44-045 BACHMANN T.P.O. Apparatus
BACHMANN SCENECRAFT 44-045 OO SCALE Mail Traductors - apparatus for use with TPO vans
Until the 1960s urgent mail was collected and distributed in rural areas using lineside enchange traductors to transfer mailbags to and from a moving post office train.
Mailbags were hung from arms, which held the bags close slongside the passing train, to be snatched up by a retractable folding net extended from the train. Drops were made from the train by a similar arm mechanism, from whcih the mailbags were collected by a similar lineside net.
This lineside accessory includes the delivery hanger arms, catch net and a shelter for the local postman, protection from the weather and from flying debris kicked up by the fast mail train.