Grand Express train
The Wattman Grand Express is an environmentally-friendly zero-emissions train, ideal for outdoor operations like; Amusement parks, Zoos, Hotel resorts, Camping sites, Tourist destinations, Shuttle services, and many other types of activities.
The Grand Express is designed especially for locations where flexibility and maneuverability is essential. Wattman is known for its high-quality trains that are easy to use in situations where the available space is shared with pedestrians.
We expect the Wattman Grand Express to be introduced to the market in mid-November 2020.
We will be offering the First Edition of the Grand Express in mid-November 2020. The First Edition is the most extensive version of the Grand Express, where everything has been thought of.
At the end of 2021, we will also offer a lower-priced Entry Edition in addition to the First Edition.
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Have you been considering a kiddie train or a mini train as a business opportunity?
Here you can find more information about the three topics that we receive the most questions about.
The purchase of a train is probably not something that you do every day. To help you, we have listed the 7 most frequently asked questions that you absolutely must ask every supplier.
Does the train have the correct certification?
This is perhaps the most crucial question you must ask your supplier!
Certification is often dismissed as “we have CE” or something similar, but is this sufficient to meet the requirements that apply in your country?
Of course, you can buy a train, and we think we can and if there is a problem we will solve it, but also consider your liability and the fact that your insurance does not pay if you do not comply with the regulations.
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
In the event that you need assistance with certification, our engineers are always there for you.
Is it too good to be true?
During your research for a beautiful and reliable train, you will find a supplier that delivers exactly the same train at a much lower price.
You will receive beautiful photos that look suspiciously like a more expensive product, and the specifications are the same.
Is this really the case?
Always research the supplier, search on social media, ask for references, and contact customers who actually bought and use the product.
We move more than 25 million passengers per year and can be found in over 60 different countries.
What kind of support can you expect from the supplier?
With the substantial investment, the focus is often on the price, which is understandable in itself.
A train is an investment for a more extended period, so the question is whether the purchase price is essential or the support you receive. Without support, a good buy can quickly become a bad investment.
Know that Wattman World will always be here to provide excellent customer service.
Whether you have a new or older train, you can always count on the support from our the company for technical support or parts.
Our company has been around for over 20 years, with more than 800 satisfied customers around the world.
How is the Return on Investment?
When purchasing a train, always look at the period that you want to use the train.
It is tempting to only look at the price when purchasing a new train, but is this wise?
A Wattman train is certainly not cheap, but you will get a reliable train that will last a very long time. The last thing you are waiting for is a train that is regularly out of order. Every disruption is loss of income and annoyance to the customers or the location for where you operate.
We have customers who have been using our trains for more than 15 years and can still get support and parts from us.
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Is the train environmentally friendly?
With a battery-powered train, you would think it is environmentally friendly, is that true?
It is not only the drive that makes a train environmentally friendly also think of the origin of raw materials with which the train is built and the paint that is used.
Wattman trains are completely manufactured in Canada where we meet stringent regulations concerning the raw materials that we use in our products and the production itself.
Wattman trains are fully recyclable.
What about Delivery?
You buy a train, but how do you get it at your location?
Shipping is often the most challenging part of the purchase since not everyone is aware of how you transport something internationally arrange the import formalities and have the train delivered on location.
At Wattman we take care of this exactly as you wish!
We ship our trains from our warehouse in Granby (QC) Canada and Almere the Netherlands. We deliver Door to Door, CIF or Ex-works. We guide our customers for the entire process.
Is the train suitable for me?
Always remember that a supplier does not like saying no to a customer!
Always investigate whether the train offered is the best choice for you and whether the supplier has already delivered trains at comparable locations.
A Wattman train is suitable for many applications but unfortunately not all. We must occasionally advise our customers to look for a different supplier.
Our trains are used by our customers at shopping centers, zoos, holiday parks, amusement parks, family entertainment centers, city parks, attraction rental companies, museums, event companies and many more.
Have you been considering a kiddie train or a mini train as a business opportunity?
We found an article published by PursuitZone about kiddie trains as a small business opportunity.
What services can the owner of a mini train charge for?
- Children can pay for a ride.
- The train can be rented on an hourly basis.
How much could be charged per ride?
The owner of the mini train that Pursuit Zone currently has for sell charges $3 per ride.
How much money could I make with a trackless mini-train?
I’m going to use our seller’s business model: I am also going to be extremely conservative in my estimates.
- Each ride last about 8 minutes. 16 kids can ride at one time. (16 x $3= $48 )
- Lets assume that you ran a full train 3 times per hour – ($48 x 3) = $144 per hour. (I’m assuming that its takes a bit to get all of the kids loaded and unloaded.)
- Let’s assume that over the holiday shopping season, you ran the train only 8 hours. $144 x 8 = $1,152 per day.
- 7 days per week: $1,152 x 7 = $8,064 per week.
- Let’s assume that you are only going to run the train only for the Christmas holiday shopping season 5 weeks total -$8,064 x 5 = $40,320
Aside from a shopping mall, where else could these mini trains or kiddie trains be used?
As with most other businesses in the fun and entertainment industry – uses are limited only by the entrepreneur’s imagination:
zoos, football games, baseball games, fun and entertainment centers, flea markets, farmers markets, carnivals, parades and other special events.
We often get the response from customers who see our price list for the first time that the trains are expensive.
But is this really the case?
In our vision, a train must meet the following conditions; Safe for children and bystanders, Reliable, Easy maintenance, Easy to repair, Exellent ROI.
We believe that quality is more important than price!
Of all the parts that Wattman uses in the production of a train, more than 70% comes from renowned American companies.
We do not work with cheap parts from Asia where quality, deliverability and support are often not offered. We also do not use mini tractors, mowers, warehouse vehicles, etc. to manufacture our trains.
- 20+ years of Experience
- Premium Support
- Guaranteed Quality
See our trains in action
We have posted a collection of videos on Vimeo where you can see our trains in action with customers all over the world.
You can see the Mini Express, Maxi Express, and Outdoor Edition in shopping malls, amusement parks, and zoos in the videos.