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Fire Engine Photos
1954 Maudslay Merlin II Merryweather
A few weeks ago there was discussion about AEC and Maudslay fire trucks; this is the only one I ever encountered although several were in use in the 1950s and following; this is a 1954 Maudslay Merlin II with all bodywork and fire equipment by Merryweather. It had an AEC AV470 engine, 500-800gpm pump, 400 gallons of water and should have a 45' alloy ladder, but this rig carries a wooden on e. At the time I saw it, it was a training machine in Edinburgh. Does anyone know of others that survived? Also, I wonder if the new 1:43 scale model of the 1938 Dennis Light Four pump escape by Yat Ming is available to the fire truck enthusiastsin the UK, ( soon to be joined by the 1932 Leyland Braidwood pump); they've just been released here in the US and are really great little replicas of these interesting fire trucks.
Picture added on 17 October 2008