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GACspaceguy
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posted 03-20-2012 08:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is what we just received in, a model of the Apollo Lunar Module (LM) leg and foot pad, it is about 7" tall.

The LM legs were built by Heroux Limited Longueuil, Quebec. Longueuil is a suburb of Montreal and I lived in Montreal for 4+ years. It has always been neat to me that the first manned landing made on the moon was on Canadian legs.

 

Interestingly enough the company is still in business and we at work were looking at them for some part builds and I had a chance to e-mail the contacts there. They sent me the pic below of the display they have in their office area.

garymilgrom
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posted 03-20-2012 09:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice find Fred!

Jay Chladek
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posted 03-20-2012 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dare I suggest the final photo should be captioned:

That's one giant leg for mankind?

Philip
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posted 03-20-2012 10:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for sharing.

alexbaja
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posted 03-20-2012 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice model. Pity they forgot to stick on the Lunar Plaque.

Gilbert
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posted 03-20-2012 11:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool.

Tykeanaut
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posted 03-20-2012 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did not know that the legs were manufactured in Canada. They obviously have a gift for "arms" and "legs".

robert_l
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posted 03-20-2012 01:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robert_l   Click Here to Email robert_l     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is amazing. I did not know either that Canada made the legs for the LM. I always assumed it was Grumman!

How much and what scale is the model?

history in miniature
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posted 03-20-2012 03:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice indeed Fred and if it is out there, we can count on you to find it.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 03-20-2012 04:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I presume this is the same model listed on eBay about two or three weeks ago. I spotted it at the time and considered taking a shot.

It makes for a very nice and unique display the likes of which I have never seen before.

Many congratulations on your latest acquisition.

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-20-2012 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by robert_l:
I did not know either that Canada made the legs for the LM... How much and what scale is the model?
I remember watching the moon landing at 12 years old. I was in Canada and we received the CBS feed through the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation). Where we lived that was the only station you could get (it was years before I released there was any use for the knob on the TV that had all those numbers, but I digress). At various times in the CBS broadcast anchor Lloyd Robinson would come on and give the Canadian perspective of what was happening. One of those segments was an interview and discussion with the company that made the LM legs and I always remembered that tidbit. I wish I would have thought to go looking for that company when I lived in Montreal but that was before the internet and a way to go search it out.

As far as I can tell it is about 1/20 scale. It was an eBay win. As far as price I was amazed that the bidding was very light, four other bidders. Final price was an amazing $180 plus $25 shipping. Understand for those kicking them selves the only thing that you did by not bidding was make it cheaper for us as our bid was REALLY high. We wanted this based on my connection.

Jay Chladek
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posted 03-21-2012 07:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, you've got to love eBay scores like that. A few years ago I almost bid on one item, which was an SRB thermal curtain. It went for a rather low price at the time $500 I think and I was too poor to bid on it. But, at least I know it went to a good home as Gary was the winner of it, even if I didn't know that at the time (at least got to let me oogle over it when I visited him in July).

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