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How long is 45,000 shaftments?

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It's about 800 times as long as a London bus.
In other words, 45,000 shaftments is 818 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.00122 times that amount.
(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 55 shaftments in length. The buses were said to be well-designed for travel in the London traffic, as they offered an open door for riders to board and exit even while the bus was moving at low speeds, and a full-time conductor to collect fares.
It's about 600 times as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, 45,000 shaftments is 620 times the height of a Telephone Pole, and the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.0016 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Utility Pole, a.k.a Power Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Post, a.k.a. Hydro Pole) (exposed height; per Florida Public Service Commission average)
A standard telephone pole is 72 shaftments tall. Despite alternatives, most telephone poles in the US are made of wood — most commonly pine — and have a lifespan of 25 to 50 years, depending on climate and preservatives applied.
It's about 550 times as tall as a Brachiosaurus.
In other words, the height of a Brachiosaurus is 0.0019 times 45,000 shaftments.
(based on comparable bone measurements, height to head)
Dinosaurs in the genus Brachiosaurus had an estimated height (at the head with neck fully extended) of up to 85 shaftments. A resin cast of the first Brachiosaurus specimen, owned by the Field Museum in Chicago, is currently on display at the O'Hare International Airport.
It's about 450 times as long as a Semitrailer.
In other words, 45,000 shaftments is 468.80 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 0.002133 times that amount.
(a.k.a. semi-trailer truck, a.k.a. semi, a.k.a. tractor-trailer, a.k.a. truck and trailer, a.k.a. eighteen-wheeler, a.k.a. big rig, a.k.a. Mack truck, a.k.a. transport, a.k.a. lorry, a.k.a. artic; for box truck; United States Federal length limits)
According to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), the maximum allowable length of a semitrailer pulled by a road tractor truck is 96 shaftments (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight.
It's about 450 times as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
In other words, the height of The Hollywood Sign is 0.0022 times 45,000 shaftments.
(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 98 shaftments tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about 350 times as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 45,000 shaftments is 358.01 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 0.0027932 times that amount.
(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 125.70 shaftments. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about 350 times as long as a Cricket Pitch.
In other words, 45,000 shaftments is 340.9090 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 0.00293333 times that amount.
(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)
The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 132 shaftments. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 4.724410 shaftments tall including the bails.