Original page created on 29/12/2023.

Brand - Reference

Brekina 14665

Type

Renault “1000 kg” 1950

Comments

The first thing that strikes you on discovering the model is the size of the wheels, and this is confirmed by the measurements: the diameter is 1 mm too large, i.e. 12.5 %! The tracks are also too wide: you can see clearly in the photos that the wheels extend beyond the wings.

Apart from that, the overall appearance is fine. The model is painted. The windows are more or less flush, but not very flat. The windscreen wipers are represented. The headlight inserts are silver. The other lights are painted. The front bumper is inserted.

Mirrors are supplied as spare parts. They are rather crude and difficult to fit. When will Brekina decide to use photoetching for this type of part?

Why are the door handles angled downwards like this? And what is that swelling under the radiator grille?

The interior is fitted with ochre seats and a steering wheel that is far too high.

Modifications

Fitting Herpa ⌀ 8 tyres, with reduced rim diameter and tracks. Photo after modification. The rim edges will need to be refined…Renault 1000 kg Brekina after modification

History

The “1000 kg” was produced from 1947 to 1965.

Features (model date unknow): four-cylinder in-line engine, 1997 cm3, 39 kW (53 hp). Top speed 92 km/h. 19 × 400 tyres.

Documents:

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Photo Renault.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Length 1 4 540 52.2 52.7
Width 1 930 22.2 22.9
Height 2 250 25.9 26.0
Wheelbase 2 310 26.6 26.5
Front track 1 600 18.4 19.9 2
Rear track 1 600 18.4 20.2 2
Wheel diameter 700 8.0 9.0 3
Tyre width 190 2.2 2.8 4
  1. Value given on Wikipedia. The original leaflet gives 4,620, i.e. 53.1 at 1:87.
  2. 18.4 after shortening axles and rim spacers.
  3. 8.0 with Herpa tyres on reduced-diameter Brekina rims.
  4. 2.4 with Herpa tyres.