#### Help with B&O M-59 Ladder Size Approximation

Bruce Griffin

Friends,

I am hoping someone experienced with boxcar ladder sizes could help me estimate the rung width and separation height on the ladder in the attached photo? For size reference the "B&O" in the reporting marks is 9" tall and the "& Ohio" lettering higher up is 7" tall. Thank you in advance.

Bruce D. Griffin
Ashland, MD
https://bomodeling.com/blog/

mel perry

if you know the wheel spacing of the
truck, take the photo tona copy.shop
that has a scaleable copy machine and
increase or decrease the size until you
get the right size, you'll also need a
scale ruler to verify, btw that photo
looks like a model, not the real.thing
;-)

On Wed, Aug 26, 2020, 6:16 PM Bruce Griffin <bdg1210@...> wrote:
Friends,

I am hoping someone experienced with boxcar ladder sizes could help me estimate the rung width and separation height on the ladder in the attached photo? For size reference the "B&O" in the reporting marks is 9" tall and the "& Ohio" lettering higher up is 7" tall. Thank you in advance.

Bruce D. Griffin
Ashland, MD
https://bomodeling.com/blog/

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Bruce Griffin

Friends,

Maybe I wasn't clear in my question, I was trying not to be leading.  Using the dividers and the known dimensions on the lettering (from a B&O lettering drawing), the ladders appear to be close to 18" wide with a 18" separation. Does that look like what you see?  The opening looks rectangular, but measure square.

Bruce D. Griffin
Ashland, MD
https://bomodeling.com/blog/

Douglas Harding

Bruce I would agree, 18”. I believe that was a standard ladder width. The car number could be used to find the car in an ORER listing or full photo of a car from the same series, that could off more dimensional information.

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Help with B&O M-59 Ladder Size Approximation

Friends,

Maybe I wasn't clear in my question, I was trying not to be leading.  Using the dividers and the known dimensions on the lettering (from a B&O lettering drawing), the ladders appear to be close to 18" wide with a 18" separation. Does that look like what you see?  The opening looks rectangular, but measure square.

Bruce D. Griffin
Ashland, MD
https://bomodeling.com/blog/

Ryan Mendell

Bruce,

I concur with the others, 18" wide by 18" vertical spacing.  YMMW model works has this combination of rung width and ladder rung vertical spacing.

Ryan Mendell

Bruce Griffin

Thank you for your replies, public and private, I’ll go with 7 rung 18” by 18” ladders.
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Bruce D. Griffin
Ashland, MD
https://bomodeling.com/blog/

Donald B. Valentine <riverman_vt@...>

Hi Bruce,

What I’m seeing certainly looks like and 18” x 18” square to me and seems to be in keeping with records for such ladders. I wonder of the shadow of the left-hand style is giving you an optical illusion.

My best, Don Valentine

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