BAYKO Instruction Manuals - The Models

The first thing I must do here is acknowledge the work which Chris Boutal did to bring light into this previously relatively obscure corner of the BAYKO world.
The table below lists each BAYKO model as shown in the Instruction Manuals from 1934 to 1964, together with its dates.
The chosen order is very specific : -
 
Firstly, the chronological order in which the manuals appeared.
 
 
Secondly, the page order of the manual.
 
 
Thirdly, normal reading order - top left to bottom right.
 
Where available, the set from which the model could be made has been specified, however, the number quoted is for the first occurrence, subsequent ones may well have been made with a BAYKO set, from a later period, with a different number. There are also several models which were added for general encouragement, without mentioning a set number.
These three models were built to be shown at the B.I.F., British Industries Fair, as part of Plimpton's marketing strategy and, self-evidently, cannot be built with any standard set!
These seven models each lasted no less than 25 years, albeit in different guises, as BAYKO evolved.
The names of these models changed, sometimes more than once, in different editions of the Instruction Manuals. The model appearance may well have changed as BAYKO evolved, but the plans remained essentially the same.
The descriptions of the models, including all the different versions, are links. If you click on them, it will launch a large image showing the manual page which included the earliest version of the model that was shown under that description.
 
If you'd like to find out more information on the whole range of BAYKO Manuals...
 
Click on any "Description" below to see the first appearance of that model.
 
