Things to Do and See at The Living Desert
G-Scale Model Train
9am - 5pm from October 1 to May 31
8am - 11am from June 1 to September 30
LGB, the world's first "G-scale" train, was born in 1968. However, the family history of LGB goes back to 1881, when Ernst Paul Lehmann founded a small toy-making company in Brandenburg, Germany. Lehmann had a keen eye for new ideas and his"patent" toys, like the honking Tut Tut auto and flying Ikarus airplane, soon gave "Ernest Paul Lehmann Patentwerk" a worldwide reputation for toy innovation. Ernst Paul Lehmann's cousin, Johannes Richter, joined the company in 1921 and built on Lehmann's reputation with patented toys like the ingenious Skirolf skier. After the East German government seized the company in 1948, Richter moved his family and the firm to Nurnberg in the West. Then, 20 years later, Richter's sons, Eberhard and Wolfgang, introduced the family's boldest invention: LGB- The Big Train. Today, Ernst Paul Lehmann Patentwerk is still family owned with Eberhard and Wolfgang's sons, Johannes and Rolf, at the helm. The LGB family also includes the many dedicated employees at the Lehmann's home in Nurnberg and at LGB of America in San Diego, California. They craft LGB trains using the latest in computer aided design, precision machining processes and robotic production techniques. Together, the LGB family has over 100 years of experience creating innovative products and serving demanding customers. LGB trains are one of the best selling big trains in the world.
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