BAYKO Sets #0 to #2 Instruction Manual -
1946 - 16 Page Version

This is the second version of the post-war Instruction Manual which was produced by Plimpton, in 1946, for their early post-war BAYKO sets and has double the number of pages of the first version.
It is possible that this issue was used as an export version to support Plimpton's assault on the global construction toy market, in response to government pressures.
Whatever its exact intended use, we should remember the severe climate of austerity and the very real post-war material shortages which prevailed at the time this manual was produced. This lead to some difficult sourcing decisions, creating a fairly chaotic situation, printwise, with set contents being printed on separate sheets, and, again, a separate “How to Build with BAYKO leaflet.
This manual comprises 16 pages, printed in red and black on white gloss paper, with a full colour cover.
Size 220mm x 140mm = 8.6 x 5.5 inches.
Pages one, two, three and five of this manual [below] are identical to those in its eight page predecessor.
However, there is a small change to page 4 [below], where the lower central model plan has been moved up the page slightly to create a space for a small table explaining the abbreviations used in the plans.
Pages 15 and 16 [below] show photographs of BAYKO models incorporating pre-war Large bases and Wall Capping - in a post-war manual remember!!! The back page, apart from the page number, is almost identical to the back page of the earlier manual, except that the page heading has been moved about 5 millimetres [0.2 inches] to the left. This is not a simple print registration issue as the black print in the heading has also moved.
All the other pages of this manual are new, however, some include photos of models shown in the first post-war manual.

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Sets #0 to #2 Manual<br>1946 Page 1
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Sets #0 to #2 Manual<br>1946 Page 5
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