Setting: 1800's bu the ocean in the switchyard or his house.
Mrs. Curie, father, Gilbert, Emmy, Erwin, and Neils.
The conflict is that Gilbert hates time because his father is always at sea and that Emmy won't agree with him.
Gilbert's father is back at sea and now Gilbert is living with the Limburgher children and with Mrs. Curie
One week later after father left, Gilbert found a handcar which Emmy thinks it will never work because she thinks it's older than the dinosaurs.
The climax of this story is that Gilberts father dies and Gilbert wants to turn back time to see his face again and also they kids get the handcar and called Kalamazoo.
The resolution is that all of the children get on Kalamazoo and that start riding it and Gilbert realized that the handcar is like time you can't go up and down or sideways, but you can only go forward.