Wattman Mini Express Train

Often referred to as a mall train, the Wattman Mini Express trackless train is ideal for indoor but also outdoor operations.

Mini Express

The Mini Express train has been around for more than 20 years now and is considered the best train on the market. A Wattman train is an investment that will last you many years.

This train is ideal for operations where there is little space such as in shopping centers, small amusement parks, family entertainment centers and many other locations.

The Mini Express train is a 4-car configuration and the standard configuration includes: one locomotive, and 4 wagons of your choice.  We can also deliver this train as a 3-car configuration for smaller venues or to start your business at lower cost, you can always choose to add an extra wagon later.

A Mini Express train is already very complete as standard, but we also offer many options, free choice of wagons and the possibility to adjust the colors to your own wishes.

You can choose the wagon model that fits your needs the best. You can choose the traditional combination: coal wagon, passenger wagon and caboose OR only passenger wagons, it’s your choice.

Wattman trains are manufactured according to extremely rigorous design and aesthetic guidelines.

Our trains come in 3 standard color combinations. We can also deliver our trains in a color scheme that matches your theme or corporate identity.

Our trains have always had the ability to operate outdoors and are proven in hot and cold climates. We have trains that run in winter in Moscow, as well as in summer in Indonesia and Australia. 

However, there are certain situations where waterproofing optimizes outdoor operations. If you are worried about rain, snow, wind and cold, we offer waterproofing options that combat these elements that allow continuous operations and relieve downtime due to the weather. 

These options apply to wagons and locomotives. Whether it’s winding windows on all units, windshield locomotives and a top-down door on the locomotive, upgrading with weather protection options will provide more comfort for your passengers as well as for the driver. 

 

The Mini Express can work indoors as well as outdoors. For those wanting a more adapted train for their outdoor operations, we offer weatherproofing options.

This is the 5th generation of the Wattman Mini Express train. Characterized by a regenerative drive, it is the motor that slows down or stops the train. The train no longer has brakes and maintenance is kept to a minimum. The new E-pedal drive now conveys an even smoother driving experience.

Your Wattman Mini Express Train

Standard included

Optional customization

As the train moves forward, steam engine sounds are generated and projected from the locomotive.

“Listen Mom, a real train”

The faster the train moves, the faster the rhythm of the sounds. Similarly, as the train slows down, the output flow of the sounds will also decrease. Also provided are bell and whistle sounds that are triggered by their own switch and independent volume controls.

The Sound in Motion system can be enabled or disabled via its on/off switch and it has a knob to control the volume.

When the train is ‘out of sight’ the Sound In Motion can be heard from a distance to attract.

Also, the fact that the train generates these sounds contributes to make it safer.

This feature comes standard with every model.

The ACS is intended to improve the safety of the general public when the train is used in busy or confined areas.

It works by using state of the art ultrasonic detectors to sense objects, person, and obstructions that may loom in the path of the train.

When an obstruction is detected, the ACS processor will assume control of the train and either slow it down or stop it altogether.

  • Detection parameters are programmable and are password protected.
  • System status is displayed on the LCD control panel.
  • Industrial microprocessor base for long-term reliability and accuracy.
  • No skilled knowledge to operate the system.
  • A simple, intuitive operation.

The ACS is intended as an assistant to the operator/driver. We cannot guarantee that the system will accurately detect all obstacles, people, small kids, dogs, cats etc. under all circumstances.

Option is available on all Mini Express trains.

To provide a good view of the blind spot in front of the locomotive, we can outfit the locomotive with a wide-angle camera with monitor that facilitates driving.

Adding realism to the Mini Express triggers a child’s imagination and captures the attention. The Wheels In Motion rotate at variable speeds and in tandem with the speed of the train.

Option is available on all trains.

PA-amplifier, speakers and 12 volt power supply in all wagons.

Plug your MP3 player into the amplifier. Create playlists.

Greet the kids on board. Deliver a safety message. Tell a joke…

The optional goose neck microphone allows the driver to keep his eyes on the road while talking.

The 12 volt power supply is located under the seats of each wagon and  can be used for; party lights, lights in the carriages and many other applications

Option is available on all trains.

The optional mechanical whistle adds an extra dimension to the train.

The driver simply pulls the handle to generate a more ‘circus like’ sounding whistle.

Option is available on all trains.

Our trains have always had the ability to operate outdoors and are proven in hot and cold climates. We have trains that run in winter in Moscow, as well as in summer in Indonesia and Australia. 

However, there are certain situations where waterproofing optimizes outdoor operations. If you are worried about rain, snow, wind and cold, we offer waterproofing options that combat these elements that allow continuous operations and relieve downtime due to the weather. 

