BAYKO Retailers Stock Re-order Forms

All the documents in this section were used by BAYKO retailers to order/re-order all the items necessary for their outlet to better support the world's first, and finest, plastic construction toy. Arguably these documents really fit into four different categories, so, while I've grouped them all on the one page, I've separated out the four sections, each one showing, in chronological order, the various documents which were used by retailers, during the Plimpton and MECCANO eras, to replenish stock of BAYKO sets, spare parts, packs, and literature.
Just to make life easy for the poor benighted BAYKO archivist, towards the end MECCANO began to print double-sided documents, with different document types on each side!  I've opted to split the documents, and display them in their 'correct' group, linking them, and highlighting the links with lovely colours!
On a personal note, I ask you please to be understanding when it comes to the significant degree of repetition in some descriptions as they arise in these sections, the issue is that, frequently, consecutive issues of forms were unchanged over significant periods, but the reader may land, from a link elsewhere, in the middle of a long run, therefore needing all the relevant details on their landing item.
These documents were inevitably designed for function, not aesthetics, but that doesn't detract from the useful, interesting data they contain.
If you've any Order / Re-order Forms not shown here, to sell or lend, then I'd love to hear from you so that I can add them to the site…
It's perhaps worth stressing that, while routine business administration may not appear to be the sexiest thing on the planet, together, these documents really are significant, carrying lots of useful information, and giving us a practical flavour of the U.K. BAYKO market. You can use the table [below] to jump straight to the type you are interested in, or simply continue to scroll down - enjoy!

BAYKO Related Order Forms
Section ONE includes Plimpton era BAYKO set order forms…
Section TWO shows forms linked to Retail Display Cabinets…
Section THREE shows MECCANO General Products Order Forms…
Section FOUR shows Accessories Order Forms [packs and paper!]…
Section FIVE Miscellaneous Forms with BAYKO reference…

SECTION 1
BAYKO Sets Order Forms

Section 1 comprises BAYKO Set Order Forms used by retailers to replenish their stocks of BAYKO sets. I can currently show two of these.
For some reason, few of these Order Forms seem to have survived, so if you've any that I could add to the site, I'd love to hear from you…
It is, of course, perfectly reasonable to assume that combined forms for re-ordering both sets and spare parts were the norm.

1952 to 1954 - BAYKO Sets Order Form

BAYKO Sets Order Form - 1952 to 1954
Well, you could hardly accuse Plimpton of over elaboration as far as this form is concerned - it's simple, concise, and, doubtless, effective.
Dating this BAYKO sets order form, which was for the use of BAYKO's retailers, is reasonably easy.
It certainly dates from after February, 1952 when set #4 was introduced…
…as it includes the Gibraltar Row address, this places it before the move to Tabley Street, which happened in 1955.
There is a useful warning to would-be historians with this particular document. The original has actually been used - I erased the handwriting as part of the image clean-up process - and the dates quoted on the form are June 24th, 1958 for the order, and October 1st, 1958 as the invoice date. I can only assume that the retailer was using up old forms - I just hope he put them into the right envelope.
This version of the BAYKO Sets Order Form also includes space for ordering full or half Retail Cabinet spare parts, window posters and two types of Leaflet.
It is interesting to compare this order form with the later version immediately below, which has been somewhat simplified.
132 mm x 208 mm
5.2 x 8.2 inches

1955 to 1959 - BAYKO Sets Order Form

This BAYKO Set Order Form follows on from the one shown immediately above and was presumably triggered by the company's change of address, in 1955, when Plimpton played musical factories, moving from Gibraltar Row to Tabley Street, still in Liverpool, of course.
Again the document's format is simple and concise, in deed, in this case, even more so as all references to ordering "Window Posters", "Price Lists", "Illustrated Leaflets", "Order Forms for Spare Parts Cabinet Refills" and the somewhat re-iterative "Order Forms for Sets", have been removed here.
Perhaps this rather denuded contents list goes some way to explaining the comparatively 'ink-hungry' move away from the use of 'ditto marks' to fully capitalised text for the individual BAYKO Set descriptions.
However, spaces for ordering Full or Half Retail Cabinet Contents are still included at the foot of the form.
Interestingly there is also a brief note at the bottom of the form which states “PLEASE NOTE.- MINIMUM NETT VALUE FOR CARRIAGE PAID IS £4 0. 0.” - though it doesn't actually mention the cost if you didn't reach that minimum!
BAYKO Set Order Form 1955 to 1959
133 mm x 208 mm = 5.25 x 8.2 inches

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SECTION 2
Spare Parts Reorder Forms - Linked to Retail Cabinets

Section 2 shows details of BAYKO spare parts reorder forms, they were intended for use by BAYKO retailers to replenish their stocks.
There are eight Plimpton era documents, followed by thirteen more, mainly from the later MECCANO period.
Not surprisingly there are close links between these documents and the section on Retail Display Cabinet Contents, after all retailers used these forms to refill their Cabinets didn't they‽ The emphasis on this page is on the document itself, a full exploration of the quantities, etc., is available in the Retail Display Cabinet Contents section.

BAYKO Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - 1949 to 1950

This BAYKO Spare Parts Re-ordering Form [right] was designed for use by BAYKO retailers to replenish their stocks of Plimpton era spare parts.
The dating - as so often, there is no date code - comes from the range of parts that are included in the list, or, more accurately, from the dates of those which are not included.
The prices quoted on the form applied in the late 1940s, through to May, 1950.
If you would like more information on the use of this BAYKO Spare Parts Re-ordering Form, together with it's link to BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents…
The circular logo in the top right hand corner of the form is the logo of the British Toy Manufacturers Association Ltd., of which Plimpton were clearly a member.
Click anywhere on the image [left] to show a larger image of the British Toy Manufacturers Association Ltd. Logo, which I thought you might find interesting.
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order Sheet 1949 to 1951
212 mm x 314 mm
8.35 x 12.35 inches

BAYKO Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - 1951 to 1952

BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order Sheet with 1951 overprint
This sheet [left] was, again, designed for use by BAYKO retailers to replenish their stocks of Plimpton era spare parts.
The dating conundrum - again there is no date code - is particularly difficult here : -
The parts prices quoted date from the late 1940s, and were changed in a price list date coded May 1950.
The Gate and Matching Balustrade sets, which were introduced in 1950, are included.
The leaflet includes Overprints for “Instruction Booklets” for set #4 [below] which arrived in 1951 at the earliest, with a price that prevailed in 1951 and 1952.
I can only conclude that the overprinted leaflet dates from 1951 or 1952 and that, for some reason, retailers were being sold spare parts at 1949 prices, as some form of incentive perhaps?
Both the overprint entries [below] can be seen as the bottom two entries in the right hand column.
If you can throw any light on this, I'd love to hear from you…
BAYKO Stock Reorder Form 1951 Overptint section
210 mm x 269 mm = 8.25 x 10.6 inches

BAYKO Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - 1953 to 1955

This sheet [right] was, again, designed for use by BAYKO retailers to replenish their stocks of Plimpton era spare parts.
The dating - again there is no date code - has to be a compromise between two contradictory indicators : -
The 1949 spare parts prices still prevail, presumably for the reasons previously discussed.
Both “Instruction Booklets” are now offered at 1/6, a price which prevailed after 1952.
I can only conclude that this version post dates the one above, hence the 1953 to 1955 estimate.
Both the “Instruction Booklets” entries are at the bottom of the right hand column.
If you can offer any further clarification on this, then I'd love to hear from you…
If you would like more information on the use of this form, and it's link to BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents…
1953 t0 1954 BAYKO Spare Parts Reorder Form
210 mm x 269 mm = 8.25 x 10.6 inches

BAYKO Export Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - 1953 to 1955

BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order Sheet1952 to 1955 - click here for further information
This sheet [left] was, again, used by BAYKO retailers to replenish their stocks of Plimpton era spare parts. However, there is a clear difference in that this particular form was intended for export use.
This form is 'living proof' not just that Plimpton had a thriving export BAYKO business, but also that some of it was clearly supplied directly from the U.K.
The quantities in this form are identical to those in the domestic form above, though the layout is different, not least because the prices have been removed.
If you would like more information on the use of this form, and it's link to BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents, click anywhere on the image [right], or…
208 mm x 265 mm = 8.2 x 10.45 inches

