As you know, many of the mid grade to lower end transformers have a throttle consisting of a round dial facing the user, with an offset (eccentric) upright short handle, which is affixed to the side of the dial with a loose bolt. Apparently, the intended operation is that the user grasp the short upright handle, and use it to rotate the dial in one direction or the other.
I have had these types of throttles on every transformer I've ever owned, even going back to the copper faced MRC "ThrottlePacks" I used for HO in the mid-1960s
But, for some reason, I have never operated the throttle by grabbing that little upright handle. My eyes are on the moving train, and my hand just naturally sits on top of the dial, and I rotate it by turning the dial itself right or left (like I am twirling a hockey puck). If you try to use the short handle, your wrist is unnaturally bent down at an awkward angle.
Anybody else do this? Why even bother with the little handle?