Scruff the "Scruncher" is a boxy tank engine who works at Whiff's Waste Dump.
This is Number 33
When we first met Scruff, he was sent to Brendam to work at Whiff's Waste Dump. But Thomas thought that a dirty engine could not be a really useful engine. So Thomas collected some bubbles to clean Scruff. But Scruff doesn't want to get clean and rushes away, soon, Scruff is sent to work at Whiff's Waste Dump.
Once on "Clean Sodor Day", Scruff and Whiff stayed at the Sodor Steamworks and so Gordon had to take over at Whiff's Waste Dump. Whenever an engine came, Gordon would hide by some garbage trucks. Soon, Scruff arrived and Gordon asked Sir Topham Hatt if Whiff could take the Express and Sir Topham Hatt agrees. It was hard work at Whiff's Waste Dump, but Gordon didn't give up and got the job done.
Scruff always enjoyed working at Whiff's Waste Dump and getting scruffy. But some of the engines couldn't understand how he could bear it. Once, Sir Topham Hatt saw him and sent him to the Steamworks to get repainted. Victor and Kevin had him repainted in no time. Then Scruff refused to work at the waste dump but no one wanted to swap their jobs and Scruff learnt that if he didn't do his own job, he wouldn't be really useful! That evening, Scruff got dirty but didn't mind and got the job done in no time.
Scruff is a boxy tank engine who works at Whiff's Waste Dump. He has a square face just like a diesel but is actually a steamie. He works at the waste dump and dislikes getting clean. But Scruff is often really useful and never gives up.
Scruff is based on a Sentinel steam engine named "Musketeer".
- Season 10: Scruff and S.C. Ruffey
- Season 11: Fergus' Day Off
- Season 12: Stafford's Electric Slide
- Season 15: Roundhouse Roulette (does not speak)