Light Float No. 3


Lightfloat, UK, 1996



Lightfloats have been used by a number of lighthouse authorities to replace larger (and in most cases manned) lightships. Fully automatic and involving a lower capital cost as well cheaper running costs the attractions are obvious.

Lightfloat Number 3 was built by Harland and Wolff in 1996 and has been used at a number of locations around the coast. It replaced the LANBY off Breaksea Spit in the Bristol Channel – and was in turn replaced by a smaller, high focal plane buoy in 2006.

Technical Details

Length Height of light Character
14m 14m as required by the station

Model Details

Scale Length/Height Pieces Sheets Difficulty (1-5)
1:250 4.8/5.3cm 100 1 x A4 4 [Moderate]

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Type of media

Free Download, Printed Model