BAYKO Parts List - 1935 to 1939?
Ornamental Additions Sets

The exact date that Plimpton ceased production of these Ornamental Additions Sets is uncertain, though they are not mentioned in any literature printed after 1938.
One school of thought has it that production of these sets ceased in 1938 with the introduction of the 20s series Special Sets.
'New Series' era version of an Ornamental Additions Set C
I do, however, know of at least one set which was bought after war was declared, but this could, of course, have been residual stock.
In a more positive vein, I've acquired the Ornamental Additions Set C [right] which is made up largely of BAYKO parts, including a rare White Arch, produced during, and unique to, the 'New Series' era, launched in 1939.
Of course, this could have been due to the efforts of a wartime retailer with an empty box to fill, any later and the rarity of the white Arch would have made it an expensive filler.
My instinct tells me that this set was produced during the 'New Series' era, or, just possibly, slightly earlier in 1939 as the pre-launch production got under way.
It's interesting to compare the contents of this 1939 Set C with the much earlier version [right, below].
Detatched Houe with Garage - by Brian Salter
Ornamental Additions Sets were intended to supplement the standard range of sets.
Detailed below are the complete parts lists for the BAYKO Ornamental Additions Sets from this production period.
I hope you find this useful.
If you've spotted an error in the list or want to debate any of the figures...
BAYKO sets, at this point, were being made throughout from BAKELITE, and Ornamental Additions Sets were no exception...
The following colour codes refer to the main table [below] : -
Highlighted like this in the table below, these different parts and / or colour variants actually first appeared in these sets.
Ornamental Addition Set C
The Green Arches [dark or pale] highlighted in yellow in the table below, were unique to the Ornamental Additions Sets, though they were available separately, in common with all BAYKO parts.
There is evidence that they were replaced by White Arches in the 'New Series' era, which would also make these unique to these sets, though, again, they would probably have been available separately.
These sets were not intended to be used on their own and no models could be built with them...
...not least because they don't contain any Bases or Rods!!!
They were intended to provide a range of fancier, more decorative parts - 'ornamental' in fact - to supplement the standard BAYKO sets of the day and increase the variety of models which could be built. Just three such examples were included on page 69 of the second manual type...
The actual colour of the BAYKO parts varied CONSIDERABLY during this production period : -
Ornamental Additions Set A
The earliest "Red Pillars" were Brown, and later, possibly a form of 'oak'.
The Green colour of the Arch varied considerably, i.e. from a very dark almost olive green, via a mid green, to a very pale green. Finally they were replaced with white.
Later versions of BAYKO Ornamental Additions Sets had all White Pillars rather than half Red and half White.
Uniquely, the Ornamental Additions Sets did not include an instruction manual...
They were, however, first mentioned in the second style of BAYKO manual...
Just a quick environmental reality check. Nothing better demonstrates the lack of green credentials [despite their colour!] of the original BAYKO Roofs than these sets. Without the Roofs [and marketing constraints!] the total contents, even of Ornamental Additions Set C, would have fit easily into a couple of small margarine tubs, massively reducing its carbon footprint.
 
Click on any of the highlighted set letters below [e.g. #B] to see a photo of the set.
 
 
Part No.
BAYKO Part Description
BAYKO Ornamental Additions Sets
4
Bricks - Oak    
42
6
Corners - Red  
4
 
6
Corners - Oak    
8
11
Arch - Green
1
1
1
11
Arch - Oak
1
1
1
15L
Pillars - White
4
6
6
15L
Pillars - Red
4
6
6
16/3
Capping - 3-Hole - White
4
4
6
16/6
Capping - 6-Hole - White
4
4
6
16/9
Capping - 9-Hole - White
4
4
6
2
Roof Small - Green  
1
1
3
Roof Large - Green    
1
Part No.
BAYKO Part Description
BAYKO Ornamental Additions Sets
 
Click on any of the highlighted set letters above [e.g. #B] to see a photo of the set.
 
 
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