Actually I am building a 1/87 scale British steam tug from 1912 that towed Titanic out of Southampton. I used the Lindberg diesel tug hull, but found to be to scale I had to gut the hull in half and ass 3 inches to it to make the hull the right length. as these tugs were 130 feet long which makes a 1/87 scale hull 16 inches long. the hull for this kit is to scale. but the superstructure in the kit is more to 1/72 scale in height. but could be cut down to scale size. or like I am doing to my tug scratch building a whole new one. the lindberg coast guard kit is a fine model with fine wood planking molded in. but the funnel is out of scale, and the superstructure is too short the hull could be used as a small harbor or river tug but again a scratch built superstructure and funnel would be advised. or it could be used as is. I have seen some nice models made with this kit. Hope this helps, Fair winds and calm seas.