No.
Description
Set
From
To
Duration
Category
1
1
1934
1938
4
Residential
2
1
1934
1938
4
Residential Exterior
3
1
1934
1938
4
Residential
4
1
1934
1938
4
Sun & Seaside
5
1
1934
1938
4
Residential
6
1
1934
1938
4
Military
7
1
1934
1938
4
Residential
8
1
1934
1938
4
Residential Exterior
9
1
1934
1938
4
Commercial
10
1
1934
1938
4
Residential Exterior
11
1
1934
1938
4
Sports
12
1
1934
1938
4
Commercial
13
2
1934
1938
4
Animals
14
2
1934
1938
4
Community
15
2
1934
1938
4
Transport
16
2
1934
1938
4
Residential
17
2
1934
1938
4
Community
18
3
1934
1938
4
Commercial
19
3
1934
1938
4
Community
20
3
1934
1938
4
Commercial
21
3
1934
1938
4
Residential
22
3
1934
1938
4
Residential
23
3
1934
1938
4
Military
24
4
1934
1938
4
Residential
25
4
1934
1938
4
Commercial
26
4
1934
1938
4
Residential
27
4
1934
1938
4
Community
28
4
1934
1938
4
Residential
29
4
1934
1938
4
Transport
30
4
1934
1938
4
Sports
31
5
1934
1938
4
Military
32
5
1934
1938
4
Residential
33
5
1934
1938
4
Military
34
5
1934
1938
4
Community
35
5
1934
1938
4
Sun & Seaside
36
5
1934
1938
4
Religious
37
Extra Models
1934
1936
2
Residential
38
Extra Models
1934
1936
2
Religious
39
Extra Models
1934
1936
2
Residential Interior
40
Extra Models
1934
1936
2
Residential Interior
41
Extra Models
1934
1936
2
Residential Interior
42
Extra Models
1934
1936
2
Transport
43
6
1935
1938
3
Military
44
6
1935
1938
3
Sports
45
6
1935
1938
3
Sports
46
6
1935
1938
3
Sports
47
1 + Ornamental B
1935
1938
3
Sun & Seaside
48
3 + Ornamental C
1935
1938
3
Residential
49
2 + Ornamental B
1935
1938
3
Residential
50
B.I.F. Model
1935
1938
3
Residential
No.
Description
Set
From
To
Duration
Category
51
20
1938
1942
4
Commercial
52
20
1938
1942
4
Residential Exterior
53
20
1938
1942
4
Commercial
54
20
1938
1942
4
Sun & Seaside
55
20
1938
1959
21
Animals
56
20
1938
1948
10
Sun & Seaside
57
20
1938
1942
4
Sun & Seaside
58
20
1938
1942
4
Residential Interior 
59
20
1938
1942
4
Community
60
20
1938
1942
4
Commercial
61
21
1938
1942
4
Community
62
21
1938
1959
21
Transport
63
21
1938
1942
4
Transport
64
21
1938
1942
4
Commercial
65
21
1938
1942
4
Community
66
21
1938
1942
4
Commercial
67
22
1938
1942
4
Residential
68
22
1938
1942
4
Community
69
22
1938
1942
4
Sun & Seaside
70
22
1938
1942
4
Residential
71
22
1938
1942
4
Residential
72
22
1938
1942
4
Residential
73
23
1938
1942
4
Sun & Seaside
74
23
1938
1942
4
Transport
75
23
1938
1942
4
Military
76
2 + 21
1938
1942
4
Residential
77
4 + 23
1938
1942
4
Residential
78
6 + 23
1938
1942
4
Residential
79
1 + 20
1938
1942
4
Residential
80
3 + 22
1938
1942
4
Residential
81
1
1939
1942
3
Community
82
1
1939
1964
25
Transport
83
1
1939
1959
20
Animals
84
1
1939
1964
25
Community
85
1
1939
1942
3
Residential Interior
86
1
1939
1942
3
Residential
87
1
1939
1942
3
Commercial
88
1
1939
1942
3
Residential
89
1
1939
1959
20
Residential Exterior
90
1
1939
1959
20
Residential
91
1
1939
1959
20
Residential Interior 
92
1
1939
1959
20
Residential Exterior
93
2
1939
1942
3
Residential
94
2
1939
1959
20
Residential
95
2
1939
1959
20
Residential Exterior
96
2
1939
1942
3
Community
97
2
1939
1964
25
Residential
98
2
1939
1964
25
Commercial
99
2
1939
1942
3
Residential
100
2
1939
1942
3
Commercial
No.
Description
Set
From
To
Duration
Category
101
3
1939
1942
3
Residential
102
3
1939
1942
3
Residential
103
3
1939
1964
25
Residential
104
3
1939
1942
3
Sports
105
3
1939
1942
3
Transport
106
3
1939
1942
3
Residential
107
3
1939
1959
20
Community
108
3
1939
1942
3
Community
109
4
1939
1964
25
Transport
110
4
1939
1942
3
Community
111
4
1939
1948
9
Residential
112
4
1939
1942
3
Residential
113
4
1939
1959
20
Commercial
114
4
1939
1964
25
Residential
115
5
1939
1942
3
Military
116
5
1939
1942
3
Religious
117
5
1939
1947
8
Residential
118
5
1939
1942
3
Community
119
5
1939
1942
3
Sun & Seaside
120
5
1939
1942
3
Military
121
6
1939
1942
3
Residential
122
6
1939
1947
8
Residential
123
6
1939
1947
8
Sports
124
6
1939
1942
3
Sports
125
6
1939
1947
8
Military
126
0
1946
1959
13
Religious
127
0
1946
1959
13
Residential
128
0
1946
1964
18
Sun & Seaside
129
0
1946
1959
13
Community
130
0
1946
1964
18
Transport
131
0
1946
1959
13
Residential
132
0
1946
1959
13
Community
133
0
1946
1964
18
Commercial
134
0
1946
1959
13
Animals
135
1
1946
1964
18
Residential
136
1
1946
1959
13
Sun & Seaside
137
3
1946
1964
18
Residential
138
1
1946
1964
18
Residential
139
1
1946
1964
18
Residential
140
2
1946
1964
18
Transport
141
2
1946
1964
18
Residential
142
3
1946
1964
18
Sports
143
3
1948
1964
16
Residential
144
3
1948
1964
16
Transport
145
3
1948
1964
16
Residential
146
3
1948
1959
11
Sun & Seaside
147
New Parts Demo
1948
1959
11
Sports
148
New Parts Demo
1948
1959
11
Sports
149
New Parts Demo
1948
1959
11
Residential
150
New Parts Demo
1948
1959
11
Animals
No.
Description
Set
From
To
Duration
Category
151
New Parts Demo
1948
1959
11
Religious
152
New Parts Demo
1948
1959
11
Transport
153
New Parts Demo
1948
1959
11
Residential
154
New Parts Demo
1948
1959
11
Residential
155
New Parts Demo
1948
1959
11
Community
156
New Parts Demo
1948
1959
11
Transport
157
New Parts Demo
1948
1959
11
Transport
158
New Parts Demo
1948
1950
2
Residential
159
0
1948
1964
16
Commercial
160
0
1948
1964
16
Community
161
0
1948
1959
11
Commercial
162
1
1948
1964
16
Commercial
163
1
1948
1959
11
Animals
164
2
1948
1964
16
Transport
165
2
1948
1959
11
Commercial
166
2
1948
1959
11
Residential
167
3
1948
1964
16
Residential
168
3
1948
1964
16
Residential
169
3
1948
1959
11
Transport
170
3
1948
1959
11
Residential
171
B.I.F. Model
1951
1959
8
Residential
172
4
1951
1959
8
Residential
173
4
1951
1959
8
Commercial
174
4
1951
1959
8
Community
175
4
1951
1959
8
Sun & Seaside
176
4
1951
1959
8
Community
177
4
1951
1959
8
Residential
178
4
1951
1959
8
Transport
179
4
1951
1959
8
Religious
180
4
1951
1959
8
Community
181
4
1951
1959
8
Residential
182
B.I.F. Model
1951
1959
8
Community
183
11
1960
1964
4
Transport
184
12
1960
1964
4
Commercial
185
12
1960
1964
4
Sun & Seaside
186
13
1960
1964
4
Residential Exterior
187
14
1960
1964
4
Transport
188
15
1962
1964
2
Residential
189
15
1962
1964
2
Religious
190
15
1962
1964
2
Residential
191
15
1962
1964
2
Residential
192
15
1962
1964
2
Community
193
15
1962
1964
2
Residential
194
15
1962
1964
2
Transport
195
15
1962
1964
2
Commercial
196
15
1962
1964
2
Commercial
197
15
1962
1964
2
Transport
198
15
1962
1964
2
Transport
199
15
1962
1964
2
Community
No.
Description
Set
From
To
Duration
Category
 
Click on any "Description" above to see the first appearance of that model.
 
Given the patchwork nature of the evolution of BAYKO Instruction Manuals, it seems extraordinary to finish up with such a memorable number, in terms of the total count of models presented to the BAYKO-mad public...
...but it's true, both Chris Boutal and I have checked!
 
I thought it worth including a table showing the proportion of models in the various building categories, so here goes : -
 
Category
Models
%
Animals
6
3.0%
Commercial
23
11.6%
Community
26
13.1%
Military
9
4.5%
Religious
7
3.5%
Residential Exterior
8
4.0%
Residential Interior
6
3.0%
Residential Property
66
33.2%
Residential Subtotal
80
40.2%
Sports
11
5.5%
Sun & Seaside
14
7.0%
Transport
23
11.6%
Grand Total
199
100.0%
 
I think the most interesting conclusion from the above category table is that, despite the instinctive association of BAYKO with houses, sixty percent of models were in nonresidential categories.
 
In addition to the models detailed here, there were also some BAYKO Supermodels which are detailed on a separate page, in the Exhibitions section...
 
Below here are links to related info : -
 
Click on any of the links below for related information.
 
   
   
     
 
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