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I liked my athearn sd90mac so much, I bought a second one ...this time UP.

But I then noticed the sd80mac is possibly appearing later this year.

The outside details are very similar to the 90 but a different prime mover (from what I gather on Wikipedia).

I wonder if sounds a noticably different or similar.
 

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Slight difference,the 5000 hp engine in the 80 mac was different and only Conrail ordered them to my knowledge. I've seen them in person a couple of times and they are massive.
 

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Ive been meaning to see if the sound decoder offered more than one prime mover sound because it seemed to be fielded with two variations.

Then what I get with sd80mac is it's 20 cylinder deisel "710" and the 90 uses the 16 cylinder.

They should sound different.

At 80 ft long... I'd imagine you'd notice it coming thru....
 

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I have a couple of Kato when they came out with them years ago. I'm going to add TCS WOW Sound in them this winter. TCS has a different sound system for the 80 MAC.
 
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