BAYKO Parts List - 1949 to 1959
The Peak Period

Detailed below are the complete parts lists for the BAYKO sets from the production between 1949 and 1959, which included both the peak and the beginning of the end of BAYKO.
I hope you find this useful - if you've spotted an error in the list or want to debate any of the figures...
Sets were now in the red, white and mid-green colour scheme, the latter drifting to lighter green as the polystyrene windows arrived.
There is some debate over why the post-war BAYKO set structure changed so significantly from the pre-war structure...
The following colour codes refer to the main table [below] : -
The #3X and #4 Sets included this recently launched range of new parts highlighted in green below. The Corner Bricks contents [6 x red & 18 white] are illogical, though correct, 8 x red & 16 x white would make far more sense for building. I can't help but wonder if this was a transcription error which, somehow, never got corrected!
BAYKO model church from the early 1950s - click here for a larger image
Here I have shown the inclusion of both the sets #0 - #3 manual and the set #4 manual. This is correct up to August, 1954, when the sets #0 - #4 was introduced. At this point, there was no longer a need for the sets #0 - #3 manual in set #4, so it was dropped. Thanks to Peter Crook for identifying the need for this clarification.
The parts highlighted in blue were not included in the earliest #3X conversion sets, however, once set #4was introduced in 1952, they were 'retrospectively added to conversion set #3X, which changed box size to accommodate them.
The parts shown in red were introduced in the late 1950s but only detailed in the published parts list in the last two manuals in 1959. 'MECCANO MAGAZINE' hinted at them in May, 1958, but the Garage Doors weren't launched until 1959.
Sadly neither manual includes the Ramp or T.V. Aerial in the listed conversion set parts for sets #0 to #3, but...
...the inclusion, here, of the Garage Doors in set #2x is correct, though illogical...
I haven't referred to this as the peak period for nothing, as BAYKO now had the largest range of different parts at any time in it's history.
The #4 set was first advertised in 'MECCANO Magazine' in February, 1952.
BAYKO model detached house from the later 1950s - click here for a larger image
The #3X Conversion Set preceded it, being planned for availability in February, 1951. It was actually first advertised in July, 1951, though it was also included in both April, 1951 BAYKO Fliers and Parts Price Lists. The first BAYKO set #3X manual is, sadly, undated...
Until the late 1950s, this was the most commercially successful period for BAYKO.
Manufacture of Windows, Doors and many Bricks gradually migrated from plastic to polystyrene during the second half of this period.
The early post-war period was almost littered with manuals, there were so many variants even allowing for the ten years...
...in fact there were no less than thirty different versions in the ten years covered by this period...
 
Click on any of the highlighted set numbers below [e.g. #2] to see a photo of the set.
 

Part No.
BAYKO Part Description
Standard Sets
Conversion Sets
1B
Base (Small)
1
2
2
4
8
1
 
2
4
3
Large Roof
     
1
1
   
1
 
2
Medium Roof
   
1
1
1
 
1
   
28
Small Roof
 
1
1
1
1
1
     
30
Flat Roof
2
2
2
2
4
     
2
29
Roof Ends
2
2
2
2
4
     
2
4
Bricks - Red
11
18
24
40
51
7
6
16
11
4
Bricks - White
9
10
21
40
70
1
11
19
30
5
Half Bricks - Red
 
2
2
2
6
2
   
4
5
Half Bricks - White
11
13
21
25
50
2
8
4
25
27
Bricks End- Red
4
6
8
12
16
2
2
4
4
27
Bricks End - White
8
10
16
20
32
2
6
4
12
5L
Bricks Long - Red
 
4
4
5
8
4
   
3
5L
Bricks Long - White
 
2
2
8
12
2
 
6
4
26
Bricks Curved - Red
2
2
4
8
12
 
2
4
4
26
Bricks Curved - White
1
1
2
4
6
 
1
2
2
8
Doors
2
2
3
5
6
 
1
2
1
7
Windows
6
8
19
19
40
2
11
 
21
7L
Windows Large
 
2
2
3
4
2
 
1
1
25
Windows Curved
1
1
2
4
6
 
1
2
2
19
Bay Window Cover
   
1
2
3
 
1
1
1
15L
Pillars - 3-Brick
 
2
4
8
12
2
2
4
4
15M
Pillars - 2-Brick
       
6
     
6
10
Chimneys
1
1
1
2
2
   
1
 
12S
Steps (Straight)
   
2
4
6
 
2
2
2
11
Arch
     
1
2
   
1
1
9
Canopy
1
1
1
1
2
     
1
Part No.
BAYKO Part Description
Standard Sets
Conversion Sets
 
Floors -   7 x   7
     
1
2
   
1
1
 
Floors - 11 x   7
     
1
2
   
1
1
 
Floors - 13 x   9
   
1
1
2
 
1
 
1
 
Floors - 15 x   5
       
1
     
1
 
Floors - 15 x   6
     
2
4
   
2
2
 
Floors - 15 x 11
     
1
2
   
1
1
 
Rods ½-Brick
12
12
12
18
34
   
6
16
 
Rods 1-Brick
12
18
18
18
20
6
   
2
 
Rods 2-Brick
6
6
6
12
18
   
6
6
 
Rods 3-Brick
24
36
36
52
52
12
 
16
 
 
Rods 4-Brick
4
4
36
44
70
 
32
8
26
 
Rods 5-Brick
   
36
36
56
 
36
 
20
 
Rods 6-Brick
   
4
4
39
 
4
 
35
 
Rods 7-Brick
       
4
     
4
 
Rods 8-Brick
       
14
     
14
 
Tie Bars
8
8
10
16
28
 
2
6
12
 
Corner Ties
4
5
8
10
15
1
3
2
5
 
Base Links
 
2
2
6
14
2
 
4
8
 
Screws
 
4
4
12
28
4
 
8
16
 
Screwdriver
 
1
1
1
1
1
     
 
Instruction Book - Sets #0 - #3
1
1
1
1
1
       
 
Instruction Book - Set #4 or Sets #0 - #4
       
1
     
1
31
Gable Roof
       
2
     
2
32
Roof Ends Long
       
2
     
2
33
Balustrades
       
24
     
24
42
Gate & Matching Balustrade
       
3
     
3
34
Bricks Wall
       
24
     
24
35
Bricks Corner - Red
       
6
     
6
35
Bricks Corner - White
       
18
     
18
36
Spans
       
6
     
6
37S
Crazy Paving
       
24
     
24
38L
Windows Side - Left
       
4
     
4
38R
Windows Side - Right
       
4
     
4
39
Bricks Side - Red
       
8
     
8
39
Bricks Side - White
       
8
     
8
40
Windows Opening
       
4
     
4
41
Chimney Small
       
1
     
1
17
Pinnacle Roof - White
       
1
     
1
18
Pinnacle Platform - White
       
1
     
1
20
Dome - White
       
1
     
1
 
TV Aerial
1
1
1
1
1
     
1
 
Opening/Garage Doors
   
1
1
2
 
1
1
1
 
Ramp
   
1
1
2
 
1
 
1
 
Glazing Strips
1
2
3
4
6
1
1
1
2
Part No.
BAYKO Part Description
Standard Sets
Conversion Sets

Click on any of the highlighted set numbers above [e.g. #2] to see a photo of the set.
 

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