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Model Train Wheels & Heflin [was: Dan Aykroyd Has

From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2007 14:18:52 -0700
Fwd Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2007 07:54:50 -0500
Subject: Model Train Wheels & Heflin [was: Dan Aykroyd Has


>From: Nick Balaskas <Nikolaos.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 22:34:28 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
>Subject: Re: Dan Aykroyd Has O'Hare Footage & Photos?

<snip>

>Good work John for identifying the latest UFO hoaxed pictures
>and showing that hoaxes are the correct explanations for many
>important UFO sightings. As I write, I have beside me a set of
>large "G Scale" metal wheels for model trains that I recently
>tracked down and purchased out of town which have the same
>shape, ratios of thicknesses and diameters and even the angles
>of the rims with the famous Rex Heflin UFO - but that is a
>different investigation of what may prove to be yet another UFO
>hoax!


Hi Nick,

Could you possibly possibly post an image of the model train
wheels you obtained?

I have examined images of G-Scale (1-inch diameter) wheels
manufactured by Bachmann. While they are decidedly similar to
the Heflin image, the match is by no means precise.

The ratio of the diameter of the outer rim to that of the inner
cylinder  - 'dome' - is noticeably larger in the Heflin image.

Also, the Heflin image shows an angular 'taper'" from the outer
rim of the object to the base of the dome, while in the model
wheel this region is quite flat.

Upon examining the UpDates Archive, I see I am by no means the
first to notice these mis-matches.

Nevertheless, perhaps there is more geometric variation in these
model wheels than one might expect. If you can provide an image
- e.g., via ImageShack - of a model wheel that is as precise a
match to the Heflin image as you indicate, I would certainly be
interested in seeing it.


Regards

Mike




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