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Paya have been making clockwork tin toys near Alicante in Spain since 1902. Paya initially produced toys under contract for the better known German and French firms, but by the 1920s were enjoying world-wide success with their own models. General production continued until 1985 when it was decided to concentrate on remaking all their old classic toys on a limited basis of 5,000 each.

Personal experience suggests that the modern Paya tinprinting is extremely attractive, making for some lovely vehicles. However, the plating on the wheels is often not high quality, and tends to flake, which is not so attractive. Unfortunately, many of the fine details added to both passenger and freight cars seems to be cast, the casting not always of the highest quality. This makes them extremely fragile. Few passenger cars actually used on a layout seem to secape without some damage to these fragile parts such as door handles and railings. Bent wire would have been a better choice of material.

Catalogue Illustrations

These illustrations are taken from two Paya catalogues, both thought to date from the 1980s. Some items are illustrated twice, partly due to slight differences, such as destination boards, and partly because one catalogue confirms vehicle length, and lights where fitted. Interspersed are images of the models themselves, where available.

Passenger Vehicles

The passenger vehicles are grouped by type, rather than strict catalogue number. There are three main types; Spanish (?), Orient Express and Rheingold. The first four illustrated below do not fit any of these catagories, the first three being 'short' coaches, and the fourth a US Pullman.

Paya, Spain
Catalogue numbers 1414 and 1415 short 4 wheeled passenger coaches
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 979, Rheingold passenger coach, short (23.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 980, Mitropa passenger coach, short (23.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 981, Spanish passenger coach, short (23.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 982, American Pullman passenger coach, long (35.50cm)

Spanish Railway (RENFE?)

Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1359, Spanish Mail/Baggage coach, short (23.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1359, Spanish Mail/Baggage coach, short (23.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1359, Spanish Mail/Baggage coach, short (23.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1359, Spanish Mail/Baggage coach, short (23.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1375, Spanish First Class passenger coach, long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1375, Spanish First Class passenger coach, long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1375, Spanish First Class passenger coach, long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1376, Spanish Second Class passenger coach, long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1376, Spanish Second Class passenger coach, long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1376, Spanish Second Class passenger coach, long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1377, Spanish Third Class passenger coach, long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1377, Spanish Third Class passenger coach, long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1377, Spanish Third Class passenger coach, long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1378, Spanish Sleeping coach, long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1378, Spanish Sleeping coach, long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1379, Spanish Restaurant coach, long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1379, Spanish Restaurant coach, long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1380, Spanish Open (?) coach, long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1380, Spanish Open (?) coach, long (35.50cm)

Orient Express

Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1362, Orient Express Mail/Baggage coach, short (23.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1362, Orient Express Mail/Baggage coach, short (23.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1362, Orient Express Mail/Baggage coach, short (23.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1387, Orient Express passenger coach (Pullman First Class), long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1387, Orient Express passenger coach (Pullman First Class), long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1387, Orient Express passenger coach (Pullman First Class), long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1388, Orient Express sleeping coach, long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1388, Orient Express sleeping coach, long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1388, Orient Express sleeping coach, long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1389, Orient Express restaurant coach, long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1389, Orient Express restaurant coach, long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1389, Orient Express restaurant coach, long (35.50cm)

Rheingold

Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1374, Rheingold passenger coach, long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1374, Rheingold passenger coach, long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1374, Rheingold passenger coach, long (35.50cm)
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1393, Rheingold passenger coach, long (35.50cm)

The following coaches are older 'original' Paya.

Paya, Spain
Pre modern reproduction Paya passanger coach.
Paya, Spain
Pre modern reproduction Paya passanger coach.
Paya, Spain
Pre modern reproduction Paya passanger coach.
Paya, Spain
Pre modern reproduction Paya passanger coach.
Paya, Spain
Pre modern reproduction Paya passanger coach.

Freight Vehicles

Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1303, Red Cross van.
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1306, flat wagon with aeroplane.
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1315, hopper.
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1316, hopper, PRR.
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1347, van, Champ Decals.
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1348, van, Schlitz Beer.
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1349, tank wagon, Persil.
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1350, van, Transfesa.
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1351, van, DB.
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1353, mineral wagon with coal.
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1354, covered wagon, Paya Toys.
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1357, cattle wagon, Transfesa.
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1357, cattle wagon, Transfesa.
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1358, crane wagon.
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1358, crane wagon.
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1361, wine wagon.
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 1361, wine wagon.
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 11351, log wagon.
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 21351, stake wagon.
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 25784, goods wagon.
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 41356, tank wagon, Leuna.
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 51350, van, Transfesa.
Paya, Spain
Catalogue number 51356, tank wagon, Transfesa.
Paya, Spain
Catalogue numbers 1303 and 1306, flat wagon with aeroplane and Red Cross van.
Paya, Spain
Catalogue numbers 1314 and 25784, goods van and Jacob's van.

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