Both of these handcar attractions were famous at kiddylands, parks, zoos, department stores and even orphan homes. They were very popular in the 1950's and 1960's at Kiddie Parks across the Midwest.
Hodges Hand Car
The Hodges Hand Car set are over 50 years old. These handcars were first patented in 1934 and were produced by a small manufacturer in Indiana. The Hodges are self-propelled around the track by the rotating action of the hand pedals which are mounted in the middle of each handcar.
Ottaway Pump-It Car
The Ottaway You Pump It Car set are also over 50 years old. These handcars were produced in Kansas and are self-propelled around the track by the pumping action of a “T” bar which is mounted in the middle of each handcar.
The Train on Time experience comes in two options with various sizes to accommodate your needs. We are very flexible in sizing options. Nothing is too big or too small!
Who can Ride?
Our trains are appropriate for the average 3-year old and up, to ride by themselves. Younger and less mature children may not have the required motor skills or the attention span to ride by themselves. However, these children may ride with a parent, grandparent, or older child.
Yes, 'parent' or 'grandparent'. Kids love it when an adult participates in what they perceive to be a 'kids' activity. What better way to create fond, long-lasting memories, than to involve the whole family! Our guests have spanned 3 generations.Our trains are of solid construction. Each handcar weighs about 75 pounds; yet even 3-year old children can make them go with ease.