Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ideal No. I-3361 Auto Carrier

The auto carrier fleet has grown by one with the addition of this Nifty '50s Ideal No. I-3361 set. It's a pretty good match-up with the Wyandotte carrier we featured some weeks back (comparison photos included here). This carrier is made of blue and yellow hard plastic and has an operating ramp. There's not much room on the top deck and it will only hold one car comfortably. It measures 9 1/2" (23.49cm) L x 1 3/4" (4.44cm) W x 1 1/2" (3.81cm) H. I remember as a kid having a large pressed steel auto transport. Don't remember if it was Marx, Buddy L, whatever...??? .Anywho, it's fun being able to latch on to these old toys now. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Wyandotte in back

Wyandotte (L), Ideal (R)

Auto comparisons
Wyandotte (L), Ideal (R)
The Ideal cars measure 2 3/8"L x 1 1/16" W x 7/8" H

Care to make a guess as to what type of cars these are...Studebaker, Packard, Chevy, Olds...?

The Ideal cars are numbered I-1694

Wyandotte (T), Ideal (B)


  1. I have the identical carrier, but as a Reliable Toys Canada version with slightly different cars. I collect Canadian version toys of many of the US manufacturers. Plastic and pressed steel. As well as building sets etc. Great hobby, and it is amazing that what starts out as a simple purchase can lead down a path of many variations in a particular model.

    1. Cool Richard! I started doing the same thing with plastic Marx train accessories. I hadn't gotten around to posting many of them though because we lost the external hard drive the photos were on. The Marx Canadian production is hard as heck to latch on to nowadays.

      I got started with this whole toy collecting thing when I wanted a few vintage Army toys to go on an old train layout I had. One thing led to another and here we are!!