Re: Semet Solvay Dome Platform

Tony Thompson

Tim O'Connor wrote:

Ok, I can't really tell that from any photos I have. I'm surprised a 2" thick plank that was unsupported for a distance of 10 or 12 feet would be strong enough to hold a 250 lb man walking on it, and holding up for years and years of service.
But if you say so, ok.

       I invite you to inspect the tank car drawings in the back of Kaminski's _AC&F Tank Cars_ book. Walks are clearly wood, called out as 1-3/4-inch minimum thickness. 

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