Plimpton Era BAYKO Sets and Spare Parts Re-ordering Form
1955 to 1957

Dating of this form [right] exactly is problematic, as it relies on the date when we know that Plimpton moved into their Tabley Street premises in 1955
…coupled with the release date of the Ramps in 1958
…which are not included, hence the 1955 to 1957 dates.
This was a reorder form for both BAYKO sets and spare parts, enabling retailers to stock up.
Click anywhere on the image to see a slightly larger image.
Label aside, this form is otherwise identical to the one below, indeed it is the base document on which the oversticker, and subsequent overprint, were placed. I'm pleased to have finally acquired a copy of this document as its absence was, to me at least, a glaring omission.
These forms effectively also act as a contents list for the spare Retail Display Cabinet.
If you would like more information on the use of this BAYKO Spare Parts Re-ordering Form, and it's link to BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents…
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order form, with oversticker, from 1955 to 1957
209 mm x 307 = 8.2 x 12.4 inches

Plimpton Era BAYKO Sets and Spare Parts Re-ordering Form
1955 to 1957 with 1958 Label

Dating of this form [right] relies on the date when we know that Plimpton moved into their Tabley Street premises in 1955
…coupled with the release date of the Ramps in 1958.
This was a reorder form for both BAYKO sets and spare parts, enabling retailers to stock up.
The label draws the retailer's attention to the three items introduced since the original form was printed : -
Glazing Material
Ramps
T.V. Aerial
Label aside, this form is almost identical to the one below, except that there the additional parts info has migrated to the bottom left hand corner.
These forms effectively also act as a contents list for the spare Retail Display Cabinet.
If you would like to see further information on how these forms were used, together with it's link to BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents…
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order form, with oversticker, from 1957 to 1958
209 mm x 307 = 8.2 x 12.4 inches

Plimpton Era BAYKO Sets and Spare Parts Re-ordering Form -
1955 to 1957 with a 1958 Overprint

BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order form from 1957 to 1958
This form [left] was used by retailers during the late 1950s to top up their stocks of the full range of BAYKO sets and spare parts.
When I first looked at this form, I thought that Plimpton had missed off Pinnacle Roofs, it turns out that they had just move the entry away from the entry for Pinnacle Platforms…
…a trial separation after twenty years‽
As far as dating the form more accurately, the inclusion of Ramps and Glazing materials, albeit almost as an after-thought in red ink [bottom left of the image] suggests that the form would have been in use in 1958. However, the omission of the T.V. Aerial is a little confusing, as they had been introduced a couple of years earlier, this must have been an error. After that date, the Plimpton era Retail Display Packs would surely have been included.
These forms effectively also act as a contents list for the spare Retail Display Cabinet.
If you would like more information on the use of this form, and it's link to BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents…
209 mm x 307 = 8.2 x 12.4 inches

Plimpton Era BAYKO Sets and Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - 1958

Dating of this form [right], for once, is relatively easy…
…it incorporates the recently introduced parts, the last of which, Ramps, were introduced in 1958
…but doesn't mention Garage Doors, launched mid 1959.
Given the chaotic state of the business in 1959, it isn't certain that a replacement form, including the Garage Doors, was ever produced - I have never seen one.
This was a reorder form for both BAYKO sets and spare parts, enabling retailers to stock up.
Perhaps more important, beneath the conversion sets [upper right] Accessory Pack cartons make their debut. Slide your mouse over the image to highlight the Accessory Packs entry, which reads : -
“ …… Carton of 12 Accessory Packs "A" ”
“ …… Carton of   8 Accessory Packs "B" ”
“ …… Carton of   6 Accessory Packs "C" ”
Label aside, this form is almost identical to that below, except that the additional parts info. has moved to the bottom left hand corner.
These forms effectively also act as a contents list for the spare Retail Display Cabinet.
If you would like more information on the use of this order forms, and its link to BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents…
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order form, 1958
216 mm x 338 = 8.5 x 13.3 inches

MECCANO Era BAYKO Sets and Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - 1961

MECCANO BAYKO Sets and Spare Parts Re-order form from 1961
This form [left] probably dates from late 1960 or early1961, based on the comment that “Retail Price Control of old style BAYKO goods, was removed in October, 1960”, and the lack of the set #15 etc, launched in August, 1962.
This form was used by retailers to top up their stocks of the full range of the [then] new range of BAYKO sets and spare parts.
One of the most noteworthy details here is that the cost, to the retailer, of a full cabinet of spare parts was £11/4/8 [£11.24]…
…not only that, but you could have “A three drawer polished wood storage cabinet is provided on loan with each selection” as well!
There is a self-evident link between this form and the BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents of the day. If you would like more information on the use of this form, and it's link to these contents…
If you move your mouse over the image [left] you will see the reverse of the document which is a simple address label, it being intended that the form be folded and posted back to MECCANO without need for an envelope. Click anywhere on the image to see a larger version of the BAYKO section.
265 mm x 416 = 10.4 x 14.4 inches

Earlier 1962 - MECCANO Era BAYKO Sets and Spare Parts Order Form

This form was used by retailers during the later MECCANO era to top up their stocks of the full range of BAYKO products.
Although not dated, the form refers to the new sets not being available until August, and we know from elsewhere that they were introduced in August, 1962 - so this form could, I suppose, date from late 1962, though mid year is more likely. This is further supported by the fact that the equivalent DINKY TOYS re-order forms, from October, 1962 onwards, added a product code to the section on “Bayko Parts in Packs”, and there is none here.
Like the forms above, it includes MECCANO's address, on the reverse, as you can see, and was intended to be folded, have a stamp attached and be posted direct to MECCANO.
Front
Rear
Front of the MECCANO era BAYKO order form
Rear of the MECCANO era BAYKO order form
There's a key link between the parts quantities quoted on this form and of MECCANO era BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents…
It is, again, noteworthy that the cost, to the retailer, of a full cabinet of spare parts was now £12. Whilst this represents an increase of a little over 7%, the Retail Cabinet contents had been increased to incorporate the newly launched parts, so it was still excellent value…
…and you still got your “Polished Wood Three-Drawer Storage Cabinet Free on Loan”!
263 mm x 416 = 10.35 x 16.4 inches

Later 1962 - MECCANO Era BAYKO Sets and Spare Parts Order Form

This form was used by retailers during the later MECCANO era to top up their stocks of the full range of BAYKO products.
Although not dated, the form refers to the new sets not being available until August, and we know from elsewhere that they were introduced in August, 1962 - so this form could, I suppose, date from late 1962, though mid year is more likely. This is further supported by the fact that the equivalent DINKY TOYS re-order forms, from October, 1962 onwards, added a product code to the section on “Bayko Parts in Packs”, and there is none here.
Like the forms above, it includes MECCANO's address, on the reverse, as you can see, and was intended to be folded, have a stamp attached and be posted direct to MECCANO.
Front
Rear
Front of the MECCANO era BAYKO order form
Rear of the MECCANO era BAYKO order form
There's a key link between the parts quantities quoted on this form and the MECCANO era BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents…
It is, again, noteworthy that the cost, to the retailer, of a full cabinet of spare parts was now £12. Whilst this represents an increase of a little over 7%, the Retail Cabinet contents had been increased to incorporate the newly launched parts, so it was still excellent value…
…and you still got your “Polished Wood Three-Drawer Storage Cabinet Free on Loan”!
263 mm x 416 = 10.35 x 16.4 inches

1963 - MECCANO Era BAYKO Sets and Spare Parts Order Form

This form is shown courtesy of Timothy Edwards of meccanoindex.co.uk.
This form was used by retailers during the later MECCANO era to top up their stocks of the full range of BAYKO products.
Although not dated, the form no longer refers to the new sets not being available until August, and we know from elsewhere that they were introduced in August, 1962 - so this form could, I suppose, date from late 1962. This is further supported by the fact that the equivalent DINKY TOYS re-order forms, from October, 1962 onwards, added a product code to the section on “Bayko Parts in Packs”, and there is one here. Also, the price of orders of theses packs and their dispensers, omitted previously, are now present. To me this narrows down the time to 1963 - the joint MECCANO and BAYKO Spare Parts Forms [below] took over in 1964.
Like the forms above, it includes MECCANO's address, on the reverse, as you can see, and was intended to be folded, have a stamp attached and be posted direct to MECCANO.
Front
Rear
Front of the MECCANO era BAYKO order form 1963
Rear of the MECCANO era BAYKO order form 1963
There's a key link between the parts quantities quoted on this form and the MECCANO era BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents…
It is, again, noteworthy that the cost, to the retailer, of a full cabinet of spare parts was now £12. Whilst this represents an increase of a little over 7%, the Retail Cabinet contents had been increased to incorporate the newly launched parts, so it was still excellent value…
…and you still got your “Polished Wood Three-Drawer Storage Cabinet Free on Loan”!
263 mm x 416 = 10.35 x 16.4 inches

BAYKO Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - 1964

BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order Sheet 1964
This sheet [left] was designed, by MECCANO, for use by BAYKO retailers to replenish their stocks of spare parts.
For once the basic dating here is simple - it says 1964 in the top right hand corner! Instinct tells me that this form pre-dates the June, 1964 equivalent [below], the June being added to differentiate it,
This is the earliest MECCANO era Parts Order Form I've found. It's printed in green ink on white paper, which became the new norm.
As well as prices, these forms also include the standard Parts Re-order Quantities, linking them to the BAYKO Retail Display Cabinets. If you'd like more information on the use of this form, and their link to BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents…
There was s similar MECCANO Parts Order Form on the reverse.
This document is shown courtesy of
Timothy Edwards of the meccanoindex.co.uk.

