BAYKO Sets #1 to #6 Instruction Manual
- 1937? to 1938

This was the second style of Instruction Manual produced by Plimpton following the launch of their flagship BAYKO set - the "De-Luxe" set #6.
Unfortunately there's no printer's code so I can't be more precise with the date, but this is the later version of this style of manual and was in circulation from 1937-ish until the launch of the 'New Series' sets in 1939.
There is, for only the second time, a little corporate information, in the bottom line, on the back page : -
the Alwyn Studio Advertising Service were the publishers, i.e. they pulled the manual together for Plimpton.
The Northern Publishing Company Ltd. of Liverpool and London were the printers.
 
The image [right, shown courtesy of Chris Reeve] shows the final version of this style of manual. A label has been added to page 6 [see below] - click on the image to see a larger version.
Page 6 of the latest version of this style of manual showing the oversticker
It carries the self explanatory information that : -
"In place of the Binding Strips small metal Tie Bars have been substituted, these being more convenient and less noticeable in the final model."
The model of a bungalow [page 14, below] is the same as that in the first BAYKO manual...
...and has the same error with white Windows shown either side of the porch.
This style of BAYKO manual was the first to mention the Ornamental Additions Sets, unfortunately, on page 69, they mistakenly referred to "Red and Oak Arches" instead of "Green and Oak Arches".
The pages below which are shown against a pale blue background like this are the pages which were changed from the earlier version - most relate to slight changes in set contents.
 
It comprises 72 black and white pages, most including photos printed on white low gloss paper, with a full colour front cover printed on thicker white paper.
Size - 191mm x 154mm = 7.6 x 6.1 inches.
 
This manual overlapped with 2 distinct BAYKO production periods : -
 
These two pages, #70 and #71 show particularly famous BAYKO models : -
the BAYKO Village and the Skyscraper, respectively.
 
Click on any of the thumbnail images to see a larger sized image.
 
Oh yes - there is something odd about most of the models photographed for this manual - can you spot it?
...the answer is down at the bottom, just after the last page.
 
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Manual issued with Sets #1 to 6 from 1937 to 1938 - Front Cover
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The inside of the
front cover
is totally blank.
The back cover
is totally blank.
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If you look at the bases used in the pictures for sets #1 to #5 you'll see that they aren't BAYKO bases at all, but wooden blocks, varnished and drilled to provide the necessary holes...
...the evidence is just about visible in the photographs, because you can see the occasional hole drilled for a previous model as the "bases" were re-used for different models...
...thanks to Gary Birch's eagle eyes for noticing this!!!
 
Below here are links to related info : -
 
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