RPO hook assembly

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by OwenCPR, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. OwenCPR

    OwenCPR Member

    Does anyone have a pic of an assembled mail hook assembly for the Kato Budd Passenger RPO? Also maybe a prototype pic as well?
  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    The diagram is from The Budd RDC in Canada by Ray Corley. It shows a mail hook. This seems to be the only mail hook in the book -- none of the pictures shows one, although some show an iron bar through the mounts.
  3. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah


    did it go?

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  4. OwenCPR

    OwenCPR Member

    Thanks David.....does the hook extend horizontal from the car or hang vertically and parallel to the side?
  5. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    the hook normally hangs, it is only extended to catch the mail bag.
  6. OwenCPR

    OwenCPR Member

    Thanks guys.....a big help
  7. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    The hook has a small handle on the main bar to rotate it out horizontally.
    Some of them seem to have a little circular bit where the angled bar joins on; this is shaped to catch the mailbag.
    A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. Were there any mail routes where RDCs picked up mail on the fly? Were there any routes in Canada where regular trains picked up?

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