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Re: Model Train Wheels & Heflin - Balaskas

From: Nick Balaskas <Nikolaos.nul>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 16:10:11 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
Fwd Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 06:04:38 -0500
Subject: Re: Model Train Wheels & Heflin - Balaskas

>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


>>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 misplaced.


Thank you John for supplying us with this useful jpeg file that
allows for an easy comparison between one of the Heflin flying
saucer images with a typical model train wheel.

Interestingly, although my "G Scale" model train wheels and the
line drawing of the Heflin object both have bosses at the top of
the dome part (not all model train wheels do), apparently so
does the Heflin flying saucer!

Although the flying saucer images are small on all three Heflin
polaroid pictures and thus appear very blurry and not very well
defined when blown up, the saucer still looks like a typical
model train wheel. Compare this with the small image of the
"Face on Mars" that was first noticed in a picture taken by
Viking 1 in 1976 when it was later compared to a much higher
resolution picture taken with the Mars Global Surveyor decades
afterwards. There are still people today that cannot accept that
these two pictures are depictions of the same "Face".

Last night I made a quick search on eBay for large scale model
train wheels, preferably "1:32 scale" and from old steam
engines, especially those manufactured in England (possibly by
Roundhouse or Astor). I did not find any but I did make a bid on
some assorted old wheels from England after I noticed that the
two smaller wheels on an axis on the upper right part of this
picture had the same relative thicknesses and ratios that Martin
obtained for the Heflin object!

Go to the URL below and check for yourself.


Even though my search for the right model train wheel continues,
like the "Face on Mars", there will be those that will never be
convinced that they were mistaken.

Nick Balaskas

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