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Re: Model Train Wheels & Heflin - Shough

From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 17:22:07 -0000
Fwd Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2007 11:22:12 -0500
Subject: Re: Model Train Wheels & Heflin - Shough 


>From: John Scheldroup <jschel.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 17:34:18 -0600
>Subject: Re: Model Train Wheels & Heflin

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

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

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

>>>http://home.centurytel.net/cty90143/jpeg/heflin/1965santaanna.jpg

>>Hi John

>><snip>

>>Any more?

>World War II Gauge 1 Marklin Tank Car

>Put the image into Photoshop size/brightness/contrast, you will
>discover the wheels are solid filled and black.

>http://www.glancytrains.com/php-cgi/gallery/album69/aab?full=1

Hey, at last we have a measurement that's close!

As far as it's possible to measure from this photograph, the
ratio of "dome" to flange diameter on these tank car wheels
appears to be about 1.33, certainly acceptably close to my
previous estimate of the Heflin ratio, 1.32.

But what about the ratio of depth to diameter? Unknown.

What is the taper of the wheel surface, if any? Unknown.

On previous showings we should perhaps stay sceptical that these
values are also close, until there is measurable evidence.

However, _maybe_ someone will be able to show us that they do
happen to be close? In that case you will have finally found a
wheel whose proportions resemble those of Heflin's object.
Personally I will not be hugely surprised, because it is
basically wheel-shaped after all and there are hundreds of wheel
configurations. But _if_ and when this happens, the
psychological effect will be to harden the suspicions of those
of us who already think Heflin photographed a train wheel,
whilst leaving objective analysis of the photos essentially
where it was before.


Martin Shough




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