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Dennis is a lazy, grey, diesel shunter. He has a twin named Norman.

Biography

Thomas & Friends

When Dennis was new to the railway, he tried to take advantage of Thomas by getting him to do all his work for him. He soon learned his lesson when he reversed into a ditch. With Thomas' help, he was able to finish his work and promised to be a Really Useful Engine from then on.

In The Great Discovery, Dennis and a number of other diesel engines were waiting in the quarry yard upon hearing that Thomas had been found in the days leading up to the reopening of Great Waterton.

Personality

Dennis is considered to be a very lazy diesel who tries to take advantage of others and depend on them to do his work instead. Dennis will often create excuses to get out of work, but usually gets caught in his lies and always says sorry - but whether or not he means it is the question.

Technical Details

Basis

Dennis is based on British Rail (BR) 11001, a prototype Bulleid diesel built at Ashford Works, England in 1949 and scrapped in 1959. He also carries his basis' number. Dennis' twin Norman is also based on BR 11001.

Livery

Dennis is painted two-tone grey with dark grey wheels, gearboxes, roof, and front. His number 11001 is painted on his sides in white.

Appearances

Voice Actors

Audio Files

Horn

First used Last used Sound Effect
Series 9 Series 9

Trivia

  • According to a magazine article, Dennis lives at Vicarstown Dieselworks with Diesel 10, possibly a part of the original script idea for Day of the Diesels.
  • Six different facial expressions were sculpted for Dennis, although only five were used on-screen. He had a total of six face masks, one of which a unamused face was never shown on-screen.
  • Dennis was originally intended to return in Day of the Diesels, however, he was later dropped and replaced by Norman, who is also based on the same engine as Dennis and is known as his twin.[3]
  • Dennis' horn sound was reused for Flynn in "Steam Team to the Rescue".
  • Dennis' horn sound can been heard in Tractor Tom multiple times as that of main character Rev.
  • Dennis, along with Flora and Hank are the only characters introduced in the HiT Entertainment model era to not have a Capsule Plarail toy.

Merchandise

References



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