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Dennis Light 4
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No: 299   Contributor: Ron Hozack   Year: 2005   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: Australia
Dennis Light 4

This light 4 Dennis was found in a museum near Brisbane (Queensland, Australia) it is about a 1944 model open cab with a 4 litre 4 cylinder petrol engine with about 70 bhp (slow but sweet)
Picture added on 02 November 2005
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It almost looks unreal :-)

Added by Marcel Gommers on 14 November 2005.
This model is one of my personal favourites as i am restoring one so whenever I see one I have to take photo's to convince my wife they do look good with lots of time and money spent. The good thing about this model is my kids can ride in the back and not fall off the truck as many early trucks the crew in the back faced out and not in like in this model

Added by Ron Hozack on 16 November 2005.
Ron, do you have more information on this one, like from what fire brigade this one was please?

Added by Fire995 on 12 April 2007.
The only thing I remeber is the truck was a Queensland Fire Brigade (Australia)truck as the couplings are different to the New South Wales (Australia) couplings. It is now located in the Beaudesert Historical Township half way between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Added by on 07 June 2007.
Fire995 this is website for Queensland Museum we do have a few similar in our collection regards

Added by Mark on 07 June 2007.
Ron, there are quite a number of these 'New World' Light Four Dennis's preserved in the U.K. I will post some pictures of them. My own New World is still awaiting some care and attention.

Best wishes,


Added by Barry on 07 June 2007.
I have one of these for sale, $8000.00 AUS located in Sydney NSW
I can be contacted at [email protected]

Added by Guy Ellis on 14 November 2007.
Dennis fire trucks aficionados will be pleased to know that the Macau Fire Services Museum is home to two well preserved historical vehicles from Guildford factory, marked as M-01-25 and M-01-27.

Dennis M-01-27, I believe, is a Low Load 60/70HP model which first saw service in the early 30s. Popularly known as Dennis Big 6, the vehicle specifications include White and Poppe 6 cylinder petrol engine rated at 45hp with a bore and stroke of 110 x 140mm. (Peter Williams)

Mounted at its center is a Dennis No. 3, 900gpm pump. It has a transportable aerial ladder at its rear mounting to cope with Macau rising skyline.

Next to 27, is M-01-25, a 1944 Dennis Light 4 open cab with a 4 litre 4 cylinder petrol engine with about 70 bhp (Ron Hozack).

Besides the British-made Dennis, the museum commonly known by its colonial namesake - Museu Dos Bombeiros (Address - Estrada de Celho do Amaral. Free Admission) – offers visitors the opportunity to relish at firemen paraphernalia in halls the size of two basketball courts. The exhibits go a long way to help one appreciates the fire fighting legacy in this ex-Portuguese colony and definitely worth the 15 minutes walk from the Ruins of St. Paul’s.

From its strategic location in the heart of the Inner Harbor, the former Central Fire Station served diligently until a typical dilemma in land scarce Macau caught up with it.

Macau was in desperate need of a modern centre command facility. Fortunately, compromise was reached and this fabulous European structure was preserved as the museum. In no time, a new Fire Brigade Headquarter began to take shape right at its backyard and now is home to an impressive fleet of Scania and Mercedes.

The 350 square meter museum is not on everyone’s must-see list but my visit there in November 2008 was pleasantly rewarding.

Visitors can view rare footages of fire fighting and rescue missions. One section is devoted to how firemen rescued suicidal desperadoes from Macau’s skyscrapers.

Others may not be so lucky but my guess is gruesome photos don’t fit in a museum dedicated to Macau’s rescue elite.

The museum is manned by members of Macau Fire Services but communicating with them in English is a challenge if we need information beyond the captions.

Fire fighting enthusiasts flying in and out of the Macau International Airport should also look out for Iveco Magirus 260-32AH/DL 50 - at the main runway. The chance to see one of the world’s most advanced Airport Fire Fighting Vehicle is perhaps the perfect eye-opener to discover the fire fighting heritage in Macau.

[email protected]

Added by [email protected] on 21 November 2008.
do you have a manual or copy of same as we have just purchased one of these old beauties. It was Car 1 from Bundaberg Fire Brigade and we will be restoring it.

Chris and Kate

Added by Chris Wallace on 26 November 2008.
Chris, if you go to and click on the download section you will find manuals which include the Light Four and many early Dennis's.

Added by Barry on 26 November 2008.
Anybody out there who knows of an old Bedford fire engine (preferably ex-NSW Fire Brigades) for sale, I would welcome hearing from you. I am located in southern NSW and have been searching for a while. many thanks

Added by Brian on 03 March 2010.
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