BAYKO Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - June, 1964

This sheet [right] was designed, by MECCANO, for use by BAYKO retailers to replenish their stocks of spare parts.
For once the dating here is simple - it says June, 1964 in the top right hand corner! However, as far as I can tell, everything else is the same as the earlier one. [above]
As well as prices, these forms also include the standard Parts Re-order Quantities. This links them directly to the BAYKO Retail Display Cabinets.
If you would like more information on the use of this type of form, and their link to BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents…
There was the equivalent MECCANO Parts Order Form on the reverse - hence the P.T.O. in the bottom right corner.
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order Sheet June, 1964
This document is shown courtesy of Peter Hilton and Andrew Lance of the
HORNBY Railway Collectors Association.

BAYKO Sets and Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - 1965

BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order Sheet 1965
This sheet [left] was designed, by MECCANO, for use by BAYKO retailers to replenish their stocks of spare parts.
For once the dating here is simple - it says 1965 in the top left hand corner! It also has a “printer's code” showing September, 1965 in the bottom left hand corner.
This document nicely supports the theory that, between 1964 and 1967, MECCANO adopted a minimum spend policy for BAYKO
…this document is certainly never going to impress…
…but standard reorder forms exist from 1965, 6 & 7[below].
This form is incomplete, as well as being unimpressive, as several items have no specified order quantities. If you would like more information on the use of this type of form, and their link to BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents…
254 mm x 263 mm = 10.0 x 10.3 inches

BAYKO Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - Early 1965

This sheet [right] was designed, by MECCANO, for use by BAYKO retailers to replenish their stocks of spare parts.
Dating is fairly simple - it's dated 1964 in the printer's code but was on eBay as one of four 1965, MECCANO products reorder forms, and says 1965 in the top right hand corner.
Two of the other documents also include BAYKO
Apart from a slightly different document reference code, the product, order and tax details are identical to the one below.
On the reverse of this BAYKO spare parts reorder form is another minor, document - a MECCANO spare parts list!
If you would like more information on the use of this form, and it's link to BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents…
1965 BAYKO Parts Reorder Form
267 mm x 254 mm = 10.5 x 10.0 inches

BAYKO Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - 1965

1965 BAYKO Spare Parts Re-Order Form
This sheet [left] was designed, by MECCANO, for use by BAYKO retailers to replenish their stocks of spare parts.
Dating the form is easy given that it's dated, within the printer's code, 1965 - unusually, no month code - it's also dated 1965 [top right hand corner]. The former placing it after the above document.
Apart from that, and a slightly different document reference code, the actual product, order and tax details are identical in the two documents.
On the reverse of this BAYKO spare parts reorder form is another minor, document - a MECCANO spare parts list!
If you would like more information on the use of this form, and it's link to BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents…
267 mm x 254 mm = 10.5 x 10.0 inches

BAYKO Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - 1966

This sheet [right] was designed, by MECCANO, for use by BAYKO retailers to replenish their stocks of spare parts.
My apologies for the poor legibility of this form, pale ink and small print are the causes, however, if you click anywhere on the form you'll see a slightly larger image, which may make it easier to read.
The 1966 dating here is simple - it says so on the reverse of this BAYKO spare parts order form where there is another, larger order form for a young whippersnapper of a product - MECCANO
…so I suppose we can forgive the wasted acreage at the bottom!
Note that the address given is MECCANO's legendary Binns Road, Liverpool, showing that, at least administratively, BAYKO was fully integrated following the takeover by Lines Brothers.
There's not much more to be said, as the form follows the tried and tested formula of earlier years.
It's reassuring to know that prices were unchanged from the previous year [above], and also that the full range of BAYKO parts was still available.
The form immediately below carries the same date and is essentially the same except for the addition of a Purchase Tax comment.
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order Sheet 1966
263 mm x 419 mm = 10.3 x 16.5 inches


BAYKO Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - Later 1966

BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order Sheet 1966, with additional Purchase Tax comment
This sheet [left] was designed, by MECCANO, for use by BAYKO retailers to replenish their stocks of spare parts.
It is almost identical to the form above, except that it has an extra paragraph at the bottom of the script, reading : -
PLEASE NOTE.
Purchase Tax on the front of this Form
Should read 27½% and not 25% as shown.
Slide your mouse over the image to highlight the addition.
I think it's reasonable to assume that the previous form predates this one, given the above addition.
Here we can learn a little about typesetting costs - it must have been significantly cheaper to add two lines to a part-page than to alter the full block - hence this unwarranted intrusion into BAYKO space!
The 1966 dating is easy - it says so on the reverse of this BAYKO spare parts order form where there is another, larger form for a young whippersnapper of a product - MECCANO.
Note the address for correspondence is Binns Road, Liverpool, showing that, at least administratively, BAYKO was fully integrated after the Lines Brothers takeover.
There's not much more to be said, as the form follows the tried and tested formula of earlier years.
It's reassuring to know that the prices remain unchanged, and that the full range of parts was still available.
263 mm x 419 mm = 10.3 x 16.5 inches

BAYKO Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - 1967 - BLACK

This BAYKO Spare Parts Re-Order Form is shown courtesy of
Timothy Edwards of meccanoindex.co.uk.
This sheet [right] was designed, by MECCANO, for use by their BAYKO retailers to replenish their stocks of the full range of BAYKO spare parts.
Dating the document here is simple - on the reverse of this BAYKO Spare Parts Reorder Form is another, clearly minor, document - a MECCANO spare parts list - which is actually dated 1967!
Here the BAYKO gods, or, more likely, Mr MECCANO, conspired to make the poor, benighted, BAYKO historian's job unnecessarily complicated…
…there are two of them - identical!!!
This one printed in black on white paper…
…and the one below printed in green on near white paper.
It's difficult, in my humble opinion, to overstate the significance of these two documents…
…whilst it's just about conceivable that you might not remove BAYKO from a MECCANO general products price list - to avoid extra type-setting costs - actually going to the trouble of printing [then reprinting] a spare parts reorder form such as this [right] really would be a luxury if you weren't actually selling the product!!! Clearly some form of BAYKO production continued until 1967.
Sadly, these are the final 'pure' BAYKO' documents - if you ignore the MECCANO parts on the reverse, that is!
If you would like more information on the use of this form, and it's link to BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents…
The joint last BAYKO Parts Re-Order Form
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order Sheet 1967 - Black version
263 mm x 419 mm
10.3 x 16.5 inches

BAYKO Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - 1967 - GREEN

The joint last BAYKO Parts Re-Order Form
This BAYKO Spare Parts Re-Order Form is shown courtesy of
Timothy Edwards of meccanoindex.co.uk.
This sheet [left] was designed, by MECCANO, for use by their BAYKO retailers to replenish their stocks of the full range of BAYKO spare parts.
Dating the document here is simple - on the reverse of this BAYKO Spare Parts Reorder Form is another, clearly minor, document - a MECCANO spare parts list - which is actually dated 1967!
Here the BAYKO gods, or, more likely, Mr MECCANO, conspired to make the poor, benighted, BAYKO historian's job unnecessarily complicated…
…there are two of them - identical!!!
This one printed in green on near white paper…
…and the one above printed in black on white paper.
It's difficult, in my humble opinion, to overstate the significance of these two documents…
…whilst it's just about conceivable that you might not remove BAYKO from a MECCANO general products price list - to avoid extra type-setting costs - actually going to the trouble of printing [then reprinting] a spare parts reorder form such as this [right] really would be a luxury if you weren't actually selling the product!!! Clearly some form of BAYKO production continued until 1967.
Sadly, these are the final 'pure' BAYKO' documents - if you ignore the MECCANO parts on the reverse, that is!
If you would like more information on the use of this form, and it's link to BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents…
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order Sheet 1967 - Green version
263 mm x 419 mm
10.3 x 16.5 inches

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SECTION 3
MECCANO General Product Reorder Forms

