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Payá Hermanos, S.A. was the leading Spanish manufacturer of tinplate model trains. The company began in the early 1900’s in the town of Ibi, Spain located in the mountains north of the Mediterranean port of Alicante. Village tinsmith Don Raimundo Payá started out making simple and inexpensive clockwork toys. His first metal toy was a hand-painted horse drawn coach. The business grew rapidly and the firm Payá Hermanos S.A. (Payá Brothers S.A.) was formed and built their first toy factory in Ibi, where toy manufacturing began in 1906. It became a family run business with four brothers managing the firm, hence the name- Payá Hermanos (1905-1984).