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As Edward was unable to move the train himself, the Fat Controller offered to let Henry out of the tunnel to help. Henry performed very well and the Fat Controller promised him a new coat of paint, since Henry's existing paintwork had been spoiled more by his stay in the tunnel than it would have been by the rain. Henry asked to be painted blue like Edward. However, many people confused him with Gordon, to the bigger engine's annoyance.
The matter was worsened after a trip to the Works when Henry was given spares of Gordon's buffers. Unfortunately, Henry was to suffer humiliation when he was hosed with water by an elephant he frightened. After Gordon and James had suffered humiliations of their own and all three had become thoroughly fed up having to do their own shunting and fetch their own coachesthe big engines went on strike.
The Fat Controller naturally disapproved of this nonsense and locked them up in the shed for several days, leaving them miserable. However, they were let out again after promising to work hard.
Henry developed steaming problems, which he complained about constantly, though he found little sympathy, especially when it caused him to run late. A period came when the Main Line engines were supplied with a poor delivery of coal and Henry had a very difficult time of it indeed. He had strength to pull trains only sporadically, in spite of numerous parts replacements.
At last, the Fat Controller looked into it personally and asked for the opinion of Henry's firemanwho told him about the poor coal and Henry's firebox being too small to burn it efficiently.
The fireman also suggested purchasing the high-grade Welsh coal used on the Great Western Railway. Sir Topham Hatt agreed to purchasing some in order to give Henry "a fair chance".
When the Welsh coal came, Henry's performance vastly improved, such that he was comparable to Gordon.
He continued to use the coal until he had a collision with a goods train at Killdane while pulling The Flying Kipper and was sent to Crewe to be rebuilt in Henry was rebuilt into a Stanier 5MT. Sir Topham Hatt had connections with Sir William Stanier, so this is likely the reason he managed to get Henry rebuilt so quickly. After returning, Henry was added to the rotation for the Express and pulled it so well that he made Gordon jealous.
Gordon tried to get even by rudely criticising Henry for whistling loudly at stations, but he had to eat his words later that day after his own whistle valve jammed open.
Some time later, Henry was taking a slow train. As he passed under a bridge, three boys he had assumed to be railfans dropped stones onto him and his coaches. He paid them out on his return journey by "sneezing" ashes that collected in his smokebox at them. But the day before, while he was idling at the station, his smoke blinded a painter, who fell along with his paint pot onto Henry. The paint splashed over Henry's boiler and as painting over it would take too long, Gordon was given the job instead.
When Duck arrived in to take over Percy 's duties as station pilot, Henry, along with Gordon and James, teased him and tried to give him orders, as they had been doing to Percy. With Percy's help, Duck blocked the big engines from entering the shed. The Fat Controller arrived and told the two tank engines off for causing a disturbance.
Henry and the others laughed - until the Fat Controller shouted for silence and told them that they had been worse, as they had made the disturbance. He told them that Duck was right - he, Sir Topham Hatt, is in charge and he gives the orders; Henry respected Duck more after that. Sometime after this period, Henry gained a Fowler tender for unknown reasons.
By this time, Henry once acted rudely with the engines at Barrow-in-Furness while in the middle of a conversation with Percy, calling him and them: Percy retaliated by reminding Henry about his stay in the tunnel, but Percy was shown wrong when he accidentally ended up smokebox-first in the sea at Knapford Harbour. When Percy was to be sent at the works the next day, Henry ridiculed Percy; telling him that he would be braver the next time he plunged into the sea, but Percy was quite determined that there would not be a next time.
Henry would then later accompany the engines to England. Henry's good opinion of Duck would be briefly spoilt in He and the other main line engines were growing very tired of Duck's incessant talk about the Great Western Railway following City of Truro 's visit. A diesel sent to the island on trial quickly developed a grudge against Duck and spread nasty stories about the main line engines to the trucks, stories he falsely claimed that Duck had told him.
He felt sorry a few days later when he became the next target of Diesel's slander and when Duck returned after preventing an accident, Henry cheered for him loudly.
When Gordon started feeling depressed inHenry, who thought Gordon was just moaning and groaning, teased him and told him he should get a wash-out and would feel much better. When Gordon's brother Flying Scotsman visited Sodor, Henry was jealous of the visitor's second tender.
Duck and Donald explained and while Henry took the point he still was vain enough to want an additional tender. Deciding to bring Henry down to earth, Duck told the big engine that he had in his possession not one, but six spare tenderswhich, as a tank engine, he had no need of.
Henry accepted and all the engines waited to see him go past. But instead of a splendid sight, the tenders were old, rusted and full of boiler sludge.
Gordon mocked him with a comment about wash-outs. Henry was so frustrated that the day after and arrived on trial, he became so hot that his regulator fused wide open and his driver had to use the reverser to control him. On his return journey no trainhe stopped at a signal box next towho had a train of oil tankers.
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The signalman told them thatwho he nicknamed "Spamcan", had failed and that he needed to be moved out of the way to clear the line for the "Limited". Henry pulled the train clear, but shortly afterwards, 's ejector failed and the "Limited" ground to a halt. Henry then volunteered to help move both trains. Luckily all he had to do for was keep the vacuum brakes off, but it was still hard work. The cavalcade made it to a station where Flying Scotsman waited to take the coaches and Donald to take the goods.
Henry brought to the Works afterwards and cheered for the arrival of Oliver several days later. Later, when Gordon needed new tubes, Henry pulled the express, but soon fell ill as well. This left the job of the express to ThomasPercy and Duck. A while later, Henry had to pull an extra long Flying Kipper and Duck had to help him up Gordon's Hillbut due to a tail-lamp falling off the rear van, Duck accidentally crashed into the train. Henry also had a problem with his fire after disagreeing with James on the colour of red paint, but said nothing more after the event where he broke his tender coupling and was separated from his tender.
InHenry complained to Thomas the time that the Viaduct had gone under repairs, when Thomas became impatient with his connection between the main line engines and his branch line. Awdry apologised for his offensive comment and changed the sentence to "as black as soot" for later releases.
This is the only Railway Series book to feature five stories, and the only book to feature anything other than four stories. Henry was originally going to be written out of the series, but instead, as Henry became one of the popular characters, Henry would instead be rebuilt into his well-known basis, the LMS Class 5MT. From then on, the Reverend would base all of the characters on real-life locomotives. In the third illustration of Percy and the Trousers, a blue double-decker bus with a sign advertising the book Troublesome Engines can be seen in the background.
This is the first time all of the engines carry numbers. Thomas was the only one to carry a number previously.
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James' number is never actually shown in any of the illustrations, as his tender is always obscured. His number 5 was not seen until the following book, Toby the Tram Engine. This is the first instance of Sir Topham Hatt being referred to as such, as opposed to his Fat Controller nickname.