Large Automated Navigational Buoy (LANBY) Free Papercraft Download

Large Automated Navigational Buoy (LANBY) Free Papercraft Download

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Large Automated Navigational Buoy (LANBY) Free Papercraft DownloadThis papercraft is a Large Automated Navigational Buoy (LANBY), which was introduced around Great Britain and Ireland in the early 1970's, the papercraft is created by PaperShipWright, and the scale is in 1:250.

They were seen as a cheaper way of providing a beacon at sites traditionally occupied by moored lightships. LANBY’s were fully automatic, powered by triple-redundant diesel generators and capable of running on station without attention for months. The bouy was about 14m/40′ across and carried its light about 14m/40' above sea level.

In operation, LANBY’s were not particularly successful but filled a useful gap between the need to phase out lightships and the introduction of reliable solar-powered bouys. The last LANBY (on the Coldling station off Wicklow, Ireland) was withdrawn and scrapped in 2010. ~ via Papershipwright

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 30 1 x A4 4 [Moderate]

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