Section 3 shows details of twenty seven MECCANO Order Forms which retailers would have used in the 1960s to replenish their stocks of the entire range of MECCANO products, including BAYKO building sets.
I've now got twenty eight forms [+1!] in this section, reflecting MECCANO's policy of monthly[ish] updates to their main forms.
These forms were clearly updated regularly, as the DINKY TOYS range, in particular, was continually developed.
MECCANO printed most of its range of documents in house…

June, 1960 - DINKY TOYS Order Form

DINKY TOYS order form, June, 1960 - with address details on the rear
No, I haven't completely lost my marbles…
…not completely!
I do realise that this MECCANO general products reorder form [right] - is, in reality, titled as a DINKY TOYS order form - and doesn't actually contain any reference to the world's first and finest plastic construction toy…
…and basically that's the point of showing it!
When you consider that this form, dated June, 1960, is around nine months after the MECCANO takeover, the fact that BAYKO still doesn't rate a mention is surely noteworthy!!!
There are those who reckon I have something of a downer on Mr MECCANO
…which I don't deny…
…not because of product related issues, but because of just how far and frequently he took his eye off the BAYKO ball.
Many of my counterparts in other MECCANO product orbits blame focus on BAYKO for Mr MECCANO misplacing his eyeball - I think this situation gives the lie to that!
Unlike subsequent forms, the rear of this form does not have foldable addressing details for MECCANO
…the retailer had to put it in an envelope and post it to MECCANO!
256 mm x 460 mm
10.1 x 18.1 inches

January, 1961 - MECCANO General Products Order Form

This MGP Order Form is shown courtesy of
Timothy Edwards of meccanoindex.co.uk.
I don't feel comfortable…
…two formats, doing a very similar job, at the same time…
…and I have absolutely no explanation!
The MECCANO GPOF [right], dated January, 1961, is actually the "Dealer's Copy for Retention", and also carries the tag line, "Main Season Order 1961", which, to me makes little sense…
…main season‽…
…January‽
The BAYKO section is at the top of the second column - move your mouse over the image to highlight it.
When you consider that this form, dated January, 1961, around sixteen months after the MECCANO takeover, the fact that BAYKO still doesn't rate a special mention is surely noteworthy!!! The nearest it gets is the bracketed phrase, "(New Presentation)", presumably in recognition of the fact that sets #13 and #14 still hadn't yet emerged!!!
Meccano General Products Order Form, January, 1961

February, 1961 - DINKY TOYS Order Form

Front of the February, 1961 DINKY order form
This large form [left] was used by retailers to top up their stock of part of the MECCANO range of products.
The form included MECCANO's address, on the reverse, and was intended to be folded, have a stamp attached and be posted direct to MECCANO.
The form is dated February, 1961.
This side of the form allows the retailer to order DINKY TOYS as well as BAYKO sets.
The BAYKO section is almost at the top of the left hand column. If you move your mouse over the image, you'll highlight the BAYKO section.
Notice that the Plimpton era conversion sets #0X, 1X and 2X are still being offered to their retailers…
…and hence on to customers.
The rear of the form has no BAYKO related information so I have not copied it.
Click anywhere on the image [left] to show the BAYKO section in much more detail.
253 mm x 419 mm
9.9 x 16.45 inches

August, 1961 - DINKY TOYS Order Form

This large form [right] was used by retailers to top up their stock of part of the MECCANO range of products.
The form included MECCANO's address, on the reverse, and was intended to be folded, have a stamp attached and be posted direct to MECCANO.
The form is dated August, 1961.
This side of the form allows the retailer to order DINKY as well as BAYKO sets.
The BAYKO section is just above the middle of the left hand column. If you move your mouse over the image you will highlight the BAYKO section.
Notice that the Plimpton era conversion sets #0X, 1X and 2X are still being offered to the retailers, and this is a couple of years after the takeover.
The rear of the form has no BAYKO related information so is not included.
Click anywhere on the image [left] to show the BAYKO section in much more detail.
DINKY TOYS Order Form, August, 1961 including BAYKO

September, 1961 - DINKY TOYS Order Form

Front of the September, 1961 DINKY and Speedboats order form
This large form was again used by retailers to top up their stock of part of the MECCANO range of products, including BAYKO and is dated September, 1961.
The form [left] also included MECCANO's address, on the reverse, and was intended to be folded, have a stamp attached and be posted direct to MECCANO.
This side of the form allows the retailer to order Speedboats and DINKY as well as BAYKO sets.
The BAYKO section is towards the top of the left hand column. iF YOU move your mouse over the image you will highlight the BAYKO section.
The rear of the form has no BAYKO related information so, again, I haven't copied it.
Click anywhere on the image [left] to show the BAYKO section in much more detail.
You can see that the Plimpton era conversion sets #0X, 1X and 2X are still being offered to the retailers…
…you may also have noticed that the BAYKO set prices had drifted up slightly from the previous form.
256 mm x 457 mm
10.1 x 17.95 inches

June, 1962 - DINKY TOYS Order Form

This large form was used by retailers to top up their stock BAYKO sets as part of the MECCANO range of products.
In this case Mary E. Lynch, on behalf of the family firm, has made full use of the document - well, after all, it is a working document…
…never mind that, can I put out a belated plea to all shopkeepers in the 1930s, '40s, '50s and 60s not to mutilated important paperwork!
The form has MECCANO's address, on the back, and was meant to be folded, have a stamp attached and be posted direct to MECCANO
…however, the inclusion of the [then] new “BAYKO Parts in Packs” clutters this somewhat!
This is one of two documents to confirm June, 1962 as the launch date for MECCANO era Retail Packs…
Front
Rear
Front of the June, 1962 DINKY TOYS order form
Rear of the June, 1962 DINKY TOYS order form
The main BAYKO entry is towards the top of the left hand column [above, left]. Slide your mouse over the image to highlight the BAYKO section. The same applies to the "* NEW *", "BAYKO PARTS IN PACKS", on the rear of the document [above, right].
It's a little surprising that set #15 and conversion set #14C aren't included, given that they were advertised to the public in August of the same year!
In one respect, Mr. MECCANO has outdone himself this time - although the BAYKO packs entry has pretty well swamped his address [through which forms were expected to be folded, stamped and posted] he's still left the little square for the 2½d stamp!
The Plimpton era conversion sets #0X and 1X are shown as still being available.
Click on either of the images above to show its BAYKO section in more detail.
255 mm x 450 mm = 10.0 x 17.7 inches

July(?), 1962 - MECCANO New Products Order Form

By the standard of their usual re-order forms, this MECCANO “New Goods” Order Form [right] is relatively small.
I suppose, technically, this form does not actually fit on a page entitled BAYKO Retailers Stock Re-order Forms” - but where else could I put it? I think, realistically, it is the “order” part which is the most relevant.
Given that the form immediately above, which doesn't include set #15, is dated July, 1962 and that set #15 was launched in August, 1962, it is not unreasonable to date this document as July, 1962.
There can be doubt at all now that sets #14C and #15 were launched simultaneously, as both are present on the form.
The two BAYKO items are the first items in the list, i.e. at the top left hand corner of the table. Slide your mouse over the image to highlight the BAYKO section. Click anywhere on the image to see a larger version of the BAYKO entry.
Rear of the June, 1962 DINKY TOYS order form
This document is shown courtesy of the
HORNBY Railway Collectors Association.

October, November and December, 1962 - DINKY TOYS Order Form

Front of the October, November and December, 1962 DINKY and Speedboats order form
Back of the October, November and December Dinky Toys Order Form showing the BAYKO 'Parts in Packs'
Front
Rear
This large form was again used by retailers to top up their stock of part of the MECCANO range of products.
The front of the form [above, left] allows the retailer to order Speedboats and DINKY as well as BAYKO sets.
The BAYKO section is towards the top of the left hand column [left]. Slide your mouse over the image to highlight the BAYKO section.
You may have noticed that the BAYKO sets listed now include both set #15 and conversion set #14C for the first time - of the forms I have found so far. Where was the fanfare Mr. MECCANO?
In complete contrast, on the back of the document [above, right] we can see the 'BAYKO Parts in Packs', though launched a couple of months before set #15, are still being advertised as 'New', however, there is also a couple of small additions…
…there is now a product code number [23987] assisting people in ordering the required number of packs [10 packs of all 6 types] which entitled them to the “FREE on loan” dispenser.  In addition, the full cost is also spelled out in a small table - “£5/5/9” [£5.29] - if only!
If you slide your mouse over the image [above, right] you will, again see the BAYKO section highlighted.
Fancy heading to the 'nerdy' side of the game - you can find out more about the BAYKO product codes…
As in the earlier version, this document was intended to be folded and double as its own envelope! To that end, the mailing address is printed in the middle of the BAYKO information, at rightangles to it.
It is interesting to note that Plimpton era conversion sets [here called 'Accessory Sets'] #0X and #1X are both shown as being available. Unusually for the time, there's no recommended retail price for them, giving retailers a free hand.
Click on either of the images [above] to show the respective BAYKO sections in more detail.
This document was originally shown courtesy of Andrew Lance, though I now also own a copy.
275 mm x 453 mm = 10.05 x 17.8 inches

