Wattman Mini Express

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

Mini Express
Our Best Selling train

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

The Wattman Mini Express train is ideal for operations where there is little space, such as Shopping Centers, Amusement Parks, Family Entertainment Centers, Zoos, Amusement Rentals, City Parks, and many other locations.

All Wattman trains are trackless and are equipped with a battery pack so that your train can be used flexibly and is environmentally friendly. Our trains can work indoors as well as outdoors. For those wanting a more adapted train for their outdoor operations, we offer optional 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.

Wattman trains are manufactured to the highest manufacturing standards in Canada.  We only use the best quality components, mainly sourced from renowned American companies.

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Wattman trains are very environmentally friendly.

Our trains are built exclusively with environmentally friendly materials that are easy to recycle.

All Wattman trains are powered with a silent electric motor in combination with a battery pack that, in addition to a good autonomy, is also very economical with charging. A Wattman train only costs ± 9 KwH to recharge an empty battery pack with the built-in smart charger.

With proper maintenance, our batteries will last at least 2-3 years, after which they are easy to recycle. We have customers who even use the batteries for 5 years without any problems.

Due to the high build quality of a Wattman train, it will last 10 to 15 years!

Parts are also widely available for our older models.

The Mini Express Express train comes standard with a locomotive and 4 wagons of your choice.

We can also deliver this train as a 3-car configuration for smaller venues or to help you start your business at a lower cost; you can always choose to add an extra wagon later.

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 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 Regenerative Drive. 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! 

Our wagons are designed with an eye for detail; rich colors, high-quality workmanship, and premium components.

The most popular color combinations for the locomotive are Red with Yellow trim and Black with Red trim, which we have in stock as standard. 

In addition to our standard colors, you can have the train build in almost any color.

Width112 cm | 44.13 in.
Length289,5 cm | 114 in.
Height177 cm | 69.5 in.
Weight Locomotive748 kg | 1650 lbs + Driver.
Battery Pack8 Lead-Acid, 6 Volts, 225 AH
Charger120/230 VAC Universal Charger
Autonomy16 hours indoor; 12 hours outdoor (based on 50% usage ratio)
Recharge8 to 10 hours
Maximum speed6 km/h |3.8 MPH
MotorElectric AC motor /12HP
Width82 cm | 32.28 in.
Length150.5 cm | 59.25 in. (Caboose 160.65 cm | 63.25 in.)
Height163.2cm | 64.25 in.
Weight wagons117 kg | 258 lbs
Max. load wagons204 kg |450 lbs / wagon
Length10,60 m | 34.8 ft (Locomotive + coalwagon + 2 passenger wagons + caboose)
Weight1218Kg | 2685 lb (Locomotive + Coal, + 2 Wagons + Caboose)
CapacityApproximately 24 small children or approximately 18 adults and children
GradeMax 7% (loaded) or 4 degrees
U-turnU-turn capability: 5,5 m |18 feet (wall to wall)

As standard, we deliver everything you need to be successful with our trains.

  • Depending on the configuration, 3 or 4 wagons
  • 12 Months Warranty
  • Premium Support
  • EN 13814 :2019 type approval
  • Locomotive 48 VDC | 12-18 hours of use on a single charge
  • Sound in Motion
  • Built-in universal charger
  • Divers overall  with cap
  • Spare tire assembly wagon
  • 12- Volt Mini Compressor
  • Tool Kit
  • Safety nets between the wagons
  • Operators manual

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, a windshield on locomotives or 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. 

Sound in Motion

All our trains are equipped with our characteristic Sound in Motion system as standard; this system produces steam engine sounds based on the train’s speed that makes the experience even more realistic

Optional Customization

Our trains are already very complete as standard, and we also offer you various options to equip the train according to your own wishes.

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.

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.

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

The mechanical whistle adds an extra dimension to the train.

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

We offer various options for using your train outside with our weatherproofing options.

Weatherproofing locomotive

  • Front window with frame
  • Roll-up windows in the driver’s cabin
  • Extra sealing

Weatherproofing wagons

  • Roll-up windows
  • Coating DryVac

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 permanently stored outside!

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.

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

A train operation without the appropriate certification is a vulnerable operation

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

Our products conform to EN 13814:2019 – Fairground and Amusement Park Machinery and Structures – Safety, guaranteeing that they are designed and built to a leading industry standard. This should facilitate acceptance with your local or national compliance bodies.

In countries outside the EU where European standards are not applicable, Wattman will interact with that country’s assigned compliance agency to obtain the proper certification 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. Therefore, it is important to do your homework and verify if any specific local regulation or national regulations 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

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