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 one-four-hundredth as long as The Danube
In other words, 45,000 shaftments is 0.00241 times the length of The Danube, and the length of The Danube is 415 times that amount.(a.k.a. Donau, a.k.a. Dunaj, a.k.a. Dunav, a.k.a. Duna, a.k.a. Дунав (Dunav), a.k.a. Dunărea, a.k.a. Дунáй (Dunay), a.k.a. Tuna) (from Breg Martinskapelle, Black Forest, Germany through the Danube Delta, Romania)
The Danube river runs 18,700,000 shaftments in total length. Intersecting Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary; and Belgrade, Serbia, the Danube touches more capital cities than any other river.
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 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(DOT), the maximum allowable length of a semitrailer pulled by a road tractor truck is 96 shaftments (unless superseded by state law).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 one-five-hundredth as long as The Oregon Trail
In other words, 45,000 shaftments is 0.00197 times the length of The Oregon Trail, and the length of The Oregon Trail is 508 times that amount.(from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon)
The historic Oregon Trail stretched 22,900,000 shaftments across five (sometimes six) states in the western United States. In the early years of the Trail's existence, the trip was estimated to have taken an average of 160 days.
It's about one-five-hundredth as long as The Volga
In other words, 45,000 shaftments is 0.00194 times the length of The Volga, and the length of The Volga is 515 times that amount.(a.k.a. Волга, a.k.a. İdel (Идел), a.k.a. Атăл (Atăl), a.k.a. Edil, a.k.a. İdil, a.k.a. Рав (Rav)) (from the Valdai Hills, Tver Oblast, Russia through the Caspian Sea)
The largest river in Europe, the Volga river runs 23,200,000 shaftments in total length. World War II's Battle of Stalingrad between the Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, which resulted in nearly two million casualties, was fought in part for control of the river.
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.