April, 1963 - DINKY TOYS & CIRCUIT 24 Order Form

This large form was used by retailers to top up their stock BAYKO sets as part of the MECCANO range of products.
The form included MECCANO's address, on the reverse [below, right] as you can see, and was intended to be folded, have a stamp attached and be posted direct to MECCANO, even though the address is swamped by the "BAYKO Parts in Packs" section.
If you slide your mouse over either of the images below, you will highlight the BAYKO sections.
Front
Rear
Front of the April, 1963 DINKY and CIRCUIT 24 order form
Rear of the April, 1963 DINKY and CIRCUIT 24 order form
Click on either of the images above to show the BAYKO section in more detail…
…if you do, you may notice, that the set prices had drifted up again from the previous form…
…and so have the “Bayko Parts in Packs” on the back page.
257 mm x 448 mm = 10.1 x 17.6 inches

May, 1963 - DINKY TOYS & CIRCUIT 24 Order Form

This large form was used by retailers to top up their stock BAYKO sets as part of the MECCANO range of products.
The form included MECCANO's address, on the reverse [below, right] as you can see, and was intended to be folded, have a stamp attached and be posted direct to MECCANO.
If you run your mouse over either of the two images [below] you will see, highlighted, exactly where the BAYKO entries are located.
Front
Rear
Front of the May, 1963 DINKY and CIRCUIT 24 order form
Rear of the May, 1963 DINKY and CIRCUIT 24 order form
Click on either of the images above to show the appropriate BAYKO section in more detail…
…if you do, you may notice, that the set prices had drifted up again from the previous form.
You might also notice that Plimpton era sets #0X and #1X were still available, over three and a half years after the takeover!
247 mm x 456 mm = 9.8 x 18.0 inches

June, 1963 - DINKY TOYS & CIRCUIT 24 Order Form

This large form was used by retailers to top up their stock BAYKO sets as part of the MECCANO range of products.
The form included MECCANO's address, on the reverse, as you can see, and was intended to be folded, have a stamp attached and be posted direct to MECCANO.
Front
Rear
Front of the June, 1963 DINKY and CIRCUIT 24 order form
Rear of the June, 1963 DINKY and CIRCUIT 24 order form
The BAYKO entry is towards the top of the first column [left, upper]. Slide your mouse over the image to highlight the BAYKO section.
Click on either of the images above to show the BAYKO section in more detail.
You might also notice that Plimpton era sets #0X and #1X were still available, over three and a half years after the takeover!
The “BAYKO Parts in Packs”, so prominent on the rear of the May issue [above] are no longer included here.
This document is shown courtesy of Andrew Lance of the
HORNBY Railway Collectors Association
.
247 mm x 456 mm = 9.8 x 18.0 inches

DINKY TOYS, SPEED BOATS, BAYKO & CIRCUIT 24 Order Form
September, 1963

This large form was used by retailers to top up their stock BAYKO sets as part of the MECCANO range of products.
The form included MECCANO's address, on the reverse, [below, right] as you can see, and was intended to be folded, have a stamp attached and be posted direct to MECCANO - pay your own postage!
The sheet is dated September, 1963, but is date coded July, 1963 [within the printer's code] - I can surely safely conclude that the administration process for this form was, in consecutive months, print, despatch, receive orders, in this instance - i.e. in July, August and September, 1963.
The title scripts' variability between the sheets, as it were, is presumably intended as an opportunity to focus the shopkeeper's attention on particular range(s) from the MECCANO family.
Front
Rear
Front of the September, 1963 DINKY Speed Boats BAYKO and CIRCUIT 24 order form
Rear of the September, 1963 DINKY, Speed Boats, BAYKO and CIRCUIT 24 order form
The BAYKO entry is towards the top of the first column [above, left]. Slide your mouse over the image, to highlight the BAYKO section.
Click on either of the images above to show the BAYKO section in much more detail.
You might also notice that Plimpton era sets #0X and #1X were still available, pretty well four years after the takeover!
The “BAYKO Parts in Packs”, so prominent on the rear of the May issue [above] are still excluded.
247 mm x 456 mm = 9.8 x 18.0 inches

November, 1963 - DINKY TOYS & CIRCUIT 24 Order Form

This large form was used by retailers to top up their stock BAYKO sets as part of the MECCANO range of products.
The form included MECCANO's address, on the reverse, as you can see, [below, right] and was intended to be folded, have a stamp attached and be posted direct to MECCANO.
Front
Rear
Front of the June, 1963 DINKY and CIRCUIT 24 order form
Rear of the June, 1963 DINKY and CIRCUIT 24 order form
There is a small moment of belated recognition here - BAYKO has finally made it to the title / heading line.
The BAYKO entry is towards the top of the first column [left, upper]. If you slide your mouse over the image, it will highlight the BAYKO section, and the headline mention.
Click on either of the images above to show the BAYKO section in more detail.
You might also notice that Plimpton era sets #0X and #1X were still available, four years after the takeover!
The “BAYKO Parts in Packs”, so prominent on the rear of the May issue [above] are no longer included here.
I'm happy to say that this document is mine.
247 mm x 456 mm = 9.8 x 18.0 inches

1964, Order Form and Retail Price List
for MECCANO Outfits, DINKY TOYS and BAYKO Outfits

Front of the February, 1964 DINKY and Speedboats order form
This document is dated 1964, but with no indication as to which month, so, in the absence of other pointers, I've put first for the year.
This huge form was again used by retailers to top up their stock of part of the MECCANO standard range of products, specifically MECCANO Outfits, DINKY TOYS and BAYKO Outfits.
As you can see [left] from the background 'bleed through', age hasn't been too kind to this flimsy MECCANO General Products Order Form equivalent document, it's got holes in it…
…this is because it is the customer's copy of a multi-copy form.
The BAYKO section is still in a reasonably prominent position, just above the middle of the first column, if you slide your mouse over the image you will see what I mean.
I know the print detail I am showing is too small to read, but if you click anywhere on the image, you will launch a larger, legible copy of the BAYKO section. I'm sorry about the rest, but the form is just too big - look at the dimensions below.
If you feel the need for more information on the MECCANO or DINKY TOYS, then I will try and help…
13.25 inches x 21.0 inches
337 mm x 533 mm


February, 1964 - DINKY TOYS Order Form

Front of the February, 1964 DINKY and Speedboats order form
This document is dated February, 1964.
This large DINKY TOYS form was again used by retailers to top up their stocks of part of the MECCANO standard range of products.
Sadly this evil, single sided document carries no mention of BAYKO Building Sets.
Perhaps I'm being paranoid, but it's not difficult to see this as an early signal of the decline of BAYKO.
I also own copies of the December, 1964 and the January, 1965 DINKY TOYS Order Forms, and have seen copies of the March, 1964 and September, 1965 versions. All are similarly devoid of any mention of the world's first, and finest, plastic construction toy, fully supporting the BAYKO decline theory. My guess would be that this was probably a MECCANO decision taken around September, 1963, confirmed by [or, of course, taken by] TRI-ANG on their takeover at the start of 1964, making BAYKO's ultimate demise inevitable.
This document is shown courtesy of Andrew Lance
of the HORNBY Railway Collectors Association.
We now have a clue as to just why BAYKO was dropped from this DINKY TOYS Order Form - just take a look at the contemporary [MECCANO General Products] Main Items Order Form, immediately below : -

February, 1964 - MECCANO Products Main Items Order Form

This Main Items Order Form was used by retailers to top up their stock of much of MECCANO's range of sets, including BAYKO sets.
The form is dated as "Covering supplies for" February, 1964 and was aimed at the mainland U.K. market. "Separate price lists for the Channel Islands and Eire" are quoted as being available.
The split BAYKO section is found at the bottom of the third column and the top of the fourth column. If you slide your mouse over the image [right] you will see it highlighted.
Clicking anywhere on the image, will launch a larger version of the BAYKO section, particularly useful if you want to check the prices!
The profit margin on the BAYKO sets and conversion sets works out at 75% or thereabouts.
I feel it's important to look at this form in conjunction with the similar Main Items Order Form issued eight months later, October, 1964 [below]. That form is spattered with "*NEW" in four locations, perhaps in an attempt to generate an impression of optimism, compared with this one.
February 1964 MECCANO Main Order Form
272 mm x 249 mm = 10.75 x 9.8 inches