These options apply to wagons and locomotives. Whether it’s winding windows on all units, windshield locomotives and a top-down door on the locomotive, upgrading with weather protection options will provide more comfort for your passengers as well as for the driver. 

By simply pressing a button, the driver will instantly generate smoke from the locomotive chimney.

With these advertising panels, you can easily install your corporate identity or advertisements.

These panels are mounted on both sides of the wagons.

One large and two smaller panel on each passenger wagon and for the caboose there is also a medium frame on the backside of the wagon.

The rooftop advertising frames can be used on the rooftop of the passenger wagons.

The wooden frames can easily be mounted in the slots which are available on the passenger wagons.

Protect your investment with original Wattman covers, which are designed specifically for the train.

The covers protect against dust and water.

The covers are not suitable for a train to be stored outside!

This option is available on all trains.

Enhance the train ride experience with the Wattman railroad crossing signal.

The system is equipped with two LED lights and an electronic bell.

The set comes with; remote control, battery and charger.

Option is available on all trains.

Small wooden station for indoor use.

The station is assembled very quickly. There is no metal hardware.

Option is available on all trains.

Wattman can work with you and create your own custom colored train.

Option is available on all trains.

A train operation without the appropriate certification is a vulnerable operation

All Wattman trains are certified and comply with all relevant European regulations.

In countries where certification is not required, the simple fact is that the conformity of our products with EN 13814 :2019 – Fairground and Amusement Park Machinery and Structures – Safety. Our certification will procure a positive appreciation on the local or national compliance agency.

In countries outside the EU where European standards are not applicable, Wattman will interact with the assigned compliance agency of that country to obtain the proper certification as required by local law. Recently, Wattman has worked with Israeli, Australian and Singapore governmental bodies and obtained required certifications for each of these countries.

All this to say that there is no single answer to customers looking into obtaining a certification.

It is therefore important to do your homework and verify if any specific local regulation applies to your operation.

All Wattman trains have been designed in conformity with the requirements of EN 13814 :2019 – Fairground and Amusement Park Machinery and Structures – Safety.

Based on the EN 13814 approval we are in harmony with the following international standards:

International, ISO 17842 – Part 1, 2 & 3 Safety of Amusement Rides and Amusement Devices | USA, ASTM F2291, Standard Practice for Design of Amusement Rides and Devices | ASTM F1193, Standard Practice for Quality, Manufacture, and Construction of Amusement Rides and Devices | Canada, ASTM F2783, Standard Practice for Design, Manufacture, Operation, Maintenance and Inspection of Amusement Rides and Devices |Australia and New Zealand, AS 3533 part 1 & 2, Amusement Rides and Devices |Brazil, ABNT NBR 15926, Amusement park equipment |Russia, GOST R 52170, Safety of Mechanized Amusement Rides |GOST R 53130, Safety of Amusement Rides, General Requirements

Operations

Ideal for indoor and outdoor operations

Shopping Malls

Business models will vary. In America, the typical model is for an independent train owner to contract a lease with the mall. In other parts of the world the train may be owned and operated by the mall. A typical ride will last 7-8 minutes. Generally, the ride has a cost but we know of operations where the ride is free.

Theme Parks

As with Carousels, a train ride in an amusement park has long since been ‘a classic’. Many parks will have track trains with sophisticated layouts. Our Mini Express trackless train is an alternative or a compliment to existing track trains. The cost is much lower and the fact that it is a trackless allows more flexibility.

Family Entertainment

FEC’s tend to have soft play areas. Larger FEC’s will have both ‘soft’ and ‘thrill’ rides. If your FEC’s lends itself to ‘Soft’ the train is a great fit.

Special Events

Companies that rent out equipment for specific events such as fairs, sidewalk sales and birthday parties and that have a train available will tell you that the train is the most profitable piece of equipment that they have.

Zoos

Zoos that offer amusement rides will purchase the train
and operate it in the concessions area.

City Parks

Large city parks with quality landscaping and touristic areas are great for a train operation. In these types of areas people tend to stay for long periods that are prone to train rides.

A quiet, safe and environmentally friendly electric train

Wattman is the only mall train manufacturer that designs and manufactures its trackless powertrain

While all other companies build their locomotive from a third party industrial vehicle (a stock chaser), the Wattman Mini Express Trackless train is built and assembled at our factory in Canada. Because of this, Wattman has constantly introduced and integrated new features and options such as the anti-collision system. From the customer support perspective, it’s reassuring to know that all parts are in stock and that the customer that will contact technical support will talk to an engineer that designed the train.

Only a company that controls its production can stand behind the product such as Wattman does. We don’t simply dress up a locomotive, we design and build it!

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