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I think that you ought to put a chain onto your bike, and make absolutely sure that your rear sprocket and outrigger sprocket are perfectly in line, before lining up the front and rear wheels, again perfectly in line. In theory the rear tyre and rim should then be central in the frame, and this can be checked with calipers. If all is OK you can then easily measure the gaps each side that the spacers are supposed to fit into. With an Enfield type rear hub assembly the rim should be equidistant between the spoke flanges, ie. there is no offset. The spacer on the brake plate side is a standard thing, dished to centralise the brakeplate, however on the sprocket side the arrangement varied quite a bit over the years, sometimes with a dished cover to keep muck out of the wheel bearings and a separate retaining nut. Then there is a version with the nut integral with the dished cover, and both types should have a slim locknut, with the complete assembly being a nice sliding fit into the fork ends on the rear of the frame.
As I have described previously, Enfield also supplied their heavyweight rear hub to Norton (vintage CS1 and Model 18), Brough Superior, Panther, Coventry-Eagle, and on their own bikes too. All varied slightly in width, position and shape of spoke holes, bearings, axle details, brake plate, etc.. Over the years many ‘rogue’ Enfield hubs have been cobbled-up to fit a Scott, so you never know for certain quite what you have got. Adjacent to the grease nipple hole in the hub there should be a letter stamped into the metal, S for Scott, B for Brough, N for Norton, P for Panther, and so on. Do check that you have got a genuine Scott version ! Once you have established that it should be an easy matter to sort out.