October, 1964 - MECCANO Products Main Items Order Form

October 1964 MECCANO Main Items Order Form
This large MECCANO Products Main Items Order Form was used by retailers to top up their stock of much of MECCANO's range of sets, including BAYKO sets.
The form is simply dated October, 1964 and was aimed at the mainland U.K. market. "Separate price lists for the Channel Islands and Eire" are quoted as being available.
The BAYKO section is found at the top of the second column. If you slide your mouse over the image [left] you will see it highlighted.
Clicking anywhere on the image, will launch a larger version of the BAYKO section, useful if you want to check the prices!
The first of four "*NEW" slogans immediately follows the BAYKO section, heralding in the recently launched CLIKI and CLIK-PLUS - a significant nail in BAYKO's coffin.
Considering the air of optimism and looking forward that these four slogans are surely intended to create, surely, given that this is the start of the run up to Christmas, the toy industry's peak period, I think that number is actually quite disappointing, certainly not indicative of a company that's going places!
With hindsight, of course, we know that this indication proved to be all too prescient.
279 mm x 356 mm = 11.0 x 14.0 inches

November, 1964 - MECCANO Products Main Items Order Form

This large MECCANO Products Main Items Order Form was used by retailers to top up their stock of much of MECCANO's range of sets, including BAYKO sets.
The form is simply dated November, 1964 and was aimed at the mainland U.K. market. "Separate price lists for the Channel Islands and Eire" are quoted as being available.
The BAYKO section is found at the top of the second column. If you slide your mouse over the image [right] you will see it highlighted.
Clicking anywhere on the image, will launch a larger version of the BAYKO section, useful if you want to check the prices!
The first of four "*NEW" slogans immediately follows the BAYKO section, heralding in the recently launched CLIKI and CLIK-PLUS - a significant nail in BAYKO's coffin.
Considering the air of optimism and looking forward that these four slogans are surely intended to create, surely, given that this is the start of the run up to Christmas, the toy industry's peak period, I think that number is actually quite disappointing, certainly not indicative of a company that's going places!
With hindsight, of course, we know that this indication proved to be all too prescient.
November 1964 MECCANO Main Items Order Form
This Main Items Order Form is shown courtesy of
Timothy Edwards
of meccanoindex.co.uk.
279 mm x 356 mm = 11.0 x 14.0 inches

January, 1965 - MECCANO Products Main Items Order Form

January 1965, MECCANO Products Main Items Order Form
This large form was used by retailers to top up their stock of much of MECCANO's range of sets, including BAYKO sets.
The form, dated January, 1965, was for the U.K. market. Separate lists are quoted as being available for the Channel Islands and Eire.
The BAYKO section tops the second column. If you slide your mouse over the image [left] you will see it highlighted.
Clicking anywhere on the image, will launch a larger version of the BAYKO section.
This is yet another for the cock up theorists, as only set #15 is included with all four conversion sets. Given the February, 1966 form [below] includes the full range of BAYKO sets, I think it's difficult to argue against the cock up explanation.
The cock up theorists will gain further confidence from the fact that the form [immediately below], dated February, 1965 somehow has set #11 and set #14 added back to the list.
Perhaps we BAYKO nuts shouldn't take it too personally, the “NEW” PLAY-DOH range trebles between the same forms, clearly planning wasn't a key skill in the MECCANO family.
278 mm x 355 mm = 11.0 x 13.9 inches

February, 1965 - MECCANO Products Main Items Order Form

This form was for retailers to top up their stock of much of MECCANO's range of products, including BAYKO sets.
Dated February, 1965, it was aimed at the U.K. market. Separate lists are quoted as being available for the Channel Islands and Eire.
The BAYKO section is at the top of the second column. Slide your mouse over the image [right] to see it highlighted.
If you click anywhere on the image, you can see a larger version of the BAYKO section.
Together with the January, 1965 form [above] we've a shining example for cock up theorists, in that here sets #11 and #14 have been included, but not in the earlier form. Notice set #12 and set #13 are still missing and the “NEW” PLAY-DOH range has already trebled!
This form was sold on eBay as one of a set of four 1965, MECCANO products reorder forms.
Two of the other three also include BAYKO references…
February 1965, MECCANO Products Main Items Order Form
278 mm x 355 mm = 11.0 x 13.9 inches

May, 1965 - MECCANO Main Items Order Form

May, 1965 MECCANO Main Items Order Form
Firstly, my apologies for the colour, but I wanted to highlight the fact that this form was actually just one side of a double-sided document. The other side of the document [highlighted in the same lovely colour] held an Accessories Order Form [below]…
This image [left] is actually taken from a photocopy, so I can't give you any details, other than that the original must have been printed on quite thin paper as some of the printing on the reverse side had bled through sufficiently to show up on the copy.
An interesting detail is the announcement of the annual factory shutdown - “Works Holidays: 23rd July - 9th August”, right at the top of this form.
The MECCANO / TRI-ANG attitude to BAYKO shines through in the section at the top of column two.  Move your mouse over the image [right] to highlight it.
The full range of conversion sets [“Accessory Outfits”] is still listed, but the list of BAYKO sets [“Outfits”] is restricted to set #11, set #14 and set #15.
Click anywhere on the form for a larger image of the BAYKO section.

September, 1965 - MECCANO Main Items Order Form

Again my apologies for the colour, but, again, I wanted to highlight the fact that this form was actually just one side of a double-sided document. The other side [highlighted in the same lovely colour] of the document held an Accessories Order Form [below]…
This image [right] is shown courtesy of Andrew Lance of the HORNBY Railways Collectors Association, the date, September, 1965, is clearly visible towards the top of this page.
The MECCANO / TRI-ANG attitude to BAYKO shines through in the section at the top of column two.  Move your mouse over the image [right] to highlight it.
The full range of conversion sets [“Accessory Outfits”] is still listed, but the list of BAYKO sets [“Outfits”] is now restricted to just set #15.
Click anywhere on the image to see a larger version of the full BAYKO section.
Front of the September 1965 document, showing the main items re-order form

January, 1966 - MECCANO Standard Range Order Form

January, 1966 MECCANO Standard Range Order Form
This document [left] is the January, 1966 [see top left hand corner] version of MECCANO's Standard Range Order Forms, which retailers could use to replenish their stocks of the entire product range.
The BAYKO section is in the middle of the form, spanning columns two to four. Slide your mouse over the image to highlight the BAYKO section.
Perhaps not too surprisingly, the BAYKO section includes all five standard MECCANO era sets as well as all four conversion sets…
…though, perhaps less predictably, the full range of six BAYKO spare parts packs are also listed as still being available, after being conspicuously absent for not far off three years[!]…
More surprisingly still, the BAYKO section also includes the six set #15 model sheets which were available separately…
…to be sold to aspiring young modellers at -/3d each [1.25p].
The other set #15 leaflet, which describes the extra set #15 parts, is not mentioned, however, the standard sets #11 to #14 manual is available.
Click anywhere on the image to see a larger version of the BAYKO section.
This document is shown courtesy of Peter Hilton and Andrew Lance of the HORNBY Railway Collectors Association.

February, 1966 - MECCANO Standard Range Order Form

This document [right] is the February, 1966 version of MECCANO's Standard Range Order Forms, which retailers could use to replenish their stocks of the entire product range.
The BAYKO section is in the middle of the form, spanning columns two to four. Slide your mouse over the image to highlight the BAYKO section.
Perhaps not too surprisingly, the BAYKO section of the form includes all five standard MECCANO era sets as well as all four conversion sets…
…though, perhaps less predictably, the full range of six BAYKO spare parts packs are also listed as still being available…
More surprisingly still, the BAYKO section also includes the set #15 model sheets which were available separately…
…to be sold to aspiring young modellers at -/3d each [1.25p].
Click anywhere on the image to see a larger version of the BAYKO section.
February, 1966 MECCANO Standard Range Order Form
262 mm x 418 mm
10.3 x 16.5 inches

September, 1966 - MECCANO Standard Range Order Form

September, 1966 MECCANO Standard Range Order Form
This document [left] is the September, 1966 [see top left hand corner] version of MECCANO's Standard Range Order Forms, which retailers could use to replenish their stocks of the entire product range.
The BAYKO section is in the middle of the form, spanning columns two to four. Slide your mouse over the image to highlight the BAYKO section.
Perhaps not too surprisingly, the BAYKO section still includes all five standard MECCANO era sets as well as all four conversion sets…
…though, perhaps less predictably, the full range of six BAYKO spare parts packs are also listed as still being available…
More surprisingly still, the BAYKO section also includes the set #15 model sheets which were available separately…
…to be sold to aspiring young modellers at -/3d each [1.25p].
Click anywhere on the image to see a larger version of the BAYKO section.
This document is shown courtesy of
Peter Hilton and Andrew Lance of the
HORNBY Railway Collectors Association
.

