In 1935 Märklin launched their three-rail AC 00 scale at the Leipzing spring toy fair.
They presented two electric locomotives: a steam R 700 and an electric RS 700. "700" indicated the name of the reversing system for the new locomotives.
The “700” system included a hand-lever in the rear of the locomotive for changing direction. Remote reversing was possible through “Fernumschalter” U 700.
In 1938 the reversing system of the locomotives was improved with the "800" system that allowed for electromagnetic remote reversing by pushing the button on the transformer.
The steam R 800 and electric RS 800 were among the first locomotives with this "800" reversing system.
The Märklin company was founded in 1859 by Theodor Friedrich Wilhelm Märklin.
It is based at Göppingen in Baden-Württemberg, Germany
The R 700 steam locomotive was the first HO train that Märklin made available to the public.
It was released in fall 1935.
Together with the R 700 steam locomotive, also an electrical engine was released in fall 1935.
This was the RS 700.
After the huge success of the first HO trains by Märklin, new models were put on the market in 1936, among which the first diesel rail car: TWE 700 in red/beige.
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