicker-free LED lighting at an affordable price. 



Constant Non-Directional Design


Expandable Anti-Flicker Circuit


DCC-Friendly Design 


Adjustable Brightness


Z, N and HO Scale Models Available





DCC Tools...
The ESU LokTester is a stand-alone DCC Decoder Test Station compatible with any brand of decoder or command station.

Screw Terminal
Next18 NEM661
6-Pin NEM651
8-Pin NEM652
PluX NEM658
21MTC NEM660


6 Function LEDs
5-pole Motor
20mm Speaker

The MRT Accutrak Speedometer is a free standing, battery operated scale speedometer HO and N scales.


Its design is based upon infrared beams which create a "trap" zone through which the train travels.

Accutrak Features:

Ideal for DCC speed matching DCC


Operates on 2 AAA batteries


Scale Selectable  - N or HO



And don't forget I carry a fantastic selection of DCC products from all of the best manufacturers including Aux-BoxCT Elektroniks, DCC Concepts CobaltDCC SpecialtiesDigitraxElectronic Solutions Ulm (ESU)LenzMRC, MRT AccutrackNCE, Olin's DepotQSI SolutionsRoco Z21Soundtraxx, SPROGTam Valley DepotTCS, Team Digital and Zimo.


Visit SBS4DCC today!