December, 1966 - MECCANO Standard Range Order Form

This document [right] is the December, 1966 [see top left hand corner] version of MECCANO's Standard Range Order Forms, which retailers could use to replenish their stocks of the entire MECCANO product range.
The BAYKO section is in the middle of the form, spanning columns two to four. If you slide your mouse over the image you will highlight the BAYKO section.
Perhaps not too surprisingly, the BAYKO section still includes all five standard MECCANO era sets as well as all four conversion sets…
…though, perhaps less predictably, the full range of six BAYKO spare parts packs are also listed as still being available…
More surprisingly still, the BAYKO section also includes the set #15 model sheets which were available separately…
…to be sold to aspiring young modellers at -/3d each [1.25p].
Click anywhere on the image to see a larger version of the BAYKO section.
December, 1966 MECCANO Standard Range Order Form
This document is shown courtesy of
Peter Hilton and Andrew Lance of the
HORNBY Railway Collectors Association.

1967 - MECCANO General Products Order Form

1967, MECCANO General Products Order Form
This oddly shaped form [almost square] was used by toy retailers to top up their stock of much of MECCANO's range, including BAYKO sets.
Sadly the form is undated, however, on the reverse, where MECCANO itself was detailed, they factory's summer closure dates, July 21st to August 7th, are mentioned. This surely identifies this document as being later than its near twin [below].
The BAYKO section is at the bottom of the first two columns. If you slide your mouse over the image [left] you will see it highlighted.
Clicking anywhere on the image, will launch a larger version of the BAYKO section itself.
The contents still include details of the set #15 model leaflets, which further confirms that this document precedes the one below, where they have been dropped.
Like its successor, as Andy Harris pointed out, this version fails to offer MECCANO era BAYKO set #12, for some obscure reason.
I'll leave you to decide as to whether this is cock-up or conspiracy - or, in this case, carelessness!
This document is shown courtesy of
Peter Hilton and Andrew Lance of the
HORNBY Railway Collectors Association.

September, 1967 - MECCANO General Products Order Form

This oddly shaped form - almost square - was used by retailers to top up their stock of much of MECCANO's range, including BAYKO sets.
The form is dated September, 1967 on the reverse, where MECCANO itself was detailed.
The BAYKO section is at the bottom of the second column. If you slide your mouse over the image [right] you will see it highlighted.
Clicking anywhere on the image, will launch a larger version of the BAYKO section itself.
This is a sad, as well as somewhat surprising document…
…sad, because it is the final document to mention BAYKO
…surprising, as almost the full range is still being offered!
In other words, retailers are being offered the full MECCANO era range of sets, apart from set #12 as Andy Harris noted, and conversion sets, plus the complete range of six spare parts packs, though the manual and set #15 leaflets are not mentioned.
I can't say whether the absence of set #12 means they'd run out, or are we in the realm of good, old fashioned cock up, again?
Based on the inconsistencies between the January and February, 1965 forms [above], I'm firmly in the latter camp!
This MGP Order Form is shown courtesy of
Timothy Edwards of meccanoindex.co.uk.
September 1967, MECCANO General Products Order Form
258 mm x 285 mm
10.2 x 11.2 inches

February, 1968 - MECCANO Main Products Order Form

Front of the February, 1968 version of MECCANO's Main Products Order Form
Back of the February, 1968 version of MECCANO's Main Products Order Form
Front
Rear
I   H A T E   T H I S   D O C U M E N T ! ! !
Well, I don't really, but this is the earliest document I've found, to date, which is definitely post-BAYKO
…search as you may, you won't find it - the BAYKO has gone!
This evil document, dated February, 1968, is MECCANO's Main Products Order Form from that date, so the BAYKO-less message is clear.
Perhaps you'll forgive my earlier emotional outburst.
262 x 285 mm = 10.3 x 11.2 inches

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SECTION 4
Accessories Re-order Forms

Section 4 shows ten Accessories Order Forms, all from the MECCANO era, which produced were for the use of retailers to re-order stocks of spare parts and 'support' items across the range of MECCANO products.
In the context of this site, they include BAYKO retail packs, literature, and even Retail Cabinets.

July, 1963 - Accessories Order Form

July, 1963 Accessories Order Form
This large Accessories Order form [left] was intended for use by toy retailers to top up their stock of a wide variety of stationery items, etc., which support the total MECCANO product range.
As you may have noticed, unlike most of its successors, [below] this document does not actually carry the title “Accessories Order Form” - any suggestions as to why the anonymity‽
It includes entries for BAYKO Model Leaflets and Manuals just below half way down the front left hand column.
If you slide your mouse over the image [left] you will highlight the BAYKO entry.
The form is date coded July, 1963 and does not carry specific date information, which may suggest that it applied for a comparatively open time period.
Click anywhere on the document [left] to show a larger image of the BAYKO entry.
My thanks to
Andrew Lance and Peter Hilton
of the H.R.C.A.
for providing this image.

September, 1963 - Accessories / Sundries Order Form

This large form [right] was intended to be used by retailers to top up their stock of a wide variety of items which support the MECCANO product range.
As you may have noticed, unlike its successors, again this document does not actually carry the title “Accessories Order Form”, but references them as “Sundry Items”.
It includes entries for BAYKO Model Leaflets and Manuals just below half way down the left hand column…
…slide your mouse over the image [right] to highlight them.
The form is date coded September, 1963 and doesn't carry other specific date information, which may suggest that it applied for a comparatively open time period, or may have been printed ready for October dispatch.
Click anywhere on the image [right] to show a much larger image of the BAYKO entry.
September, 1963 MECCANO Sundry Order  Form
My thanks to
Andrew Lance
of the H.R.C.A.
for this image.

February, 1964 - Accessories Order Form

February, 1964 Accessories Order Form
This large, double-sided form was used by retailers to top up their stock of a wide variety of items to support the MECCANO product range, though the title “Accessories Order Form” is a slightly misleading one.
It includes entries for BAYKO Model Leaflets, Manuals and Parts Retail Packs, at the bottom of the front left hand column…
…slide your mouse over the image [left] to highlight them.
The form is dated February, 1964.
Click anywhere on the image to show a larger image of the BAYKO entry.
An intriguing inclusion in this document is the availability of a dispenser for the “BAYKO Parts in Packs” : -
“A Dispenser will be supplied FREE on Loan against an initial order for 10 packs of each range - 60 packs in all. Nett Price £4/14/3, Purchase Tax £1/0/9, Total Price (Carriage Paid) £5/15/0.”
There is a further, though slightly vague [in terms of exactly what is being purchased], reference to the availability of a similar arrangement for a Retail Cabinet for the purchase of “Selection of BAYKO Parts” costing “£13/1/8” : -
“An Initial Order for the above selection of BAYKO Parts will entitle you to one Polished Wood Three-Drawer Storage Cabinet Free on Loan.”
…if only!!!
As usual, the form specifies that the prices do not apply to the Channel Islands or Eire.
My thanks to Andrew Lance and Peter Hilton
of the H.R.C.A. for this image.

