BAYKO Brick Pack Patterns

Thanks to Geoff Lilleker for help with this information.
 
From the very start, BAYKO bricks were laid out flat in the sets to cover the largest possible area and look as good a value for money offering as possible.
In the factory, the bricks were laid out, face down, on a sheet of cellophane, then a card was placed on top and the cellophane glued down to the back of the card to seal the pack.
The patterns shown below are the ones used by both Plimpton [post-war] and MECCANO to present the bricks, doors and windows in the various BAYKO sets.
Where the same pattern was used during both periods I have shown the Plimpton era pattern, but, if you move the mouse over the image, it will reveal the MECCANO era equivalent.
 
Spare a thought for the girls - it almost certainly was girls - who spent large chunks of their lives producing these patterns!
 
Sets #0 and #11
The brick pack patterns for sets #0 and #11
Sets #0X and #11C
Brick pack patterns for sets #0X and #11C
Sets #1 and #12
Brick pack patterns for sets #1 and #12
Sets #1X and #12C
Brick pack patterns for sets #1X and #12C
Sets #2, #3, #4 and #13, #14, #15
Fisrt brick pack pattern for sets #2, 3 and 4 and #13, 14 and 15
Second brick pack patterns for sets #2,3 and 4 and #13,14 and 15
Sets #2X, #3, #4 and #13C, #14, #15
Brick pack patterns for sets #2X, 3 and 4 and #13C, 14, 15
Sets #3X and #4
First brick pack pattern for sets #3X and 4
I've attempted to show the central column of the Balustrades, with dotted lines, for a reason [above]. Several of them have been rotated through ninety degrees.
The pointed top edge of these parts may have been thought to make the pattern less stable, however, rotation would have 'keyed' them into the adjacent rod groove...
...or maybe they just thought it looked prettier!
Second brick pack pattern for sets #3X and 4
Third brick pack pattern for sets #3X and 4
Sets #14C and #15
Brick pack pattern for sets #14C and 15
 
Well, I hope you found that useful...
...you've no excuse now for not titivating that prized possession!
 
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