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Re: Model Train Wheels & Heflin - Shough

From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 17:12:57 -0000
Fwd Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 12:42:16 -0500
Subject: Re: Model Train Wheels & Heflin - Shough

>From: John Scheldroup <jschel.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 13:18:01 -0600
>Subject: Re: Model Train Wheels & Heflin

>>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2007 18:00:59 -0000
>>Subject: Re: Model Train Wheels & Heflin

>>>From: Nick Balaskas <Nikolaos.nul>
>>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 23:49:19 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
>>>Subject: Re: Model Train Wheels & Heflin




>>The ratio of depth to diameter of the Heflin object is about
>>3.8, that of your trainwheel about 4.3.

>>The ratio of the "dome" diameter to the total diameter of the
>>Heflin object is about 1.45, your trainwheel about 1.2.

>>The thickness and angle of the flange in relation to the "dome"
>>are plainly different.

>>Your trainwheel traction surfaces are exactly vertical to the
>>rims, Heflin's object appears to have a slight taper.

>>Your trainwheel has a very prominent boss on top which is not
>>present on the Heflin object.

>>Since your own photos indicate that all your statements are
>>untrue, would you like to explain why you made them?

>Here's an image blowup from that earlier post which got


Hi John

Got misplaced how, by whom, from where? We have seen this
drawing before, months ago, and it has nothing to do with the
wheel photographed by Nick Balaskas.

It is a more interesting drawing, with due allowance made for
the fact that it is only a drawing. I would still like to see
the machined object that it is supposed to be a drawing of.

Even so, although this drawing does have a 3-degree tapered
profile, which makes it better than Nick's wheel, it still only
has a ratio of "tyre" diameter to flange diameter of about 1.28,
i.e. Heflin's object has a broader rim than this object, and
broader indeed than any model trainwheel we have yet heard about.

Any more?

Martin Shough

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