October, 1964 - Accessories Order Form

This large, double-sided form was used by retailers to top up their stock of a variety of MECCANO product range support items, though the title “Accessories Order Form” is perhaps slightly misleading.
Almost unchanged since the February, 1964 form [above], prophetically(‽), BAYKO is slipping down the columns.
It is included here because both BAYKO Manuals and Model Leaflets are on the front page, at the bottom of the left hand column…
…with Parts Retail Packs at the top of the second column…
…slide your mouse over the image [right] to highlight them.
The form is dated October, 1964 and was intended for the U.K. market. Interestingly it refers to separate price lists being available for the Channel Islands and Eire.
Click on the image for a larger image of the BAYKO entries.
An intriguing inclusion in this document is the availability of a dispenser for the “BAYKO Parts in Packs” : -
“A Dispenser will be supplied FREE on Loan against an initial order for 10 packs of each range - 60 packs in all. Nett Price £4/14/3, Purchase Tax £1/0/9, Total Price (Carriage Paid) £5/15/0.”
There's a further [though rather vague in terms of what you're buying], reference to a similar arrangement for a Retail Cabinet for the purchase of “Selection of BAYKO Parts” costing “£13/1/8” : -
“An Initial Order for the above selection of BAYKO Parts will entitle you to one Polished Wood Three-Drawer Storage Cabinet Free on Loan.”
…if only!!!
October, 1964 Accessories Order Form
My thanks to Andrew Lance and Peter Hilton
of the H.R.C.A. for this image.
273 mm x 456 mm = 10.7 x 18.0 inches

November, 1964 - Accessories Order Form

November, 1964 Accessories Order Form
This large, double-sided form was used by retailers to top up their stock of a variety of MECCANO product range support items, though the title “Accessories Order Form” is slightly misleading.
It is included here because both the BAYKO Manuals and Model Leaflets are there on the front page [bottom of the left hand column]…
…with Parts Retail Packs at the top of the second column…
…slide your mouse over the image [left] to highlight them.
BAYKO is not represented on the reverse.
The form is dated November, 1964 and was intended for the U.K. market. Interestingly it refers to separate price lists being available for the Channel Islands and Eire.
Click on the image for a larger image of both BAYKO entries.
An intriguing inclusion in this document is the availability of a dispenser for the “BAYKO Parts in Packs” : -
“A Dispenser will be supplied FREE on Loan against an initial order for 10 packs of each range - 60 packs in all. Nett Price £4/14/3, Purchase Tax £1/0/9, Total Price (Carriage Paid) £5/15/0.”
There is a further, though slightly vague [in terms of exactly what is being purchased], reference to the availability of a similar arrangement for a Retail Cabinet for the purchase of “Selection of BAYKO Parts” costing “£13/1/8” : -
“An Initial Order for the above selection of BAYKO Parts will entitle you to one Polished Wood Three-Drawer Storage Cabinet Free on Loan.”
…if only!!!
Thanks to Andrew Lance for this image.

December, 1964 - Accessories Order Form

This large, double-sided form was used by retailers to top up their stock of a wide variety of items to support the MECCANO product range, though the title “Accessories Order Form” is a slightly misleading one.
It is included here because the BAYKO Model Leaflets and Manuals are included on the front page, at the bottom of the left hand column…
…with Parts Retail Packs at the top of the second column…
…slide your mouse over the image [right] to highlight them.
The form is dated December, 1964 and was intended for the U.K. market. It refers to separate price lists being available for the Channel Islands and Eire.
Click anywhere on the image to show a larger image of both the BAYKO entries.
Sadly the offers of “Free on Loan” dispensers for spare parts packs, and wooden Retail Cabinets, mentioned a month earlier [above] are no longer specified…
…though, I suppose, it may not mean they've been withdrawn.
December, 1964 Accessories Order Form
273 mm x 456 mm
10.7 x 18.0 inches
Thanks to Andrew Lance for this image.

January, 1965 - Accessories Order Form

January, 1965 Accessories Order Form
This large, double-sided form was used by retailers to top up their stock of a wide range of items to support the MECCANO product range, though the title “Accessories Order Form” is slightly misleading.
It's included here because the BAYKO Model Leaflets and Manuals are on the front page, at the bottom of the left hand column…
…with Parts Retail Packs at the top of the second column…
…slide your mouse over the image [left] to highlight them.
The form is dated January, 1965 and was intended for the U.K. market. Interestingly it refers to separate price lists being available for the Channel Islands and Eire.
Click anywhere on the document [left] to see a larger image of both BAYKO entries.
Sadly the offers of “Free on Loan” dispensers for spare parts packs, and wooden Retail Cabinets are again not specified…
…this doesn't mean they've actually been withdrawn…
…but it's starting to look more like it.
This form was sold on eBay as one of a set of four 1965, MECCANO products reorder forms.
Two of the other documents also include BAYKO references…
273 mm x 456 mm = 10.7 x 18.0 inches

February, 1965 - Accessories Order Form

This large, double-sided form [right] was used by retailers to top up their stock of a wide variety of items to support the MECCANO product range, though the title “Accessories Order Form” is a slightly misleading one.
It is included here because the BAYKO Model Leaflets and Manuals are included on the front page, at the bottom of the left hand column…
…with Parts Retail Packs at the top of the second column.
The form is dated February, 1965 and was intended for the U.K. market. It refers to separate price lists being available for the Channel Islands and Eire.
Click anywhere on the image to show a larger image of both the BAYKO entries.
Again the offers of “Free on Loan” dispensers for spare parts packs, and wooden Retail Cabinets, mentioned a couple of months earlier [above] are no longer specified…
…it looks like November, 1964 was the end for these offers…
…still, 'nil desperandum' - at least the basic support was still there, even if the graffiti was on the wall - and growing!
December, 1964 Accessories Order Form
270 mm x 454 mm
10.6 x 17.9 inches

May, 1965 - Accessories Order Form

December, 1964 Accessories Order Form
Firstly, my apologies for the colour, but I wanted to highlight the fact that this form was actually just one side of a double-sided document. The other side of the document [highlighted in the same lovely colour] held a Main Items Order Form [above]…
This image [left] is actually taken from a photocopy, so I can't give you any details, other than that the original must have been printed on quite thin paper as some of the printing on the reverse side had bled through sufficiently to show up on the copy.
The MECCANO / TRI-ANG general attitude again shines through in that, although the BAYKO section is now at the top of column two, [move your mouse over the image [right] to highlight it] BAYKO also appears in the heading to column one, though the BAYKO entry has been moved away from there.
The only BAYKO related items included are the six set #15 model sheet and the universal manual at the top of the entry with the six Spare Parts packs below them.
Click anywhere on the image to see a larger version of the BAYKO section.

May, 1965 - Accessories Order Form

Again my apologies for the colour, but, again, I wanted to highlight the fact that this form was actually just one side of a double-sided document. The other side of the document [highlighted in the same lovely colour] held a Main Items Order Form [above]…
The MECCANO / TRI-ANG general attitude again shines through in that the BAYKO section is now restricted to the top of column two. Move your mouse over the image [right] to highlight it. BAYKO also appears in the heading to column two.
The only BAYKO related items included are the six set #15 model sheet and the universal manual at the top of the entry with the six Spare Parts packs below them.
Click anywhere on the image to see a much larger version of the BAYKO section.
Rear of the September 1965 document, showing the Accessories re-order form
This image [right] is shown courtesy of
Andrew Lance
and the HORNBY Railways Collectors Association.

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SECTION 5
Miscellaneous Re-order Forms - with 'Oblique' BAYKO References

Section 5, was created for completeness, as I needed to include these two forms, but struggled with exactly where else to put them.
They both include reference to something called a "BAYKO Folder" which, I'm afraid, I cannot identify for you - sorry! The folder's reference number is 92020, the only other similar numbers that I'm aware of, 92001 & 92011, the MECCANO Toy Club Cards [overprinted - with shop details - and not overprinted, respectively].
I don't know about you, but that doesn't help me identify this mysterious document - the Loch Ness Monster of BAYKO Literature!

1961 - Miscellaneous Stationary Order Form

This form was intended for use by retailers to top up their stock of a wide variety of miscellaneous items which support the MECCANO product range.
The form is dated 1961 but does not carry any more specific date information, which probably suggests that it applied for a comparatively open time period, perhaps the full year.
It is printed in blue ink on basic pink matt paper, but is still significantly better quality than its successor [below]
It includes an entry for a BAYKO Folder roughly in the middle…
…slide your mouse over the image [right] to highlight it.
Click anywhere on the image to show a larger image of the BAYKO entry.
The limited script reads as follows : -
92020
BAYKO FOLDER in full colour
Not overprinted
2/6 per 100
Not only does the Form reference an item I know virtually nothing about, but they had the audacity to print it "in full colour".
My thanks to Andrew Lance
of the H.R.C.A. for this image.
1961 Accessories Order Form

Undated MECCANO Products Stationary Order Form

Undated MECCANO Products Stationary Order Form
One of my pet hates - but I'm afraid this document is undated - again! However, the quality degradation compared with the one above, suggests it was later - deeper into MECCANO's decline.
This [left] is a MECCANO Products Stationary Order Form which covered General documentation for their toy shops.
As you can see, it is a very functional form, created with a [now] old-fashioned duplicator, printed on basic white printer paper.
Perhaps the most familiar item on the list is the MECCANO Toy Club Cards - with, or without overprinting of the store address, etc.
The interesting BAYKO related item, sitting quietly in the middle of the form, is a : -
Bayko Folder
(Not overprinted - retailing at 1d)
2/6 per 100
Clearly the functional approach also applied to the script.
If you slide your mouse over the image, the BAYKO Folder entry will be highlighted.
I'm afraid I can proffer zero information as to exactly what we are talking about here, and would love it if you can educate me…

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