Lindberg 1/87 scale Diesel Tug Boat

(10 customer reviews)


Last updated on June 16, 2024 2:19 am Details


  • Detailed repica
  • Winch included
  • Detailed deck
  • Stand included
  • Easy to assemble

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Additional information

Product Dimensions

14 x 4 x 8 inches

Item Weight

1.15 pounds

Item model number


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer



Alpha International Inc.

Date First Available

May 20, 2007

10 reviews for Lindberg 1/87 scale Diesel Tug Boat

  1. Sjolie

    I built this model about 60 years ago (thats sixty years!!)and was surprised to find it again.
    The first model has disappeared (I think Mom threw it out when I joined the Army).
    There were a few changes but all in all it was the same model and still fun to build.

  2. Richard Sutton

    I have recently gotten back in to building plastic models, and have developed a particular affinity for civilian/merchant marine subjects. This kit is fun to build, and is a good project for any advanced-beginner to more expert hobbyist. As more experienced modelers know, Lindberg is known for its somewhat spotty/variable quality. The moldings on this kit are not poor, but are by no means excellent either – just get your hobby knife and sand paper films ready when you receive this model. Another drawback of this particular model (and other Lindberg products) is the poorly written and illustrated instructions. Luckily there are enough pictures and online resources out there to hopefully resolve any uncertainties regarding construction and/or paint schemes.

    Enough of the negative, however. Overall this model is a nice replica of earlier tugboats, is easy and fun enough to build, and actually cleans up quite nicely with a bit of sanding and hobby knife work. For the more ambitious/skilled hobbyist, this subject could also definitely be made into a really neat R/C boat! Have fun with it!

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  4. Douglas

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     Someone says he has had one 60 years ago. Lindberg does a great job by keep making this model. I have converted it into RC, actually not easy for novices, especially joint shaft to the rudder, very limited space to the deck. It will also need around 300g lead to put it into water.

  5. Phillip Zheng

    Great size, easy to put together as there’s not many parts. With great paint job will look fantastic.

  6. Richard Sutton

    The best thing about the Lindberg kit is the one-piece hull. I initially intended to rig it up for RC, but although the rudderpost parts were available to control it, and adding a watertight propshaft and additional compartments were easy to cement in, I decided not to finish it that way. It did become a nice, worn-out old hulk, by the time I was finished with the paint and found a supplier of old HO scale truck tires for fenders (see the image I added to listing).

    The castings were pretty clean and required modest clean-up and de-flashing, but the one issue I had was with the use of white styrene for all the parts. It would have been better if the hull and deckhouses, rudder, stack, etc. were cast in black or dark grey and the roof, masts, etc. in white, but I made do as necessary. I also probably could have easily set this boat up for lighting, which I may still do, as I left the deckhouse unglued to the deck.

    Recommended for modelers with some skill and experience.

  7. Carmine

    Good model overall. Pieces fit well with minimal cutting. Instructions vague, to say the least. Leftover parts due to lack of instruction specificity. Still, model was fun to paint and assemble. Box illustrations often more useful than instructions.

  8. Andy

    Parts were molded well, kit is very detailed I love the large scaled.

  9. Philip Turner

    The model is designed very well. Base of hull, deck, gunwale fit on one another perfectly. Large windows on pilot house make for great interior detailing. The model was originally designed for a motor, which is no longer provided.
    The pilot house sets a little too far forward on the cabin roof, but can be easily moved back until the front of each are in line, Details such as tank vents and winch controls can be added. The anchor, however is superfluous since no capstan or anchor davit is provided. The box art for the anchor is incorrect. The mast should have five lamps facing forward, and the after mast should have two facing aft. Photos of this specific vessel are available online and can be used as a guide.

  10. Carl

    Lots of parts for the person that likes to build and have a few challenges. I can’t wait to build the boat as it looks like it will turn out very well since the parts are very detailed. The only thing I didn’t like was that the instructions are really pretty poor and lacking more detailed pictures of the build. Charge a bit more and make better directions and you’ll have a winning for sure. All in all, I’m a seasoned builder and will have little trouble with this kit.

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