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"I'd rather be a really useful engine than a really shiny engine any day!"
— Scruff, Scruff's Makeover, seventeenth season


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Scruff
  • Configuration: 0-4-0VBT
  • Designer: Sentinel Waggon Works Ltd.
  • Builder: Sentinel Waggon Works
  • Class: Sentinel steam shunter

Scruff "the Scruncher" is a boxy tank engine.

Bio

Scruff was brought to Sodor to work at Whiff's Waste Dump. He hates being cleaned and, when Thomas once tried to have him cleaned, he ran away and hid in a siding until he was coaxed out with the promise of being allowed to shunt rubbish trucks. He once had to go to the Sodor Steamworks to have his "scruncher" mended and later that day, he helped Gordon tidy up the waste dump before the inspector arrived.

Scruff once had to be repainted and he enjoyed his new look so much that he did not want to get dirty. He then went round the Island, looking for a new job, until Gordon reminded him that he was most useful at the rubbish dump with Whiff.

Persona

Scruff is a grubby little chap, with a lime green boxy shape. He is more than content with "scrunching" and shunting rubbish trucks at Whiff's waste dump and has few other aspirations. He has been known to run in fear and hide away from things that he does not quite understand and can find having all the focus on him a little daunting. It seems, at times, that Scruff would rather be busily working in the background. However, he is cheerful to welcome engines to the waste dump and happy to have others join in with the "scrunching". He is notably, perhaps, one of the few engines on Sodor with little desire to be clean and presentable. Scruff's main motivator is being able to just get stuck in and knuckle down with his jobs.

Basis

Scruff is based on No. 9369 "Musketeer", a Sentinel 100 HP BE Type chain-driven vertical-boiler steam locomotive built in 1946 by Sentinel Waggon Works.

Livery

Scruff is painted lime green with dark green stripes. He has gold name plates on either side of his tanks, although his name is only written on this in the merchandise. In the television series the plate is plain.

Appearances

Voice Actors

Trivia

  • Scruff did not have a rear coupling hook in the fourteenth season, yet he was seen pulling trucks.

Merchandise

Gallery

Merchandise Gallery

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