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"As I thought. Rotten wood, rusty frames. Unserviceable before it came. Don't tell the trucks that, bad for discipline."
— The Fat Controller on Oliver's "dismantling" of Scruffey.


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S. C. Ruffey
  • Class: 7-plank mineral wagon
  • Gauge: 4' 8.5"

S. C. Ruffey, also known as Scruffey, was a ballast wagon and the ring-leader of the Troublesome Trucks.

Bio

Bio in the Railway Series

When Oliver returned from the Works after falling in a turntable well, S. C. Ruffey and the trucks sang rude songs about the event. Toad, worried by the lack of respect for the engines, consulted with Oliver and Duck and made a plan. Oliver then shunted S. C. Ruffey and his lieutenants and prepared to pull them. S. C. Ruffey rallied the trucks into holding back, but this only resulted in S. C. Ruffey being pulled apart. The Fat Controller attributed the incident to the wagon's poor condition, but told Oliver not to disclose the fact, saying it was "bad for discipline". After his parts were cleaned up S. C. Ruffey was scrapped.

Bio in the television series

S. C. Ruffey was rebuilt following his incident and wisely did not disclose the true nature of his rebuild.

The Official Website states that S. C. Ruffey is an old and experienced ring-leader. It also states that he still works in Oliver's yard.

Basis

In the Railway Series, S. C. Ruffey is based on a "Private Owner" 7-plank fixed-end mineral wagon. In the Television Series, He is based on a "Private Owner" 7-plank end-door mineral wagon.

Livery

S. C. Ruffey is coloured grey with "S. C. RUFFEY and Co. Ballast Contractors-Tidmouth-Sodor" painted on both sides in white. Before his accident and repair his parts were all rusted and rotten. In the fifth season, he was fully grey and resembled the rest of the trucks.

Appearances

Railway Series

Television series

He also cameoed in a seventh season song.

Magazine stories

He was also mentioned in the magazine story, Think Pink.

Voice Actors

Trivia

  • According to Spencer, in a magazine story, S. C. stands for 'Special Carriage'.
  • Some Trackmaster models of Duck were seen with a plain grey freight car with a brownish orange chassis. This seems to represent S. C. Ruffey, but it may also have been a prototype.

Merchandise

Gallery

Merchandise Gallery

North Western Railway rolling stock
Annie and ClarabelHenriettaElsieToadIsabel and DulcieAlice and MirabelS. C. RuffeyFred PelhayRicketyU. L. P.VictoriaThomas' Special CoachTroublesome Trucks"The Flying Kipper"The Spiteful BrakevanThe Ballast SpreaderThe Circus TrucksCattle TrucksChina Clay trucksFfarquhar Quarry Co. TrucksFlatbeds and WellwagonsUtility WagonsThe Breakdown TrainBrakevans
Old Slow CoachRockyHectorThe Chinese DragonMail CoachesGordon's Snow MachineThe Jet EngineThe Rock CrusherEmily's CoachesJames' TrucksThomas' TrucksToby's Museum CoachGordon's Special CoachesHenry's Lucky TrucksFlora's Tram CoachThe Photographer's DraisineThe CalliopeThe Open-Topped CarriagesStephen's CoachesExpress CoachesThe Royal TrainOld CoachesThe Pump TrolleyMilk WagonsSalt WagonsTar WagonsBranch Line CoachesPlant VansFuel TankersSpecial CoachesOil TankersThe Fireworks VansCream TankersJam WagonsRaspberry TankersThe Toffee TankerFunfair TrucksHopper TrucksThe Traveller
The Elderly BrakevanBennett and Co.The New CoachThe Special Stationmaster's HomeThe Animal Sanctuary CoachThe Naughty Pink TruckThe Posh CoachesAnnie and Clarabel's Old FriendCarols on WheelsThe Old Guard's VanThe Play CoachCircus CoachesThe Station Coach

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