RPO hook assembly

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  1. OwenCPR

    OwenCPR Member

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

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    Owen:
    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.
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    where??

    did it go?

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  4. OwenCPR

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

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

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    Thanks guys.....a big help
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    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?