Sir Handel is infamous for being a rather disagreeable engine. A bit too full of his own puff and with a saddletank full of naughtiness, Sir Handel believes he's one of the most important engines on the line...a statement which is very much up to debate! Despite having an ego as big as Harrison's vents, it would be unfair to say Sir Handel isn't a hard worker. He does do his best with quarry or passenger work, and does mean well most of the time...he just lets his ego get in front of his buffers!
Sir Handel is based on the Talyllyn Railway's Sir Haydn, a Hughes Falcon 0-4-2ST that originally worked on the Corris Railway.
Sir Handel is painted dark blue with red lining and brass fittings. He has red and gold name and number plates on the sides of his saddle tank and coal bunkers respectively.