|East European Scale Model History||
The company Gützold was founded in Zwickau by Johannes Gützold in 1946. In 1948 he makes a wooden toy train for his sons and in 1950 the first model train in HO gauge was made. Johannes Gützold retires in 1968 and Bernd Gützold becomes the succesor of a 100 employee factory.
After only four years Bernd Gützold was expropriated by GDR government and the company was renamed "VEB Eisenbahnmodellbau Zwickau" in 1972.