BAYKO Sets #1 to #6 Instruction Manual
'New Series' - 1940? to 1941?
Second Version

This style of Instruction Manual was produced by Plimpton for their 'New Series' BAYKO sets in 1939 and lasted for around 2 years.
There's no printers code to confirm the date for this second version, though it was probably printed in late 1940, after set price increases...
...the final version is clearly later than this date, but the date of 1941 is only a guess.
The version shown here is courtesy of Bob Burgess.
The manual was printed by Robert Johnson & Co. Ltd. of Southport, Lancashire. It comprises 34 black and white pages, including photos of models, on glossy white paper and the insides of the cover, with a two colour cover, printed in red and green on thicker white paper / card.
Size - 220mm x 141mm = 8.7 x 5.6 inches.
I also own another copy of the earlier version of this manual, presumably dated 1940-ish, which has the BAYKO set price list shown in this version, but as an oversticker, glued over the original, at the top of page 2 [right].
Manual issued with Sets #1 to 6 around 1940 - page 2, with the new price list oversticker
This would have been version 1A in the sequence.
The only difference between this manual and the earlier version is in the set and parts price list on page 2. Given the impact of wartime austerity, it's not difficult to work out in which direction the prices changed!
For some reason, between the pages covered above and below this particular entry, confusion rained between the Parts List for the set contents on the inside of the front cover, and the Spare Parts price list on page 2.
The "Pinnacle Half Platform", as it was called when launched in the 20s series in mid 1938, is called a "Bay Window Cover" in the former, and a "Bay Window Roof" in the latter. This was never corrected during the 'New Series' period.
An important detail, on the set contents list on page 2, is that the Screws for Base Links are specified as 5BA, though this is not referenced in the Spare Parts Price List on page 4!
There's a type-setting error on page 18 below ["Green Wnidows"] which was corrected in the final version...

As well as this manual, larger sets also included a number of Model Cards providing detailed diagrams of models not printed in the manual : -
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Second Manual issued with Sets #1 to 6 from 1940 to 1941 - Front Cover
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Second Manual issued with Sets #1 to 6 from 1940 to 1941 - Inside Rear Cover
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